inessential by Brent Simmons


I saw a couple movies recently.

Solaris is like if Philip Dick wrote chick flicks. What is real? What is human? What is love? Etc.

It has all the makings of a great story, and is very beautiful to look at at times, but it’s a bit slow too. My eyes slipped briefly shut a couple times. And this was after four or five cups of coffee and a Split Decision breakfast (pancakes, French toast, bacon, and sausage) at IHoP.

I’d like to read the book it was based on.

Die Another Day is my favorite Bond movie since the Connery days.

Totally fun. Great locations and effects. Good story, good villains, good tech. It even has fencing.

I didn’t expect Halle Berry to be good, but she was. I could imagine a spinoff movie with her and her character (Jinx, the NSA agent).

One misses Q, of course, but now there’s John Cleese as the new Q, and, well, there’s never enough John Cleese on the silver screen.