July 4th, 2005

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What To Do on the 4th? Watch the World End.

I think I'm going to give up at this point on doing a Batman Begins review. The truth is, as much as I liked it, I just wasn't blown away by it like so many others were. And then I read some amazing posts on the film and I just couldn't come up with anything to compare.

I do, however, have a few things to say about War of the Worlds. Much like Mr & Mrs Smith I enjoyed it more than I expected to. And I could largely ignore the Tom Cruise factor. No spoiler (heck, it may encourage you to go), he lent nothing to the film and was pretty much upstaged by whoever happened to be in a scene with him. The effects were outstanding and, unlike most blockbusters, intregal to the plot. I liked That Spielberg opted to go with a more documentary style of filmaking giving you the feeling that you were there as the horror unfolded. Of the what I know of the original story, I believe the film retained many aspects of it, at least in regards to the alien invasion. The characters were newly created and not as developed as I would have liked. And, while not on the edge of my seat, there were moments of suspense. Collapse )
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Well, I Finally Did It

About a half hour ago I ordered a notebook computer. It's a SONY because I like sticking with a brand I trust and my current computer has only given me minor headaches over the years. (danceswithwords it's the model you gave me the heads up on :) I'm hoping to have it before the weekend, but at least I should have it in time for the Big Premieres.

Now, I'll have to go ahead and start deleting/figuring out how I can transfer stuff off my current computer. There is a way to transfer bookmarked websites, right? My mother is already refering to the computer I'm on now as the one she's getting. :/
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