Friday, April 20, 2007

Reasons To Be Cheerful: week of 04/20/07

1. Keeping abreast of the current news stories is not mandatory.
Did you know that?

In the words of Jim Ignatowski: "...the really great thing about television? If something important happens, anywhere in the world, night or day... you can always change the channel."

2. Turns out that it's never too late to reconnect with old friends, acquaintances, and family.
Very gratifying to know.

3.Wikipedia is our friend, and *might* be the best thing about the intra-net.

4. It would seem that the typical span of time between the theater release of a film and its DVD release continues to grow shorter.
Or I'm getting older.
Either way, just about the time that I can finally commit to going out to see that new movie is right around the time it shows up on video.
Good thing. One less reason to leave the house.

That being said, I'm hoping to get out to the megalo-plex to see 'Hot Fuzz' this weekend, if not sooner...

***ADDENDUM, 4/21: 'Hot Fuzz' is brilliant, don't miss it. Halfway through I was prepared to say that it was milder and more sedate than 'Shaun Of The Dead', but no, its intensity builds in a wonderful way. 'Shaun' is perhaps the better of the two films, but part of that feeling may be due to it having arrived as such a surprise here in the US. As evidenced by the presence of some A-list Brit actors in the cast of 'Hot Fuzz', the film's creators are more of a known entity now, so there may be expectations that didn't exist previously. As it happens, 'Hot Fuzz' is a perfect addition to my 'reasons to be cheerful' list for this week!


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whimsicalnbrainpan said...

All good points!

Let us know how "Hot Fuzz" is, I loved "Shaun of the Dead".

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