Harry Nilsson


I watched the 2006 documentary Who is Harry Nilsson…(And Why is Everybody Talkin’ About Him)? over the weekend. I’m a sucker for rock documentaries, so I can’t objectively say whether this was all that good. If I learn something I didn’t already know about an artist or band, then I figure it was worth watching.

Nilsson sounds like he really did things his own way, even if it meant bigger success would elude him. He also had a reputation for partying, but not in the jerky rock star mode. More like a guy everyone wanted to hang out with.

You can see this movie on Netflix.

Jobs the movie


Last night we checked out the movie “Jobs.” I wanted to see it despite starring Ashton Kutcher. I don’t know if they got the stories right or wrong, but it did have some decent casting.  Ashton Kutcher got the look right, even down to the funny walk Steve Jobs had. Overall, it’s an okay movie, but feels disjointed. The Walter Isaacson book was definitely better, and more comprehensive.

The only person that didn’t look like their real life counterpart was Gil Amelio. Robert Blake would be the best choice, only he’s too old now.