Friday, November 30, 2001

Today, I saw the war film Behind Enemy Lines. Cool film...if you want a jingoistic flick that shows Americans kicking Serbian rear-ends in Bosnia. USA! USA! USA!

Monday, November 26, 2001

"Fox was the primetime master on Sunday as its world TV premiere airing of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" blew away the competition on the final Sunday of the November sweep. Fox's 7-10 p.m. airing of "Phantom Menace" averaged 17.6 million viewers and 7.9 rating/18 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. Fox won the night in adults 18-34, teens and other key young demos. "Phantom Menace" opened up with a solid 14.4 million viewers and 6.4/17 in the demo at 7 p.m., peaking from 9-9:30 p.m. with 19.4 million viewers and 8.7/19 in adults 18-49." Apparently the rise in viewership during the latter half of the film can be attributed to a kick-ass lightsaber duel between two Jedis and one tattoo-faced Sith Lord.

SCREENCAPTURES courtesy of TheForce.Net

Rest mouse arrow on pictures to read my witty captions...for one of them, at least

Naboo waterfall
Padmé looking worthy of being...courted
Anakin the Biker Dude.  Actually, he's riding a swoop bike across the Tatooine landscape
Before Boba...there was...Jango Fett
Count Dooku A.K.A.the guy who's gonna beat the crap out of Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan hanging on an assassin droid as it flies through Coruscant's cityscape
Slave One heads for unknown ringed planet (Don't worry, I know what the name is)
A Jedi Starfighter is pursued in an asteroid field
Is Anakin on the verge of the Dark Side, or is he constipated?  You be the judge...
Nevermind.  This is Anakin's first Dark Side victim
Ya can't have a complete screencapture without showing the movie's title...

Friday, November 23, 2001

Well, I'm like a week late with this...but I saw Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on opening day. Did I like it? Well, let's just say I'm not giving it as much credit as it deserves since freakin' AMC theater (where I watched it), didn't show the full-length teaser trailer to Episode 2 before it (which it was suppose to, according to the Official Site). Obviously, AMC (as well as Edwards Cinema) did not want Star Wars fans to buy tickets (yes, SW fans are that obsessive) just to see the trailer...and prevent regular moviegoers from actually watching Harry Potter. Oh well. I downloaded the trailer to my computer the night before Potter came out--but it sure wouldn't have hurt to see it on the big screen. Anyways, I'm NOT about to watch the Jet Li wannabe-Matrix film, The One (which AMC put the Episode 2 trailer in front of), just to catch the preview. I'll just stick to watching the trailer over-and-over on my comp, thankyouverymuch.
Yesterday, I watched the Robert Redford/Brad Pitt film Spy Games. Cool movie! If it wasn't for the prowess of Redford's CIA character, Pitt's character would've been in deep (feces) in that Chinese prison...not to spoil the movie for you, of course. I also want to watch Black Hawk Down and Behind Enemy Lines. Nothing beats showing that American pride post-Sept. 11th than watching movies that deal with the U.S. Special Forces and the regular military. 'Nuff said.

Monday, November 5, 2001

Mike Wazowski and James Sullivan go about their job of scaring little children in MONSTERS, INC.

On Friday, I watched Monsters, Inc...and needless to say, I liked it. Along with the short Pixar film that preceded it.

But what I really wanted to say was that the teaser trailer for Attack of the Clones kicked ass--despite the fact it was hella short. Not surprisingly, though, people clapped before and after the trailer was shown, and were quiet during the preview as new Star Wars movie images passed by (QUICKLY) on the big screen. So which scenes from the trailer stood out the most? Let's see...

- Natalie Portman looking GOOD as Padme in the first scene of the preview

- Several clone children going about their business inside a classroom

- Jango Fett's Slave One blasting away at an unseen target while flying through an asteroid field (actually the rings surrounding a new SW planet called Geonosis)

- Obi-Wan floating above a ray of light inside a cave (he's captured by enemy forces on Geonosis)

- THOUSANDS of clonetroopers boarding a transport ship (most likely the final scene in the film)

- A glimpse of the water world Kamino

- The glimpse of Yoda...who is COMPUTER GENERATED in this film

and last, but not least:

- Jango Fett flying in the air in a scene that takes place on Kamino

This trailer was tight...but the real one doesn't come out till 2 weeks from now, when Harry Potter is released.