Sunday, November 9, 2008

Spot's Sunday Entertainment Roundup

Another week, another bevy of entertainment options. Here's the skinny from this week.

The Movie Roundup

The Big One - This documentary chronicles a book tour of Michael Moore and his quest to confront some CEO's of this nation's richest corporations as to why they continued to eliminate jobs in spite of huge annual profits. I am a huge fan of Michael Moore. (Was that an audible gasp I just heard?) I love his style of film-making and I think he's a riot. He's definitely a rogue left-winger who goes to extremes to prove his point, but I find it all very entertaining nonetheless.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall - I was reluctant to check out this Judd Apatow production after my disappointment with Superbad. However, this film had some redeeming qualities. There were some heart tugging moments for our unlikely male lead and Russell Brand was freakin' hysterical as the British rock star. This wasn't a bad little film. I would however, not recommend watching it late at night after having a really poor night's sleep the night prior. Not that I would know anything about that. I'm just sayin'.

Iron Man - I've never enjoyed Robert Downey Jr. more than in this movie. I will be the first to say that I don't do the whole comic book turned movie genre. Bleh. But, at the urging of several friends, I gave this flick a shot. And I'm glad I did. RDJ is hot and there are some great one-liners. My favorite is "This is not the WORST thing you've ever caught me doing."

The T.V. Roundup

Intervention - You know what they say about a train wreck and how people just can't look away from the carnage. That's this show all wrapped up in a big red bow on A&E. As much as I try to stay away from watching the horrible situations that our unsuspecting addicts have ended up in, I find myself tuning in constantly. However, I do have one question. How is it that a show with this much popularity, that has been on for a few years now, can still manage to dupe people into thinking that they're just being interviewed for a documentary?

The Book Roundup

I got nothin'. My new Barnes & Noble is opening on Tuesday and I sadly suspect that I'll be there, making an appearance and coming home with something else to add to the (I wish I were kidding) 25 books on my nightstand, waiting to be read.

So, what have you seen or read recently that YOU would recommend?


Shannon said...

I still haven't started The Jane Austen Book Club.

And I just picked up Mr. Knightley's Diary by Amanda Grange. Its the retelling of Jane Austen's Emma - but from Mr. Knightley's perspective. She's also written Mr. Darcy's Diary and Colonel Brandon's Diary... so if I like this one, I'll prolly get those two as well.

Tammy said...

One of my favorite lines from Iron Man was, "This is the fun-vee. You ride back there in the humdrum-vee." LOVE Robert Downey Jr!

Angela said...

You've gotten a lot done this week! See my post today for my review of a movie we watched this weekend. And I'm still working on those Jen Lancaster books you gave me!

Love and hugs!

JANE said...

I've always wondered about Michael Moore and if his films were really good.
B&N opens Tuesday, WOOHOO!!! We'll see ya there!!

Rhea said...

I watched the last three weeks' worth of Ghost Whisperer yesterday, and loved them. And cried.

I read Jodi Picoult's Picture Perfect, which was fabulous.

I'm currently reading two others books right now.

Love your week roundup!

Michelle said...

Ummmm. I saw my first movie in theaters since Lord of the Rings (3) on Friday... The Ghost House was surprisingly good. I really liked it. Funny and yet it still made me cry :)

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I'm a huge intervention fan...did you ever see the episode where the guy DID know what was going on? That was interesting...

Brandy said...

I thought Sarah Marshall was pretty good too. But then again I thought there were some funny parts in Super Bad too.

CrystalChick said...

I watch Intervention too.

Iron Man was really good, we just sent it to my FIL.

I love my Barnes and Noble and there was another one that opened near where I foodshop. This week, two of my girlfriends want to meet there, on separate days... how lucky am I??

Kat said...

I love Michael Moore. Somehow I don't think that is surprising to anyone. You need to watch Bowling for Columbine. And everything else. But that is one of my favorites.

Iron Man was fabulous. Katie saw it and has now declared that PG-13 movies are the thing.

I just finished "The Hunger Games." It's a MUST read...


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