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March 2010, in review

Books I read (6/10) – 60%:
Overqualified by Joey Comeau | Originally published 2009  
Fear of Fighting by Stacey May Fowles & Marlena Zuber | Originally published 2008  
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 4 Time Of Your Life by Jeph Loeb & Joss Whedon | Originally published 2009
Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby  | Originally released 2009
Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eight Volume 5 Predators & Prey by Joss Whedon, Jane Espenson, Steven S. DeKnight, Drew Z Geenberg, Jim Krueger, Doug Petrie & Georges Jeanty | Originally published 2009

Films I saw (28/52) – 54%:
In The Loop | Originally released 2009
Inglourious Basterds | Originally released 2009
Eastern Promises | Originally released 2007   
The Last Station | Originally released 2009
The Silent Partner | Originally released 1978   
Shivers | Originally released 1975   
Zombieland | Originally released 2009
Videodrome | Originally released 1983   
Weird Sex and Snowshoes | Originally released 2004   
Les Raquetteurs | Originally released 1958   

Albums I bought (23/52) – 44%:
Thrush Hermit box set   

Shows I attended (11/52) – 21%:
Bitter City & Ramona @ Rancho Relaxo; March 25, 2010   
Thrush Hermit (w/ All Night Long) @ Lee’s Palace; March 26, 2010   
Thrush Hermit (w/ Attack In Black) @ Lee’s Palace; March 27, 2010   

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Sandra Bullock in The Blind Side (Warner Bros.)
Really? Her performance is boring? There’s nothing interesting in this performance, or the character. She’s a spoiled rich white chick, who feels bad for a boy, and lets him live with her. Good for her. Quinton Aaron, however stole the film. His performance as Michael Oher was wonderful. Thumbs up to Mr. Aaron, meh to Ms. Bullock.

Helen Mirren in The Last Station (Sony Pictures Classics)
I didn’t want to post any of these without having seen all of the films, the torrent I found for The Last Station wasn’t a real copy of the film, and I’ve been home sick the past two days, so I haven’t had a chance to visit the Cumberland to see this film.
I really want to see this film, because Helen Mirren’s awesome, and so is Christopher Plummer. So take my opinion with a grain of salt, because I’m completely omitting Ms. Mirren’s performance.

Carey Mulligan in An Education (Sony Pictures Classics)
I really liked Mulligan’s performance. At times she reminded me of a song by the Magnetic Fields (ADAM, SHUT UP ABOUT THE MAGNETIC FIELDS!), and overall, she reminded me of a 16 year old girl, extremely intelligent, and extremely stupid. She did a fabulous job. Also, CREEPY! Adults, please stay away from sixteen year olds. Adults, please stay away from those under 20… maybe 25. Eww!

I could dress in black and read Camus, smoke clove cigarettes and drink vermouth, like I was seventeen.

Gabourey Sidibe in Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire (Lionsgate)
Holy crap! That was a performance to remember, a performance to haunt you. Sidibe’s performance as Precious was everything you could want in a film. I can’t say anything more other than watch this. Now.

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Meryl Streep in Julie & Julia (Sony Pictures Releasing)
This was a fun film, and Streep played a great Julia Child. The film overall wasn’t too great, and I found the character of Julie to be more than slightly annoying. I think this colours how I view Streep’s performance, which is definitely over-the-top, but also a lot of fun, and a great way to spend a couple hours.

Who Adam wants to win: Gabourey Sidibe in Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire
Who Adam wishes he could say he wants to win, because her performance was so good, but then he saw Precious and was blown away: Carey Mulligan in An Education
Who Adam thinks will win: Gabourey Sidibe in Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire