Between being sick over the weekend and spending Sunday and Monday nights buying a car, I've had little time for blogging (reading or writing) and movie-watching. On top of that, it's the busy time of the month here at work, so I'm afraid this will be a truncated version of the State. I hope to be back in the swing of things starting tomorrow. Also, there will probably be some thoughts on tonight's Survivor later today as well.
Movies watched for the first time (non-theatrically) since last week:
This Is Spinal Tap
Gonna make you wait on this one, too, as this was the feature topic on the latest episode of the LAMBcast, which ought to be hitting news stands on Friday or Saturday. Keep an ear out!
Music I'm currently obsessed with:
* I can't seem to get this song by the Black Keys out of my head. Which isn't all that surprising at all, considering how ubiquitous it is...
Book I'm currently reading:
* A little more than 100 pages into Divine Justice by David Baldacci, the fourth book in the Camel Club series, and wow, is it a step down. I won't bore you with the details, particularly because I don't know who besides Jess has read these, but let's just call it a devolution of the series. "Oliver Stone," the sexagenarian superspy star of the series, has gone from being intensely sharp and brilliant to the equivalent of a Jean Claude Van Damme character, with the bulk of the action moving away from the Beltway and into a rural Virginia coal mining town. Basically, the book is now less a 00s spy thriller and more an 80s action movie, with all the fixins' you might expect. This had better get better fast...
Things to Click On
See above. I've been a bad, bad reader in the last week.
* Actually, scratch that real quick. I did want to direct you to a post James wrote comparing The Village to Dogtooth. I haven't seen Dogtooth yet, but James did divulge some interesting info regarding his background (and of course, the writing is always strong). (Cinema Sights)
* Also, Aiden took my advice and has started purposefully watching some crappy movies lately - yes! He started with a big, bad, mamajama - Battlefield Earth. (Cut the Crap Movie Reviews)
* Uh-oh, the Oscars are over, so this post has already expired. Anyway, Andy asks "What's the point of the Oscars?" I had an answer, at least. (Fandango Groovers Movie Blog)