Monday, April 30, 2007

Books, Movies and Me...

Ah, it's pointless trivia day for No Krakana. First, I purchased my first David Weber book a few days ago - In Fury Burn. Which according to the Books-a-Million website is a re-publish of an earlier work (Path of the Fury) but with a lot of extra material, and at 846 pages I have the feeling I might be reading it for a couple days or more. I have finally finished my re-reading of Friday and hope to get that review up either tomorrow or Wednesday.

Frankly, I'm amazed that I did get even that much done this weekend as I spent so much time doing family stuff. Saturday we went hunting for a new bed for my oldest boy, only to discover that there's not really anything in town that my wife likes. Then Sunday, we had my youngest dedicated in Church followed by dinner with the family followed by me going fishing with my old man (where I caught nothing). After the fishing trip and a foot-long subway sandwich at 9:30 at night I was utterly worn out.

As for movies, tells us that there's plans for a Noah's Ark and a Dragon's Lair movie. While Noahs' Ark could conceivably be a good story for the movies, I have to wonder just how closely they'll stay to the Biblical account. On the other hand, I don't think it will matter all that much, but I have to wonder about the ending, 40 days of rain, and then months of waiting for the water to recede. Hopefully, they'll make the movie interesting without sacrificing the source material - a hope that appears to be based in reality, at least due to this quote from Scifi.Com:

The script won't be a conventional biblical epic. "Noah was the first person to plant vineyards and drink wine and get drunk," Aronofsky said. "It's there in the Bible. It was one of the first things he did when he reached land. There was some real survivor's guilt going on there. He's a dark, complicated character."
Oh well, we will just have to wait and see what is created. The other movie I'm very interested in. I have fond childhood memories of Dragon's Lair, though I'm hesitant about tranishing those memories via a movie from today (my fond memories of The Dukes of Hazard are destroyed thanks to the movie).

With that all out of the way, I'm going to go see Spider-Man 3 on Friday. It should be a lot of fun, and I'll hopefully get a review up for that on either Friday or Saturday.

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