Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Various Updates



And a new feature here: Unfortunate Headlines:
Researchers Grow New Bladders Outside the Body
[edit: They have since updated the headline to "Implanted Tissue Repairs Damaged Bladders," but yesterday's headline was so much more vivid!]


Finally, this post was published at exactly three seconds after the minute. Why is that significant??

Films Recently Watched:

Mona Lisa Smile (2003) dir. by Mike Newell
a.k.a. Dead Poet's Society for girls. No thanks!

Seven Years in Tibet (1997) dir. by Jean-Jacques Annaud
I thought that this was going to be related to another "recently watched" for me, Lost Horizon and the search for the paradise city of Shangri-La. It really wasn't that at all, but it turned out to be OK.

Elizabethtown (2005) dir. by Cameron Crowe
Didn't care for this. I expect more from Cameron Crowe. If you're interested in this, watch Garden State instead.

Phone Booth (2002) dir. by Joel Schumacher
It is what it is. A pretty fun thriller, with a clever concept. For those that missed it, a guy hears a pay phone ringing and picks it up, caller says that he will kill the guy if he hangs up the phone. The guy ends up having to deal with other people who want to use said pay phone and eventually police, his wife, etc. Kiefer was a little over the top at times. I guess that's what you get when your actor "calls in" their performance.

And two from my Dad's top 25:
Beau Geste (1939) dir. by William A. Wellman
A Man Called Peter (1955) dir. by Henry Koster

Both nicely done.

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