Friday, February 11, 2005

More Movies

Watched another couple movies over the past few days. One was 61* about Roger Maris' breaking of Babe Ruth's single-season home run record. It was pretty good. Maris was portrayed as (and I have no reason to think that he wasn't) a stand-up guy. A nice guy who had a tough time dealing with the stress and unfairly daemonised for beating Mickey Mantle out for the record. There's a fair bit of profanity in the movie (baseball players not having the cleanest mouths), so despite the fact that it's unrated, it would probably be about an R.

The other movie was an adaptation of Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders. It's one with David Suchet as Poirot. And, as those who have seen him know, the man is Poirot. It's not a bad mystery, not one of the best, but if you like Dame Christie, it's worth checking out because the adaptation to the small screen is very well done.

I haven't finished any books this past week, but hopefully I'll wind up a couple this next week or maybe even this weekend.