Thursday, March 12, 2009
Stuff I'm Watching
The first half of the semester has been a busy bear of a time, and this week I've been laid low with a bug that seems to be traveling around Cineville. Which means that the backlog of review posts in my head has yet to be cut down-- really, for months now I've been meaning to catch up on what I've been seeing in theaters and on DVD. As a holding mechanism-- and perhaps a spur for me to get to writing more expansively about them over the next month or so-- here's a list of the films and TV-on-DVD I've been catching up with, in no particular order:
The Ox-Bow Incident
Nero Wolfe, Season One
SIsterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
Last Chance Harvey
The Incredible Hulk
Cool Hand Luke
The Great Debaters
I've also been re-watching Sports Night-- a 10th anniversary box came out last year, and it's been fun to look at the episodes again, and to view the extras. I'd forgotten how dense with language and imagery each episode is, and it's always a pleasure to be enveloped by Aaron Sorkin's pitch-perfect screwball dialogue, and engaging sense of grace.
Less pleasurable? This news. Really, Jon Favreau? Really? Lost In Translation aside (and admittedly that's a pretty big aside), can someone explain the enduring appeal of Scarlett Johansson's blank expression to me?