Friday, December 14, 2007


  • What I'm Watching/Listening To/Reading:
    • Another fairly predictable "Survivor". Todd is one challenge away. Still one of my favorite seasons.
    • "Pushing Daisies" is really catching its stride. Very good show.
    • I'm reading "The Golden Compass" on a number of recommendations. So far, it seems to be a cross between "Harry Potter" and "The Lord Of The Rings", which is not bad. I've heard it gets quite controversial by book three of the series.
  • Random Thoughts/Links:
  • Your List Sucks!:
    • Top 5 "Trilogy Part Threes"
      • 5. Pirates of The Caribbean: At World's End: Sure, the ending was fairly depressing. This series really came out of nowhere to be very entertaining. The finale had huge special effects and a mind-blowing final battle.
      • 4. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Let's leave the upcoming part four to the side for now. Connery added a great foil for Indy and the movie provided some of the great lines in cinema history. "We named the dog Indiana!"
      • 3. Back to the Future Part III: What a great capstone to a great series. Funny and suspenseful with a memorable last scene.
      • 2. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King: This won Best Picture as an homage to the body of work, but it was great in and of itself. The ending was a bit long (though not nearly as long as the book), but much of the film-making was stunning, from the great battle scenes to the showdown at the Cracks of Doom.
      • 1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith: I don't care if you say I'm cheating a little. For basically my whole life, I had been wondering what the first face-off between Obi-Wan and Anakin was like. "I must stop you, Anakin." "You'll try." The politics, the battles, the set-up for Episode IV, the brilliant parallel shots with Episode VI. It was the movie that truly saved the prequel trilogy.

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