Jason Who? Give Me Aaron Cross

This post contains spoilers for the Bourne movies, including the most recent. So. I don’t know what they’re lacing these Bourne movies with, but (with the exception of that godawful, boring, too-long car chase in the second movie) I never want these movies to end. It turns out that the drug is not in fact… Read more »

Do What Makes You Happy

First, it’s come to my attention that Amazon has the prologue and first chapter of Bitterblue online, for anyone who wants a sneak peek. MORE IMPORTANTLY: As you may or may not know, in conjunction with the soon-to-be-released Hunger Games movie, THERE IS NAIL POLISH. I’ve always been led to believe that the ultimate goal… Read more »

A Whinge and a Trailer

Dear Gmail, I like ya lots. HOWEVER. I switched to your “new look” about a week ago, because, as you intend to force this new look on all your users soon, I wanted to see what I was in for. Want to know how it’s been for me? Well, let’s see, I can no longer… Read more »

“Okay, Mulder, but I’m warning you: if this is monkey pee, you’re on your own.”

That’s what Scully says to Mulder when Mulder hands her a flask of yellow liquid that came from a laboratory full of caged monkeys, gives her one of his significant “no-doubt-it’s-evidence-of-extraterrestrial-life” looks, and asks her if she can figure out what it is. And in this case, it does turn out to be evidence of… Read more »

Monday Randutiae

So, when I posted about Winter’s Bone a few weeks back, I didn’t realize that the main actress, Jennifer Lawrence (whom I greatly admired), is our future Katniss Evergreen. (Edit: EverDEEN. Can I blame that on my voice recognition software? It’s clearly read Harry Potter and a lot of Charles Dickens, but The Hunger Games… Read more »

Library Stuff and Movie Things

In case you’ve not heard about the libraries devastated by Hurricane Irene, here’s a post from Kate Messner with info about how to help. (Update: this blog post has more, and possibly more complete, information!) Also, do you have a teeny tiny library in your town? (Thanks, R, for the link.) In other news, I… Read more »

Notes from a Few Days Off

If you’ve never seen a movie by Terrence Malick, The Tree of Life (out in theaters now) might not be the best one to start with; I worry that this tale of family relationships in the 1950s and today, starring Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCracken, and Sean Penn, might lose you ’round about the… Read more »

“Jarndyce and Jarndyce drones on.”

As often happens, I’ve got tons I’d like to blog about and no time. Ack! So, quickly, I’ve got two recommendations to offer: A book called The Brothers Story, by Katharine Sturtevant. Loved the characterizations, loved being inside Kit’s head while he works through a whole lot of things. If you like BBC productions of… Read more »