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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Movie Book and Grater

Tonight Paul and I went and saw "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus." I really enjoyed it a lot. It was very Terry Gilliam; visually stunning and not entirely conventional storywise. It was a really rich movie, it gave you the feeling that there was so much more going on that you could know about. As Paul put it, "It left a lot to your Imagination", which is a good thing. You really do feel like your catching a glimpse of a larger fantastical world. It was also kind of cool and eerie to see Heath Ledger in his final role. They really did a fantastic job of making his other faces (Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell) seem natural and unobtrusive.

The story deals with making bargains with the devil. It's strange and coincidental that I just started reading "Good Omens" by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, which centers around the doings of demons in the years leading up to Armaggedon. I like it so far, it's a good dark comedy. I am getting a lot of divinity in my media diet though. Om nom nom.

At any rate, I recommend both. The Imaginarium was a lot of fun. The theater lobby was absolutely packed when Paul and I got there, there was a line out the door. Weirdly though, everybody was lined up to see "Avatar". The movie that came out almost a whole month ago. I still can't get over it, really. The 4 o'clock show was completely sold out. Weird.

On the way out of the mall, Paul and I swung into Target to get a new cheese grater. You remember that Pecarino Romano I wrote about? The cheese was actually so hard that it snapped the handle off of our nice shredder. Our other one was actually starting to take on the appearance of a medieval torture device, so I guess we were due.

This new one we got is so cool though, I'm really excited about it. It's by Oxo Softworks, who make a lot of neat, smart kitchen gadgets. Check it out, it catches all the cheese in a box in the bottom, and measures it all out too!


  1. Graham lent me Good Omens the other month. My first Neil Gaiman experience. I really liked it.

  2. my cheese grater has one of those too! its so wonder and handy! Neil Gaiman is far to wonderful for words.