So much to do; so much to review! Let’s see…

I saw No Country For Old Men on Thursday, it was beautiful, and dark and suspenseful and funny; one hundred percent Coen Brothers. I felt the last fifteen minutes were a bit week and anticlimactic, but I hate spoilers, so I won’t say more. Josh Brolin‘s performance is all it’s cracked up to be, and Javier Bardem was scare-ree. Tommy Lee Jones was great, as always. There was no soundtrack to the film, no ambient music, just the sounds of boots on gravel, shotguns cocking, and the tension filled silence; a great choice. It’s not a perfect film, but it’s within sight.

Not a review, but information, The Kooks are back in the studio, working on their second album. If you’re not already a fan, you should be! Although they’re teen-agers (well practically) someone brought them up on the right music, as you can hear in their stuff the influence of the Beatles, the Police, and early ska-ish Clash.

Just finished Freak Show, James St. James‘ new book. It’s a fun read about a young drag queen in backwards Florida falling in love and running for home coming queen. It’s fun and literate, if a bit too pop culture referential (it becomes constant, and will probably date the book heavily), but the writing is clever and the lead character is endearing (and very like James St. James).

If you’re in the LA area, and you’re still gift shopping, next Saturday, Dec. 1st, is the 10th anniversary of the Fake Gallery and Theatre; there will be an art sale/auction and a party. Even if you’re not interested in buying art, Tom Kenny (the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants) is the auctioneer, so that should be some good fun.

What other bibble babble did I want to share? Oh, well it’s not new, and it’s not a review, really, but I’m really enjoying where they’ve gone with Dirty, Sexy, Money. It started out a bit silly, but it’s gotten more grounded, thought it’s still a lot of fun. I should have had more faith, Peter Krause always does quality work, from 90210 to Six Feet. And where I took umbrage to the constant usage of the term “tranny hooker” in the pilot, I really like where they’ve gone with the Candis Cayne storyline.

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