Monday, July 31, 2006

Happy Harry Birthday

Yes, as of 32 minutes ago, it is Harry Potter's birthday. Perhaps his last one before the seventh book is released, you never know.

And, no, there is nothing wrong with celebrating a fictional character's birthday. It just means that you don't have to get them a present.

Sunday, July 30, 2006


Well I saw Lady in the Water yesterday because Scoop is not playing closer than an hour away. What is up with that? I mean, it's Hugh. My consolation prize was the full trailer for The Fountain, which looks good in a trippy sort of way. Anyway, back to the movie. It was...good. In a funny sort of way. It reminded me of a dream--just dreams in general--because it was totally out there but it made sense in its own context. But thinking about it outside the theater or trying to tell someone else the story makes it sound ridiculous--like so many dreams. So, in that way it was kind of cool. The acting was good, and it had nice bits of humor. On the negative side, I think the story got pushed a fraction too far and there were some rambling bits that added nothing (Mr. Farber, anyone?). So, to sum up: it was very creative, perhaps a little too creative, with good acting. But it's not one that sticks to you like The Sixth Sense or Signs.

In other news, I don't have much news. I have to put my presentation on Merenptah together tomorrow since, of course, it's the last day to do it. Gosh, I'm hungry. Maybe I should go eat something. I had some Chinese food on Thursday and it was pretty good. I really want some cheap Panda Express now.

I started going through my stuff last night, and I've already got a laundry basket full of stuff to get rid of. I love getting rid of stuff. I just want to go through everything right now and pack it all up. But then I might need it in the next three weeks. Darn. Well, I've grown a powerful hunger since I started this blog so methinks it's time for eggs.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Aye, Avast!

I read this blog the other day that was complaing about Pirates 2 but it seemed pretty weak, the argument, I mean. Sometimes I don't get why some people don't like some movies. I mean, whatever, but still... what's their damage? Why can't they just have fun at a movie that's not War and Peace? Sometimes movies are And have sweetbees new characters and...the Kracken! I don't know if I spelled that right. Anyway, some people take movies too seriously. Now I have to address this blog that no one else has even read.

First. Kiera Knightley isn't that bad. I mean, it could be worse. She could be, I don't know, Tara Reid. Or Rosario Dawson. Or Kirsten Dunst outside of Spider-man. I do think she was better in the first one but that's about it.

Second. "Pirate speak" is not hard to understand unless you don't speak English. Dead Man's Chest is not a convoluted story and it's not hard to understand either. Only Tia Dalma's lines require real concentration but only because her accent was so good. And, yes, the dice game was a little "Huh?" but you don't have to understand the subtle nuances of a bluffing game to get the scene.

Third. Yes, Johnny Depp is wonderful and Jack Sparrow is very amusing, the movies wouldn't be the same without him, etc. etc.. But he's not the only character. Will Turner's story was actually more interesting, and Davy Jones was extremely entertaining. And I have a favorite new character. And the Kracken was a character of its own with cool organ music.

Fourth. People who make complaints like "too many carbuncles" should not be seeing any movies involving pirates or any kind of sea life. That is a dumb complaint anyway. It's like saying there are too many horses in The Two Towers. Maybe I shouldn't care about this person's review since their favorite Lost character is Hurley. I'm tired of hearing about Hurley. Just because he's a jolly fat man doesn't mean he's interesting.

So anyway, dumb people aside, I'm supposed to be doing homework tonight but of course I'm not. I'm so tired and I don't even know why since I keep sleeping 8 hours at least. I found an arrowhead at work last week, which is pretty cool. In other news, Scoop is out this weekend or, as I like to call it, Another Hugh Jackman Movie in Which He Will Look Very Good. I still haven't seen Lady in the Water, and I don't hear a lot of good about it but I still want to see it. As long as there are real creatures, it'll be okay.

In other other news, some people at work are dumb and I want to throw things at them. And my French teacher looks like Umbridge, which is unfortunate. Well I guess that's all I have to say.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Chasing Cars

I saw Superman last week. It was pretty good except for its flaws. And what was up with Lex Luthor and his boots? Were they security boots? Were they evil genius boots? Why did he wear them with suits? And why did he always tuck his pants into his boots? So far I'm the only person to notice these boots and that's another question: how can you not notice them? Do I just watch too much What not to Wear? I like to think I would notice them anyway as an oddity. Oh, and seriously, I don't think the Clark-Kent-is-Superman issue has ever been so obvious. That's what makes that one scene in Mystery Men so good.
"Lance Hunt is Captain Amazing."
"Lance Hunt wears glasses, Captain Amazing doesn't wear glasses."
"He takes them off when he transforms!"
"That doesn't make any sense. He wouldn't be able to see!"

That's a good movie. Anyway, I saw another good movie this weekend: Serenity. It was way good but the end was totally stressful. So then I watched the Battlestar miniseries, which was much more relaxing. Mainly because I knew what was going to happen and because Gaius rocks my socks with his crazy weasle-y ways.

I thought I had more to say but I guess I don't. I think I'm going to go to bed. That sounds nice.