July 2nd, 2005


The War of the Worlds

Now that's a movie. Damn fine movie. Enjoyed it quite a bit. It's no Citizen Kane or Robocop but still very enjoyable.

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In a lot of ways, the movie is predictable, but it worked. For instance, near the beginning when the aliens begin attacking, Cruise' character stands around like a gawker. Because we know bad things are coming, we're all thinking, run, you moron! I think Spielberg counted on that reaction a bit. He counted on that so the audience' frustration with the characters would build up, the more to make you think they would be so dumb they would get themselves killed. Nice way to build tension.


No sex for Phil

So since I became sexually active around the age of 18, I've had numerous dry stretches. Two that lasted around 3½ years. That's one of the things that's changed since Matt died. I came out of my shell and became more willing to talk to people, and that's resulted in more dating and more nookie.

However, I did not get laid last month. I totally forgot.