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Tuesday, May 16th 2000
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Thanks to all those who sent quotes for the quote db, including Mark Ayzenshtat, Mark Friedenbach, Jan Niestadt, Will Henderson, The Hatman, scar3crow, and Michael Edey.

For those wondering about the message board situation, I'm working on another solution. Hopefully when its ready you'll like it. That's basically all I can say right now.

I checked out a few movies this past weekend when I had some "free time" without access to a computer (coder's nightmare, right?). Not that I've fooled myself into thinking you actually care, but here are some opinions on a few recent flics anyway: Gladiator was pretty cool, as expected, and very well put together. The close-up action scenes were definitely something new (compared to the action scenes in a movie like Braveheart, which was also cool). Some parts of the story were a bit stretched out and borderline boring, but it didn't come near to ruining the movie. Battlefield Earth was surprisingly entertaining. It presented an interesting view of mankind's future after being smashed by some pretty crusty aliens who've yet to invent the almighty toothbrush. I guess. I've not read the book yet, so I can't compare it to the big-screen version, but as for the film, though a bit cheese-like and riddled with "yeah, right" situations, it definitely kept me interested, at least in an Independence Day sort of way.

High Fidelity was extremely cool. Laid back and pretty hilarious, its definitely worth a look imho. All three of the above were worth the money, but I happened to get those cheap early-bird matinee tickets, so I don't know how much that previous statement really means :).

As for worthy rentals recently released: Run Lola Run, Fight Club, and Dogma.

tasty links:
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