In no particular order:
- The new trailer for The Watchmen is way too slick and flashy. The project needs grit, not shine.
- I just won the DCC double LP of Raiders of the Lost Ark, and I didn't have to break the bank to do it! This is something I've long coveted, and the value of the LP dropped with the release of the new box set (although there is music on the DCC set not on the Concord discs).
- Now that I've completed my own edits of the Concord discs including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (which the expansion makes much more involving), I have to say that cutting "On the Tank" into its proper place within "Belly of the Steel Beast" turns a very gripping track into a standout action set-piece, perhaps on par with "Desert Chase" from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
- Today is my parents' anniversary. Hooray for Indian buffet!!!
- This looks like it is going to be an expensive week what with all of the releases. I already know I'll want both Intradas, let us see what Varèse has in store...
- Raz and I saw Body of Lies last night, which we had both been intending to see for some time but hadn't gotten around to it. It was a flawed but interesting film about the new face of the espionage game with some very good performances. The tone oscillates between a paranoid dystopian cynicism and a political naïvete purely at the convenience of the episodic storyline, which does undercut the 70's-style 'you are there' naturalism that director Ridley Scott is aiming for, although Leonard DiCaprio is very good at maintaining a consistency to his performance that glosses over that most of the time. The score by Marc Streitenfeld was pretty bland, but I found cinematographer Alexander Witt's use of light and shadow to be very engaging.
I find it unsurprising that this ill-timed release didn't do all that well.
- jailnurse and I have plans to see Quantum Of Solace tonight. Yes, I know... I've heard from everybody how lame it is. I still want to see it for myself.