The Daily Grind

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War of the Worlds

Any time I offer an opinion on the movie I state that I’m sure it’ll be good, I’ll see it; but I’m also sure it won’t be like the original.

The number of confused or blank looks I get is disturbing.

I’m here to let you Neanderthals know…

War of the Worlds was a movie released in 1953, written by Barré Lyndon.

War of the Worlds was also broadcast live on American radio on October 30, 1938.  It was done with little announcement and many people thought the radio play, starring Orson Wells, was not a hoax (well, a radio play, to be precise).  It caused quite a bit of a stir, if not hysteria.

The radio play was a slight adaptation of the book of the same name first published by H.G. Wells in 1898.  Listen up!  H.G. Wells.  1898!

The 2005 movie, incidentally, is a thoroughly enjoyable Hollywood adaptation, in my humble opinion.

I saw yet another movie last night, “Bruce Almighty”. I wasn’t too eager to see the movie, but another night sitting on your butt eating junk food watching a huge screen can’t be a bad thing, can it? All in all the movie was good, funny, which one would expect, nay, demand from a Jim C movie.

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I went and saw ‘Basic’ tonight, a movie that’s anything but.  Good ol’ John Travolta reminded me a bit of the friendly fellow he played in “The Genral’s Daughter”, mind you, it could have been because the former movie was a bit like the latter; that and “Courage Under Fire”.  All in all I thought it was very good, with a variety of twists and other assorted bends.  Much better than the last movie I saw; “Bulletproof Monk”… sorry kid, dog was rabid, had to put it down.