My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 4/15/22

I watched a movie this week. I stopped reading the one book I was reading halfway through. I binged a sticom that had been sitting on my DVR. Not a bad week.

Movies

We watched The Last Duel. It stars Matt Damon, Adam Driver, and Jodie Comer with Ben Affleck in a supporting role. It was adapted from the book of the same name and tells the story of one of the last officially recognized judicial duels fought in France.

The movie tells the story leading up to the duel from the perspective of each of the three main characters. The duel is to settle the accusation that Driver’s character raped Comer’s character who was married to Damon. The final part of the movie is the duel. I mostly liked the movie. I’m not sure the three perspectives worked as well as they could have and the movie seemed to drag in the final third. The duel scenes were very well done. I thought Affleck was good as Count Pierre d’Alencon.

TV

I had almost the entire run of B Positive sitting on my DVR because I was originally watching with my son. Once he confirmed he was not going to continue, I started watching them when I had nothing else recorded to watch. I finished the second, possibly final season, last night. I wasn’t sure how much I would like the second season with it mostly about the retirement home Gina bought. I forgot how much I like Hector Elizondo. He makes everything better. For me, he is what Betty White was for everyone else. I would watch the third season if it was renewed.

I watched the first episode of 61st Street on AMC. I’m not sure how I feel about it. It was well-acted. I just don’t know if I have it in me to watch a show about a kid with a bright future who ends up arrested for murder when he accidentally kills a cop after running when he’s in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I still hate the hourglass twist on Survivor, but at least this cast is likable and fun to watch.

Books

I didn’t finish a book this week, but I’m counting the one I quit on my total for the year since I spent a week with it. I tried reading Booth by Karen Joy Fowler. I didn’t realize how little I would care about the early life of John Wilkes Booth’s siblings. I tried. I tried longer than I should have tried. It’s time to move on to better things.

On Deck

I have Ghostbusters: Afterlife and No Time to Die on DVD. I just reserved Spiderman: No Way Home at Redbox so we will be watching that tonight.

We will watch the new American version of Would I Lie to You? while she is home.

New Amsterdam is back this week.

I am reading Hello, Transcriber by Hannah Morrissey.


6 thoughts on “My Week in Books, Movies, and TV 4/15/22

  1. I’ve been curious about the Last Duel, so maybe I’ll watch that sometime. I have Booth on my TBR list. I think I’ll see if I can get it from the library in some form or other.

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