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Died: Not yet, I should think!
Species: human bean
Live permanently: Denver, CO, USA
Live temporarily: Donetsk, Ukraine
Hobbies: reading, music and movies
Fav movies: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Phantom of the Opera, Spider-Man 1 and 2, X-Men 1,2,3, Finding Neverland, The Original Star Wars Trilogy, and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Fav actors: Harrison Ford, Dennis Quaid, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Johnny Depp and Russell Crowe.
Fac actresses: Miranda Otto, Emily Browning, Emma Watson, Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Connelly.
Fav authors: J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen R. Lawhead, Dean Koontz, J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, Michael Crichton and Victor Hugo
Fav music: Soundtracks and classical and country and Celine Dion
Fav class: Not math!
Hey, anybody can drop me a note anytime!
National Treasure (2004)
An entertaining, but weak attempt
I saw the trailer for this movie and it intrigued me. After all, recent Disney attempts at live action (i.e. Pirates of the Caribbean, Hidalgo, Freaky Friday) I've generally enjoyed quite a bit, King Arthur being the exception. But after I saw it, I have to say that it's joined KA. It's generally entertaining and the acting is sound, but the characters are wooden and I didn't like the fact that the main characters were every bit of thieves and liars as Sean Bean and his crew. So, I was disappointed this this film. The special effects aren't even that good. Do yourself a favor and don't shell out 7 bucks for it, just wait till it comes out on DVD if you still want to see it.
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
An extraordinary achievement
I just saw this movie yesterday and I have to say that all of the critics who blasted it into a million pieces are 100% wrong. This is one of my favorite movies this year, second only to Spider-man 2. It is powerful, with a moving score and songs. Great singing by Rossum, Wilson and even Butler. Go see this if you are a fan of operas, the novel or the play (which I haven't seen, so I have nothing to base this comment on really). But I really enjoyed it. And even though several critics said the tunes were bad and didn't stick in peoples heads, I can't get them out of mine. To borrow a quote from a song: "The Phantom of the Opera is there inside my mind!" *****out of*****