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Movie Night, etc. - Nothing to See Here

Jul. 4th, 2006

01:58 am - Movie Night, etc.

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So, I went to see 2 movies, back-to-back, tonight.

The DaVinci Code - Not having read the book, I really rather enjoyed the movie! I'm sure it's historically ludicrous, mythically nutso, and totally unfaithful to the book, or whatever, but I really liked it. While many of the puzzles and twists were not too surprising or were down-right obvious, it ehlp my interest and entertained me, and that was really all I was looking for. I imagine my reaction might have been quite different had I read the book, and I'm fine with that. I will probably read the book at some point, since it's been sitting on the shelf waiting to be read for a couple of years now, and hopefully that will be entertaining too. We shall see.

Mission: Impossible III - Ignoring all the various mediocre-to-terrible reviews of M:I-III, I knew I wanted to see it because, well, what-the-frak-EVER about Tom Cruise ... J.J., man! Frickin' J.J.! How could I not see it? Well, ok, that is a little bit of a silly question since I damn near let it escape theatres before I found time to see it, but ... ur... it's the thought that counts. People dissed it as being like a 2hr episode of Alias. I say it pretty much rocked because it was like a 2hr episode of Alias! The music and the on-screen locational cues were a bit ... TV, but it was really quite entertaining, and, well, J.J.! Oh, right, Philip Seymore Hoffman was bloody good as the awfully evil guy too.

Oh, hey, BTW... topic switch... someone took some great photos (not sure how they managed that given the 'no cameras' directive, but perhaps they had some dispensation, or perhaps they were just a major chancer) at the Serenity Premiere After-Party which urox and I (and quite a few friends of ours) had the honour of attending. Yes, I know this is many months later, but "ooh! pretty pictures!".

P.S. Happy 4th of July.

Current Location: home
Current Mood: happymovied
Current Music: Mission Impossible theme

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From:_oy_
Date:July 4th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
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I really enjoyed the Da Vinci Code as well (book and movie). I got to see the movie in France when it came out. Unfortunately, I didn't realize (but should have suspected) that there was French in the movie (which wasn't translated in the Paris theater). So while I was able to follow, having read the book, Brian was left to extrapolate. Though, he said he enjoyed the movie as well. :~)

Thanks for the links to the shiny photos! Brings back memories of last year (and such a year it was!).
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From:mavjop
Date:July 4th, 2006 07:07 pm (UTC)
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Re: the French in DaVinci Code: Hehe, oops. :-)

Re: the pictures: Yeah, they are really good pictures. I believe the URL was sent to one of the lists ... probably SoCalBrowncoats ... a while back, and I just got around to relaying it. It does indeed bring back great memories ... walking down the red carpet to the Big Damn Premiere ... chatting with Summer, Sean, Yan and Raf ... hanging out with cool Browncoat friends! (...and some not quite so great memories of some people, not any I know, that I recall, being obnoxious at the after party).
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From:_oy_
Date:July 4th, 2006 07:27 pm (UTC)
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oh right, forgot about that bit of unpleasantness. :~P

Otherwise, all good though. :~)
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From:mavjop
Date:July 4th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
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Yeah!
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From:urox
Date:July 4th, 2006 11:48 pm (UTC)
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I think the pictures must have been from someone that was invited to the inside dinner.. look how uncrowded it is and that Joss isn't being mobbed. Also Adam Baldwin was still there. And my guess is that it is a woman because of all the men's pictures being taken.
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From:mavjop
Date:July 5th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
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Good points indeed! You are likely right.
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