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A few thoughts on How To Train Your Dragon

Cecily and I saw this last night as a double feature (paired with Iron Man 2) at The Family Drive In Theatre in Stephens City Virginia.  Short and simple — great movie. The plot was intriguing and somewhat surprising (not like EUREKA! but Oooooh … interesting). Had all the appropriate elements, but most importantly, it kept me interested.

Summary: a young boy growing up in a village of dragon-slaying Vikings is neither strong enough to slay a dragon, nor eager to do so. In fact, he befriends one, and eventually is able to reveal things to both the dragons and the Vikings that neither knew.

Good date film, good kids film, and good manly man film as long as you don’t tell anyone how much you love it (and I loved it!). 😉

 

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Personal, Reviews

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A few thoughts on Iron Man 2 (Review)

Cecily and I went to see Iron Man 2 at The Family Drive In Theatre in Stephens City, Virginia (not necessarily relevant, but I thought I would mention). Actually, the film was paired with How To Train Your Dragon (film) — very good pair. Anyway, I wanted to jot a few notes/give a small review (and this should be fairly brief).

Overall it was a fair to good movie — certain it would have been just as good as the first had it actually been the first. That being said, in my opinion it went a little over the top with the cheese/tongue-in-cheek/comic book cliche. The biggest example to me is the pepper spray scene. While funny, the timing was very awkward and it really kind of cheapened the scene.

Best line of the movie? (paraphrased) “Excuse me I’m fighting off a Hammer-Roid attack.” 😀 That is good stuff!

Also another major high point? Scarlett Johansson in tight leather (a la Uma Thurman — The Avengers) and a very hot hairdo.

So while the movie didn’t wow me, it was actually very good, just familiar and so it didn’t excite me, but it’s certainly worth seeing, and I would definitely see it again.

And the icing of the experience was when our two-year-old son woke up at the end of the movie (when AC/DC was playing over the credits) and very sleepily headbanged and rocked out. 🙂

[SPOILER!]

Oh and if anyone else wondered what they found in the teaser at the end of the credits, apparently it was the Hammer of Thor.

 

Posted by on May 17, 2010 in Personal, Reviews

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Twitter weekly updates by crimulus for 2010-04-04

  • Why the sun with the angry face gotta chase me all over the place? #SMB #Mario http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cvGHl3CbCg #
  • WVU, I anxiously await witnessing your transforming the Duke Blue Devils to smurfs tomorrow at about 8pm. #
  • Man … Last.fm is really working for me today … #ASHES dIVIDE #Digital Summer #Thornley … sounding fantastic today. #
  • HAPPY APRIL FOOLS!!! (loser) #
  • RT @factlets Tokyo U’s baseball bot uses 2 cameras capturing 1k images/second to hit balls out of the lab http://factlets.info/BaseballBot #
  • Flashback 1999: Ricky Martin confirms he is a ‘homosexual man’ http://abv8.me/28p Oh wait my bad! This was YESTERDAY?!? lol #
  • Matter flows from place to place and momentarily comes together to be you … http://abv8.me/28o #symphonyofscience #
  • Finally got a new charger/battery for the camera … yay … can take pictures again. 😀 #
  • RT @vanadaar In 1998, #openssl released version 0.9.1c. On March 29 2010, they got to 1.0. congrats! #
  • It’s kind of nice to enjoy the rain when your outside work is already done. 😀 #
  • Woot … I now have a power outlet at the end of my driveway … no more extension cord going out the front door (truck block warmer) #
  • Guess I better go dig a ditch … #
 

Posted by on April 4, 2010 in Twitter Updates

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Twitter weekly updates by crimulus for 2009-09-27

