I saw The Two Towers on Sunday, December 22nd at the Monmouth Mall Lowes Theatres in Eatontown, NJ. I really liked it, but I think that I liked Fellowship more. I do think that Gollum stole the show. The CGI and voice acting on the character were incredible. Gollum turned out exactly as I pictured him to be when I read the books. The movie did not drag, despite the nearly 3 hour length. The story progressed nicely, taking up exactly where Fellowship left off. I used my free pass from the Fellowship 4 DVD set. The theatre was mobbed...apparently everyone else in the US went during this 5 day period since release, as I understand that it did over $100 million in that amount of time. Very nice to see that. The audience applauded at the end. I may see it again since the sound sucked at my theatre (no Dolby Digital or DTS or equivalent -- ugh). Kudos to Lowes for extending the bargain matinee price to the 6:15 PM showing! Finally, who is the "she" that Gollum refers to at the end of the film? For the answer, go back and read the end of The Two Towers novel, since the movie and the book do not end on the same note! This guarantees that the beginning of next year's The Return of the King will be spectacular! For more information on the film trilogy, go to the official Lord of the Rings website.
Sunday, December 22, 2002
The end of another year! Already? That must mean that it's time for my list of favorite CD releases of 2002! And here they are:
David Lisa’s Top 15 CDs of 2002
(in no discernable order)
Moby – 18
Foo Fighters – One by One
Eminem – The Eminem Show
Beck – Sea Change
Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – Once More With Feeling
White Stripes – White Blood Cells
The Vines – Highly Evolved
Breeders - Title TK
Pixies – Pixies
Joey Ramone – Don’t Worry About Me
Audioslave – Audioslave
They Might Be Giants – No!
Chemical Brothers – Come With Us
Red Hot Chili Peppers – By the Way
Coming soon is the film adaptaption of Chuck Barris' book Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Check out the official website and trailer here! This is the story of Barris' supposed double life: he claims to have been a game show creator/host and CIA agent at the same time. You decide whether this is truth or fiction. The movie opens wide in the US on January 17th!