October 25th, 2008

Movies

Netflixin': The Incredible Hulk

The lesson for Ang Lee is pretty simple here: it's not hard to make a Hulk movie good. Everything that was wrong with the first one is totally right in The Incredible Hulk, which basically ignores the first, and there's nothing wrong with that. We've got action, drama, super-on-super gamma-irradiated violence, favelas, cameos, obscure references, and more. Ed Norton was worth every dollar they paid,and Tim Roth does an excellent job as well. The dialogue could use some work, to raise it from its comic book roots, but it only sticks out in a couple scenes. If you want to see some HULK SMASH, this movie is highly recommended.

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News

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Seriously, guys? "The Bush administration has informed Congress that it is bypassing a law intended to forbid political interference with reports to lawmakers by the Department of Homeland Security."

Bob Herbert on the effects of the financial meltdown that no one is talking about.

The legacy thing: Bush's sins of omission.

SATURDAY NEWS:
* Michael Scherer on seven things that could go wrong on Election Day.
* The general in charge of the Guantanamo tribunals is under investigation.
* Apple donates big to fight California's same-sex marriage ban.
* Whoah. Scientists reportedly erase memories in mice.
* Fingers crossed: 'leukemia drug may reverse effects of multiple sclerosis.'
* Oh, grand. The Texas State Board of Education appoints two creationists to the board that sets new science standards
* Maybe? Catherine Zeta Jones signs on as Cleopatra in Soderbergh's new musical set in the 1920's.

Twenty-five facts about Michael Jackson's Thriller.

Cuteness

just fishing

Anyone with a car available to take me to run a couple errands, from about 10 to 12 tomorrow? I'd be tres grateful, and by that I mean there'd be gas money involved. If so, gimme a call at home tonight. Sorted!