Saturday, May 12, 2007

Movies, movies, movies and some pain

We have spent most of the last 24 hours watching movies :). We went out to see Spiderman 3 this afternoon; it's pretty good. It's a comic book movie and I don't usually have really high expectations for those. The story was pretty good, the special effects were good, and I especially liked the opening sequence. We would recommend this movie, but I wouldn't stand in line to see it.

The other three movies were rentals. First, we watched Thr3e, which is supposed to be a horror movie. The acting was kinda bad and the story wasn't terribly interesting. There was a nice twist at the end but it didn't quite make up for the fact that the movie was pretty bad. We wouldn't recommend this one.

Second, we watched An American Haunting. It's apparently based on a true story of how a house was haunted in the 19th century and how it was still haunted today. It wasn't at all what we thought it would be; we thought it would go back and forth between the previous century and the later one, but it didn't. The movie was generally confusing and hard to follow, and the "twist" at the end was so subtle that some people might miss it - not only that, but it pretty well negated the whole idea that it was documented that a spirit killed a man. We wouldn't recommend this one, either.

Finally, we watched The Science of Sleep. It's a very strange movie and I don't totally get it; there's a lot of blurred definitions between sleeping and not sleeping. There are some weird reality things; the whole thing is sort of like crawling into what someone imagines someone else's head and dreams are like. If you like that sort of thing, you'd like this. I don't think it's quite the right thing for me, though. My dreams are very, very, very vivid and much more interesting than the ones presented in the movie. :) Ian really enjoyed this movie, though, and would recommend it. Note that much of the movie is subtitled.

On another note, for whatever reason I've got a LOT of pain in my sternum. I've taken two percocet along with the normal amount of regular painkiller and the pain is still quite bad. I haven't felt it this bad in a while. Where did this come from?

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