Its summer and that means school is out and my time on the internet has increased by 20%! I've been using my extra percentage to do research... research on movies, TV shows, music, books to read, and other stuff that can keep my MTV generation, 8 second, attention span. Today, Tuesday 6/17/, I am currently into the following (like you care):
I finally saw "The Assasination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford". It was an all around good movie and I especially liked the narration. The movie also has a great cast that included Brad Pitt (meh) Sam Rockwell AND Casey Affleck who plays Robert Ford. I've only seen Casey in smaller roles like 1995's "To Die For", which is an awesome movie, and his work in the Ocean's 11 movies. However, Casey is spot on in "The Assassination of Jesse James"... he maintains a sense of innocence while still being mysterious. I'm anxious to see Casey in "Gone Baby Gone", a film that was written and directed by older brother Ben Affleck (I refuse to give Ben kudos).
Oh yeah and the guy is totally hot
Michael C. Hall
I should mention that I did indeed get a cable upgrade (see "the cool stuff" blog entry) that includes all the HBO, Showtime and Cinemax channels. With my new access to the world of really expanded cable, I've become a fan of Showtime's Original Series, "Dexter". One of my best friends mentioned the show to me over a year ago and I, stupidly, shrugged off the recommendation since I didn't have Showtime. I was able to watch both seasons 1 & 2 on Showtime on demand and after watching the first 3 episodes I was hooked by the character of Dexter and the actor that plays him, Michael C. Hall.
I made sure I watched both seasons before doing any research online about the show... I didn't want to run in to any reviews or spoilers or anything like that. However, after the last episode of season 2, I quickly started looking for all things Dexter.
So after two weeks after watching the first episode, I am now almost done reading the first book "Darkly Dreaming Dexter", I've seen the first three episodes of Six Feet Under (I got more discs on the way, via Netflix) which stars Michael C. Hall. I've got the second Dexter book on my night stand ready for take off.
yeah, I'm a dork.
Well I guess that's it for now...
I'll leave you with Coldplay's new single "Viva La Vida"
(say what you will about Coldplay but I've been a fan since I first heard "Yellow" when I was in the 10th grade! Yes, X & Y was kinda boring but this "Viva la Vida" song is alright with me)
Review of the Death Cab For Cutie Show
Christmas in July