Here is the first February batch of Fingertips:

I’m adding this to my must-see list. Echoes of Harold and Maude, Rushmore, Flirting… all good things.

Anne and I watched Micmacs this weekend. I love Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s films, especially Delicatessen and Amelie.

Micmacs is a lot of fun, but I admit, my favorite moment was the unexpected, fleeting appearance of two major characters from one of those two earlier films. Anne and I cheered. Did you catch the surprise?

Farewell to the prolific, beloved fantasy author Brian Jacques.

Darren Aronofsky is still thinking about making a movie about Noah.

Finally! Shatner is recording a heavy metal album.

A boredom conference? I think I would find this riveting…

“Brace yourself for five piping-hot minutes of inertia,’ said William Barrett. Then he began reciting the names of every single one of 415 colors listed in a paint catalog: damson dream, dauphin, dayroom yellow, dead salmon…and on and on and on. Mr. Barrett’s talk was titled, “Like Listening to Paint Dry,” and … it was a hit. He was speaking … at a conference of boredom enthusiasts called Boring 2010…

And here is a reminder of just how good life can be: Johnny Cash on The Muppet Show.