Wednesday, March 28, 2001

So, I was putting on my underarm deodorant this morning, and it occurred to me that the new scent called, "Ambition," really leads me to believe that I could be selling myself short. I mean I now have "ambition" under my arms, "confidence" in my underwear (thanks to panty liners), "vibrance", "vitality" & "bounce" in my hair (thanks to shampoo) and "sparkle" & "healthy" in my mouth (thanks to my toothpaste).(Not to mention "energy" from my morning's energy drink!) If all this isn't a reason to become a politician, nothing is. Well, hmmm...maybe I should find a product that will grant me "deceit" also? Yeah, that would make it complete. ;-)

Sunday, March 25, 2001

Just got done watching the Oscars...it was nice that the awards were spread out. There was no clear overall "winner" as there often is. Yay!
Ivan of Utah...I've lost your email. I've got a thank you to send... Help!

Wednesday, March 21, 2001

Ok, time for some catch up on some Two Second movie reviews. I'm not even sure that they're all still in the theaters. Maybe it's just better that way. ;-)
  • Hannibal -- I'm sure most would agree...this was no Silence of the Lambs. I loooved Silence of the Lambs. This one, well, not so much. It wasn't terrible by any stretch of the imagination. I think the unsettling part of the movie aside from the brain scene was Hannibal being a sympathetic character. It was unsettling, but also one of the reasons that made me enjoy the movie...that uncomfortable feeling of being manipulated into appreciating a gruesome person. Not many films are able to do that successfully. This one did a purty good job of it. B
  • Monkeybone -- I'm just not a huge Brendan Fraiser fan. I think he does a fair job in his roles, but rarely do I believe his portrayals as anything beyond superficial facial manipulations. Anyway, this flick wasn't a complete bomb...just a partial one. The film seemed disjointed as if there was a major directorial switch or the film company ran out of money half way through. The special effects ranged from fantastic to lame-o high school film work. For the FAs in the audience, there's a monkeybone cartoon at the beginning where a little boy gets turned on in a class by watching his teacher's flabby upper arms. In class erections are never a good thing from what I hear. :-) C+
  • 15 Minutes -- One of the local movie reviewers in town gave this film 0 stars. Of course when a review comes out like that before I see a flick, I figure I'm in for a boring night. I didn't find that to be the case with this movie. I actually thought it was a pretty finely executed movie. The characterizations were believeable. The stress of corruption by money and fame was feeling pretty strong...and to me that was an important element that made my two hours well worth the price of admission. I give it a solid B
  • The Mexican -- A solid enjoyable film. Performances were all well done. B+

Tuesday, March 20, 2001

Mir News -- Yes, EVERYONE will get a free Taco @ Taco Bell if the Mir hits this spot. Cross your fingers. heheheh. Chances are slim to none, so maybe you'll have to make your own run for the Border.

Tuesday, March 13, 2001

Oh! I forgot...Monkeybone too. Hopefully I can get to all the review s later today.

Monday, March 12, 2001

Sorry 'bout the lack of communication here of late. I've received several emails asking where I'm hiding. I'm here, just not very *bloggy*. I actually tried to blog a couple of days ago, but the blogger.com system was down.

I've got several movie reviews to do -- Hannibal, 15 Minutes, and The Mexican. There may be one other too. Stay tuned!