Things to Click On
* Even if you have no interest in TIFF, the Mad Hatter's Wicked Little Town series of TIFF podcasts are a fun - and brief, at no more than 20 minutes apiece - listed (The Dark of the Matinee).
* Keeping with the film festival vibe, you've likely not heard of a single film that Kai covered for the Temecula Valley fest, but his enthusiasm for itty-bitty indies must be applauded. Makes me want to cover a smaller fest myself (The List).
* I really loved Hokahey's article about his trip to see Animal Kingdom with his mother. A must-read (Little Worlds).
* In a similar vein, Jason's take on The American was excellent. Makes me not want to attempt my own write-up (The Cooler).
* Sarahnomics is back in action after a weak summer of posting.
* I just noticed that Aiden is now on (local cable access) TV! Doing movie reviews! That's awesome - check it out! (Cut the Crap Movie Reviews).
Movies watched for the first time (non-theatrically) since last week:
See my post from earlier today on Apocalypse Now.
Music I'm currently obsessed with:
Finally got myself some new music, in the form of Arcade Fire's The Suburbs and Interpol's self-titled album. I've only made it through each album once, but the early favorite is from AF's album, in the form of the one song that I'd heard previously (funny how that works), "We Used to Wait," featured in the Google Chrome experiment. If you have yet to try it, do so, even if you don't have Chrome (it might still work).
Book I'm currently reading:
* Re-reading a not-so-oldie-but-a-goodie, Chuck Klosterman's novel Downtown Owl. I love all of Chuck's writing, and this first foray of his into fiction (not counting the bits from one of his earlier essay books) is a great read. It jumps between three characters living in the small, small town of Owl, North Dakota, circa 1983. Hard to pinpoint what it's about - more than anything, it's just about life in this small town for these three folks (and the 797 other residents surrounding them). Klosterman is from small town ND, so even though it's a work of fiction, you can't help but wonder how many real events worked their way into the finished product. A must for any past-or-present resident of small town Midwest America, and certainly for fans of pop culture in general, as his forte naturally works its way into the proceedings.