Tuesday, October 9, 2007

An Update on My Life

What Is Jordan M. Doing?

Well, it's been a little while since last I've updated you, my loyal readers, on what's been going on in my world. Oh, I don't mean things like graduate school or job worries or anything as trivial as that. I mean, the important stuff. What I'm watching, playing, that kind of thing. So, here it is in a nutshell:

Currently Watching (Film):

Well, the latest theatrical picture I watched was Peter Berg's The Kingdom. It was a pretty decent picture with a lof of sheen and polish that pretty well rode the fence as it comes to the political line in was walking. Is that a bad thing? Not sure. I think Berg pulled it off and it worked well. 6.5/10

On DVD, I'm currently giving Alpha Dog and Oldboy another watch. About to start watching some horror for October. Last year, I did a "gauntlet" in which I watched 31 movies in the month of October. Not gonna be able to do that this year, but I've got a few on my plate. A few of the discs I'm eyeing: The Dead Zone, Zombi 2, Graveyard Shift, Cemetery Man, and Carrie. A good list!

Currently Watching (Television):

Playoff baseball. With my adopted team, the Cubs, being out, I'm rooting Rockies or Red Sox. Just glad the Tribe was able to drop the hammer on those pesky Yankees.

Currently Watching (Television on DVD):

The lady and I are currently smack dab in the middle of the full run of the original Kolchak: The Night Stalker series. And, oh is it some delicious, campy fun. Darren McGavin (rest in peace) is my hero.

Currently Listening To:

I've been listening to a lot of Billy Joel lately. Mainly the (consecutive) albums 52nd Street and Glass Houses. I also picked up the latest Kanye West, which is his weakest effort but still worth giving a listen every once and again.

Currently Reading:

Just started reading Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49. Is he Joyce? Maybe not. But he is hella good. I'm also reading on the original Punisher mini-series and I just finished Batman/Dracula: Red Rain (a pretty interesting Else World story).

Currently Playing (Video Games):

Halo 3. I'm on live. Gamertag = TheWarfreak.

Currently Looking Forward To:

A quick release list of some great upcoming stuff looks like this:

Oct. 16 - Grand Theft Auto IV (Xbox 360)
Oct. 19 - Margot at the Wedding (Theatrical - Limited)
Oct. 23 - Breathless: Criterion Collection (DVD)
Nov. 21 - No Country for Old Men (Theatrical - Wide)
Dec. 21 - Be Kind Rewind (Theatrical - Limited)

- Jordan M.
Commerce, TX

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