Sunday, April 4, 2004

I'm having trouble figuring out the archive code so if you hit that link you may end up in nowheresville. Working on it as time allows. Sorry.

Saw Hellboy this week and was pleasantly surprised. Good characters, visually strong and very Mignola-esque. His style translates really well and I have to applaud the production team for taking such big risks. I was a bit disappointed with the end though, very abrupt and kinda run of the mill: big bad, big fight, big mess, wrap up the loose ends fast. It seemed to be building up to something bigger and more resounding but instead resorted to video game boss-round ending number 309. I'm still recomending it though, with the hope that if we are fortunate enough to see a sequel there will be more of the unconventional (pancakes! kittens! talking corpses!) and less of the predictable (grenades down gullets. Overdone CGI *yawn*).

On a Y note, I attended a Women in Film seminar at SFU today that featured David Goyer speaking about adapting films from books and comics. Some neat industry annecdotes including one about a Disney executive stating flat out "There is no mucous in a Disney film! Ever!". Also some good points on the writing process and working with actors. I had the chance to say hello afterwards and he was very pleasant. Also met up with Steve Sadowski!

Later, Vicky and I went to see if Soda's (a small 50's diner with pretty good burgers and milkshakes) was still open. It had been converted to a so-so sushi joint. *sigh*

There's a shop up the street selling these GWEV electric mopeds. I'm sorely tempted.

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