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Journal of No. 118


February 1st, 2007

Films of 2006 @ 02:19 pm

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Since notjenschiz was good enough to cameo in my dreams, I'll accede to his meme, lifted from Silent Bob, who runs down the films of 2006. Here are the ones I saw -- mostly through Netflix, so I'm several months behind the theater-going public. Starred entries are good.

First off.... *DARKON*!!! There are flashes of brilliance in this documentary of boffer-LARP. I wish they would have shot twice as much footage and pruned some more. Not great, but it's on a subject I love, even if I barely recognize any common ground between Enigma Live Games and Boffer LARPs.

ULTRAVIOLET - OMG is this movie bad.
*V FOR VENDETTA - Good, but not great.
*AKEELAH AND THE BEE - A little after-school-special-ish, but still really good.
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 - saw it mos on a plane. Did not create a desire to see it with sound.
*THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA - Good, wicked fun
*A SCANNER DARKLY - Not as good as the book, but I enjoyed it a lot.
*LADY IN THE WATER - This film really won me over. I would love to run an RPG or LARP with a similar set-up.
MONSTER HOUSE - Fun stuff
THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED - Interesting documentary, but a little unfocused in its rage. On the other hand, the interviews with John Waters and others are priceless.
*CASINO ROYALE - Excellent rebirth of Bond
 
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From:sjo
Date:February 1st, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
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Ultraviolet: So bad that a friend apologized to me afterwards for suggesting that we watch it. Even hawt chicks in tight leather costumes couldn't save it.
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From:notjenschiz
Date:February 2nd, 2007 01:41 am (UTC)

Lady in the Water

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OK- you've sold me on Lady in the Water. I pretty much give M. Night carte blanche since I thought Unbreakable and Sixth Sense were two of the best movies ever, but The Village was weak and Signs was just so/so. But if you like it, AND if it's a potential LARP, then how can I say no?
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From:hommieggg
Date:February 2nd, 2007 06:27 am (UTC)
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I really enjoyed Monster House. It was funnier than I expected.

Journal of No. 118