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#19 (Short Update)

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Hey everyone, just a quick update while I’ll have a few minutes. I am currently in the library supposed to be doing work but I keep distracting myself.

Here’s something I meant to put in my last post, it’s a movie that I am very excited for, and you should be too.

It’s going to be great, not much going on with me, haven’t had much time thanks to an enormous amount of school work and time spent at Mimi’s, but all is well. Firefox 3 is amazing by the way, so many new useful additions. This week starts the real stretch of movie summer with Wanted and hopefully WALL-E, so the next posting should be a good one.

The Signal – 6/ 10<– The reasoning behind this score is the fact that it did not have the strongest story ever, and at times certain things just did not work, but that is bound to happen with multiple directors working on the same film. I have to say that I loved this movie, I was extremely reluctant (God knows why) to see it, but in the end, I’m glad I finally sat down and forced myself to watch it. At times it was a bit overly humorous, but for me, it just added to the overall enjoyability of the film. There were a couple parts where I was crying I was laughing so hard, and it still is about a serious topic. They did an excellent job portraying what the “signal” actually did to people, and the actors were excellent for being virtual nobodies. I would recommend this movie to just about anyone.

(revisit) Crank (Blu-ray) – 7.5/10 <–When I originally saw this movie, I probably would have given it about a 4 or maybe a 4.5, but after nearly two (!) years, the movie has grown on me. This is due to the fact that I was extremely excited to see it when it first came out, and for some reason, it just wasn’t what I expected, which is a foolish thing for me to say now but it was okay at the time I believe. Not to say I didn’t enjoy it the first time, just that I was expecting something far deeper. Which brings us to now, I love this movie, it is such a joyride from start to finish. It’s hilarious at the right times and full of action, how can you go wrong. On the topic of Blu-ray, this was the first time that I noticed an amazing difference in picture quality, watching in 1080p was fantastic, everything seemed so crisp and real. And when watching such a visually, dare I say, stunning movie, insofar as there were some excellent cinematographic techniques throughout, it really was great to see it in such a good picture. Here’s a link to a description of the sequel. I love this movie, definitely give it a shot.
“You just wouldn’t die, would you?”
“I’m the terminator.”

Thank you so much for reading.

R.I.P. George Carlin, a true comedic legend.


Written by thomasbalkcom

June 23, 2008 at 12:53 pm

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