I don't know if any of you took my urgings to heart, but if you did, thank you! WHUM won the best FM radio station in the Indianapolis area! They tallied almost 110,000 votes! Thank you! It truly is the best radio station on the planet.
Watched 2 Women. It's a De Sica film starring Sophia Loren and Jean Paul Belmondo (yum!). Very powerful, again, using the formula where you have to sit there and watch for an hour only to have the entire film come crashing in on you in the last 20 minutes, thereby making the entire film worthwhile. Sophia Loren won the Oscar for best actress for good reason, wow. Thought it was nice that she presented Roberto Begnini with his best actor Oscar for Life is Beautiful.
New tv shows have started. Watched Running Wilde ... hilarious! It's Arrested Development part II. Excellent first episode. Will Arnett is a great comedian. Wish I could say the same for his wife.
Watching Freaks and Geeks on IFC. Great show. Going to start watching some new show on IFC called Todd Margaret starring David Cross ... he was on the pilot episode of Running Wilde too. Watched the Kids in the Hall thing ... miniseries? called Death Comes to Town. Weird is not the word for that show. It was just plain bizarre. Stuck it out because I like the troupe, but man, it was just strange.
Watched the first episode of Boardwalk Empire ... yawn. Nah, not so much. Steve Buscemi is one of my favorite actors too, which bums me out, but he is not a leading man in any way, shape or form. Nope, doesn't work at all. Will watch again just because I know I should like it.
Mad Men, awesome.
Eastbound and Down, starts up again tonight
Bored To Death, starts up again tonight
I'm in the middle of Letters from Iwo Jima and this is a wow wow wow movie. Didn't know what to expect, but so far, it's incredible! I read that the companion film, Flags of our Fathers, stunk, so I'm glad I'm watching this one first. Iwo Jima tells the story of the invasion of Iwo Jima from the Japanese perspective, hence the film is in Japanese. Flags tells the same story from the American perspective. I find it rather funny that Flags was panned, but Iwo Jima was universally praised. Wonder if Clint intended for it to be that way????