Archive for March 23rd, 2009

Pop Culture Round-Up

March 23, 2009

Best Movie I Saw: I’m sad to report there is not a Best Movie this installment, simply because the only movie I’ve seen at the theater recently was Watchmen. Which leads me to…

Worse Movie I Saw: Watchmen. We’ve seen so many superhero movies done right recently, I was shocked at how very wrong they got this one. True, I haven’t read the book, so I’m not a rabid Watchmen fan to start with. But when the greatest part of your movie is the opening credits, then something has gone horribly wrong. The biggest low point to me was the soft core scene b/t Plasticy Girl and That Other Guy in the weird owl ship with Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” providing the background music. Ugh. The real tragedy is that Rorschach was such an interesting character played fabulously by Jackie Earle Haley. He needed more screen time. Any Watchmen lovers out there who feel the need to defend the film?

Best TV Show I Watched: LOST. It’s always LOST.  I’ve also been enjoying this season of… wait for it… American Idol. I’m not typically a viewer, but I actually voted last week. For the guy who did the bizarre Indian version of “Ring of Fire.” Crazy, I know. He’s like a gay version of Satan. I love it.

Best Thing I Heard: Everything at the Ryan Adams & the Cardinals concert. This was possibly the best sound I’ve ever heard live. The set included super old favorites (Lucy, my Gal!) and great newbies (the opener, Let It Ride). The problem with any Ryan Adams concert is that I want to hand pick every tune. This one didn’t have enough oldies for me, but I’ll take what I can get any time.

Best Thing I Read: I’ve been in the process of packing/unpacking everything I own, so I’m currently reading the first thing I pulled out of the book box. It’s written for pre-teen/ young teen girls, and it’s called “Princess Academy.” Not great literature by any means, but it’s fun to remember what everything felt like at 13.