not dead yet

Not resting, either, but not dead. In case y’all were wondering.
Remember when I said that the crunch time at my day job would end around August 12? Imagine a hollow laugh at the thought. We’ve got at least two more crazy weeks over here.
Plus, I am still getting used to budgeting time for posting at Cinematical, although that’s turning out to be a lot of fun. Of course I recommend reading the whole site, because I’m only one of a dozen or so bloggers sharing all kinds of news and commentary, but if you wanted to see what I personally have contributed so far, you can look here.
And I’m finishing up some volunteer work that’s taking a lot of time this week, although I expect the bulk of that work to end by Monday.
Meanwhile, I am deciding whether I want to see two movies this weekend that I have been waiting ages and ages (years, in one case) to see: The Aristocrats and The Brothers Grimm. Maybe I should ration them out. I’ve been hearing that the Terry Gilliam movie has been getting some negative reviews, but I suspect that critics’ expectations are high since it’s been seven years since he’s had a movie in theaters. (Lost in La Mancha doesn’t exactly count.) I’m in denial about the possibility of the film’s being a dog.

I’m keeping a list of movies I need to remember to review. If I can make time this weekend, I’d love to do the seven-minute review thing again:

  • March of the Penguins
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Our Man Flint
  • Batman Begins
  • Hustle & Flow
  • The Bad News Bears (2005) (I’ve actually started writing this one in longhand)
  • D.E.B.S.
  • Sherlock Jr.

Damn, I know we’ve seen more movies than that, I just can’t remember what they are. I’ll have to check with my boyfriend and the list of Netflix rentals. Or maybe I’m just thinking I saw more movies than I actually did … I saw The Wild Bunch again, but I’ve already reviewed that.
Anyway. Not dead, not undead, back soon I hope.