I really do have legitimate posts on:
Castle in the Sky--Miyazaki (It's about a spunky girl who finds inner reserves of strength while battling the power mad and discovering that crazy old ladies are not as crazy or bad as they seem--but the power mad always are--Miyazaki fans know that I just described most of his films)
Notes on a Scandal--not as good as I would have liked and how come we were never told about the lesbian overtone in America? Total trivia--Cate, Dame Judy and Anne-Marie Duff (cameo at end) have all played Queen Elizabeth I--deliberate?
On Chesil Beach--Ian McEwan. Wow, he just keeps getting better and better and he started out pretty good.
Maybe by noting them I'll make myself pick them up and run with them--esp. now that the TV season is over.