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Roving Mars, etc.

Not much new here. I haven't posted in a while because not much has happened except smallish bullshit at work that I'm trying not to dwell on, and well that's about it really. I haven't accomplished much of anything lately. This would upset me, but why bother?
The lack of new stimulii is probably what prompted me to brave rush hour traffic and drive into the city at 5:30 (I know! Insanity!) to see the 7pm preview showing of "Roving Mars" (starring spiritrover and opportunitygrrl  ) that beamjockey posted about late last night and today. Even though I brought a change of clothes to work, and called and reserved a ticket I wasn't totally sure I was going to go until I actually pulled onto the Eisenhower tonight. That's mainly why I didn't send a bunch of emails trying to get people to join me. (Also, since I went by myself I got to sit all the way up front. Ok, three rows back, but that was the first row where the railing didn't block the screen, the pefect spot.) The movie was more entertaining than I thought it would be but didn't have as many Martian panoramas as I was hoping for. I liked it even though it wasn't exactly what I was expecting. The Philip Glass music didn't help though, they should have chosen something a little punchier. Like the music that used to be in this video ("Turtle Rock", by Bela Fleck and the Flecktones). (Now there's no music at all in that CGI animation, and it's definitely missing something.)
The 'making of' part of the movie was interesting as well, showing some of the team that built the two rovers and some of the testing they did. Like I said, not enough Martian panoramas and too much Phillip Glass, but otherwise entertaining and worthwhile. The gang is going to hit the IMAX as a group to see "Roving Mars" (possibly next Sunday when the crowds should be _much_ lighter, instead of this Sunday when it will be very crowded there) and I'll definitely go again.
Oh, I also saw "Underworld: Evolution" last weekend and only rolled my eyes four or five times. I did spend most of the time Derek Jacobi was on screen wondering what the hell he was doing in this movie, other than trying pick up Scott Speedman, who's cute and all, but dude, there _has_ to be an easier way. I helped find food after the movie using google's new mobile local search. It's a little weird and may only 'find' paid advertisers but it does put a map on my mobile, which can't be all bad.


(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
( ) Boondock Saints
( ) The Mexican
( ) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
( ) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
(x) Airplane
Section 1: 6/10

(x) The Princess Bride
(x) Young Frankenstien
(x) AnchorMan: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Saw
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
(  ) Jason X
Section 2: 5/10

(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
(  ) Scary Movie 2
(  ) Scary Movie 3
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
(x) Harry Potter
Section 3: 7/10

(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil I
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
(x) The Village
( ) Donnie Darko
(x) Lilo & Stitch
Section 4: 6/10

(x) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
( ) 13 Ghosts
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
(x) Thirteen Going on 30
(x) I, Robot
Section 5: 5/10

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(x) A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
Section 6: 5/10

( ) A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
( ) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumb & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Halloween
( ) The Ring
Section 7: 1/10

( ) The Ring 2
(x) Harold & Kumar - White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
(x) Ghost Ship
(  ) From Hell
(x) Hellboy
(x) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards
Section 8: 7/10

( ) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child's Play
( ) Bride of Chucky
( ) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(  ) Coach Carter
(x) Bad Boys
Section 9: 2/10

( ) Bad Boys 2
( ) Joy Ride
(x) Seven
(X) Ocean's Eleven
( ) Ocean's Twelve
( ) Identity
( ) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
Section 10: 3/10

(X) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(X) ET
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Boss' Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
( ) Frailty
Section 11: 3/10

( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
(x) Calendar Girls
(x) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
( ) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
Section 12: 5/10

(x) XMen
(x) X-2
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Others
( ) Freaky Friday (the OLD one)
( ) Reign of Fire
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) The Hot Chick
Section 13:5/10

( ) Swimfan
(  ) Miracle
(x) Old School
(  ) The Notebook
(  ) K-Pax
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
(  ) A Walk to Remember
(  ) Boogeyman
Section 14: 6/10

(x) Hitch
(x) The Fifth Element
(x) Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Episode II Attack of The Clones
(x) Star Wars Episode III Revenge of The Sith
(x) Star Wars Episode VII A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Episode VIII The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Episode VIIII Return of The Jedi
(  ) Troop Beverly Hills
(  ) Swimming with Sharks
Section 15: 7/10

(  ) Air Force One
(  ) For Richer or Poorer
(  ) Trainspotting
(  ) People Under the Stairs
(x) Blue Velvet
( x) Sound of Music
(x) Parent Trap 1
(x) Parent Trap 2
(  ) The Burbs
(  ) The Terminator
Section 16: 8/10

(  ) Empire Records
(  ) SLC Punk
(x) Meet Joe Black
(x) Nightmare Before Christmas
(x) The Silence of the Lambs
(x) Sleepy Hollow
(  ) I Heart Huckabees
(  ) 24 Hour Party People
(  ) Blood In Blood Out
Section 17: 5/9



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