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Friday, December 22, 2006


Posted By on Fri, Dec 22, 2006 at 1:37 PM

About to escape for a few days from my day job.  Sadly, I'll be back in the office on Tuesday morning.  Nevertheless, I'm hoping to catch "The Good Shepherd," "The Pursuit of Happyness" and "Dreamgirls" this long weekend. 

There are still way too many films to see, including "Letters from Iwo Jima," "Little Children," "Volver" and "The Last King of Scotland."  I can understand not getting a shot at "Letters" but the fact that "Little Children," "Volver" and "The Last King of Scotland" haven't screened here, much less made it to theatres is a crying shame.  I'm also annoyed that LR isn't getting "Children of Men" on the 25th.  Kenneth Turan (LA Times) and Dana Stevens (Slate) both had excellent things to say about it. reported that it opened nationwide, which I'm beginning to understand means "everywhere but Arkansas."   My interest in "The Good German" has faded considerably, which is a bit of a bummer.  It was supposed to open "nationwide" on the 25th as well.  C'est la vie. 

Not much else happening for me.  Netflix' slow ass didn't get any of my shipments out before the weekend so I'll have to trot up to the video store and track down "The Proposition," "Heading South" and "Water," which are what I expected to have this weekend.  The end of the year is always a rush, but why?  Perhaps I should chill a bit.

Still engaged in Richard Ford's "The Lay of the Land."  Beautiful book that I have not been able to spend much time with (yep, ending sentences with prepositions today).  Perhaps that too will change this weekend.

I'll blog throughout the weekend.  P. Martin hinted that his top 10 may appear in the Dem Gaz on the 24th which should provide for some interesting commentary.  Other Top 10's will trickle in, I expect.

Oh, and it's Christmas.  I did get the memo.

Joy and Peace.



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