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1. Watched American Gangster over Thursday and yesterday. That was a great movie and so well acted. I'm not old enough to know about the true events that inspired it but I'm surprised no one made a movie about it before. Russell Crow, who was also in the recently watched State of Play (Like that period of time where I watched like three Jennifer Aniston movies, this is my "summer of Russell" I guess...), was great as a cop turned DEA, turned prosecutor turned defense attorney but "my man" Denzel Washington rocked as Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas. (Looking at the pictures of the real guy, he reminds me of OJ Simpson...)

2. I'm scheduled to go back up to Ellsworth on Monday as my father got tickets to see Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. I'm excited as they are one of my top favorite bands of the last 10 or 15 years. It'll be a quick trip but worth it, I'm sure...

3. So publisher is pissing me off. I haven't actually written much of Summer Heat but I am so not going back to them. First their distributor dumps them, then they jack up the price of my books, then I get a royalty report stating my Spring Thawcontract contains a clause that they don't have to pay me until I've raised $49 worth of sales. (I'm at about 8 bucks right now. I scanned over the royalty section of my contract, upon not seeing such a clause, cried bulllshit in a email. They get back to me and point out it's in the conclusion section. (Yeah, it is...) I'm equally pissed at myself for not noticing this...

4. Oh, I keep meaning to discuss this but I finally saw a couple episodes of Rizzoli and Isles. If I hadn't read the books, the show is great. Harmon and Alexander have awesome chemistry. Most of the changes they made are fine in hindsight (Though some are inexplicable: Charles Hoyt?) but I have one huge complaint: Sasha Alexander's characterization of Maura Isles is horrible. Here she's played like a cute and cuddly Temperance Brennan. Oddly, in one episode, she's interrogating Hoyt and is almost exactly how I picture Maura. Why isn't she like that all the time?

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Susan said…
In the books I've read, Maura Isles is cute & cuddly, well, maybe not exactly cute & cuddly, but close....
Likestrek said…
Maura warms up as the series goes along but even Tess Gerritsen herself admits the portrayal is not how she writes it...
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