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What a whiner I am :-)
By the time you sit down and finish the popcorn the movie is over making you sad that you have to wait another 12 months for it to continue on with the story. HP is not in the same class as LOTR or Narnia though it does seem to be awfully popular. It's a pity that neither Tolkien or Lewis saw financial success as Rowling has in such a short amount of time.
I definitely agree that it's a shame Lewis and Tolkien didn't become megazillionaires the way Rowling has. Instead their heirs are the ones rolling in it. It seems like all-too-often the heirs to a literary estate turn out to be obstructionist dicks or sell-out whores. Very few seem to tastefully embrace the modern world of
(ok, I admit it, I have a hard-on for Russell Crowe).
_Fight Club_ is on my list of things to see, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. If I hear a few more good things about it, I may be inclined to purchase the DVD instead of renting.
Along the same lines, I've been hearing good things about Memento. And not just it's got "that hot black leather chick from The Matrix" :-) I haven't seen it yet, but friends with similar taste to me have seen it and recommended it, so I guess it's also on the list.
Allow me to whole-heartedly recommend _Memento_ as well. Watched it twice in a row when I rented it; then I put it on while I slept. Lots of movies try to trick you; this one succeeds. I normally know exactly where a film is heading, but this thing had me fooled from start.
The thing with _Memento_ is that it's a little too experimental for some. You'll know in the first few minutes whether you can stand it or not.
Joey Pants is in Memento as well. If Lawrence Fishburne were in the cast, it would have been a veritable Matrix reunion. :-)
(No, Bill the Little Buddha isn't in Memento, thankfully.)
I wonder if he ever calls himself Joe "Don't Call Me Joey Pants" Pantoliano? ;)
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