November 2003 Archives

Matrix Revolution

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Took in Matrix 3 at the IMAX theatre. For those of you who have not experienced a film in an IMAX setting, it is truly a site to behold. The image is much wider than traditional big screens. The acoustics are excellent. Makes your chest thump. Great feeling.
Anyway, I thought that I would provide another brief movie commentary. Lately, I have begun to start checking out movies again. I guess my DiVX collection is getting pretty old. If you enjoyed last Matrix, you will really appreciate the last of the trilogy. Besides the increased role of Nona Gaye, I would have to say that this film was better than the last. It appears that Lawrence Fishburne has really put on alot of weight. Ok. I did promise to give a brief commentary. Do not worry, I will not give away the story, as I hope that you get an opportunity to view the film.

As with the previous Matrix films, you must pay attention to the storyline, otherwise you will not be able to understand the subplots. The city of Zion was discussed in great detail, definitely got a clear idea of the importance of Zion and its affect on the human race. A side note - For those that love Reggae, as I do, the Zion symbolism is very curious to say the least, but that is a different discussion for another time.

The machines and the Oracle get much closer than you might expect. Cannot go into details.

Neo has really evolved into quite a saviour. Neither he nor Morpheus had many fight scenes as the previous Matrix, but suffice to say that most significant fight scene occured at the most appropriate juncture of the film. Well, I will not share any more. Go check out the film and share your thougths.

I'm still posting - Really I am.

Have not forgotten about you. I know that some of you use my blog as an excuse to surf the net. I still have yet to post the photos from my Hoover Dam excursion. I will eventually throw the pics up, trust me. Right now, I'm enjoying BIGUPRADIO they play great roots(warm n easy classics) and more contemporary Dancehall. However, you need to have DSL/Cable modem to get a decent stream. Additionally, streamripper allows you to rip the stream as it arrives to your machine. Pretty cool stuff. Now, I've got a pretty cool juke box for all of those basement parties.

Vegas Flight

Yes, I know it has been quite awhile since I've dropped a scribe, but I have been busy with stuff. I was forced to head west on a business trip last week. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the trip was the flight to Vegas. I had the pleasure of being sandwiched between two obese women. To make matters worse, I was unable to get any legroom because I arrived a bit late for my 6.30a flight. So, after I arrived at the airport I could not change my seat assignment to a more suitable exit row seat.

The only seat available was a middle seat, with zero legroom. A 4.5hr flight with zero legroom, not a very good feeling. The lady to left of me took nearly half of my chair. She rolled to the left to let me squeeze in between she and another oversized woman. I really wish I had a camera on my cellphone so that I could capture this moment as it happened. I said very little on this flight, I watched a couple VCDs on my laptop and read my Linux Journal.
I was very happy to get off that plane to stretch my legs. With the exception of the Hoover Dam excursion, the rest of the trip was pretty uneventful. I'll post some photos of the National Landmark in my next scribe.

Kill Bill

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With all of the hype and build up surrounding this film, after having viewed it on Friday, I must say it leaves much to be desired. Clearly, it was not a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon incarnate. For instance, Vivica Fox spent much of the past 2-3 months doing television interviews and magazine spreads wearing scantly clad outfits, trying to boost interest in this movie (and her acting career). Had I sneezed in the theater, and reached for a tissue to blow my nose, I would've missed her character. Not very flattering to say the least.
Uma Thurman's character really didn't convince me of her sword prowess. Let's just say that Tarantino should have spent more time developing character. Perhaps showing her in training or something. Don't get me wrong I love femme fatale flicks, in fact, I believe that there should be more of them. I'd love to meet a femme fatale in real life.
Problem with this film, was that too much time was spent on gory special affects and not much on developing any of the characters or the martial arts that the film was based upon.
On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest. I rated the film a 6. Download it from KaZaa.

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