8/14/2002 11:35:00 AM
by The MinuteMan
Movie Reviews on Wednesday?
Those of you not fortunate enough to have kids may have missed the opening of "Spy Kids 2
" last weekend. Silver lining. Antonio Banderas puts the movie on his broad shoulders, give us a big grin, and carries it as far as humanly possible. Other cast members are also fun: Ricardo Montalban reprises his role in "
The Wrath of Khan"... NO
, of course he doesn't, wake up and smell the popcorn! Anyway, I actually enjoyed the original, and this sequel fell short. The kids "liked it OK", but didn't love it. Which means we won't need to see it again for at least a week.
But enough about me. Everyone is talking about "XXX
". Yesterday we mentioned Nathan Newman's piece
on it, complete with photos; today, Demosthenes steps out of the Shadow to join in
. Approach this second review cautiously: it alludes to the intellectual influence of Paul Krugman, and at this site we are adamant that Professor Krugman's influence is in a NASDAQ-like decline. On the other hand, Krugman and his supporters may as well speak now, because when I perfect my Google-Krugman worm-virus, they will never get another word out. I will achieve total net domination! All these Krugs and pre-Krugs will know the wrath of a righteous...
Sorry, wrong movie. Anyway, my project is still in development. Just One Trailer. But, despite not having seen "XXX", I will say this: these guys see it and reflect on Bin Laden and third world development; I see "Minority Report" and reflect on the Constitution and civil liberties and the pace of economic progress. We have a bizarre fellowship here in the blogosphere. Fun. My kind of people. But just the littlest bit odd.