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Wednesday, August 11, 2004
Random News That Caught My Attention
You know, if I didn't already have antipathy for Quincy Carter because he a)played for the Georgia Bulldogs and b)played for the Dallas Cowboys, I'd have a bunch at the news last week that he basically cut himself from the Cowboys roster. However, I was far too busy doing the "oh look, something bad happened to the Cowboys" dance to really notice. (My general dislike of the Cowboys runs deep, being a long-term, die-hard Washington Redskins fan). But I really have to give credit to USA Today's Jon Saraceno for this editoral from last Friday about the entire Quincy Carter situation and that of Ricky Williams. It makes for very interesting reading.

It seems like every summer, there's just one of those little movies that starts building up some buzz. I admit I gave into the whole Blair Witch Project hype--it was one of those films that lost a lot upon second viewing--and I probably saw 28 Days Later far too late for it to totally blow me away. (Really, apart from the fact that the new Doctor from Doctor Who was in it, it didn't make that huge of an impression on me. It was good, but not great.) This summer, that film that is building some buzz without having the blockbuster budget is Open Water. USA Today ran a couple of pieces about it last weekend. One was about how the film was pretty much a no-frills thriller but uses all live sharks for the shark sequences. Another one was about co-star Blanchard Ryan, who might be one of those stars to watch. (And I agree--she looks a LOT like Charlize Theron!) Finally, there was the three-star review of the movie. Meanwhile, Rotten Tomatos gives it a rating of 75%. I have to admit the film sounds intersting and like one that might be a good, scary rush. And the story is based on an actual incident...


posted by Michael Hickerson at 8/11/2004 09:12:00 PM | |
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