  • “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.” -George Carlin #
  • RT @politico Obama shoul
    d carry, not be, the story http://bit.ly/3nD0dm #
  • RT @factlets York U scientists envision an inflatable kevlar space elevator extending to a height of 25km. http://tw2t.com/mm COOOOOOOOOOL!! #
  • RT @wceberly 28 yrs today, Sept 25, 1981, Sandra Day O´Conn
    or becomes first female U.S. Supreme Court justice in history http://bit.ly/#
  • Understand your opponent and deconstruct. Anticipate your opponent and defend without exertion. Ignore your opponent, and get thrashed. #
  • @YouQuotedQuotes Generally very good — I retweet at least 10% of them. Love having variable content/inspirations each day …
    Keep it up! in reply to YouQuotedQuotes #
  • I have no fear of losing my good name, because it’s safely locked away. I’m pretty sure no one other than me has ever seen it. #
  • RT @YouQuotedQuotes The reward for conformity is everyone likes you but yourself. ~ Rita Mae Brown #Quotes #
  • A fascinating glimpse into Congressional committee debate: http://abv8.me/1kO (@GSTEPHANOPOULOS, Z. Byron Wolf) #
  • RT @PJA64X The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. — James Oppenheim #
  • Michael Moore may be pretty one sided, but he brings up valid points about the shortcomings of capitalism. http://abv8.me/1kJ #
  • RT @wceberly
    Sept 24, 1789, Judiciary Act of 1789, signed by President George Washington, establishing Supreme Court http://bit.ly/11udhi #
  • Wow … new glasses … no tinting … no scratching … no more looking at the world through a piece of terry cloth! gooooooood #
  • @vanadaar lol I know, but at least he presents it in a much more logical fashion than the typical morons on Fox News. #
  • Again, for the conservative propagandists out there @KarlRove of all people shows how to criticize the president properly http://abv8.me/1kj #
  • RT @TheOnion BREAKING: Democrats Hoping To Take Control Of Congress From Republican Minority In 2010 #p2 #tcot LOL #
  • @silverclassics Hey you should use the smily face flask for the artfire ad — the sinbonnet sue one you can see the unevenness of the fabric #
  • RT @PJA64X The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. — Rudyard Kipling #
  • @silverclassics — sent you an email to gmail #
  • More conservative commentators should take their cues from and mimick the delivery of George Will. http://abv8.me/1kh #
  • RT @PJA64X No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. — Eleanor Roosevelt #
  • RT @TheOnion New Heart-Shaped Sniper Scope Makes It Impossible For Marines To Shoot Enemies http://ow.ly/15QuwS #
  • RT @factlets Turophiles love cheese. Cheese mavens in France enjoy more than 400 different varieties with their wine. http://tw2t.com/57E #
  • I just cannot get enough history: http://abv8.me/1jA 3rd battle of Winchester battleground preserved. #
  • RT @wceberly Drunk Boris Yeltsin was found outside White House in underpants trying to hail cab ‘he wanted some pizza’ http://bit.ly/3sukU #
  • A fantastic gift idea: Custom Embroidered Hip Flasks by 28 Sides Designs. http://abv8.me/1jw #
  • #threecondimentsonly tabasco, relish, sour cream #
  • RT @YouQuotedQuotes To have and not give is often worse than to steal. ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach #Quotes #
  • Is it just me, or are the sides of these two’ faces mirroring one anothers’ scrunching? lol http://abv8.me/1ju #
  • RT @wceberly Sept 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation: recasts Civil War as fight agst slavery http://bit.ly/4gsZm7 #
  • RT @PJA64X Success is a consequence and must not be a goal. — Gustave Flaubert #
  • RT @factlets Scientists are ready to perform the Schrodinger´s Cat experiment on a living organism. http://tw2t.com/Zwq #
  • It’s ok to take your eye off the prize, as long as you still walk away with the winnings. http://abv8.me/1iH #Obama — regain control. #
  • WOOOHOO … #Patriots lose … that is always good in my book, of course #Jets & #Bills won, but I’ll take what I can get. #
  • Oh dont lean on me man, cause you cant afford the ticket Im back from suffragette city #
  • RT @PJA64X Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. — James Thurber #
  • RT @factlets appendix evolved 80 million years ago as a repository for good bacteria to repopulate the gut after illness http://tw2t.com/ocS #

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Posted by on September 27, 2009 in Twitter Updates

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