Up!

May. 31st, 2009 11:44 pm
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Before the movie, we went to Brian's (the Jew-panese) condo to pick out paint colors. I want to own my own condo. Although knowing me, I wouldn't actually decorate it any. <= Lazy.

Up Was Good.

The first bit made me cry. I'm silly and sentimental like that. As did some other part of it - I don't remember which.

Yay, talking doggie! Hehehehe. I wonder how hard it would be to breed that intelligence and then perfect the mind-to-voice technology.

Also, we need a Mythbuster episode to figure out how many balloons would be necessary to lift a small house. We need to know.

Somehow, the adventure was over quicker than I expected. I'm not sure if this was good or bad, but I suppose it's probably good that it didn't get dragged out at all.

After the movie, I met up with family and visiting relatives and we went to the Melting Pot. That was good too - first time to a fondue place for everyone except for me. Expensive, but I think they enjoyed it. And I learned that pouring flaming brandy onto chocolate looks amazingly awesome.

On an unrelated note, I have an annoying headache. And took Tylenol for the first time in a long while. Usually I just ignore it (typically, it indicates either tiredness or dehydration for me), but this one's been there since the movie, and with it being there on-and-off for the past... 4-5ish hours... I got sick of it. Hopefully it's not something else. Like food poisoning or something.
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It was meh. Shiny effects. AI of questionable intelligence.

Seriously, need to terminate all of the humans? Build better robots. Have cameras in your manufacturing facilities. Don't put the control chip in the head of robots. Hell, don't even copy the human body. You'll do so much better with four legs, eight arms and one head below the legs, one above.

Of the previews:
Surrogates looks interesting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrogates_(film)
and
Gamer: http://www.apple.com/trailers/lions_gate/gamer/hd/

Man, biked some 5-6 miles back home.
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Mmmm, despite the low rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it was still amusing. XD

Still need a client for dreamwidth. ::sighs:: I'll write one eventually, after I get tired of whining at the interwebs.
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Star Trek Movie really was good. The 95% on Rotten Tomatoes doesn't lie. Well, at least it was good for a non-trekie. Although part of me wonders how well messing with the past followed canon... although I suppose it it really messed things up, it wouldn't be so universally approved of and liked.

Also, I was surprised. It had managed to sell out at the IMAX theater I went to, so I ended up being lame and buying the 10:30 PM showing and running into the 7:10 showing that I originally planned for. The theater was so full, I was left sitting in the first row, left-most side, so my view was a bit limited by my range of vision. Sad.


To do:
-Pick health benefits and paperwork stupidness for work, since it's open enrollment again. They need to fix my last name too.
-Clean my room. It's messy.
-Sort, then post the pictures taken in Paris. There's nearly 1 GB / 200+ pictures per day... while it'll be fun, it'll pretty quickly get tedious. There's movies too, which will be trickier. Those might go onto facebook, or youtube first, then facebook? Paris pictures that don't have people in it will go onto LJ. If there's people, it'll be on LJ and on Facebook.
-Buy food. I do have enough food, but I should get some greens.
-Figure out plan for visiting girlfriend next weekend. It's memorial day weekend, so ticket prices are unhappy. And there'll be a portion of the weekend where people will be up in Chicago, so housing will be interesting.
-Watch some Push, Taken, Fast and Furious 4, The Pink Panther, and get caught up on Fringe
-Get caught up on anime... o.O
-Deal with any remaining quests in Fable II. Maybe kill off my family in there, go completely evil, or buy the few downloadable things. Although I'm not sure it'll be worth it. Pondering selling it for whatever I can get...?

Inkheart

Mar. 30th, 2009 09:41 pm
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Inkheart just lot a full 10 points for burning and destroying a library of books. Poor books....

::snickers:: He loves duct tape.

Meh, yeah, it was a mediocre movie. There were points where it was just slow. And I wanted to poke at some of the characters and tell them to move bloody faster... or were being morons.

Although, I think the thing I didn't like most was the fact that there weren't really stable rules for the magic. XD It seems to follow a set rule of equal exchanges - if something goes in, something come out. But that's not true - in the end, everything was set straight without any more sacrifices...
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Saw this one in the movie theaters. I don't really think it was worth watching. As the girls (Lily and Karen) summed it up: It was all about death.

And... I dunno. It was kinda slow sometimes. Not all that amusing, aside from the guy that gets hit by lightning 7 times. The love was... lacking.

I guess it counts mostly as a "slice of life" sorta thing, but since the slice covered a full lifetime, but half-twisted backwards... well... it wasn't really just a slice.

All in all, not really all that recommended.

[edit] Ok, Rotten Tomatoes has it at 73%. So it's probably ok, I guess. I just didn't like it that much.
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Bolt was good.

Granted, much of me was like, "Hehehe, kitty", but the story was good. Nothing unpredictable, really - it was kinda like eating a tasty, fluffy desert.

The 3D system was interesting - we got glasses and it gave a bit of depth to things. Wasn't amazing or stunning, and not worth paying extra for (I didn't pay for this at all - got a random free Fandango movie code).

The only thing that I think was slightly lacking was the shock Bolt experienced upon realizing that he had no real powers... It was really brief, but he accepted it amazingly well.

Also, "Penny"? Anyone else thought of Inspector Gadget? She had a dog too...
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Movies and dinner of spaghetti and meatballs... Not too bad. Movie was ok... the amount of giggling and squealing at the beginning from the girls made me cringe. Like... high school maturity level.

