Sunday, November 23, 2008

Spot's Sunday Entertainment Roundup

I have been REALLY busy with work and family commitments for the past 2 weeks, but I've got a few updates for you nevertheless. Let's do this.

The Book Roundup
I've been catching up on my enormous collection of magazines that have been multiplying behind my back. However, this hasn't stopped me from purchasing a couple more books to add to my growing pile on the bedside table. One that I saw reviewed today was the new Wally Lamb book. I've not read any of his novels yet, but I keep hearing great things about them.

The T.V. Roundup
I've been watching all the favorites that I've mentioned over the last couple of months. I do want to mention 2 shows that my friend Shannon swears by. Her picks for shows that we should be watching are Life and The Mentalist. Life is on NBC and The Mentalist in on CBS. Both have leading men who are easy on the eyes.

The Movie Roundup
Roger and Me - This was the original Michael Moore documentary that earned him notoriety as a filmmaker. It's the story of how Flint, Michigan was destroyed when GM closed all of their operations there and put 30,000 people out of jobs. Moore spends most of the film chasing the former head of GM, Roger Smith, all around the country, trying to ask him the simple question: Why, when GM was making billions in profits, did they close those plants and send the jobs across the border into Mexico? It's a good film that sheds some serious light on how plant closures really can affect entire cities.

What Happens in Vegas - I was seriously disappointed by this film. I like Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz has had a couple of films that I really enjoyed, but together, it just didn't work. The ending was so utterly predictable and the writing was just plain bad. I wouldn't waste my time with this one.

Twilight - Yes, I stood in line for almost an hour, with about 200 teenagers to see this on opening night. And I don't regret it one bit. Actually, I'm still on a high. I have a full post coming on Tuesday about this outing, but I will say, that whether you've read the book or not, I totally recommend this movie. Overall, it was well done.

Alright, that's all I've got. Enjoy your Sunday everyone!


Michelle said...

Good to know I'm not the only one working on catching up on magazines! I'm on my July issues right now and SOOO proud of myself. The pile is now below a foot tall!

Shannon said...

Simon Baker... HAWT.

Damien Lewis... HAWT.

NBC just recently approved a full season for Life... I nearly wept with joy.

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Vegas was a dumb movie... blah...2 hours i can't get back.

Jen said...

Make sure to link up your review of Twilight at my Movie Madness post. :)

JANE said...

Twilight is ordered and I'm getting mypoints for it. WooHoo!!!

Rhea said...

I'm going to make it to the Twilight movie THIS week, darnit. I must.


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