5.15.2009

Short Reviews on Stuff in my Life Lately Employing Overused Adjectives

Read at your own discretion:

God is not Great
: Christopher Hitchen's badly-argued but sometimes captivating diatribe against all religions. Worth reading.

Cat Cookies from Trader Joes: Overly sweet, cinnamon-flavoured graham crackers. Low in calories and fat. Cheap.

30 Rock Season Two
: Tina Fey reminds me of my best friend. Sherri Shepard rocks my world. Tracy Morgan was skinnier. Highlights include: Greenzo and Werewolf Bar Mitzvah.

Air Canada in-flight service: vastly improved but still lacking food.

Winnipeg International Airport: Thoroughly depressing.

Art Gallery of Ontario's redesign by Frank Gehry
: Gehry's love song to the neighbourhood he grew up in. Uses Douglas Fir and Blue titanium. Impressive, modern, sleek, impractical and faultily engineered.

McDonald's ice cream (new formula): Now only in vanilla. Markedly heavier and tastes even more unnatural. Taste it for yourself.

JCVD: Looked funny and worthwhile but I fell asleep.

RiP: A Remix Manifesto: Brett Gaylor's NFB documentary argues for more sharing and less Lars Ulrich. Sometimes tedious but informative and inspiring.

The Trials of Ted Haggard: Approachable HBO documentary by Nancy Pelosi's daughter, Alexandra. Pelosi follows former American evangelical preacher, founder and former pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and former leader of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). Scarred and shamed by scandal, Haggard and his exiled family try to rebuild their life in Arizona. You actually start to feel for Haggard, which is terrifying in itself.

The Reader (the airplane version): Didn't get to see what Oprah was talking about when she praised Kate Winslet's boobs. Said Winfrey to Winslet: “I love the fact that you have real breasts, ’cause in all the breast scenes, your breasts do what real breasts do.” Generally disappointed but it was alright. Dismal overall. Old-lady makeup on Winslet is unbecoming and unconvincing.

The Month of May: Good so far.

2 comments:

Adam Schellenberg said...

JVCD really didn't live up to its promise, what ever that might have been.

I thought The Reader was engaging. A story I had never heard before, unwinding in ways I never fathomed. Make up on Kate wasn't great, I agree.

When is the Air Plane food ever edible?

Veronicahhh said...

i liked hitchens better before he became a republican, supported the iraq war, and wrote books like that one.

but i adore 30 rock, and most of your other month of may likes.