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What’s in Your Weekend?

I went to see Spider-man 3 this weekend.

Of course I did. Didn’t you? All the cool nerds were there (and those of us who just have a Kirsten Dunst fixation). Naturally when I tell people that (about seeing Spider-man 3, not the Kirsten Dunst thing), they ask two questions: what was the best part, and what was the worst part?

There were a lot of good parts. Visually, it was as stunning as watching Bush win a spelling bee: most of the time, you couldn’t believe your eyes. There was good character development, upsets in the status quo (a must for sequels).

The worst part? I’m not going to tell you because it would ruin the movie experience for you. Go see it for yourself.

But I’ve got to say that the biggest part of my weekend was finding out that the client I’m doing this ginormous illustration job for is dissatisfied with all the work I did on it last week, so much so that it will require many redraws. That means I’m now a week behind.

And that means I’m going to lose a lot of sleep or go way over deadline. Not sure which sounds worse. I mean, I love my sleep. I love my sleep. How much do I love it? Well, let’s just say we spend most of our time together in bed. It’s very physical.

Anyway, some marvelously inconsequential trailer reviews for ya!

Rush Hour 3 – I can’t believe they’re making a third one (just because it’s been so long since #2), but this preview does make it look good. I just hope the preview doesn’t contain the sum of all the jokes (hey! that’s a good spoof title: “The Sum of All Jokes”).

Shrek 3, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End – It’s truly the summer of sequels, and I just hope they all live up to the hype. Of course they won’t, but it’s nice to hope.

Across the Universe – It’s time again for movies set in the tumultuous ’60s. Art, love, parties, war, protest, pain, and through it all is the music. This preview feels like equal parts Forrest Gump and Moulin Rouge, and looks like the film will be full of phychedelic imagery.

Surf’s Up – Finally a preview that deviates from the Happy Feet promotional formula (tell the audience nothing about your movie). Before, it looked skippable, but then apparently someone let them in on the secret that people love when you let them know what the flick’s about. So now it looks good. Maybe even opening week good.

So that’s all. I’ll try to get a review up later, but don’t hold me to that because I’m inches away from self-inflicted narcolepsy.


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