John C. Kirk (johnckirk) wrote,
John C. Kirk
johnckirk

A couple of recent film viewings:

I went to the cinema on Tuesday to watch "Wimbledon". I got two free tickets to the preview by being on the Vue email list, so I'd recommend registering at their site. Anyway, I really enjoyed the film. I've heard people say that the tennis aspects are unrealistic, but since I'm not a sports fan that doesn't bother me at all. The romantic bits were heartwarming, and the comedy bits were funny, so that's what I was looking for.

Then I watched the "Return of the Jedi" DVD on Wednesday, complete with the latest revisions. I've seen the film before (in its previous incarnations), but I've never been a die-hard fan of the series, so I can take a more relaxed view towards the changes. The reference to Naboo was so brief that I wouldn't even have noticed it if it hadn't been pointed out to me. And I think that the new Anakin image worked, since he looked like an older version of the character from the previous films, so he was easily recognisable. In fact, when I heard Kenobi's comment about "Your father was a great pilot before I met him, and I thought that I could train him", that made me think about the relevant scenes in episodes I/II, so I think they have actually improved the series. I'm not buying these DVDs myself (as with Lord of the Rings, I'm waiting for the entire series to be available), but maybe later.

There should be a few good films to watch at the cinema soon - I'm particularly looking forward to "Bride and Prejudice". Although it does seem a bit early to be showing trailers for festive Christmas films ("The Polar Express").

And as recommended by bazzalisk, I've been reading through the Something Positive archives. It's not for everyone, since the sex references and general vindictiveness would put a lot of people I know off it, but I think that this strip is one of the most romantic things I've read.

In other news, I've made a policy decision to get rid of my various empty boxes, rather than keeping them for my next move, in the hope that I'll be here for a while (and since I have limited storage space). So, if anyone wants them, give me a yell, otherwise I'll just throw them away. Some are available now, and more will be up for grabs later, as and when I finish unpacking. I also have a large quantity of solid Cat6 cable (probably about 200m) going spare - not much good for patch cables (i.e. for plugging straight into the back of a PC), but useful for more permanent installations.
Tags: comics, decluttering, films
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