doctor who: approaching the finale

I love the internet and the people who post things on it. Thanks to these diligent souls I’m now ahead of the Sci-Fi Channel and all the way up through episode 11 of seas 4 of Dr. Who (“Turn Left”). I’m a fan of the…

Harold & Kumar, Running with Scissors, Death Note, Indy 4

I may or may not write about these at greater length, but here are the capsules. Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Loved it. It’s a slight drag that the quest in this one is for two (specific) girls instead of a shitload of…

motown then and now

I love Amy Winehouse. My girlfriend can’t stand her, and suggested to me recently that I try some of the more classic stuff, namely Smokey Robinson. So I checked out a box set of Smokey and the Miracles from the library and have been sampling…

serenity

Well, I finished up the last three episodes of Firefly Tuesday night, and they weren’t that bad, though as Aimeric warned me, one of them was a fairly ordinary western set in a ramshackle whorehouse (approximately 60% sexier than a high-class bordello from what little…

firefly

After dismissing the show pretty quickly (my sister failed to get me into it, and then I failed to get her into Battlestar Galactica), I’m finally getting back around to working through Firefly. I have 3 or 4 episodes to go and then I can…

balls of fury

Well, I’m glad I didn’t pay to see this in the theater, but watching the library’s copy for free (thanks to my girlfriend) was just fine. There’s a little too much story and not quite enough jokes, and at least half of the jokes are…

requiem for a dream

Drug stories are all the same. Things start kinda bad, then they get a LOT worse. After that it doesn’t really matter if they get better or not. The point is made, it’s always the same, you know what it is from the start, and…

music & lyrics

There’s little to say about this inoffensive fluff piece except that the smattering of reviews I just peeked at were very kind to the females in it. Hugh Grant is Hugh Grant again with Andrew Ridgeley sprinkles on top, and though he’s played this part…

north by northwest

Old movie night again at the Stanford Theater! This time it was North by Northwest, one of the best. I have a hard time picking a favorite Hitchcock film but this one’s in the running for sure. It also contains the scariest scene from any…

writing vs. blogging: full disclosure / postscript

I always assumed that I would have two jobs when I grew up. One would be a job with a salary and benefits. The other would be fiction writing. Since college, I’ve had jobs with salaries and benefits. I haven’t done a lot of fiction…