Tuesday, September 03, 2002

Had a nice, relaxing long weekend - went to the movies and rented several as well! At the movies we saw 'XXX' and 'Lilo & Stitch', bought and watched 'Resident Evil', and rented 'Gosford Park' and 'Ghosts of Mars'. WHEW!

XXX - awesome movie, full of action and Vin Diesel makes all prevous bond-like spies look weak and ineffectual. 'XXX' could well become the next 'Bond' replacement! This movie has everything that a good action/adventure/spy/thriller needs, and more. I will be buying this one when it comes out on DVD - it rates 5 stars!

Lilo & Stitch - great family movie, hilarious and has jokes for adults as well as entertaining for kids. Decent!

Resident Evil - not for the kiddies. Good script, great plotlines and set design - very reminiscent of 'Half-Life' (PC computer game) - I think perhaps I need to locate the three Resident Evil games for the PC - hopefully CapCom will cash in and offer them as a boxed set someday soon!

Gosford Park - Clue remake but from the point of view of the servants & staff - not bad, overall a good movie, but very very 'clue-like'. Won several awards.

Ghosts of Mars - Action/Horror, spirits of martian gladiator/protector/warriors take over the bodies of miners/colonists and wreak havoc on the remaining population. A very gory, bloody, and gruesome movie, with poor acting but a fairly good script. Go figure. Worth renting, but don't spend the money to buy it unless you are a hardcore Ice Cube fan.