January 29th, 2002

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13 Ghosts....

Random note. I was watching the original 13 Ghosts on AMC just now. I gave up after about 45 minutes because it's just a little bit too silly. It's funny, I had heard such great things about the original vs. the remake that I was expecting something really surprising/good. I was quite a bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong, it's not a crappy movie, but I couldn't help but appreciating how much neater the new one was. Perhaps it's because in the horror genre (and sci-fi) it's hard to not see the special effects as they get older. In this case, the filming and the dated special effects were just a bit too much to handle at 2am.

I think that from now on I'm going to take the general "Oh the original was much better" with a grain of salt when it's referring to movies that relied heavily on special effects. Bad acting and crappy plots aside, some special effects movies really don't age well (and some age quite well despite the limitations of their effects).

Anyways, that was just a random late-night observation.
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Happy Birthdays :)

Welll it appears that today is

rugbygirl's birthday!!

Very cool. Best wishes and all that good stuff. Be sure to get in trouble celebratin' :)

Oh, and since I'm a spaz, I forgot to mention that yesterday was

nobodysecho's birthday!

Sorry to have not mentioned it sooner, but I hope you had fun and caused much mischief yesterday :)
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Bond, James Bond....

Hmmm in honor of these (article #1, article #2) somewhat bizarre Bond legal maneuvers. I dredged up a nice selection of Bond quotes.

Personally I think MGM & Co. are being stupid, but of course I am not a lawyer so bleh. Considering how big the whole "license to kill" thing is, you'd think someone there would have heard of licensing in general, you know where you let someone use your products/ideas and they give you money? It's kind of a neat thing because you can tell them what they can and cannot do and they still give you money. Hell, it might be good for MGM and the Bond franchise to let others play around in James Bond land.... Anyhow...


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