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Category: movies

12/02/07 10:52 - 39ºF - ID#42372 pmobl

Tin Man

For some reason I allowed myself to get caught up in the buzz about the Sci Fi Channel's "Tin Man" mini-series that began tonight.

So not worth the time. It's a "reinterpretation" of the Wizard of Oz. Reinterpreted as another lousy Sci Fi Channel made for TV movie.

It's pretty lame, B list stars or not. Every science fiction cliche that's been done has found its way into this flick. They even threw in the Harry Potter Death Eater kiss of death thing.

Whatever, I'm not falling for this again; I've no desire to catch parts 2 and 3...
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Category: movies

11/30/07 02:01 - 40ºF - ID#42344 pmobl

Not the same

So we all left work early to go see Beowulf at the Transit Imax in 3D. And it was quite a site to behold until the Imax's power failed halfway through. They said it was due to the high winds and that they weren't able to get it back online.

They offered us re-admission tickets to come back and see it at a later date. But I mean come on, we left work to go see this and it's not like I have a plethora of time available to me where I'll be able to swing by in the next 2 weeks to catch this. Plus, it's a cool story and I don't really want to wait to see it resolved.

So instead I asked if I could go see the rest of the movie in a normal theatre (they have another in 3D but just not Imax).

I'm in the theatre now (have to watch it from the beginning) and yeah it's a totally different experience; I guess that's why they invented Imax to begin with.
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Category: movies

11/28/07 10:03 - 35ºF - ID#42325

Enchanted

As I've stated in the past, I've become quite the connoisseur of children's movies over the past 4 years or so. A large portion of my life is either Disney Princesses or Shrek. That's just how we roll in the Reid household I guess.

Anyway, last Friday we took the girls to go see Enchanted and if everyone will allow me to gush for a moment, I would just like to say it was soooo good. Disney took the entire fantasy formula they've put together over the past 70 years or so and did a great job of poking fun at it while still implementing it at the same time. When we walked out of the theater I turned to Chrissy and said something to the effect of "I could easily sit down and watch that movie start to finish again right now."

The music was great (composed by Alan Menken, the guy who has done most if not all of the scores for their films over the past 10 or 20 years, at least). I even bought the soundtrack on iTunes yesterday so the kids can sing along with what are some of the most addictive "stuck in your head" songs I've experienced in a while.

Amy Adams, the "Hot Girl" from the Office in season 1 (the one selling the purses) was the literal embodiment of a Disney princess. She just oozed the sugary optimism and goody-goodiness that those types of characters usually do. I've already read some reviews saying she should get an Oscar. Take that and do with it what you will...

I accidentally outed myself at work today as a lover of musicals and showtunes so I guess I just might as well accept the reality and wear it on my sleeve. ::sigh:: Though even now I'm feeling ashamed for admitting it right here on the interweb.

I can't do it all the time though... In fact I'm off to blast some Norma Jean or Underoath or something just to make sure I get a little balance. Listening to Les Mis and Rent at work today and then following it up with a Disney chaser with the kids tonight isn't necessarily a healthy indulgence in terms of sanity.
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Category: tv

11/23/07 12:25 - 27ºF - ID#42260

Wrong again

It was the actual game in its entirety. Thanks to Time Warner (high speed cable portion of it that is) I got to watch it after all.

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. My mom screwed us all over and got an organic turkey. I mean come on, I look forward to the tryptophan every year! Ugh, thanks Mom. Thanks for nothing.
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Category: tv

11/22/07 09:35 - 28ºF - ID#42248

Never mind

It's a "companion broadcast" that goes in and out from the game with Jamie Dukes and Rod Woodson yacking on and on.

Still, it's better than nothing.
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Category: tv

11/22/07 09:32 - 28ºF - ID#42247

Holy crap

Holy crap!

You can watch games on the NFL Network at nfl.com! Sweet deal for those of us tied to Time Warner Cable.

Nice!
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Category: sports

11/12/07 09:37 - 46ºF - ID#42090

I'm seriously thinking of buying this

It's a custom jersey I "designed" at NFLShop.com.


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We're over .500 for what seems like the first time in ages. Enjoy it kids, it's only going to last a week.
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Category: weather

11/06/07 09:27 - 38ºF - ID#42000 pmobl

How about a punch in the face?

I'm in a meeting right now and the person two down from me just started clapping when we all noticed the snow outside.

Clapping.

Note this post's title.
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Category: movies

11/03/07 05:43 - 53ºF - ID#41963 pmobl

Bee Movie

One "feature" of having a preschooler is the amount of kid-oriented tv and movies you take in.

In the past few years I've seen every Pixar, Dreamworks, and Disney flick that's been put out (yes, I know Disney owns Pixar but there *is* a difference between the two -- Meet the Robinsons isn't even in the same conversation as Ratatouille). And not only have I seen these movies, I've lived them. No exaggeration: I've seen Shrek and Shrek 2 about 50 times each, I'll bet.

So, not to break convention, I took my 4 year-old to the Regal on Elmwood to see Jerry Seinfeld's new "Bee Movie" today. It was decent - one of those movies where there's a plot only because the producers felt that after spending all this cash on animation and voice acting (this was one of those with TONS of familiar voices) that well, hey we probably should throw the audience a bone and string all these scenes together.

Overall it was pretty average but if you're a fan of Jerry Seinfeld and his numerous vocal inflections then it's probably worth the Bit Torrent download. ;) Otherwise, watch the trailer since it contained about 90% of the most memorable scenes anyway.
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Category: music

11/02/07 09:24 - 33ºF - ID#41935

Emery are only a man

It took a few listens to grow on me but Emery's new CD "I'm Only a Man" is really starting to rock my socks. Really.

If you're into the whole "screamo/post-hardcore" scene you should check it out: EmeryMusic.com.
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