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  1. Avatar KatherineMW
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    Rereading The Lord of the Rings for the umpteenth time.

    Ballet of Sleeping Beauty was amazing. Absolutely gorgeous. I’m embarrassed that I hadn’t realized before that Disney took the music for “Once Upon a Dream” from Tchaikovsky.

    Also, I’ve started watching old episodes of The West Wing and am almost finished Season 1. It’s interesting, but President Bartlett does not have my vote. And the way it elides economic issues seems just a little too convenient (hey, the economy’s perfect! Let’s focus on other things!).

    There’s an essay topic in the contrast between it and, say, House of Cards, and what that says about changes in the political climate over the past 15 years.Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko
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    Reading about the Russian attempt at colonization of the Pacific coast of America, while listening to disco music and brewing some pineapple ale out in the garage. Wife is watching increasingly lurid crime dramas on Netflix, for which I’ve diminishing tolerance, so this is working out okay. Just finished the new Tomb Raider game last night so in search of something new on the Xbox in the general realm of an RPG. Blogging largely by speech recognition in between chapters of the book and phases of the brew.Report

  3. Avatar Glyph
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    Saw Zootopia with The Eldest Girl today. An unexpectedly…adult kids’ movie in its plot and themes, and somewhere between “good”, at minimum, and “very very good”.

    Still thinking about it, and where it lands for me, and why. Definitely worth seeing.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Glyph
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      Just talked to my son, who saw it last night and said pretty much the same thing.

      I saw a preview for it a while ago, which I liked because it was a funny scene that shows off the animation and the characters [1], rather than the usual summary that gives away the entire plot.

      1. No idea whether it’s a scene from the film or not.Report

      • Avatar Glyph in reply to Mike Schilling
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        The themes/metaphors maybe got a little muddled there, but they were definitely trying for some big ones, for a kids’ movie. And the action and plotting is a mystery/near-noir thing – not hyper-original, but pretty satisfying to an adult.Report

  4. Avatar Kazzy
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    Just picked up “The Road”. Struggling to crack it.Report

    • Avatar Chris in reply to Kazzy
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      It’s a pretty good distance from his best work, but it’s about a father and son, so it might tug on some strings.

      I’d recommend the border trilogy. The Crossing in particular is a beautiful piece of literature, and can be read separate from the others.Report

  5. Avatar Maribou
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    Reading mostly Paris books, watching mostly Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. (Nearly done with the Best of series.)

    Watched the pilot episode of Elementary, which was enough to tell me that 1) I probably want to watch the rest of it, 2) I’m unlikely to rank it above the recent BBC Sherlock, so I made the right choice about which one to watch first.

    Watched a weird but good little film called Le Week-End – two aging Brits in Paris for an anniversary weekend to try and patch their marriage back up – which veered weirdly between farce and Serious Emotional Shit in a way that I think made me appreciate both more.Report

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