Saturday, July 18, 2015

Catching Up

I'm probably the only person I know who didn't read To Kill A Mockingbird in middle or high school, finally did that last year. I'd also never seen the movie, which I didn't remedy until last night with the missus at NCMA's outdoor screening. Apart from feeling like Calpurnia got a bit short-shrifted by the cuts made to the story to fit in on screen, and some of the acting (especially that of James K. Anderson as Bob Ewell) doesn't feel quite up to par for movie we'd call a true classic, I totally get why this one is 25 on the AFI list. Fascinating to see a young Robert Duvall as Boo Radley though. Clocks in at #30 on my flickchart.

Duvall as Boo Radley via can we rest now?

Y'all been raving about The Wire so long I've been meaning to take a second crack at it since not falling in love with the first episode and moving on a couple years back. It's been seriously impacting my ability to catch up on my Doctor Who blogging these last couple days.

Michael K. Williams as Omar via

Going to move on to the second season of The Wire as soon as I wrap up the first. Not sure where Go Set A Watchman sits on the To Read list; it's on there, but now that I've finished Aurora and am making my way through The Best of Kim Stanley Robinson, I'm eager to re-read the Mars trilogy, which will likely lead me into Antarctica, which will likely be about the time I look to build out a Kim Stanley Robinson page here on the ol' blog. (Because it's not enough to have one massive project running ... )

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