Movies, TV, and San Diego.

§ July 18th, 2006 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Movies, TV, and San Diego.

So I went to see Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest last night, keeping in mind the various reviews I’d seen of the film. In particular, the complaints of “it’s too slow” and “the middle part drags” and so on. And, as I was watching and enjoying the film, in the back of my mind I kept thinking “Okay, when does the draggy part start?”

And before I knew it, the movie was over. Two and a half hours just zipped by like nothing.

I didn’t experience anything in the film that felt unnecessarily slow or draggy. I thought it was a fun, well-paced, and visually-interesting movie that kept my interest for the duration.

My primary problem was trying to decipher the occasional bit of dialogue, but that may be more due to my aging eardrums (or lousy theatre sound systems) than any fault of the film.

While on the topic of films, I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that in this film, the pretty girl will turn out to be the horrible menace, the monstrous creatures will be the good guys, and we’ll all learn an important lesson about judging by appearances.

I could very well be wrong, but I’ve got my cynical-pants on today and I had to get that thought out of my system. Thank you for indulging my whims.

Found via TV Tattle is this report announcing Green Arrow as the next DC Universe character to pop up on Smallville. Why, pal Dorian and I thought that Green Arrow would be a natural fit several months ago. Though, and I’m assuming this from the scant available info, that neither of us were correct about the exact nature of his involvement in the proceedings.

I still would like to see the Legion of Super-heroes on the show. What? Don’t look at me like that.

NOT GOING TO THE SAN DIEGO CON…but if I were going, Tom Spurgeon has assembled everything you need to know.

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