Thursday, March 12, 2009
Coming Distractions March 17th, 2009
Punisher: War Zone
My Zinc Bed
Bob the Builder: Skyscrapers
The Last Metro
The End of America
The French Chef with Julia Child
Julie & Julia will be released this summer with Meryl Streep as Julia Child, doing a remarkably good job capturing Julia's stature and enthusiasm (at least in photos), right?
After you've watched all of the Julia Child episodes and have exhausted your interest in French cuisine, I would recommend you try watching Two Fat Ladies. Though I will not go so far as to suggest that the food across the Channel is actually better, I will say that the lady cooks are just as entertaining.
I went to the theater to see Watchmen last night, all 2 hours and 43 minutes of it. Of all the movies adapted from comics/graphic novels most of them center on, of course, superheroes and their foes. However, there are also plenty of video options for those who want to see something comic-inspired with fewer masked characters. These include Persepolis, Ghost World, Road to Perdition, A History of Violence, From Hell, Art School Confidential, American Splendor, and Oldboy. There is also the excellent documentary Crumb (by director Terry Zwigoff, of Ghost World and Art School Confidential) and we just got The Mindscape of Alan Moore. We all have to take a break from watching movies sometimes. And when you come to that sometime, I recommend you read anything by Daniel Clowes or Adrian Tomine, or maybe even some Julie Doucet or Lynda Barry. There's little more enjoyable than entering an imaginary world of pictures and words, no? I can't be the only nerd in the room, right? (This room is the internet, after all...)