Sunday, March 12, 2017

Triumphant return of Entertainment


Live: The Busy Body at the Clarence Brown - well acted and very funny. Rent at the Tennessee ... they did a good job (except for some of the singers not being able to get over the band) but ... I'd never seen it before and I was definitely underwhelmed.

Film: All About Eve in the TCM Classic series. Such a good movie. The Great Wall, which was entertaining and eye-filling, well cast, a bit predictable and a bit not. Good movie. And Logan which is a great movie. I love it so much.

TV: Superstore and Powerless are still funny,Superstore more so.

Read: Tenth of December: Stories by George Saunders began well and continued so. Love his writing - went on to CivilWarLan in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, and Fox 8 and loved them all. Writngs from Ancient Egypt translated by Toby Wilkinson, a fascinating collection. The three "Ernest Lamb" mysteries by Patricia Wentworth, although the third is hardly worthy of the name, as Lamb barely appears. Ernest Bramah's complete Max Carrados mysteries, entertaining still, though he stole his own escape scene from "The Missing Witness" and stuck it into "The Bravo of London" without alteration! R. Austin Freeman's "Romney Pringle" stories are not nearly so good; the title character is a colorless thief, a man who never has a stroke of bad luck or puts a foot wrong, and a jackass who thinks nothing of setting two countries on the brink of war by forging dispatches just so he can make a few thousand pounds (which, yes, was a lot of money back then). I don't care for them. "Cordially Invited to Meet Death" is a Nero Wolfe novella I don't think I've ever read before! Woohoo! New Wolfe! Magic for Nothing, the latest of Seanan McGuire's Incryptid series, and a very entertaining entry. Looking forward to the next one very much.



At 10:11 PM, March 13, 2017 Anonymous Kathie had this to say...

Never seen Rent but let's face it, La Bohème is a tough act to follow!

At 10:15 PM, March 13, 2017 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

It's really not that much like Bohème.

At 10:17 PM, March 13, 2017 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

It's really not that much like Bohème.


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