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Making this quick during rebuilds/deploys again ;-)

My parents will be in this weekend, so I'm hoping to pawn off my son to them so the wife & I can go see the new Shyamalan show "The Village." We are giant M.Night fans (yes, we really enjoyed "Unbreakable" but "Signs" is probably our fav). On Stern, Shyamalan said he was reading "Wuthering Heights" and wanted to do a 'King-Kong' like film, so he decided on a period flick with a 'king-kong' storyline. Regardless, I'm sure its the best Wuthering-Heights-with-King-Kong movie that can be made.

Also, I know there have been JEs on "The 4400" (KshG had one I recall), but I didn't get to see it until late (thanks to my 5,903,348 hour TiVo). I'm all caught up and have to say that this show kicks severe ass. I think its ranking #1 and supplanting "Scrubs" as my favorite show. Its a good combo of X-Files and X-Men, IMHO. Anyone not like it?

Oh, and a link from my bro:
That's no moon!
Update: Wow, looks like that Engadged story is a bit aged. Cassini hasn't snapped Mimas, but a similar shot was taken by voyager in 1980.
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The Village, The 4400, and The DeathStar [Updated]

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  • The first moon proven to have a nipple.

    "Mimas", "mammaries", what's the difference?

    This completely juvenile and sophomoric joke not valid in a jurisdiction near you.

    We go Death Star. [shockwave.com]

    Cheers,

    Ethelred

    • my home linux machine's MOTD:
      It's not the east or the west side
      no it's not
      It's not the north or the south side
      no it's not
      It's the Dark Side
      you are correct
      Get in front of the empire, to all you Vada hatta's
      we'll blow yo planet up
      What is thy bidding my master?
      It's a disaster, Skywalker we're after
  • I don't like it because I've never seen it. :-)

    Television is SO last century FortKnox. :-P

    • Get with the times, d00d.

      Since this is the only thread regarding the 4400, let me just say that it kicks ass. I'd love for this to be more than the miniseries it is currently. There are questions that are being answered, but if they could keep up this pace for a season or four, well... it'd just be some of the best writing on the tube today. [I got tired of the X-Files after season 3, I think. The story started getting too weird and silly.]

      I'm looking forward to "Medical Detectives" this fall, mostly beca
  • ...is the man.

    He understands what experiences I'm looking for in a movie, and gives them to me. You can tell the guy loves movies.

    I'd agree Signs is his triumph thusfar. The birthday party video, the ankle in the fields - these are some of the best wonder-inducing shots ever filmed. And they would have been ruined by pretty much any other director in Hollywood. He understands that less is more sometimes - but is also a shameless crowd-pleaser when necessary. I've never found reason to fault his techn
    • The birthday party video...

      Even after watching it a few times, seeing it again sends chills all the way up my spine. I'm pretty boring at horror films, cause I predict whats happening and get no reaction. This scene is the only scene I can remember since I was really little that actually got a reaction out of me... and not any reaction, but a giant one. Dunno what it is, but he really makes watching a movie an experience.

      What's "Life of Pi"??
      • It's a book that M is doing a movie of (is that a first for him, basing a movie on a book?). I'm avoiding learning too much about the story, but my wife REALLY enjoyed it. There's plot summaries on Amazon, but I regret knowing the few things I do - I'd rather be introduced to it on screen.
  • to tomorrow night's preview showing of village in Tempe. I can't make it - so if anybody wants 'em let me know.

  • I'm liking the 4400 so far, it is like the X-Files. THe X-Files with less dicking around with all that alien crap. Yes the people might have been taken by aliens, but that isn't the real question. Is it why did they disappear?

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