Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Jade Giant Returns

Believe it or not I do actually like other things besides movies. But since I think we are on the verge of a great summer movie season, I can't help myself. Especially now that we'll start getting flooded with all the previews for the movies that will be coming out. Anyway, last night the preview for "The Incredible Hulk" premiered on the internet. What I liked about it was that it has the feel that the Hulk should have: Banner on the run, trying to keep himself under control, being chased by the military, etc. It also reminded me of the 70's t.v. show that I loved as a kid. I'm glad to see that the Abomination is in this as well, not some goofy thing that was in Ang Lee's "Hulk" of a few years ago. My only bone to pick is that the Hulk should look bigger & more powerful. I know that the cgi guys work on the effects until the last possible minute, so there's hope that his look will improve. But overall, this will be a good one. I am excited to see thw Hulk as he is meant to be seen......smashing stuff.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spring Break Reading

I always look forward to breaks because it gives me a chance to break out of the routine and actually get some reading done. I have been wanting to read Atlas Shrugged for awhile now, but especially after reading Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. I'm sure that I'll never watch The Incredibles the same way ever again. Hopefully I'll plow through it and can write a review soon, although I doubt I'll bring anything new to the discussion of Objectivism. Keller's The Reason for God is the next book that my small group is reading together. I only have to read a chapter a week, but the book is so engaging that I may have to read the whole thing and then re-read each chapter week by week. This is actually the first book by Keller that I will have read, but I am familiar with his work at Redeemer Presbyterian in New York. I am disappointed that there is no fiction that has caught my eye. Hopefully George R.R. Martin will get his next book out soon.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Movie Posters

I have always enjoyed the posters that go with the movies that I'm excited about. Here are two that I found that I think do a great job at capturing what these films will be about. If only I had not run out of wall space!