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Da Vinci Code was well kinda boring. Seems that in there attempt to not piss anyone off they turned it into a pretty mediocre made for TV movie. What a shame. The book was a good read and had some intresting things to say between the pseudo history.
Someone owes me $7 and 2 hours of my life. Went to see the Spielberg rendition of War of the Worlds last evening. There are some stunning visuals, unfortunately one of those great death ray effects don't cross the path of the main characters. Never, not once, in the entire movie did I care what would happen to them, other than there death which was not about to happen.
In the words of Comic Book Guy, "Worst Movie Ever!"
Oh the irony. John Stewart Bitchslaps Crossfire and ther retort, saying he softballed John Kerry. So now even the journalists are treating The Daily Show as a serious source of news. Do yourself a favor and get the show by BitTorrent or read the transcript.
On a related note I picked up America (The Book) which is turning into a real work of art. Totally styled like a school text book but probably more informative. And there is a forward from Thomas Jefferson,
P.S. Oh, and is it true Halle Berry is once again single? If so, I'd be forever in your debt if you would put in a good word for T.J. Oh how I loves the mochachina.
Oh, the humor and education in just a P.S.
It sucked, dammit. I was really hoping that Reloaded would all of sudden stop sucking after Revolution but nah. Oh well maybe the dream trilogy was something that just shouldn't have happened. Flame on in the comments.
An abriged script for Revolutions. Sums up lots of the stupidity that was Revolutions. And is a much more intresting version :)
I have been a SimCity fan since the playing the first verison on a 286. Absolutely loved the game. Even went so far as to play hookie from life for week playing SimCity2k. Ever since the release of SimCity4 I have been waiting. Waiting for a demo just in case but finally I broke down and made the purchase. I have to give Maxix/EA a thumbs up on the out of the box. The tutorial was great, quick to the point and picked with a real game play at the end. The visuals were stunning. All in all it should have made for a great game. See the should? For some reason it was just absolutely no fun to play. Maybe the series has been played to death. Maybe they just didn't really add anything imediately new and captivating. Regardless 0 fun factor.
So while on almost every level I would give it a thumbs up it gets a "sucked" and deleted from the harddrive.
"The Matrix Reloaded," which plays like a collaboration involving a geek, a comic book and the smartest kid in Philosophy 101.Ebert's TThe Matrix Reloaded Review
He gives it 3.5 stars, and there are some spoiler potential so be warned.
Finished my first NetFlix, Revolution OS. All in all a good job covering some of the history and personalities around the whole Free Software, GNU, Open Source, etc. There was really only one new piece of information for myself, damm the personalites sure are dorks of the highest degree. I kinda expected it but they sure have done wonders with improving my preception of my own social skills.
Good to rent for the geeks or as an explaination for it all.
BTW, the female watching Phone Booth withme didn't find it a successful movie, so your millage may vary.
The book, Almost Perfect, was originally published by Prima Publishing in 1994. It is the story of the rise and fall of WordPerfect Corporation from my point of view.It is already providing facinating reading. Hearing about the recession of the early 80's and comparing it to the current one is rather theraputic.
Although I did not know it at the time, that $5 an hour part-time job would turn into a great opportunity. Somehow I had arrived at exactly the right place at exactly the right time. ... Like some rare astrological phenomenon when all the planets are perfectly aligned, all the necessary events came together at just the right time, and a new and soon to be successful company was born.It amazes me how much computers have changed in 20 years and how little the whole buisness aspect of computers and software has changed in 20 years.