Saturday, November 27, 2004

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

One wrong step — and it is a lousy movie.
But it worked. 3 stars. Johny Depp kicks ass.

The DaVinci Code-Breakers

There's a series of books dedicated to debunking the Da Vinci Code.
  • Breaking the Da Vinci Code
  • Cracking Da Vinci's Code - You've Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts
  • Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code
  • The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction?
  • Cracking The Da Vinci Code (DVD)
  • The Real History behind the Da Vinci Code
  • The Da Vinci Code Deception
  • The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code
  • Da Vinci Code Decoded
  • ...
I thought that the Da Vinci Code was mildly entertaining.

Thursday, November 25, 2004

November 25th

Turkey in the United States. Revolution in the Ukraine.

Thursday, November 18, 2004


When does a collection become more than a sum of its parts?

Sunday, November 07, 2004

Nochnoj Dozor (aka Night Watch)

In Nochnoj Dozor, Timur Bekmambetov juggles media with fantastic ease. Over the course of the movie, we see an animation sequence, ballet and a computer game — and all of them are essential.

The genre laws are not so much broken, as ignored. The distinction between the good guys and the bad guys, already ambiguous in the book, is further blurred in the screenplay.

I give it 4 stars. But I've read the book, and I get most of the cultural references.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

define SMART. part II

Incredibles, The

I had a strange deja vu while watching The Incredibles. I distinctly remembered the joy of running on water, as one of the superkids, Dash, discovered he can do the same. The trick is to run fast.

The movie is great. I completely forgot that it's animated. The story, the characters, the facial expressions, the James Bond references. 3.5 stars (a little taken off for a couple of sequences that look too much like a computer game.)

Thursday, November 04, 2004

red vs. blue

"Both Republican and red start with the letter R," he said. And so we have it — blue is the new donkey.