December 22nd, 2004

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"In fact, just as the Democratic and Republic elites both profit from creating and selling popular entertainment, red states and blue states don't differ much in their consumption of it."
-Terry M. Neal, WashingtonPost.com
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Sunday, watched A Very Long Engagement. I'm still not entirely positive how I feel about the film. While I don't want to compare it to Amelie, I really can't help it, as it shares the same director, star, and some of the same storytelling aspects. However, it shares little to none of the same light-hearted tone, and sits as a very strange drama. Not a standard romance, like it's being advertised. Oh, and the war scenes were not only more plentiful than I expected, but much more graphic than I expected. So, yeah. Parts were very good, parts were actually funny, but as a whole, it feels very uneven.

I love the ending though. Even if my cohort didn't.

New trailers:
* Nobody Knows - Japanese movie, could be good, and the kids don't look annoying, so I'd give it a go.
* The Woodsman - Oooh. This looks good, but again, gonna take some energy to go see it, because it looks *grim.*
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"In one of the first signs of the effects of the ever tightening federal budget, in the past two months the Bush administration has reduced its contributions to global food aid programs aimed at helping millions of people climb out of poverty.

"With the budget deficit growing and President Bush promising to reduce spending, the administration has told representatives of several charities that it was unable to honor some earlier promises and would have money to pay for food only in emergency crises like that in Darfur, in western Sudan. The cutbacks, estimated by some charities at up to $100 million, come at a time when the number of hungry in the world is rising for the first time in years and all food programs are being stretched."
-NYTimes.com