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Pop Culture Round-Up

February 9, 2009

Best Movie I Saw: The Reader. Even though the first half hour is all nudity and gratuitous sex, it’s one of the best films I’ve seen in a year. The story is about a 15 year old boy (David Kross) who begins an affair with a much older woman (Kate Winslet). She abruptly ends the affair, and he learns years later at law school that she left to become an SS guard at Auschwitz. The movie explores their relationship, particularly her effect on him throughout the years, and how far he’s willing to go to keep one of her secrets. For my money, it’s the only film that could rival Slumdog for Best Picture honors.
I Also Enjoyed: Doubt, although it did not live up to my expectations. Also, I finally watched The Kingdom on DVD and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Best TV show I watched: Lost, Lost, Lost. I’ve heard complaints about the new season (not enough character development, too much time travel, blah blah blah) , but it’s possibly my favorite season so far. Of course, I do have some nerdy sci-fi tendencies.

Best Music I Heard: I’m making a Lovey Dovey CD for my friends for Valentine’s Day, so I’ve been revisiting some favorites. One in particular is singer/songwriter Andy Davis. His myspace photo looks a little like Ralphie’s little brother in the big coat from A Christmas Story, but don’t hold that against him. He was an opening act for someone here in Memphis, and he clearly impressed me more than the main event (who I still can’t remember). Listen to “Let the Woman.”

Best Thing I Read: I finally checked out Atonement. I’d like to thank everyone here for talking it up so much.