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2011  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: January 05, 2009, 02:52:59 PM
I loved Shoot Em Up, in large part for just the reason you said: it's exactly what you expect it to be.  Plus, he kills guys with carrots.  Awesome.
2012  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: January 01, 2009, 12:00:34 PM
...I can always stick forks into my eye and read the Wheel of Time again.

I've been thinking very hard about doing that too.  Er... reading the Wheel of Time books again, not the fork thing. :D  I know I'm going to need to before I read the final book, and it will supposedly be released late in 2009, so I'd probably better get started.

I recently read the last book in the City of Ember series, and it was really good.  In case you haven't read that series, I must say it's a quick, easy read (it's technically for teens), and books 1, 2, and 4 are great.  Book 3 is a crappy prequel that has nothing to do with the rest of the series, so feel free to skip it.
2013  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 26, 2008, 01:49:01 PM
Saw part of It's a Wonderful Life on TV and part of National Treasure 2 on Blu-Ray.  Otherwise, been watching TV shows on DVD: Simpsons, Fraggle Rock, and Dead Like Me.
2014  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 18, 2008, 11:57:56 AM
You know, I've heard a lot of people say that about Hancock.  I totally didn't feel that way.  I understand why other people did, but I felt like the "twist" wasn't any crazier than having Jason Bateman's character being a totally forthright, honest, and nice PR guy.  No offense to anyone who is in PR (and I know there's at least one person here who is), but in my experience, that is not a job for nice, honest guys.

Then again, I have admittedly crappy taste in movies. :D
2015  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: December 04, 2008, 08:04:14 AM
My problem with it was the crazy editing any time things got a little tense.  The fight in the hotel room was two very similar-looking white blond guys in black clothes with pointy things.  "Who just got cut?"  "I have no freaking clue.  They keep cutting to a different shot every 1/4 of a second."
2016  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: November 29, 2008, 12:38:05 AM
Saw Bolt in 2D with my friend who was in it today.  I had already seen it in 3D, and I really liked the 3D, but after seeing it both ways, I'd say that it didn't make a huge difference in my enjoyment of the movie.  Loved it both times.

Also saw Dark City tonight for the first time - bought the Director's Cut cheap yesterday, and after seeing online what ws different between the two versions, I'm glad that I saw this version.

Watched Kung Fu Panda yesterday - not the first time I'd seen it, but it was the first time for me on DVD.

And a couple of days ago, I watched Fire Down Below (a Seagal flick).  Wasn't amazing, wasn't the worst thing I've ever watched.

Wow - I don't know the last time I saw this many movies in one week...
2017  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: November 21, 2008, 11:10:16 PM
I'm still reading Inkspell.

I have Inkheart (and I think I also have Inkspell), but haven't even picked it up off the stack.  I saw a trailer today for the movie and thought "I bet that's a good book."  I'm going to have to move it up to the top of the stack. :)
2018  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: November 04, 2008, 08:52:11 PM
I'm listening to a free audio book that I got from librivox.org right now - it's an old sci-fi book called The Time Traders, by Andre Norton.  I think I've pimped librivox here before, so I won't again.
2019  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Diablo 3? on: October 27, 2008, 09:16:24 PM
That shirt is a giant bag full of awesomeness.
2020  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: October 27, 2008, 08:49:41 PM
Yeah, he does.  He writes two over the course of the book that he didn't write in real life, and he makes a promise to another character to write one of the Henry plays.
2021  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: October 24, 2008, 04:42:02 PM
I'm reading a fictional book about Shakespeare right now - Ruled Britannia, another alternate history book by Harry Turtledove.  In this one, England is under Spanish control during Shakespeare's time.  He's the main character.  Wish I knew enough about their real history to know what really happened, so I would know the "trigger" for the differences in this history.
2022  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: October 10, 2008, 01:11:21 PM
I'm reading Lord Valentine's Castle.  It's pretty good stuff.  I tried to read Imajica by Clive Barker a while back and had to give up probably 25% of the way through because I just hated it so much.  Now, I'm reading Lord Valentine's Castle, and it makes me feel like Imajica was just a really twisted knockoff of it.
2023  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 29, 2008, 11:18:16 PM
Yeah - I was actually pretty OK with Roland's ending situation, but everyone else...

Reading Guns of the South and am liking it quite a bit, despite not being into Civil War stuff at all.  It's an "alternate history" book where some guys come back and give the South AK47s, allowing them to win the Civil War.  It's not a total slam dunk, and the war's over well before halfway into the book, which I like.  Seems well-written and well-researched.
2024  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 27, 2008, 11:20:26 AM
How was it? I have it, but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Lisey's Story?  It was pretty decent, but I felt like it went on too long.  There was too much time and build up before she finally figured out the big mystery thing, and too much wind down after the big climax.
2025  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 25, 2008, 08:52:13 AM
Finallly finished Lisey's Story (one of Stephen King's more recent books).  Feels like I've been lugging that enormous thing around for a month.  Next up is one of those Harry Turtledove alternate history books.  I like that genre, at least conceptually, but haven't read anything of his yet.
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