Movie Jam: The Master
Like Paul Thomas Anderson's last movie "There Will Be Blood," "The Master" is a dramatic, finely acted movie about a mentorship relationship between a charismatic man and his protege. Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman's performances are masterful and complete...they didn't leave anything out. That said, the movie is challenging to say the least. I have no idea if I "got" all of it, but it's definitely stuck with me since I saw it.
Music Jam: "Losing You" by Solange Knowles
A few years ago, I never would have expected to be giving props to Knowles the Younger, but not only is this song has a great 80s vibe that reminds me of Jody Whatley or early Whitney, and watching her dance in these perfectly tailored suits with Diana Ross hair is mesmerizing.
Book Jam: "Beautiful Ruins" by Jess Walter
TV Jam: "Flip Men"
One of my guiltiest pleasures is crazy shows about flipping houses. I've seen 'em all, but just discovered a new fave: "Flip Men" on Spike TV. Sean and I have only seen four episodes, but they are all CRAZY. The first episode we ever saw involved them accidentally buying a meth house. They are nuts, but it's weirdly fun/satisfying to watch.