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June 28th, 2007


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08:35 am - Movies tonight
Tonight, I'm going to see Next, a movie based on PKD's The Golden Man.

I'll be at the 7:30 PM showing tonight at the dollar theatre at Carriage Place (on Bethel, near Sawmill Rd.)

I missed the last PKD movie in the theatres (A Scanner Darkly), and I'm not going to miss this one.

So, open invitation: come see a movie with me!
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 28th, 2007 02:07 pm (UTC)

Love to

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Well, sweetie, I'd love to but 8 hours is a little far of a drive for just a movie. Even if it's with you. :P
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From:chronarchy
Date:June 28th, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Love to

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Shame, that, as if you left now, you'd make it, too!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:June 28th, 2007 02:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Love to

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Possibly, if I floored it. But West Virginia keeps nailing me with all these storms to draw out the drives. I'll be thinking of you though having all that fun without me. And sending cooties your way!!
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From:anivair
Date:June 28th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
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Scanner Darkly = teh awzome
Next = scary Nicholas Cage with a bad mullet.

I'll pass, but best of luck. When you're done scouring Next from your mind, rent a scanner darkly, because it was really excellent and managed to make the story work on a lot of levels.
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From:chronarchy
Date:June 28th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC)
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I'm hoping that the PKD will shine through the Nick Cage. We'll see :)

I am likely to just outright buy Scanner, rather than bother to rent it first. I mean, I'm not sure it could go terribly wrong.

Wait, does Keanu say "Whoa" at any time?
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From:dqg_neal
Date:June 28th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC)
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I thought Scanner Darkly was a totally horrible film and upset at the rental money I spent on it, and the time wasted watching the film hoping it would get better.
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From:smithing_chick
Date:June 28th, 2007 05:14 pm (UTC)
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I don't remember him saying "Whoa". It was a good role for him, really, since he's supposed to be clueless & confused the entire movie. ;-)

I really enjoyed a Scanner Darkly. The interactions with the roommates were hilarious! They reminded me a lot of some of my old friends when they were in altered states & the insane things they'd do (and a lot of them were actually word-for-word from the book). "Where's the missing gears?" :-D



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From:joyful_storm
Date:June 28th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
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I found those interactions much more entertaining on-screen than on-page.
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From:joyful_storm
Date:June 28th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
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I thought it was a very strong script adaptation, and that the choice to go with that style of animation was really inspired. I don't know how else they could have gotten the scramblesuits to appear anything like the way they were described.

It was certainly more re-watchable than Waking Life, but I don't know if I'd go so far as to buy it. (But then, I have this odd anti-film-collecting POV that it's not worth owning if it's not something I'm willing to repeatedly re-watch. . . there aren't a lot of movies on that list.)
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From:chronarchy
Date:June 28th, 2007 08:52 pm (UTC)
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Oh, gods: Waking Life is officially listed (nay, burned into my mind) as the worst movie I have ever had to endure a fraction of.

The fact that this is the same director had me worried, but I'm counting on PKD to pull through.
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From:joyful_storm
Date:June 28th, 2007 11:55 pm (UTC)
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The concept of the redeeming power of PKD is an. . . interesting thought. . . .

A Scanner Darkly definitely works much better filmwise than Waking Life, containing such elements as, oh, plot, for starters. IMO it did a very good job of distancing itself from the "deranged self-indulgent pretentious postmodern film student given WAY too much money" feel of its predecessor.

Caveat: I may be a special niche audience.

As "trippy philosophical navel-gazing. . . NOW with Animation!!!" films go, I did find What The Bleep Do We Know? to be much more painful than Waking Life.
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From:tesinth
Date:June 28th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
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Eh, I'm getting over a nasty cold/flu/whatever, so I probably should stay at home tonight.

We definately need to get something together for Transformers though.
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From:chronarchy
Date:June 28th, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
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Damn straight. I've been saving my nickels and dimes for that one!
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From:tesinth
Date:June 28th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
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Tuesday night showing? No work on Wednesday, afterall.
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From:chronarchy
Date:June 28th, 2007 08:51 pm (UTC)
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yes, I can make that happen :)
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From:peaceful_fox
Date:June 28th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
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That's one I am looking forward to when it opens in the UK 30 years after it opens in the US.....
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From:viedansante
Date:June 28th, 2007 09:44 pm (UTC)
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I will be there in spirit!

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