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The story also overlooks the fact that pencils are a potential fire hazard and that pencil shavings are also a hazard. Also that the Russians used pencils because they were *unable* to develop a pen that would work under weightlessness.
When it came to the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project - the first international manned spaceflight - Russian mission commander Alexei Leonov arranged for the cosmonaut corps to purchase a stock of the pens and refills, and ensured that they were given the same 20% discount as NASA. See more »
Today I was in the oval office for a preparatory meeting and I sat behind the President's desk and I had a reality check. I sat there and I went 'Wait a minute, I'm a Jester. A Jester doesn't rule the kingdom; He makes fun of the king.'
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Saw this movie at a Saturday matinée with a friend. Theater was about 70% full.
Although there are quite a few funny lines, it is more of a drama/suspense with humor sprinkled on top. Robin Williams gives a decent performance as does Laura Linney. Being a Daily Show fan, Lewis Black is pretty good in this. Christopher Walken gives a good performance also.
The movie starts out slow and remains that way for about the first thirty minutes, then the suspense part kicks in and starts keeping you a little on edge throughout the rest of the movie. Suspense in a supposed comedy movie? I know that I, as well as everybody else in the place, was struggling a bit with this. A character would crack a joke during suspense sequence and you would hear just one or two laughs in the theater.
In all fairness, after the movie was over there was smattering of applause. So, definitely, some people enjoyed this movie.
I gave this movie a four out of ten, because I believe the comedy aspect doesn't work very well in a suspense/drama movie and the actors performances, while not bad, were just decent.
Again, this movie isn't what was advertised.
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