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Date : May 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

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Published on: 2008.05.26

Kingdom of the Crystal Skull starts off more slowly than the other films in the popular Indiana Jones franchise. There’s more dialogue, more explanation. But once it gets going, it’s as fun a romp as the others were. There are the same mystical hieroglyphics that must be decrypted, the same reluctant heroism on the part[…]

The Message (1976)

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Published on: 2008.05.26

I didn’t learn until after I’d seen the movie that The Message was filmed twice at the same time, once for an English-speaking audience, and once for an Arabic-speaking audience. Different actors portrayed each character for each version, taking turns to act their parts on camera. That explains, to some degree, the quality of the[…]

To Prius, or Not to Prius

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Published on: 2008.05.20

An article on Wired.com recently made a good point. The “carbon footprint” of a car isn’t just how much gas it guzzles. Because each car requires x amount of carbon just to be manufactured. Those snotty upper middle-class people who sport their Priuses around are actually worsening the environment, compared to the person who buys[…]

5/12 ≠ 9/11

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Published on: 2008.05.19

Today on NPR, I heard I heard a reporter (whom I normally respect) say, “May 12, or five-twelve, is China’s nine-eleven.” First of all, it reminded me a little of Rudolph Guliani, who used “Nine-eleven” as his main campaign platform to his own demise. But more importantly, it made me wonder if the reporter (or[…]

The Invisible (2007)

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Published on: 2008.05.11

I was surprised at how much I liked this movie. We had decided against seeing it in the theater, not wanting to “waste” money on a movie like this. So we rented it on DVD. We loved it, both my wife and I. To quote her, “It’s not that often that I see a movie[…]

Iron Man (2008)

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Published on: 2008.05.05

I’m not a professional film critic. And I’m not a professional comic book fan. So I loved this movie. Like many recent films based on comic books, Iron Man got hosed by fans of the mis-named “graphic novel” (actually, “comic book”). But that always happens. For the average movie fan, Iron Man is chock full[…]

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