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Journal: King Arthur

Journal by Boomhauer

Ok, I must say that I am a HUGE fan of the Arthurian Legend. It's one of my favorite legends of all times (No, the bible is not legend, it's history is Bible stories don't count) and I truly hate it when people piss with it.

That having been said, Jerry Bruckheimer's retelling of the Arthurian tale as some believe it might have actually happened was a throughly entertaining story. The cinematics were wonderful, the actors, while not well-known, were very good and the costumes were outstanding.

I know this one has been out for a while and actually, I was dreading seeing it because the pinnacle of the Arthurian movies for me up to this point has been "Excalibur" w/Nigel Terry as Arthur.

All in all, I give this one high marks. Good way to kill an evening.

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Journal: HGTG

Journal by Boomhauer

Ok, this weekend I went and saw it. Having read 4 of the 5 books, listened to the radio program and seen DA nearly live one year at JavaOne; (I got up late that day and had to sit in overflow seating); I'll have to say that it was enjoyable. I thought they handled the 'infinite probability drive' very nicely.

All in all I would give it an A- if you are a fan of the books and a C if you are not. (Let's face it if you aren't a fan of the books, you won't go see it anyhow so who cares if you like it or not)

As with most things these days, I did come away feeling a little sad. Arthur walked away with the girl after having blown it with her the first time. Hollywood keeps promising us that you can get a second chance at love. That's rarely true; or in the spirit of the movie "It's highly improbable." :)

Other than that, great movie. If you haven't seen it, go see it just so we can artificially inflate the viewer ship and they will make the the other 4 books of the trilogy into movies.

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Journal: First Movie of the new year! 2

Journal by Boomhauer

Dear lord has it really be almost a month since I blogged here?

Ok, well, I went to see 'The Aviator' the other night. Don't get me wrong, Leo makes me as hot as the next hetro male out there, but this movie was loooong. I'm talking Perl Harbor long. OMG!

But overall it was interesting. I've always been interested in Howard Hughes and since this concentrated on just a short part of his life, I found it very interesting.

Overall, if you are into Hughes, it's worth the price of admission. If Hughes or Aviation history isn't your thing though...steer clear.

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Journal: Obligatory Festivus Greetings

Journal by Boomhauer

Tis the season to wish everyone happiness, joy, love and world peace. So in keeping with the tradition; here's to you and yours. May your dreams come true and may all your plans work out. I know that for the first time in a long time, it looks like mine are.

Merry/Happy RamaHanuKawansMas all.

Here's to a Kick-Ass new year!

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Journal: "Eternal Sunshine" fanclub meets here

Journal by Boomhauer

Yea, ok, so this is 2 blogs in a row on the same topic. Sue me.

I bought the movie last night (something I rarely do) and re-watched it. I missed SO much the first time. I love the subtleties like signs going blank as they are walking through the flee market or book covers going blank as they talk in the bookstore. This movie works on so many levels for me. It's just excellent. I'm probably going to shelve it for a couple of weeks and watch it again after the holidays. (But I may have to pull out "The Truman Show" because I haven't seen it in 6 months now.)

I think I like both of these movies because they make me think. It's not just the mindless tripe that is usually printed on film, it requires active thinking on the part of the viewer to keep up with what's going on. Not that I mind a little mindless tripe *cough*Dawn Of The Dead Re-Make*cough* but it's not my usual fare.

Anyhow, again, if you've not seen it, rent it and watch it...twice.

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Journal: Not all movies suck 6

Journal by Boomhauer

Ok so not all movies suck. Most do. (and yes, I'm talking about I (HEART) Huckbee's here which other than the company I was with when seeing it, is a black spot in my memory.)

Those that know me (and there are precious few of you who read this that actually know me) know that I don't go see a lot of movies. I prefer to watch them at home where I can control the viewing experience. So it's only recently that I saw 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind'. I was blown away. Honest to God that was the best movie I've seen...well, since 'The Truman Show'. (What is it about Jim Carry's serious movies that makes me love them so?) Anyhow, other than dealing with some issues that I REALLY didn't want to deal with at the moment, it was a wonderful movie. I highly recommend it to anyone who has not yet seen it.

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Journal: I Hate movies!

Journal by Boomhauer

God I hate movies! You know why I hate movies? (aside from the fact that the theater is usually filled with pricks who let their 2 year old child run up and down the isle pestering everybody just so THEY can watch the movie in peace!) The reason I hate movies is EVERYTHING WORKS OUT IN THE END! Life sucks compared to the movies. (With the exception of 'The War of the Roses' now THAT was a movie!)

Nothing works out in real life! Nothing! An movies tend to remind me that while some ass-hole can fulfill his dreams in under 120 minutes, I've been trying for 41 years and STILL CAN'T FUCKING GET IT RIGHT! (I've briefly touched on this subject in a blog I do on another site)

Not meaning to bitch here but is it so wrong of me to want things to work out?

Anyhow, I'm going to go back to watching my movie now.

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