Mood: :smile:

I watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire last week, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe this weekend.

HP4 was good, 4 out of 5 stars. Even though I haven’t read the book yet, they obviously had to cut a lot out. One glaring change was the lack of John Williams’ always-great music, although Patrick Doyle’s score was all right.

Chronicles of Narnia 1 was good, 3 out of 5 stars. The movie started out a 5, then lost a star when the beaver spoke. The technology to make animals talk and look natural is not *quite* there, but it’s close. Its score dropped to 3 when I realized they were making the battles kid-friendly; the only blood you see in the movie is when someone gets their lip cut. I know it’s a kid’s story, but if you’re looking for Lord of the Rings (the trailers are definitely offering this movie in the same vein), this isn’t it.


Mood: :cool:

I just watched two fan films with jaw-dropping special effects. If fans can do this now, it won’t be long before we throw off the Hollywood yoke and get some really good “communist” entertainment going!

Here they are:

- Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning
Despite the silly name, the acting in this spoof is passable and geeks get the answer to a long-standing question: who would win, Star Trek or Babylon 5 (including Crusade)? Unfortunately in Finnish, but with subtitles. Full-length feature!

- Star Wars: Revelations
Takes place between the first and second trilogies. Acting’s not great, but nice (if dark) special effects.

While I’m thinking about it, have a look at these other favourites of mine:

- 405 – Created on home computers. Holy crap!

- Grayson – What if Batman was murdered and Robin wanted revenge? Keep an eye out for the guy playing Superman…exactly what an older Superman would look like.

- Legacy of the Jedi – First Star Wars film to show dual-wielding light sabres. Also, a surprise!

- TROOPS - The one that started it all!


Mood: :grin:

Go see the movie; it’s good!

You scored as River Tam. The Fugitive. You are clever and dangerous, which is a nasty combination. The fact you are crazy too just adds to your charm. They did bad things to you, but you know their secrets. They will regret how they made you.

River Tam

69%

Hoban 'Wash' Washburne

63%

Simon Tam

63%

The Operative

56%

Zoe Alleyne Washburne

50%

Inara Serra

50%

Kaylee Frye

50%

Shepherd Derrial Book

44%

Capt. Mal Reynolds

44%

Jayne Cobb

44%

Which Serenity character are you?
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Mood: :mrgreen:

Going to see Fantastic Four and Batman Begins back-to-back right now.
I’m wearing my FF shirt!

Follow-up: FF was good…BB was great! Phenomenal casting, and it didn’t even feel like 140 minutes. When a movie leaves you wanting more but not feeling shorted, it’s done its job.


Mood: :thrpp:

I made a quiz!

Which Star Trek movie are you?


Mood: :cool:

When I read this (way to buck the system, Rodriguez!), it only reinforced my feelings that Sin City was something special.

People were asking me what I thought of the movie right after I saw it, but I had so much going through my head at the time all I could say was, “‘s good”. Well, it’s great, so if you don’t mind ultraviolence and sylish, groundbreaking filmmaking (and cheesy lines), go see it!


Mood: :neutral:

Mellissa and I went to see Troy last night with some friends. Unfortunately, we purchased tickets from MovieTickets.com beforehand, to make sure we had seats. There were actually 2 showings, starting at the same time, and our theatre sold out before the rest of our group could get their tickets.

Besides the obvious problem of not being able to see the movie with our friends, we walked into a packed theatre. You know how they say that there are no bad seats with stadium seating? Well, they’re wrong. We had to sit in the front row. My neck is a little sore today. These places should invest in recliners for the front seats.

The movie cut out about 2/3 of the way through for a couple minutes. We only missed about 10 seconds of movie, we figured out once we spoke to our friends who were in the neighbouring theatre afterward, but it wasn’t at an important spot like theirs was, which was right before a deathblow. Nevertheless, the manager was nice enough to give out passes for the trouble.


Mood: :neutral:

Movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy create increased demand on our bodies. Since I’m going to watch the 3 1/2 hour (!) finale tonight, I find that I’m planning my drinks and meals in such a way that I can, um, “clean out the pipes” just before the extravaganza begins so I can keep my butt glued to the chair for the entirety. Wish me luck!


Mood: :cool:

Go get it:
Spider-Man 2 Teaser Trailer


Mood: :grin:

Oh yeah!

If the licensors have any brains at all, they’ll do it. It’s a sure thing!