Why is it that I've been in a pretty cheerful, happy mood the last few days but my posts read like eulogies?
We saw Crash on Friday night. It was good. I'd recommend it, but I think it works better going in knowing what you're getting. There are a whole bunch on "major" characters, so each gets a pretty brief treatment. Don't expect more than a surface characterization of them. See, the point is to take an honest look at race in America, so they follow a diverse cast throughout a two-day period in which all of their lives overlap. Every character exhibits their own form of racism through outright hatred, paranoia, stereotyping, or simple misunderstanding. It walks the line of heavy-handedness at times but overall is quite effective.
Tickets for Episode III at midnight, May 19 at the Alamo Drafthouse have been purchased. Early reviews are looking good, so I'm hopeful it will make up for the 1.5 previous films that were ass (I count about half of Episode II as being "good"). I have to admit that I have a love-hate relationship with Star Wars. When I'm actually watching the films, I really enjoy them. When I'm not watching the films but I think about them, I find myself dwelling on the negatives, especially the plot holes. But overall, I'd definitely call myself a fan. My anticipation for Episode III is growing.
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