Saturday, January 2, 2010

Books Read in 2010

Culture Consumed in 2010



Books Read


Eating the Dinosauer by Chuck Klosterman (essays) (US) 1/1/10

An ecletic collection of essay dealing with topics ranging including Garth Brooks, ABBA, the unabomber, the NFL, Mad Men and time travel. An entertaining and thoughtful read.


Movies watched


Diner written and directed by Barry Levinson (DVD) (US) 1/1/10

An ensemble drama that follows a group of twenty-somethings as they come to terms with adulthood.  I first watched this movie about ten years ago.  I remember it being better.  It's still a decent watch- maybe I'm just past the time in my life that I could really relate to it.


Hannah Takes the Stairs directed by Joel Swanberg (DVD) (US) 2/1/10

An independent flick I picked up this morning at Spin It Video.  I was the first person to ever rent, and I hopefully will be the last.  It's not worth the 85 minutes it takes to watch it.

Julie and Julia written and directed by Nora Ephron (DVD) (US) 2/1/10
I really enjoyed both narrative strands of this film.  It's tough for a young actor like Amy Adams to carry her own story, while acting opposite Meryl Streep, but she does a credible job.  It really made me hungry.  I might pick up Julia Child's book and try a little French cooking of my own.