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Due to some bills plus going out and playing earlier this week, I ran out of money and have been staying in for the past two days. I have been ignoring NaNoWriMo (big surprise) and instead, I've been taking in as much media as possible. I finished Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix yesterday and am now halfway through Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I watched Sideways earlier today and I watched a marathon of that Jason Lee show 'My Name is Earl'.

Sideways is an interesting movie. About two guys that go on an adventure for a week before one of them gets married, it starts out a little slow. After a little bit of time, it really starts moving, and by the end of the movie, it's really entertaining. I like the characters and I can really see people I know echoed in their actions. The passion for pleasures in life, like wine or sex, driving the characters to do things that they may know is wrong but throwing that care into the wind for the thrill of the moment. It makes them human and these faults make them interesting. I think I may have to give it a second view before I mail it back to netflix.

How come no one told me that My Name is Earl is one of the best shows on tv? I mean, I wanted to see it before just because Jason Lee and Ethan Suplee are funny, but this show is better than just your standard funny sitcom. This will be one to rent when it starts being released on dvd.

Harry Potter is corrupting my brain and the fact that when I finish Half-Blood Prince, I'm going to have to wait like everyone else until book 7 comes out makes me cross. Oh well. This series is really good, but once I finish it I'm going to have to go back to the Dark Tower and finish that.


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Nov. 13th, 2005 07:54 am (UTC)
Man, I just do not get the appeal of Sideways.
Nov. 13th, 2005 08:05 am (UTC)
I don't know if I can explain it any better. I thought the movie was funny and the characters likable.
Nov. 13th, 2005 08:11 am (UTC)
Huh. Difference of perspective I guess. I thought they were flat, pathetic, and had few redeeming qualities if any.

Nov. 13th, 2005 09:28 am (UTC)
Some more thoughts on it, now that you've got me started. :)
They were a little pathetic, but only because they seem to be obsessed with their faults. Miles, Paul Giamatti's character, has this desire to be respected for his art (his unpublished novel) and his large interest in wine. The love for wine is nothing more than a fleeting interest for him, though. It's something to do and something to connect with people and he doesn't feel like his life is coming to fruition. Meanwhile, his friend Jack, played by Thomas Haden Church, has the same problem but hides it with his desire for sex. He views that as a substitute for the fact that his acting career isn't going anywhere. He is living in his past accomlishments and seems to fears the major changes that his life is about to face with his marrage.

These two character counterbalance each other really well.
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Nov. 13th, 2005 01:35 pm (UTC)
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completely awesome.

I like harvey danger's new album too. I've had it for a couple weeks now and although it reminds me of green day a little bit, it's still quite good.
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