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Oct 6, 2010

The State of the Cabins (10/6/10)

Things to Click On
* filmgeek took me for a trip down memory lane. You might like taking it, too. (Final Cut)

* Think you've given a certain cash-grabbing director enough of your money? Shawn has, and I sure have as well. (7 Dollar Popcorn)

* Anytime I become aware of a post that's been written in my honor, it gets a link here. Nick counts down his Top 10 Sports Movies (note, Nick does not like sports, hence some of his wacky choices). (R2D2)

* Weird - when I started the LAMBcast, I thought I was following a number of great ones that I ended up loving. Turns out, a group of us all started at just about the same time. The Film Cynics just celebrated a year (no commemorative post), as did Simon and Jo. Happy birthday to us all (and here's hoping that Simon, Jo, Steve and/or Brian can all make it onto a future LAMBcast). (Screen Insight)

* Kai and Heather are back with another tag-team Top 10 list, and it's another kickass one. (The List/Movie Mobsters)

* And finally, another list: Alex counts down her Top 5 Teen Comedies. You gotta love anyone that loves Better Off Dead this much. (Film Forager)

Movies watched for the first time (non-theatrically) since last week:
* None!

It's all Dexter, all the time at Casa de Fletch. Close to wrapping up season 2, and I'm currently mildly upset at the awesome Netflix for only having those first two seasons available via Watch Instantly. Gonna have to go all old school and get a single disc at a time from them for seasons 3 and 4. Boo.

Music I'm currently obsessed with:
Nothing comes to mind this week. Revisited The Postal Service's great (and only) album, Give Up this week. Still waiting for another. For whatever reason, Death Cab just doesn't do all that much for me, but P.S. I love. Weird, I know. Here's a homemade music video to my favorite tune off the album, "Nothing Better." (Sidenote: Every time I listen to it, I wonder if Gibbard's lack of sports knowledge is responsible for the "third quarter" line in reference to a soccer match - in which there are no quarters - or if it was intentional.)

Book I'm currently reading:
* Per Jess (I believe), I'm reading David Baldacci's The Camel Club. It's a political conspiracy theory thriller (page turner) that I imagine will read similarly to a Dan Brown book, minus the puzzle aspect (I've not read a Baldacci novel before).

It's alright so far. I'm not engrossed with it, and am put off a bit by the occasions when Baldacci condescends his readers by doing something like writing "RPG" and then two sentences later explaining what that is (it's all done very unnaturally), but otherwise I imagine it'll be a breezy read.

10 people have chosen wisely: on "The State of the Cabins (10/6/10)"

Alex said...

Dexter Dexter Dexter! It seems a lot of people are starting to watch the show this year since it was put on netflix, which is awesome. The 2nd and 3rd seasons didn't excite me as much but the 4th is BADASS and totally worth the non-streaming dvd rental! The 5th just started and I'm excited to see where it goes.

Also it's not at all weird to love The Postal Service but not dig Death Cab. Death Cab is kind of boring. Postal Service is awesome and has more lady singers (always a plus in my book).

filmgeek said...

Thanks for the shout out :)

Fitz said...

Dexter will probably be a show I catch after it's all said and done.

Who Is Afraid of Alfred Hitchcock? said...

Bonjour! Fletch...
Oops! Unfortunately, you have linked to the same blogsite..."twice...methinks!"
DeeDee ;-D

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the link love, Homey!
As far as Dexter, do whatever you have to do to keep watching. Season 3 is the most edge of your season of TV I may have ever seen and everyone thinks Season 4 with Lithgow is the shizz!!!

Fletch said...

Alex - Yes, so I've heard about the Dexter seasons. Which is good, 'cause there's a lot about season 2 that's bugging me (most notably how Rita transformed into a different person altogether overnight). Will be starting season 3 soon - looking forward to it...

Glad I'm not alone on the whole Postal Service/Death Cab thing. :D

filmgeek - You're most welcome!

DeeDee - Thanks for the heads up - fixed.

Kai - No problemo, brother. See above for Dexterous stuffs.

Nick said...

Don't worry, Dylan. You aren't alone. Rita annoys the shit out of me. And it just gets worse.

blakecgriffin said...

Hey Fletch,

I've tagged you in the meme du jour. Feel free to participate if you so desire.

simoncolumb said...

thanks for the linkage! now we've watched THE SOCIAL NETWORK I think im most excited about CATFISH now ... you lucky things in the US!

Fletch said...

Nick - RE Rita. Getting through season three. Season more Rita annoyingness...though her implants are helping my thoughts on her. ;)

Blake - will check it shortly. 15 Directors?

Simon - But of course! You've probably seen Catfish by now. Covered in the latest podcast?