And what did you do on the 4th of July?

I watched movies.

Terminator 3: They did a much better job with this than I thought they would. T2 didn’t easily lend itself to a sequal, but they managed to explain everything in a convincing manner. The problem with many franchise movies, is that they weren’t initially concieved as franchises. Indiana Jones, Highlander, Planet of the Apes (Original), and Jaws sequals were all sort of made up as they went along. As a result, some of the story lines just get rediculous as more sequals come out and the budgets get thinner. So far, Terminator has done a good job of keeping things together. I think there is an excellent T4 out there waiting to be made that will have nothing to do with Arnold in the role of a robot.

Punch Drunk Love: I went to Hollywood Video to rent some movies after seeing T3, which is something I rarely do. The guys at the checkout were talking about Everquest and I asked them what server they played on. They flipped out that I knew to ask that question and gave me 50% off my movies just because I was cool. I’ve liked all the previous Paul Thomas Anderson movies I’ve seen (Magnolia and Boogie Nights). While this was a good movie, I didn’t think it fit in to the same catagory as his other films.

Adaptation: I’ve heard so much about this movie that I thought I knew what to expect, but in the end I was totally wrong. There is so much going on in the film that I think I’d really have to see it again to let it all sink in. The short summary of the plot is that its a movie about writing a movie, except its really so much more.

Also, Barry White passed away. A generation will grow up not understanding my impression of him.

By Gary

3 dimples. 7 continents. 130 countries.