I am at the beach this week, and since my kid is sleeping in the hotel room, it’s not really practical to watch a movie; plus, it’s really hard to type in the dark. But why didn’t you write this week’s posts ahead of time last week, you might ask. Because laziness, that’s why. I’ll be back Thursday with a review of José Ramón Larraz’s 1971 thriller Deviation, which was his second film. And that will wrap up Larraz month. Time to choose a theme for August. Suggestions?

I do want to tell y’all real quickly that there is a awesome new mystery show on TNT called Perception starring Eric McCormack and Rachael Leigh Cook. McCormack is a neuroscience professor with schizophrenia who is able to help Cook’s FBI agent character solve crimes by listening to what his hallucinations tell him. He’s not psychic, it’s just that he recognizes that the people he talks to who aren’t there are part of his subconscious and it helps him see the cases from a new angle. It was so good it almost made up for the storm that kept us off the beach this afternoon. And my mom, my husband and I all loved the show, which never happens because we all have such different tastes.

They’ve only released three episodes so far, and there’s a new one on tonight at 10 (which I won’t get to watch, because sleeping 8 year old) but it’s TNT so you know they’ll replay the hell out of it. I can’t say enough about this show. I never get excited about TV, to the point where I don’t even have cable or Dish anymore (but of course I’m watching the hell out of it my hotel room because it’s a novelty), so I was surprised at how much I liked it. It’s like A Beautiful Mind, but darker and more humorous. I have always loved A Beautiful Mind, probably the only time I ever liked Russell “I’m a bitch who throws phones at hourly employees” Crowe. So if you liked that, that is the movie, not the phone tantrum, give this one a shot. See you Thursday!

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