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08 August 2004 @ 11:34 pm
My weekend  
Well, Friday night was awesome, even though none of you pikers came.
The main drawback is that 48 hours later, I still have tinnitus. I seriously hope it isn't permanent. I'd hate to have to sue the Evelyn...

Before going to the EP launch, I went and saw Farenheit 9/11.
I have to say I really liked it, although I must admit that anyone going in expecting another Bowling For Columbine would be quite dissappointed. I guess the thing is that there aren't as many opportunities for humour when your topic ranges from the World Trade Center attacks to the Iraq war, as opposed to the broader topic of gun control.

Anyway, oddly enough I was watching a strange Christian panel show with Nick last night/this morning, and they reviewed Farenheit 9/11, and I have to say that the reviewer summed it up really well when he said that if the allegations in the film are even half true, they really need to be examined pretty closely in the future.

So, yeah, I went to Nick's after work on Saturday, and we stayed up all night half-watching TV, chewing the fat and drinking some brews. We watched whatever was on, culminating in the highlight of the night: the televangelist who claimed to have physically visited Heaven and met God! If that wasn't enough, the program then went on to show footage of this guy's private jet that was funded by "donations", ostensibly being used to spread The Word across the globe. If there is a Hell, this guy's got a first-class ticket, bought and paid for by the gullibility of others.

Anyway, on very little sleep, I went and saw my last film of the festival, Whispers of the Heart. When I told lukeii that I was seeing that he wondered if I would like it because it was a romance. Well, as it turned out I didn't like it, I loved it.

It was great to see a film with an ordinary narrative, after seeing so many "arthouse" films lately. Don't get me wrong, I've loved most of the films I've seen (with the glaring exception of Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space, which started okay with some cool Kubrick references, but degenerated into artsy-fartsy boring crap)... Sorry, I lost myself in the parentheses. Oh, that's right, I was just relieved to have a nice enjoyable story to watch unfold. It was such a sweet movie, with just the right amount of humour and not too sappy.

Other than that I've been working and re-watching Buffy season two (I'm watching them all in order again). I should probably hit the hay now, but I think I'll watch one more episode before I do. I'm up to the episode Ted which guest stars John Ritter, who tragically died last year.
 
 
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Steph: ACOmydroogs by ktkid_megalomania_ on August 8th, 2004 07:35 pm (UTC)
So many things to respond to, so little...umm...something or other :P

* Tinnitus = the evil. If it goes away, you're bloody lucky :/

* I saw Farenheit 9/11 last night...was very pleasantly surprised by it (I don't know what I was expecting but it was much better than I thought it was going to be). What was the response in your theatre? Ours was mixed. I've heard some audiences have cheered, some booed etc. Am just curious.

* One of the last Buffy eps I got to see at Cherry's place was Ted. John Ritter carried off sinister very well, which was news to me. I've only ever seen him as the good guy in things before this.
Jacob: gentlemanyak_boy on August 8th, 2004 10:22 pm (UTC)
The tinnitus seems to be getting better, I'm not sure if it's gone or not because a very similar noise is currently being omitted by the various computers in the lab.

The audience at Farenheit 9/11 seemed to respond pretty positively, there may have been a smattering of applause, but I may just be confusing that with the MIFF audiences.

John Ritter was good because his protrayal of suburban sugar-coated niceness was already verging on sinister, and it was just a small turn to make it truly creepy. The episode is a bit of a strange one, though. At that point Joyce's character isn't particularly well developed, and it is a bit jarring to suddenly have an episode about her new beau. He just comes from nowhere, which I think is a product of the fact that it is very much a one-shot episode.