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February 17th, 2008


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08:10 pm - SF/33 Mini-Update
First film: Cloverfield. Filmed in Hurl-O-Vision. I don't usually watch films through my fingers, but the hand-held shakycam gimmick got real old just about the time the first monster attack hits, and it got sickening by the third time we were running for our lives. Still a compelling kinda thing, but I had to keep checking for Awesome Things to be going on in between averting my gaze lest I hurl my breakfast sandwich.

Second film: King Dinosaur. Hilarous bad Bert I. Gordon flick you may remember from MST3K; this one brought us the gift of Joey the Lemur, friend to mankind! The climax of this film involved the producer taking a komodo dragon and a monitor lizard and throwing them into a Fight Club for some gecko-roman wrestling. Fun to snark at.

Third film: The Last Mimzy. Kids' flick? Sorta... it's a sci-fi fairy tale and involves kids, but it was actually rather compelling and featured Rainn Wilson as a kinder, gentler Dwight Schrute. Plus the special effects were rather nice.

Plus a bunch of shorts, ranging from the amusing to the incomprehensible. We're s'posed to vote on em. I saw 2 installments; missed the third.

Currently there's a documentary on the Apollo missions showing, but I had to stop at home and pick up some extra stuff, so you get this report. Okay? Okay. Bye!

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From:modpixie
Date:February 18th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
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they were able to show cloverfeld? huh.
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From:greenlily
Date:February 18th, 2008 01:28 am (UTC)
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After getting seasick at Master and Commander, I finally learned my lesson and now take Dramamine before seeing just about anything billing itself as an action movie.
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From:sdn
Date:February 18th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
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funnily enough, i just saw that documentary at home today. the extra interviews are awesome.
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From:saint_buddha
Date:February 18th, 2008 04:22 am (UTC)
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I saw The Last Mimzy a couple nights ago. Ummm... being an inhabitant of Whidbey Island, I wasn't as charmed as you were. Plus, I thought the parents were Dumb and Homeland Security shtick a little off. But I really liked Rainn Wilson and Katherine Hahn.
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From:seph
Date:February 18th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
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I don't understand the thing with Cloverfield -- I very easily get motion sickness, but the movie did nothing to me. Or my lunch.
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From:theswordmaiden
Date:February 19th, 2008 01:49 am (UTC)
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Same with me. Maybe because I heard a lot of complaints before I watched it, and was prepared for the worst. Were you?
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From:seph
Date:February 19th, 2008 02:07 am (UTC)
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Nope. I'd known fairly little about it as I was pretty much dragged in to see it.
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From:susskins
Date:February 19th, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
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No motion sickness for me either. Not a drop.

How close to the screen were you, Spatch? I've heard that the front-row joes are the ones most affected.
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From:viedma
Date:February 21st, 2008 04:20 am (UTC)

"We have brought civilization to Planet Nova."

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Vali decided that Joey the lemur was a deep undercover agent and will end the four scientists when the time is right. I like this theory of hers.

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