Hey, remember when I used to post this every Monday?
Yeah, me too.
The end of 2018 was kinda hectic and, quite honestly, this feature got away from me.
Starting today, I'm fixing that.
So, as we get back on track, here's a look at some of my recent pop culture adventures
- the family and I took in the new Adam McKay Dick Cheney biopic (?) over the weekend and all I can say is...WOW! Christian Bale really is one of the most talented actors working today. His complete transformation into the former Vice President is simply amazing. Of course, he's not alone. Amy Adams, Steve Carrell and Sam Rockwell are equally enjoyable as the other political heavyweights in Cheney's orbit. I'm also really learning to enjoy Adam McKay's directorial style. Bale won a Golden Globe for this one last night, so go see it as award season ramps itself up. You won't be disappointed.
- I'm sorry to report that, the second Robert Galbraith book isn't any better than the first one. Galbraith is the nom de plume of Harry Potter author, JK Rowling. As Galbraith, she writes about London PI Cormoran Strike. As a detective fiction writer, Rowling is a heck of a YA wizard writer. Finishing this book was a struggle. It was too long, too wordy and too complicated. It would have benefited from some judicious editing.
LETTERMAN: THE LAST GIANT OF LATE NIGHT
- I've been meaning to read this one for a while now. I got it for Christmas and dived right in. It's a medium deep dive into Letterman's career from his childhood through the end of his CBS show. The book includes interviews with Letterman and a host of folks involved in the show including Merrill Markoe and Paul Shaffer. The evolution of Letterman as an artist and a human is an interesting story and one that is well told in this book. A must read for Letterman fans.