Tag: <span>Matrix Reloaded</span>

2 weeks today I’ll be at the Fracture clinic to be ‘assessed’. Regardless I’ll be telling them to get this bloody resin cast off my leg as it is slowly driving me mad.

Of course there is an upside, although as Louise hasn’t yet allowed me to get a little bell so I can summon her when I want something (my toe scratched, the blinds titled 0.5 of a degree…), I’m pretty sure I’m not getting the most out of my enforced immobility.

In other exciting news, I’m finally getting around to reading the latest Harry Potter – The Order of the Phoenix. I’ve read the others and this one is following the same theme (boy goes to school, does magic, gets into trouble and no doubt saves the day at the end although not quite as there are two books left to go). The only problem is that I know who dies already.

I can thank my friend Susan for that. Sitting at a party she tagged into the end of the conversation in which I’d mentioned that I’d STILL to read the latest Harry Potter, but she obviously didn’t hear me say that as her opening remark was “Ohhh I couldn’t believe xxxxxxx died!”.

Cue perfectly timed comic silence before she realised what she’d just done. Bless her though, she felt really bad about it. Just as well I’m not a big fan!

Ohh and while I remember, people of Glasgow pay attention: Matrix Reloaded at IMAX. I’ll see you there!

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Or is that, so little to say…

Other than going to see the Matrix Reloaded again last night, much better the second time around.

Ohhh and I’m midway through jotting down some thoughts, but as usual I have stalled about a paragraph in. Anyone got any suggestions to remove this mental block I have? Sledgehammer? TNT?

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Interesting article: Is technology making us dumber?.

“When you can always dash off another follow-up e-mail at no cost, you don’t need to be careful to get your thought clearly and fully expressed in a letter,”

Again it’s one of these discussions that I can always, in my head at least, rationalise by stating that whilst, yes, I use and rely on technology (I can’t remember my best friends phone number either), I am not governed by it, as I choose not to remember the numbers. That is my choice, to allow my phone to play that part in my life, but at what point does it stop being a choice?

Hmmmm, this all sounds vaguely familiar… and that reminds me, off to see The Matrix Reloaded again tonight, armed with a lot more knowledge.

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MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!!!
If you’ve not seen the film yet do not read any further!!!
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Been trying to get my head around this one, and came across a fascinating post in a film forum: Reloaded didn’t make sense to you?

It matches some of my initial thoughts, although I hadn’t pursued them as far, and backups the fans that say that this isn’t just an action movie.

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Got the afternoon off as we are at a friends wedding tomorrow (Louise is her bridesmaid) and still have some bits and bobs to sort out. In saying that, my other half is talking about going to see the Matrix Reloaded this afternoon… hmmm why not.

Some photo’s MAY be forthcoming from the weekend, but I doubt I’ll be back before Monday.

(yeah yeah where have I heard that before)

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Having posted about it yesterday I thought I’d better try this brushing the tongue malarky (malarky? That’s that bloody Jamie Oliver!). Ick. I don’t like the sensation, nor did I enjoy the gagging sensation it brought on, definitely not the most pleasant thing to do first thing in the morning.

I managed to see the Matrix Reloaded last night. I’ve read a couple of reviews in the papers this morning and have to say that I think some of the critics should maybe go back and watch the first movie. Yes Keanu is ‘wooden’ and yes there are holes in the plot. That doesn’t stop it being one kick ass movie (in every sense and nuances that phrase brings). The action scenes are easily the best I’ve seen on film, the car chase in particularly. Leave your belief suspended at the door, and don’t think too hard about this and you will enjoy this.

There is also a scene towards the end of the film featuring Neo in a room full of screens showing himself. I won’t spoil anything but I did think it was spoon feeding us a bit… mind you that is presuming I understood it properly… maybe having a couple of beers first wasn’t the best idea…

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Jez mentioned a screensaver yesterday and reminded me that I also downloaded a new Matrix screensaver recently (as featured in Lockergnome Daily I think). It requires a ‘modern’ 3D Video card (unfortunately my machine at work doesn’t quite cut it, but when I installed it at home… WOW.

MVR Matrix Reloaded Screen Saver

I have had the green code falling down the screen one for a year or so, but this one takes the idea to a new dimension, literally. If this kinda thing floats your boat, give it a try!

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Is it November yet?
OK, I’m being greedy. I should really just be happy that I’ve only got until May 15th to catch The Matrix:Reloaded, whereas the final installment (Revolutions) isn’t out until November 7th, but when you hear snippets of info like this: “Producer Joel Silver said there is one 17-minute sequence in Revolutions that cost two-thirds of the budget of the original Matrix picture (which cost $65 million.)” it certainly makes you sit up and think… just hope the release dates are global and not U.S.!

More info at Coming Attractions.

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