Tuesday, July 31

20on20: July Vacation Special

1. LDN – Lily Allen, Alright, Still…
2. I Don’t Want To Be – Gavin DeGraw, Chariot
3. I Should Be So Lucky – Kylie Minogue, Showgirl Tour from Sydney Live
4. Lay Lady Lay (feat. Gemma Hayes) – Magnet, OST – Mr. & Mrs. Smith
5. Raspberry Beret – Prince, Around the World in a Day
6. Me & My Imagination – Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Trip the Light Fantastic
7. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson, Thriller
8. Bittersweet Faith – Bitter:Sweet, OST – The Devil Wears Prada
9. Caravan – The John Buzon Trio, Ultra-Lounge series
10. The Best is Yet to Come – Michael Buble, Call Me Irresponsible
11. Beautiful Stranger – Madonna, OST – Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
12. California 2005 – Phantom Planet, Music From The O.C. Mix 6
13. New Year’s Prayer – Jeff Buckley, Sketches for my Sweetheart at the Drunk
14. Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne, The Best Damn Thing
15. The Good Kind – The Wreckers, Stand Still, Look Pretty
16. We Float – PJ Harvey, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
17. Inside Your Head – Eberg, Voff Voff
18. Kashmir – Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti
19. Yummy (Disco Tetris Remix) – Gwen Stefani (feat. Pharrell), The Sweet Escape 20. Makes Me Wonder [clean version] – Maroon 5, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long

Wednesday, July 25


Can't say enough about it - compelling television.
Well executed, tightly edited, and
brilliantly acted by Close and Danson.
They'll be repeating it all week...try to catch it, folks!

Sunday, July 22


Slow-burning indie about a southern family and the intricacies of their relationships with each other and the woman who married their son, whom they are meeting for the first time. All the characters are fully-realized and acting was excellent all-around. Star-making turn from Oscar nom Adams.

2007 Tally, DVD: 41

Tuesday, July 17

Puccini For Beginners

I like Reaser and Kirk, but this film was definitely not worthy of them. The sidekick roles were funny and it would have been interesting to see more of those 2 actresses. Also, the coincidences between the meeting of all the characters was a little much...

2007 Tally, Online: 4

Monday, July 16

Harry Potter & The Order of the Phoenix

Everyone's grown - Radcliffe is almost in danger of outgrowing the role, he's only semi-believable as a 15 year old. However, all three main actors have a stronghold on their roles. E.Lynch as Luna Lovegood was a standout, almost exactly how I imagined her. Villians are especially well-played in this one, Staunton is really creepy and would have liked to see her even more in the film. Even having read the book, however, I found this film a bit hard to follow and I don't know if I would find the film half as enjoyable if I hadn't read them. Action at the end was particularly good as far as effects.

2007 Tally, Theatre: 11

Thursday, July 5

The Painted Veil

Beautifully shot, nicely nuanced film. Acting was wonderful all around. Some of the plot seemed a little short-handed; there seemed to be a bunch of "fill in the blanks" where you had to assume things about the characters/goings on.

2007 Tally, DVD: 40