Media Reviews From Early 2010

Yet another post that never got published…

For my own memory as much as anything else, I thought I’d list some of the highlights.

Books

Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson: I conquered this book. Mike graciously presented me with this monster on my birthday last year. After a few months reading slowly, I read more seriously and knocked the book out quickly. Not as good as The Diamond Age, but I always love Stephenson.

Twilight – Stephenie Meyers: I think I should be embarrassed that I finished it.

Blood and Gold – Ann Rice: I’m a fan of the Vampire Chronicles, but this book was a little too out there for me.

Movies (in order of preference)

Sherlock Holmes: Just what I need! Another good action/adventure/mystery series. Really great cast (has Robert Downey Jr. done been in a bad movie since his recovery). I hope they make a lot of these!

Avatar: Entertaining, yes; deep, no. Watch it in 3D and enjoy.

Men Who Stare At Goats: I enjoyed the movie and laughed a lot. I’m not sure it was supposed to be that comical, but I have a thing for “the Dude, man” (Jeff Bridges).

TV Shows

30 Rock: Hilarious and wonderfully entertaining. This show turns me into that guy—yep, I laugh out loud sitting on the couch with my cat.

Heroes: I’ve now watched every episode (thanks Netflix!). Season 1 was fantastic! Season 2 and 3 were kinda good, however, Season 4 was a let down.

Californication: I remember seeing the stories about David Duchovny being a sex addict in real life, which was ironic because that’s what he plays in the show. Some said it was just a publicity stunt. I don’t know either way, but he’s awesome in the show about a vulnerable writer/father/ex struggling to do his best in life.