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Gym update. Another morning to the gym – 15 mins @ 9.5 kph. Followed it up with some messing around with the multi-gym, but nothing serious.

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Gym update. Went last Tuesday and this morning. Last week I did the treadmill – changed speed a bit, but probably averaged out to about 15 minutes at 8.5 kph. This morning did the ergo – 3k in 14.05 minutes, followed by 3 minutes on the treadmill @ 9 kph, before it hurt to much to continue! :)#

"The Bourne Identity"

A great action film about a super secret agent who forgets his identity and has to try and work it out, while being tracked down by the very agency which created him. Seen at Ster Century, Leeds

"Men in Black II"

I have to say I was a little disappointed by this film. I’d seen all the best bits in the trailers, and I felt like Will Smith was struggling to hold the film on his own. Tommy Lee Jones is once again the man – his comic timing is faultless, and he plays off the other characters so well. The baddie was also just great this time. … but it was just lacking something. The freshness of the original film wasn’t there, and although many of the old characters were back, somehow the magic wasn’t.

"Sum of all Fears"

Another Jack Ryan number – just as good, just as worth seeing! Manages to keep up the tension and excitement throughout, and it’s nice to see the familiar characters doing their piece again. Seen at Ster Century, Leeds

"Minority Report"

This is a fantastic film – raises lots of interesting questions about human rights and free-will, but is ultimately an action movie, with a heavy dose of intrigue/thrill. I enjoyed it hugely – the Speilberg/Cruise partnership has paid dividends. Seen at Ster Century, Leeds.

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Well, another day, another diary entry.. Just spent my lunchtime fixing this website, thanks to the W3C HTML Validator. Lots of petty things can up (like the fact you are supposed to use quotes if you do something like <td width=”50%”>), but there were loads of proper HTML errors too, especially in my tables (</tr></td> is always a good ‘un). So anyway, apologies for any of you who couldn’t read my tables!! Also, off to Stirling on Wednesday for a week’s graduate school – should be fun!

"The Time Machine"

The Time Machine – H.G. Wells’ classic story of a man thrown into the future, where the human race has split in two. I have to say that this is actually a fairly good adaptation. The suspension of disblief is very easy – aided considerably by some of the best special effects I’ve seen for a while – but yet it manages to keep hold of it’s B-rate sci-fi origins (and I mean that as a complement!) The whole moon destruction thing was a work of genius, as is the holographic librarian – very nice plot devices to explain the […]

"Spiderman"

Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome, AWESOME, awesome. 🙂 Probably the best film of the year for me – was instantly hooked and drawn along – I laughed, I cried, I marvelled at the cinematographer, I sat on the edge of my seat. I’m a huge fan of the Spiderman animation on TV, and I felt like this film captured that perfectly. Whoever cast Tobey Maguire is a genius, what a wonderful Spidey/PP! I was slightly less enamoured with Kirsten Dunst as MJ. Her acting was acceptable, but the character just seemed a little shallow and ditzy somewhere, which is a shame […]

Star wars – what can you say? I thought Phantom Menace was a huge disappointment, and a recent re-watch on DVD only confirmed this opinion. Clones is a different matter. I was distinctly underwhelmed on my first viewing – just seemed to be another film entirely consisting of ‘set-up’ with no substance. Anakin also completely failed to grab me – I know he needs to make the transition to the dark side, but he just comes across as a petulant teenager who’s sulkly and with a huge chip on his shoulder. And this is a 20 year old with a […]

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