Moneyball & Columbiana. I might have blogged on my opinion of the films already, but the reviews give a more exhaustive overview. After catching up on all of the other tasks including laundry, paying the bills, and cleaning out the email I made some cookies for my writing group at work which will be picking up again this coming Monday. Hopefully this next time around will go much better than how it ended, but God only knows I suppose. I watched four episodes of Dexter and the show is getting incredibly good and it never ceases to surprise and keeps you guessing. Julia Stiles being present in the show has really paid off well for the characters and the show in general I think so far, I really like where her and Dexter are going and am looking forward to season 6, when I will finally be caught up and up to date. Season 4 of The Clone Wars launched while I was on my vacation and after today I was finally able to watch all three of the newest episodes which were all connected in a 3 part storyline about the freedom of the indigenous populations of Mon-Calamari. I am jumping into Star Wars mode. It was fascinating to see what the water world of Mon-Calamari would look like after the people became so legendary, along with the ships that it's people produce. I thought that it was so cool that all three episodes took place under water and the characters were always under water swimming and interacting with creatures, robots, and people in the water. I don't know how the creators pulled it off on the production level, but it looked sharp. The characters were static for the most part, except for the young Mon-Cala leader to be Prince Li Char. He was well designed and played well. We were also introduced to Captain Ackbar (later Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi) which was really cool. And they also created one of the best villains I've seen in the series for a while; Riff Tamson who was a determined, and highly vicious individual who was strong, intelligent and meant what he said. It was a fantastic start to the 4th season, which to me is still unbelievable that we have reached 4 seasons of this show already! Wow how time continues to fly. The stories, the characters, and the design of these 3 episodes-Water War, Gungan Attack, & Prisoners-were excellent and highly enjoyable. Yet again, they always seem to do really well with their season openers, it's just their season closers that to me at least seem to always be lacking. Well tomorrow I return to work after being gone what seems like for ages...it should be interesting. Apparently an SED misbehaved all of today and sabotaged going on pass with his mother for the weekend just so he could see and spend time with me. Not certain if I should be happy or sad.