August 4th, 2008

Steampunk girl with backpack

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The new "Mummy" is an awesome B-movie! Pay no attention to the 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Most of those critics don't seem to know when they're talking about, and even when they do for some reason Rotten Tomatoes wants to classify things like "Make no mistake, it's bad. But it's fun bad." and "All things considered, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is not bad. It's a serviceable spectacle, with plenty of action." as "rotten" reviews =P

There's lots of cool special effects and tomb robbing and mystic jewels and awesome yetis and undead and a fair bit of humor. (They did occasionally descend to the kind of juvenile humor i tend not to like, but not often, and not to such an extent as to put me off.) From what i understand (having not seen the first one and only seen the second one in bits and pieces) it's just like the earlier Mummy movies, but more so :)

In fact not only is it an awesome B-movie, the first 30 or so minutes of it are a better Indiana Jones movie than the recent Indiana Jones was! ;)

In other stuff that i saw over the weekend news, i believe i've now seen four or five episodes of the new Doctor Who (which is about four or five more epsiodes than i've seen of the old Doctor Who =) And one of those four or five episodes was the extra-long spoilertastic fourth season finale :) Oh well, Doctor Who seems interesting, but not the kind of thing i'm going to sit down and watch in order religiously, so no real harm done i think :) *hides from the wrath of steuard ;)*
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August Cons

Ooops, it's august. I should really decide if i'm going to DragonCon, PAX, or none of the above. Of course i should have _really_ figured this ought and bought tickets and such already last week, or perhaps last month =P

Hey, akiko and kirinn, i remember you saying that the room you guys are sharing with people is already full, but i vaguely remember the possibility of a second room that wasn't full yet? Was that/is that still the case?

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So it's Jonathan Coulton at one con or Paul and Storm at the other :)
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