Still, everything else was pretty good. Not something I'll spent the time to watch a second time, but... not a waste of time either, I guess.
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Was awesome.

It's definitely up there on the list of very good movies worth watching this summer.

Saw Hancock

Jul. 3rd, 2008 02:43 am
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Was ok. Funny, action...well, not as action-packed as Iron Man - there were some slow moments.

Had a nice plot twist. The rest was pretty much as expected.

Then we walked 3.4 km back from the movie theater, 'cause all the busses had stopped running. Took us about an hour. Heh.

Iron Man

May. 11th, 2008 01:53 am
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Watched it in theaters. Definitely worth watching, and the 90% is more than understandable on rottentomatoes.

Yay shiny! Yay amusements!
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I watched Avenue Q here at the Hippodrome in Baltimore with Ting, Simpson, my cousin and his fiance.

It was awesome. With much laughing. And it's also nice to know how the songs fit together now - I had guessed how the stories might have been, but I was wrong in a few places. Puppets were cool. Puppet sex... kinda odd. Stage design was not particularly awesome, at least not compared to, say, Wicked. Granted, I was also sitting in one of the $30 (actually $40) dollar seats, on the third floor. Which made seeing kinda hard-ish.

But it was still very, very awesome. Yay for last minute plans to see it.


Saw Sweeny Todd today, and amazingly, they kept with the plot, and included almost all of the songs* - mind, I haven't listened to the entire soundtrack for a while now, and I've only seen one stage production by WST, I think it was. The movie definitely had a lot of blood. And... I don't know, overall, it was much better than I expected. Despite knowing what was going to happen, I still cringed at the deaths. And the blood.


And, after randomly deciding that we should get a Wii, much thanks to my cousin and his fiance, I (very) randomly came across a Wii at Target. Yay for Wii in stock! Played the included Wii Sports, and borrowed two extra controllers from our neighbors, so the entire family could play.. kinda. But it too, is the awesome. I think it's going to stay at home though, seeing how I'll be a senior, and we have no TV in our apartment. Now we just need to get some good party games (although I think my parents will be fine with Wii Sports) and extra controllers. I kinda want to check online for the downloaded old games. That'd be kinda cool... although it would mean having to buy a handheld controller thingie.


2007 is almost over. Somehow, this is a bit sad.


*Unlike the Golden Compass, which was also pretty, but a painful disappointment in the movie industry.

Wii=4639 7741 6281 2770 (for myself: w[code]@wii.com)
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Let's see. Got CS438 MP done early, which was good. And as a result, was able to go out and build a snowman with James, Raine, Alex, and Daria. And Johnny, who dropped in later.

Then we went to watch Yohei and Richard perform as Qu0lity Gotcha. Spiffy. Recorded it in two parts, but had the second part's gain set too high. :P So audio is pretty much lost.

Then had dinner at Lai Lai Wok.

Then went and saw golden compass. It was pretty and shiny, which balanced out the... slicing and dicing of the plot. Or my memory's playing tricks on me. Wasn't too happy about what they did to it.

And now... studying - exam monday, 1:30 PM.

[/belated post]

(Edit: Anime series to buy: Dennou Coil.)
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0466061/

Another fantasy novel going from book to movie~ Hmmm.. I think I have yet to still read it though.
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Also, movie that caught my eye:
“Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium”
“Enchanted”

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And... today's postsecret that said "I wish I could carry her demons so she wouldn't have to" echoed... rather deeply... :\
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::nudges Lady:: I've got me some pretty posters for the new Sweeney Todd movie. Remind me to give you one.

For the rest of ya: http://www.sweeneytoddmovie.com/

Ratatouille

Jul. 8th, 2007 02:42 pm
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Saw the movie yesterday. It was good. I think I've heard too much hype about it though, both over the radio and in newspapers.

Still, it was definitely a good movie - Would recommend watching it in theaters, and buying the DVD when it comes out.

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[edit] On the topic of food and cooking, I'm going to try this recipe.

And while hunting for food in the house, I discovered that... ewwwwwwww, there's a large patch of moldy....... something-that-was-a-green-vegetable in the refrigerator. >.<
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Points:
1) I would like to watch it again, with subtitles this time.
2) Yes, there is something after the credits.
3) The level of squickyness went up. Oh, the joint combination of skullrape* + tentacle rape. Oh dear.
4) There were hilarious moments, definitely. Quite a number of them.
5) Crabs. Crabby women. Women with crabs?
6) Telescopes. And boats.
7) 10 years. Egawds. At least they didn't pick chastity belts and exchange keys or something.
8) Graphics were spiffy. Although how they got actors do swing around so much, I dunno. I wonder how it was filmed..? Oh, nevermind, I can figure that out. Hook the boats onto mechanical arms to tilt them as necessary, and leave the ground and background some single color to patch in the ocean later...
9) Jack loves his rum too much. Silly boy.
10) Marriage at sea. Props for impressive choreography.

*Don't know what it is? Don't look it up. You don't want to be scarred for life. Unless you're curious and willing to pay the price.

Randomly amusing line that I want to reuse somewhere:
"Nobody move! *pause* I dropped my brain."

Definitely a movie to purchase later.

11) oh, yeah, whole new meaning to "a pet rock".
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Shrek III: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0413267/

Puss in Boots: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0448694/

I'm looking forward to the latter. The former.. eh, well. The first was still the best so far. Although possibly because it was new and different. Pity that.

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