See anything this weekend, in the theater or on TCM or on DVD? Read a good, or bad, book. Speak ye here.
I spent time hanging out with friends and family, so didn’t get a lot of watching in. I wasted 3 hours on an appalling Chicago Bears effort, and saw about half of Princess and the Frog with my young niece. (I’m going to bring over a copy of Nightmare Before Christmas the next time I go over, I think.) All I can say is that for a four year old, Casey really already has the White People Dancing down.
I did watch some episodes of Naruto Shippuden via free streaming on my computer. I can’t help it, I really like that show, although occasionally I can grow impatient with how long the story arcs are. Still, the three year time jump from the original Naruto series, when he was just a little kid, was handled really well. There are 180 episodes in the NS series, and I’ve watched about 60. The show’s created just a compelling cast of background characters, including all of Naruto’s various comrade ninjas, that I hope they manage to service them all before the show ends.
I also recently finished a longish but strong fantasy novel called Mortal Coils by Eric Nylund. It involves two 15 year old twins who learn they are descended from demi-gods, so I guess it sort of a (I’m assuming) much darker version of that Percy Jackson series they made a movie out of recently. It’s pretty decently written, enough so that I ordered in the first sequel, which is all that is otherwise out at this time.
So what did you see or read?
By the way, that 3-D Jackass movie made fifty million dollars this weekend.