Media Dump

Note: there really needs to be another person in this house to eat the rest of this Thai food. Any volunteers?

Napoleon Dynamite:

I’d heard how wonderfully funny this movie was, so I was surprised that it wasn’t so much laugh-out-loud funny as it was quietly amusing. As my buddy Stephanie said, “It’s just like highschool… you feel like a dork the whole time, you want the wrong girl who doesn’t like you and end up with the more sensible girl…”

Though I would have preferred the sensible girl to keep her dorky off-kilter ponytail even there at the end. My favorite scenes: when the cow gets shot (I’m from a rural town, after all), when Napoleon does his dance, and “Pedro offers you his protection.”

Bourne Supremacy:

I’ve always had a thing for Matt Damon (my dad’s officially said that if I dated Matt Damon, that would be OK. This is a big step for my dad), so as someone who’s watching it as an action movie about Matt Damon, it was OK. As usual, I was irritated that people keep casting Julia Styles in lackluster nothing roles. If you want to see her shine, watch her and Stockard Channing in The Business of Strangers.

They killed Franka Potente, but honestly, the only thing she’s ever had me swooning about was Run Lola Run. She just hasn’t gotten anything powerful since, at least that I’ve seen.

Rambo II:

Ah. The 80s. When men were men and the Russians were Evil. Such a simpler time. And it’s got a script co-written by James Cameron, so there’s a chick with a gun; but the other co-writer was Sly Stallone, so she had to talk like “Me love you long time” and die. Because it’s a masculinity movie. Not that there’s anything wrong with masculinity movies about saving your buddies and fighting for what you believe in. In fact, that’s what the good masculinity movies are all about. Hence, the reason I watch them.

I’ve also been playing Myst IV, Revelation, which is neat-o. As expected. This was a good thing, cause Uru kinda sucked, as I’m not really into multi-player interactive games, and frankly, not having any digitized people in it was a real turn off for me. There’s something about these Myst worlds that I really adore. I don’t play any other computer games (except Cossaks, but that’s Jenn’s fault), so whenever the Myst games come out, I pounce on them. I also take about a year to actually beat them, so I get my money’s worth.

It’s good practice in patience, which, as many know, I really need.

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