Tom and Summer


After a busy few weeks, and a few busy ones to come, I promised myself that I’d spend a holiday Monday on my couch…and wow, was that a great idea.

Besides being able to finish re-reading my favorite book, I was also able to spend the day watching a whole gaggle of old movies for the first time. From a distance, that might seem lazy or inopportune: spending an entire sunny holiday in the living room with eyes fixed on the television or pages of a book. Well, for starters, I’ll have you know that I didn’t spend the whole day on the couch. At one point, I did step out to get donuts.

Even if I did stay in all day, I don’t believe that’s the worst thing in the world. If it was the third or fourth day in a row then this might be a different discussion. But if one can manage a “day of rest” – which, let’s be honest, is getting harder and harder to manage for most people – I vote you go for it. Give the brain some minor stimulation, and allow your cells to recharge.

That was my Monday, and it did me a world of good. I saw mermaids and racecars…singing sailors and lusty lovers. Then the next night, I went to a concert that started at 11:30pm.

No regrets.


Here’s the week at hand…


ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL – Gotta love free movies!
TOMORROWLAND – If any of y;all are going to Disneyland anytime soon, can you pick me up one of those pins?


Streaming/Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Never Seen
LE MANS – Holiday Mondays are made for Steve McQueen movies
SPLASH – I get Darryl Hannah now.
A SUMMER PLACE – Somewhere along the way, I developed a taste for 1950’s melodrama, and LORD-EEE is this melodrama!
ON THE TOWN – So if *I* sing while I’m playing tourist, will that be frowned upon?


Streaming/Blu-Rays/DVD’s I’ve Seen Before
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE 2 – Every movie is better when it uses doves, right Andrew?
BULL DURHAM – “She may be woolly…”
THE GOOD GIRL – For podcasting purposes.


Boxscore for The Year
105 First-Timers, 60 Re-Watched
39 Screenings
165 Movies in Total
How’s about you – seen anything good?