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Three quick movie reviews

1. Kill Bill: Volume 2.
It continues on from Volume 1 and nicely concludes the adventures of The Bride. Curiously, there’s a bit of a surprise ending, which changes The Brides motivation for killing Bill from revenge to… well, I don’t want to give it away. And it was also good that the movie didn’t end with a brainless fight sequence, but rather than a battle of wills. I want to see both films together now.

2. Starsky and Hutch.
The best and worst thing about this film was the not-so-subtle comedic homoerotic undercurrent between Starsky and Hutch. As funny as it was, all that sexual tension is just going to lead to teenage girls and bored housewives writing bad Owen Wilson/Ben Stiller slash fiction. Oh crap, a quick google reveals that this nightmare has already happened.

3. Haunted Mansion
I had a couple of hours to fill in today, and this was the only film on at the right time. Unlike “Pirates of the Caribbean”, it’s not as much fun as the Disneyland ride that inspired it, but it wasn’t bad. Nothing surprising happened, but it looked really good and was a decent enough use of 90 minutes of so.

I ended up working today which means I can take Monday off and go to the NZ Idol results party that Idolblog.com are co-hosting (yay!). I was in cafe at work, looking at the sandwich chiller when I sensed someone standing near me who also wanted to look in that chiller. I moved out of the way and smiled to indicate that, like, everything was cool, man. I looked up and doing a courtesy smile back was a newsreader. I had prevent myself from laughing out loud because last night I’d seen him say “designer vaginas” on a news promo, and had laughed then.

I ended up getting a tuna, tomato and cucumber roll. I also expertly timed my dinner break so that I could watch “What not to wear”.

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