November 21st, 2007

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Bro released from the pokey... just in time for Thanksgiving. I wonder if he'll be in attendance with the Momster and Wilt? Right now he's in in Delray Beach, with plans to be heading for Sebastian soon. I wish him the absolute best of luck. My expectations are low, but hopes are high. 

[EDIT: via momster- Hi There! Derek looks great! He's got a good tan,body in good shape and clear headed.I gave him your cell for after 5pm.He is going around to get a phone, food stamps, medicare and go to Delray to see if he can get the $$.He said if he gets the cash he will head north,if not he will look for work here.I asked him to call me tonight about the day. I invited him to join us for dinner tomorrow (we will pay) but he said he would feel uncomfortable with Ana Richard and Don. I understood. Let you know what happens..really was good to see him well,hope it continues.]

So... Thanksgiving tomorrow... 4 day weekend! Hoody hoo!

Last night, we went to the Annapolis Mall for a lovely date night of Dinner and a Movie... I was feeling a bit like a teenager, as we went to the food court... I got Panda Express while BHK picked up some Chik-fil-a. The place is really starting to spin up for holiday shopping... I fear the crowds will be thick as chilled molasses once Thanksgiving has come and gone.

Beowulf. Entertaining in 3-d... I'm not sure how well it'd hold up in a 2-d theater. That said, I liked it for the most part. I had a few difficulties with the Thicker Dane Accents, especially in regards to Grendel and his mother. I didn't realise that Neil Gaiman was part of the writing process... that would explain some of the more comedic moments of the film, I suspect. The 3-d bits really made it work, additionally, the amount of eye trauma (or threat of same) made me enjoy it more than I thought. The benefit of expecting a total stinker helped, too. I wasn't expecting so much motion capture and the broad range of "fine human detail" to "Shrek" characters so easily mixed.

Almost better than the movie were previews for movies I want to see... some more than others.

Cloverfield - I like giant monster movies, but I'm worried that this one is jumping the shark or pulling snakes on a plane sort of maneuver.. .too much and too little released at the same time... It's not getting my interest so much as it's irritating me. Still... giant monster movie. I'll see it.

I am Legend based on the novel - (Basically The Omega Man... the mutated seem more interesting in this version, though.) From Warner Bros. - "Robert Neville (Will Smith) is a brilliant scientist, but even he could not contain the terrible virus that was unstoppable, incurable, and man-made. Somehow immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and maybe the world. For three years, Neville has faithfully sent out daily radio messages, desperate to find any other survivors who might be out there. But he is not alone. Mutant victims of the plague -- The Infected -- lurk in the shadows... watching Neville's every move... waiting for him to make a fatal mistake. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. But he knows he is outnumbered... and quickly running out of time"

Journey 3-D - based on another classic - Journey to the Center of the Earth - I'm a sucker for 3-d Movies, and if it has Dinosaurs and Xenobiology in it... so much the better.

A 3-d version of Gaiman's Coraline - Pretty nifty, and probably very well-suited for the screen. I suspect BHK will enjoy it quite a lot.

National Treasure 2 - I'm looking forward to this one.. especially given my current environs. Plus, Ben Gates must have quite a resource pool after the first movie. I thought for sure that I'd never see a sequel, and I'm glad I'm wrong. I suspect strongly that it won't be a stinker.

Golden Compass - Based on a book series that I've never read. Still... three words: Armored Polar Bears. Seriously, why not just call it "Scotto, come see this movie. We'll buy the corn for you and everything."

Sweeney Todd - We'll see it, but I suspect it won't shine a light as bright as our expectations. Cannibalism, insanity and revenge with a straight-razor on Burton sets should be pretty fun, regardless. We'll see how the singing side of things will go. It's a shame we didn't get to see the stage production back in July, but who knows? Hopefully it'll boost the play's popularity in more venues locally. We were pretty thrilled to see it as a stage play almost right after we'd seen the stage production on DVD.1120071852.jpg
Cool Standee at the theater - the Razor was about 7 feet long!

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