Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Elizabeth Ridenour, president of the National Council on Bible Curriculum in Public Schools, is scheduled to be on the Brad and Britt show tomorrow morning at 7:30.

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A comment thread worth reading, about the Truth and Rec Commission. It's important to get these questions out there and answered in public, they are being asked all over town, they should be asked. I don't expect the answers to satisfy some of the more hostile questioners, but that's OK, the point is to get the facts out where people can see them.

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More movies: TV Photogblog and Mrs. Photogblog saw a special preview of The Dukes of Hazzard, and Gate City watched 16 Candles.

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Jimbo Wales is guest-blogging over at Lessig's place.

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Reviews of movies everyone else has already seen:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Good, although Depp's Wonka didn't quite work for me (test audience of one 11-year-old girl and her 12-year-old cousin liked him better than I did). Excellent Oompa Loompa(s), a much better Charlie than the original movie, good bratty kids, and satisfying Burton-esque visual weirdness.

Wedding Crashers. Oscar-worthy, if there was an Oscar for stupid funny summer movies, even if there was less gratuitous nudity than the reviews promised, er, indicated.

(video) Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. I love me some Wes Anderson and I'm a big Bill Murray fan, but this seemed like a dull, cruel parody of a Wes Anderson/Bill Murray flick. The Portuguese Bowie tunes were cute, but coming from the guy who used The Who's obscure "You are Forgiven" to such effect in Rushmore even they were disappointing.

(video) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. How was this not named the best picture of last year? It's so good that even the generally loathsome Jim Carrey was good in it. Sad and funny and smart, maybe the first movie Scott Card and I have both liked.

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