Monday, November 24, 2008

Movie: Phantom of the Opera (1989)

The famed story, without the lush music, without the stylized idealism, and with all the horror it can muster. Fall for the other version before letting this (albeit good) one terrorize you.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

News: doing great

Just to allay any concerns (which have been expressed): I feel great! Recovery went very well, and aside from a mild bout of periocarditis and distinct over-doing-it limits, I could not ask for better. We are blessed to have such a GOOD health care system in this country.

Movie: Pitch Black

This Chronicles of Riddick tale is surprisingly restrained for our ├╝ber-cool sci-fi action anti-hero. As dazzling daylight fades to indefinite night, the story just can't quite pull off the terrors of the dark, or even quite the totality of the dark itself. An entertaining, if shallow, story.