Book: “High Fidelity” – Nick Hornby – Our lonely, failing record store owning protagonist, Rob, is the perfect character. Actually, he’s incredibly flawed, but that’s the beauty of “High Fidelity.” He’s pathetic but relatable, shameless but humorous. This is definitely one of Hornby’s best novels.
Movie: “Jurassic Park 3D” – It’s a childhood favorite brought to life all over again with the gimmicky use of 3D. The dinosaurs and the music are bigger, and Jeff Goldblum is just as off-putting on the big screen as he was on my worn out VHS tape.
Music: “Their/ They’re/ There: Self-titled EP” – This trio is more than a brief grammar lesson; they’re also the little indie group that could. Their sound is louder than the individual members’ acoustic-based pasts would imply. There are enough intricate guitars and percussion to keep you on your toes with each repeated listen.
T.V.: “Bob’s Burgers” – It’s the latest gem in the Sunday Fox lineup. Bob Belcher, his wife Linda, and his three “unique” children run a hamburger restaurant where, as with all animated sitcoms, hijinks ensue. It’s the type of show where nearly every line is quotable, and there’s never a dull moment or weak episode.
Game: “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” – The Elder Scrolls games have long been one of my favorite ways to blow an entire day in front of the TV with a controller in hand. This past installment was shelved in order to focus on school and life in general, but it’s about time to dive back into rebuilding characters and going hours without leaving the couch.