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The Life and Times of Donald F. Simmons


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Quiet Weekend

For some reason, I never seem to have any big plans for long weekends, just for the weekends in between. I likely simply assume that everyone already has plans. Maybe they don't. Hmmm.

In any case, saw Sky High on Friday and loved it, loved it, loved it. Kurt Russell was having way too much fun (moon_custafer commented that she wondered what he would have thought if you went back in time to when he was a teenager and told him he'd still be making movies for Disney when he was 50). Lynda Carter, Bruce Campbell, Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald all rocked. The film-makers knew they wanted to make a "fun" superhero film and completely pulled it off. For example, the special effects were all good, but were deliberately just a little cheesy to remind everyone not to take this too seriously.

My only worry is that Disney doesn't seem to be seriously promoting the movie. Heck, it's not showing downtown AT ALL (saw it at the Silver City at Yonge and Eglinton). I don't know how long it'll last so run, don't walk to see it.

And in the movie vein, rented Crimson Rivers, a French thriller starring Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel, and saw it with my brother. I've been meaning to see this film forever and an glad I finally got around to do so, it's a first rate flick. Jean Reno is this long-suffering cop who gets all the bizarre cases investigating a grisly murder in a valley in the Alps. Vincent Cassel is a young(er) cop working a cemetery desecration in a nearby town. Halfway thru the movie they meet up and the fun really begins. The cinematography is just beautiful.

Taking refuge in the Indigo at Bay and Bloor, I managed to read the new Harry Potter in a couple of marathon sessions. Better book than the last one. Totally called who was going to die (along with everyone else, honesty forces me to add). Of course, the whole Dumbledore-trusts-Snape thing is still a big mystery with only one book to go, so Rowlings had better have something really good up her sleeve to resolve this. Also, I wonder what she's going to do once she finishes the series, sit around on her pile of money?

Last night hung around with dwinghy and davemerrill at their place, watching weird stuff davemerrill has on DVD, which is quite a lot.

It's absolutely pouring rain outside right now, complete with thunder and lightening. I better send this post off before the power goes.

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Hiho,

My only worry is that Disney doesn't seem to be seriously promoting the movie.

Really? I've seen that trailer before just about every other movie I've seen this year!

Cu,
Andrew

Really really? I've only seen it once.

I still can't believe it's nowhere downtown. And Ebert didn't even review it!

For some reason, I never seem to have any big plans for long weekends, just for the weekends in between. I likely simply assume that everyone already has plans. Maybe they don't. Hmmm.

We didn't. Just as well, actually, as we spent Saturday babysitting the Broken Screaming Smoke Detector, because the weekend on-call person wasn't answering.

(moon_custafer commented that she wondered what he would have thought if you went back in time to when he was a teenager and told him he'd still be making movies for Disney when he was 50).
Hey, that wasn't me! I remember the comment, but it wasn't me.

I was sure it was you. Memory is the first thing to go.

No, I think the way it actually works is that the first symptom of old age is when you start attributing the slips of memory you've been having all your life to old age.

Fortunately, I know that I've been absent-minded since I was a child.

No, I think the way it actually works is that the first symptom of old age is when you start attributing the slips of memory you've been having all your life to old age.

Fortunately, I know that I've been absent-minded since I was a child.

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