Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Holy smoke!

Goodness, Elizabeth is beautiful and even Paul brings tears to my eyes. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof steams with excellent acting and powerful stage direction. You would think it would be a boring tale of Southern familigia but somehow you are drawn to them and their pitiful lives and wives. I have never felt more adoration for these two young actors in their prime.

Parting is such sweet sorrow

I just finished the Soul Society arc of recent anime, Bleach, and I can safely say this is one of the best anime I have watched in a while. It has everything I love about anime, amazing talent, intriguing character backstory, a convoluted world, and action fights that so live up to the powers of its main character, Ichigo. Still, it was Renji who captured my devotion. And luckily he comes back after the arc finishes. Seriously, we finally are exposed to great animated art that is Bleach. Bring it on.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Those lovable grifters


It seems like it has been done before but never quite as entertaining. Oh there have been movies about it. In fact, The Sting is referred to more than once. And sometimes the good guys end up playing a con or two in your favorite crime drama. So, I went in thinking it was just going to be a mediocre show and to tell you the truth, it is. But the characters draw you in and before you know it, you are rooting for them. BBC has brought more than one capable drama to the tele and I have to say, this one is a must see.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

A comedic situation

I do not watch sitcoms anymore because they fail to make me laugh, and that is saying something. There are two exceptions to this. The first is Scrubs. It is so hard not to smile at the twisted humor and imaginary antics these characters play on each other, let alone hard to laugh at loud. Then they turn around and move you with their friendship and love. Even with their female names and quirky jokes, I keep coming back for more. Arrested Development is the other show that makes me laugh loudly. It is so off the wall. I await the next season on Netflix.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Composer, conductor, creator

John Williams conductsA man among men, John Williams celebrates his 74th birthday this week. 2005 has seen three of his scores, two of which have been Oscar nominated and the other ending a thirty year epic. His music has changed how we have heard films and broken barriers that no one even imagined were there. Acclaimed and accredited, seventy years has nothing on this man.