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Because I'm not doing anything with my life except watching movies and tv or playing video games, I feel like I should share with you, my beautiful, lovely audience, a current state of my observations in media.

Ringu:
The movie that inspired the movie The Ring, which I have not seen. I liked it quite a bit. It's a smart film. The more horror movies I watch, the better I appreciate the genre and enjoy scary movies in general. Televisions are scary and people crawling through them is even scarier!

Prison Break:
The next show on fox debuted today and I really liked what I saw. The story is complicated and the characters are interesting which always makes for a good tv. This should hold me over until 24 starts again in January. Also, Peter Stormare is in this show. When he gets a strong character (typically some sort of cloven-hoofed type of character), he does admirable work. The major exception to this that comes to mind is the next film I'm going to talk about.

The Brothers Grimm:
Terry Gilliam's new film, which we have been waiting and waiting and waiting for, finally came out and it sucked. Well, maybe that's harsh. It had it's moments and Heath Ledger and Matt Damon were decent in the movie, but Peter Stormare's character was way too over the top and I felt like the writing was just subpar. It felt like Terry Gilliam wanted to make his own version of Sleepy Hallow, but I have no idea why because that movie sucked it up worse than this one. Oh well. His next movie, Tideland should be coming out soon.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time:
Video games take forever to complete. They are kind of like books in that way. The fact that I beat a video game shows that I enjoyed it. I can not, for the life of me, pronounce Ocarina correctly. I've started playing the sequel, Majora's Mask. I like it so far. Even though the Zelda series can appear repetitive (Link saves Zelda and the world from Ganon yet again!), the differences in the game lead to extremely different game play with each experience.

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misreadsigns
Aug. 30th, 2005 10:41 am (UTC)
OMFG
patrick
Aug. 30th, 2005 11:03 am (UTC)
Is that Billy Corgan appearing in Ewan's mouth and eyes?
misreadsigns
Aug. 30th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
It is ewan having an ewangasm over himself.

patrick
Aug. 30th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
i love it!
mobley
Aug. 30th, 2005 10:54 am (UTC)
i heard someone say recently,
"if you like air conditioning, you'll love the brothers grimm."
patrick
Aug. 30th, 2005 11:22 am (UTC)
What does that even mean? Air Conditioning is better than that movie.
herbaliser
Aug. 30th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
it means the only reason to go is to be in a cool movie theater.
patrick
Aug. 30th, 2005 05:19 pm (UTC)
ah, i see. well, if people are that desperate for air conditioning that they would sit through that movie...
seasecret
Aug. 30th, 2005 02:41 pm (UTC)
1. I was playing Majora when I lived in the UK. When I moved here, I had to leave my N64 behind and I have not really started over with Majora on Tony's Gamecube. At one point though, I played so much that I used to dream about the Skull Kid.
2. I am 70% through Ocarina but I am so stuck in one of the temples that even thinking about it makes me go 'grrrrr!'...
3. Grrrrr!
patrick
Aug. 30th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
The Zelda games are so frusterating sometimes because the puzzles, especially on these 3d games, can be so difficult if you just miss something and don't see a secert. I tend to use the walkthroughs and hints on the internet when I get stuck, though. There was this one secert that I remember in Ocarina in the water temple where there is a hidden small key that you must have, but it was nearly impossible to find and I gave up and looked it up.
daeverra
Aug. 30th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
OMF
Boy After My Own Heart!

Zelda... ohhhh Zelda. I get completely absorbed in it. I need to find my N64! I think it's in storage. It's totally worth the trip over to Ballard today.

I wasn't that far through it, but when I was a kid I was glued to my gameboy for 6 months completing it. Seriously, some of my best memories!
patrick
Aug. 30th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
Re: OMF
I loved the gameboy zelda games.

What has been keeping me happy recently is the Zelda collection for the gamecube. The NES games and the N64 games all on one disc. I loves it so!
johnnynooooo
Aug. 30th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
awww I was so excited for that movie! what's left for me now? oh yeah, Corpse Bride.
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