With the late arrival of Spring, our normal outdoor activities have been replaced with indoor entertainment. Here are the books and movies that haves been occupying our team’s free time:
Most recent movie: Mud – Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and form a pact to help him evade the bounty hunters on his trail and to reunite him with his true love.
Fred’s Rating: ****
Currently Reading: Daniel – A story about the appearance of a mysterious soldier in the Vietnam War.
Currently Reading: Neverwhere – The story of a man who finds a hidden city under the streets of London.
Latest TV Obsession: The Tudors
Next up on the Movie List – Star Trek Into Darkness
Most recent movie: The Great Gatsby – An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 novel.
Jordan’s Rating: *** Liked the modernization of the story and the music.
Currently Reading: Beyond Belief – The story of a girl who grew up in the Church of Scientology.
Most recent movie: Wreck it Ralph – The animated story of a video game villain who longs to be the hero.
Most recent movie that I actually enjoyed: Silver Linings Playbook
Tina’s Rating: ****
Currently Reading: The Paris Wife – Hadley Richardson, wife of Ernest Hemingway, tells the story of their turbulent time spent together in Paris in the 1920’s.
Most recent movie: Star Trek Into Darkness – Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.
Tim’s Rating: *****
Currently Reading: Hey Whipple, Squeeze This – the classic guide to creating great ads.
Must Read Recommendation: American Gods – An imaginative fantasy novel that tells of how a diaspora of ancient gods organizes itself for battle against the new American gods of commerce and media.
Currently Reading: One Thousand White Women – Pioneer women travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians as part of a controversial “Brides for Indians” government program.
Looking forward to – Allegiant (available Oct ’13) The 3rd book in the Divergent Trilogy, it is set in post-apocalyptic Chicago where society is divided into five factions and individuals choose which they will join, which determines the value they will commit to for the rest of their lives.
Latest TV Obsession: Marathon episodes of Love it or List it and Four Weddings.
Most recent movies: Mud which was an interesting character study and Star
Trek which was entertaining.
Book: I’m trying to read The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. Painting
has overtaken my reading time.
Currently Watching: Mad Men and The Voice
Looking Forward to: New episodes of Breaking Bad
Favorite TV: Castle and movies on the Turner Classic channel.
Currently Reading: The Beautiful and the Damned. It is a portrayal of the Eastern elite during the Jazz Age in New York Cafe’ Society.
I was inspired by the Great Gatsby to do a Fitzgerald retrospective this summer.