We interrupt this (hopefully soon ended) blogging drought to bring you this important community reminder:
GO SEE SERENITY!!! NOW!! Bring your friends, your parents, your neighbors, your pets and anyone you happen to meet on the street.
For those who will not simply take my word on this... here's a bit more.
It's a movie. It's a good movie. It's based on a TV series, "Firefly" that was mercilessly slaughtered and driven into the ground by a bunch of clueless, stuffed shirt morons with college degrees that work for Fox. If you got time, get a hold of the DVD's for Firefly and watch it some time, but do not let that stop you from seeing the movie now!
It's sci-fi. If that turns you off, get over it. It's better sci-fi. It's not pretentious. It's fun.
It's directed by Joss Whedon, but I couldn't care less. I've never seen an episode of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", and you don't need to know who he is or care to love the film.
Seriosuly, this is the best movie I've seen in years. It's a mix of sci-fi and western (yes, as in six shooters and hats) and it is refreshingly different from the over budgeted over wrought nonsense that's been out so much recently. The characters are fun yet have some heft to them, and the action is tight and actually suspenseful, as in, you don't know how it's all going to turn out.
For more info, feel free to check out the links in my article here, there's plenty. If you are still reading this and not going to get tickets right now, you are not paying attention! Get moving!
Kim and I saw Napolean Dynamite last night. This was one very strange, but often funny movie. It was relatively clean, and while it didn't really have a big plot or message, it had some ideas and hints at ideas that I still found interesting. A good movie if you are up for something different from the usual.