Wow, I’ve been bad about updating. But that’s ok, this one will be hooj! Lots of reviews coming your way. First of all, lets starts off with Friday.
Friday was pretty good, I got up late, did a little cleaning around the house and met up with Lauren later in the evening for dinner and a movie. We decided to go to Jalapenos, this swank little Mexican place a little further south side. It was delicious and really hit the spot. After that we headed over to the video store to see if there was anything we wanted to get. Reluctantly we rented “Unbreakable”. Now, for me, there was some conflicting interests over this one. Nick loves it and really recommended it and Nagle really hates it and told me to stay away from it. So, I decided that I needed to form my own damn opinion and renting it anyway. Well, if those two are the far ends of the spectrum, I’m somewhere in the middle. Lets begin. First of all, I liked the “idea”, it’s new and it’s interesting. The acting was also pretty good. Personally, I’m in the camp that thinks Bruce Willis rules, he just does. On the opposite side of the coin, there were a few things that bothered me. The soundtrack, or complete lack there of, really aggravated me. Secondly, the damn “M.Night Shyamalan twist” at the end. It was the same damn ending as “The Sixth Sense” pacing and all. Even down to Bruce Willis’ expression, they simply changed the purpose and the dialog. Lastly, the cinematography sucked. A lot. I have no idea what they were thinking, but I could only liken it to “Three Kings”, a movie which also had a decent story but horrible cinematography. I have a big problem with shitty camera work, in case you couldn’t tell. So, while it was entertaining and effectively killed 2 hours, I won’t be buying the DVD. Sorry Nick.
Second, last night “Monsters Inc.” opened. Huzah! Now, I’ll say this first, because I can hear it coming, but I didn’t think that Toy Store (1 or 2) were “laugh out loud” funny. They had their moments and were “cute and funny” but not comedic if you know what I’m getting at. “Monsters Inc” however, was very funny. I laughed out loud through out the entire piece. It was that slightly elevated humor that parents will get when they take their kids to see it. I don’t think I even need to mention the caliber of the animation. It was Pixar, it was great. They do good work. Period. The characters were believable and funny, well animated and well voiced by the likes of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and many others. I really don’t have anything bad to say about this one. It was a kids movie though, so, if you’re not into letting go of your grown-up stereotypes for two hours you may not appreciate it for what it is. If you’re still a kid at heart or just have nothing better for two hours, go see it. You’ll like it.
So, lets see, what else is going on. Oh ya, Jason got his Jeep back. Yah! It doesn’t have any license plates, so he’ll probably get pulled over a lot, but it’ll be ok. I also got around to doing some well needed hard drive cleaning. Somehow I filled but both a 10G and a 30G. I don’t know how but I did. So, off to Best Buy I went to buy some more blank cds so I could do a little house cleaning. I think my computer is feeling better now. Now that a good 10G has been lifted off it’s back.
Lets see, what else. Oh, as for today, I’ve got some photo stuff to do. I’m setting up and shooting a still-life so I can have something easy to do an emulsion lift with on Monday. Lauren is working on researching her paper today and is going to baby-sit tonight, which leaves me here with nothing to do. I’ll find something to keep myself occupied. Maybe I can convince the roommates that they’d like to play Red Faction multiplayer, probably not though. Oh well. We’ll see. Later.