May 23rd, 2008

little review

Poem for Friday

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perkypaduan came over for lunch -- store-bought soup and fruit and nuts -- and the rest of American Gangster, the director's cut, and to my delight not only had Ridley Scott not added any gratuitous violence to the extended edition, he had added an extremely gay ending in which Collapse ) I still don't understand why so few of the actors in this film and most of the production team were overlooked for awards.

After dinner, we decided that before seeing Crystal Skull, we really should make sure the kids remembered Raiders of the Lost Ark, which none of us remembered watching within the past five years though I know we all watched Last Crusade together not that long ago. So we put it on. Maybe that was a mistake, because I know the new movie can't possibly compare. I first saw Raiders the last day of ninth grade, when I graduated from junior high school, and it hasn't dated a bit; it's still the most fun movie I've ever seen. krabapple and I were talking not long ago about the theology and the wrath of the Hebrew God of this film, and He still creeps me out, but I have much, much higher tolerance for Him when there are Nazis around. And I completely forgot that Katanga was Kingsley Shacklebolt until I heard him speak.

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I can't believe idiots vandalized Stonehenge. Or rather, I can believe it but it makes me want to throw up. Though this is less infuriating really than the impending extinction of Tasmanian devils, and, really, the state of Texas. With all the insanity about theoretical children potentially being injured by fan art involving characters of indeterminate ages, Texas can't find a way to protect real live girls from underage rape and childbirth? Why don't all the hysterical anti-chan people go down and harass the old men with multiple young wives? They can bring along the one-man-one-woman "Defense of Marriage" fanatics who don't seem nearly as distressed over polygamy.