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Mar. 19th, 2007 | 01:25 am

Apparently, I watch a lot of movies…

The Departed
- This movie was all that and a bag of chips, although I didn’t entirely care for the very end. I wasn’t completely enthralled like some of Scorsese’s other work but it was still a great movie. Not the best movie that came out last year though, that’s still Children of Men.

The United States of Leland - This was an odd movie. Stellar cast of Kevin Spacey, Don Cheadle, Ryan Gosling, and a few others. It was a fairly straight forward indie feeling movie, but the pace was fairly slow. It also used a voice over from the main character, but it didn’t add much to the movie. I think the movie was trying to tell me something, but I’m not sure what.

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead - One of the trailers on Leland. It looked like a great thriller starring Clive Owen. In fact it was a really boring supposed thriller with Clive Owen in it. I was completely disinterested from the start.

Northfork -
Another Leland trailer, but this one didn’t disappoint. This was part movie, but mostly an art house flick / cinematography-palooza. The movie parts and dialog were interesting, and the imagery was great. Roger Ebert’s review covers it well, although he’s more effusive about it than I am. I would recommend it, but you should probably read Ebert’s review to make sure it’s your cup of tea.

A Good Year -
Last year’s Russell Crowe / Ridley Scott team up that was pretty much a flop. It was an okay movie, but fairly uneven and well below the recent standards of those two guys. Genre wise it’s a “romantic comedy”, but the romance was slight and the comedy was mostly incidental.


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Useful tweets?

Mar. 19th, 2007 | 01:39 am

Tucson is about to go through a major 3 year highway project that will completely hose traffic for a major part of town. Our local newspaper just announced an “I-10 closure blog” in which they’ll keep folks abreast of the latest problems. But wouldn’t it be more useful to have the option of getting an alert on your cell phone saying “22nd west of Park is at a standstill.”? It would only be useful if someone sitting on 22nd west of Park was submitting the tweet, but that would probably need to be moderated…


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