Thoughts on Repo Men

27 03 2010

Overall, I would recommend against watching Repo Men, or at least wait to rent on dvd/bluray.  While the acting was reasonable, the overall story was poor, in my opinion.  It was sluggish in too many places, and was bizarre in unenjoyable ways.  It definitely had one of the most bizarre sex scenes I’ve seen.  The ending also felt pretty weak.  I wouldn’t agree with some reviews I’ve read that the movie tried to be too deep and was heavy-handed with its message.  It felt more like an action sci-fi movie that lost its way somehow.  The action scenes weren’t too bad, if a bit gory.  It seemed like it could have been a reasonably fun movie, but fell short.

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Dr. Who and PAX East

26 03 2010

I’m still devouring Dr. Who.  David Tennant is amazing.  I can’t believe he’s wanted to be the Doctor since he was 3.  Imagining that kind of dedication, to a goal, to his craft, is beyond me.  I admire him greatly (and am a bit celebrity infatuated).

Speaking of celebrity infatuation (I guess I’ve been having that a lot more lately), Kes and I are watching Repo Men tomorrow.  I’ve heard mixed things about it, but I would like to see what more Jude Law can do.  I’m pretty sure the only things I’ve seen him in are Sherlock Holmes and Gattaca, and I’d like to see more.

I’m slightly disappointed there was no chance of me being at PAX East this year.  I missed out on Wil Wheaton’s keynote (possibly more celebrity infatuation; geekiness is great and attractive, even if you’re “just” a geek), which I’m sure was amazing.  I also missed out on a chance to see wonderful friends.  I hope the experience is marvelous for everyone.  This past fall, I loved PAX, and I’m sure PAX East will be fantastic.