Recap: 12 January 2009

So, my shows are coming back from the holiday hiatus, which makes me both happy and sad. Happy because they’re back obviously, but sad because it means less time for movies. I only managed to catch a few last week. Rough life I have, huh?

What I Watched

  • It Happened One Night (4 stars): The precursor to the modern American romantic comedy. Clark Gable is as charming as I’ve ever seen him, and this little movie that almost wasn’t ended up winning the five major Oscars. Definitely worth checking out.
  • The Graduate (3½ stars): I’m still kind of confused about this one to be honest. It gets the extra ½ star because of the performances given by Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft. I think it’s definitely worth seeing (it did win an Oscar and five BAFTAs), but I’m not sure I could concretely tell you why.
  • Bride Wars (3 stars): This movie survives on the sheer charisma of Anne Hathaway. If you’re in the mood for a typical rom-com, it’s not a bad choice.

What I Read

I finished reading New Moon yesterday. I thought the prose improved slightly over Twilight, but I still find myself very frustrated at my failure to connect with any of the main characters. And Bella drives me up a freakin’ wall. That being said, I did very much enjoy Aro, one of the Volturi. He was suave verging on flamboyant, and I’d really prefer to read a book about him instead.

What I’m Writing

I’m just about ready to start the actual writing of my Importance of Being Earnest update. I basically finished my outline, but I’d like to go over it again since I’ve still got some threads sticking out. I’m splitting time between that and Fairytale Redux, depending on what my brain feels like doing. I’ve also got a short story I’m working on when the gray matter rebels against either of my two main projects. Heaven forbid I focus on one thing at a time these days.

This week’s goals:

  1. Hit 94,000 words on Fairytale Redux
  2. Finish Earnest outline
  3. Write 5 pages of Earnest

One thought on “Recap: 12 January 2009

  1. I might like to see “It happened One Night”

    And someone warned me off of the Twilight books, swearing up and down it’d give me brain rottage. I dunno, but vampires aren’t my thing (nor are protagonists I can’t stand)

    Good luck with your stories. Especially Earnest.

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