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The Core

weather: drizzling
outside: 5°C
mood: amused
Never, in my entire life, have I felt such utter embarrassment with a movie. I have no other description for The Core. It was really really embarrassing. I didn't pay to see it, a friend of mine got 4 double passes and invited Husband Guy and I along.

Apparently, electromagnetic fields have a bigger effect on carbon-based life forms than metal. The reject pigeons that Alfred Hitchcock decided not to cast back in '63 have since formed an Olympic Synchronized Ramming, Flying Randomly Every Which Way And Scaring Small Children Team. They need to have a word with their choreographer.

Travertine stone conducts electricity like nothing I've seen before. The electricity was zapping around the walls of the Roman Coliseum faster than anything. Travertine stone also explodes into zillions of tiny pieces the shape of wood splinters when the static charge builds up to critical, like when it gets hit by lightning.

Electrons apparently don't run to the ground even though all materials, metal or organic, have less resistance per cir.mil.ft. than 100% pure gold. They build up in objects made of brass and acetate plastic within 7' above the ground.

And those were just the opening scenes. It just got worse from there.

The little bits of pot-shot humour were amusing. "We have no senses of humour... and ... we're armed."

It was very nice to see Alfre Woodard again. And it was nice to see some of my friends that I hadn't seen in a long time.

[All My Movies]


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Mar. 27th, 2003 06:30 pm (UTC)
well I guess I won't see that one then. :-)
Mar. 29th, 2003 01:44 am (UTC)
This is sort of a long shot since you don't speak French (that I know of), but do you know the name of the French station? It's 97.7 and I have to assume that it's a Canadian station, seeing as I can't think where else a French station would come in near Bellingham. Are there many francophones in BC? I had thought not.
Mar. 29th, 2003 09:18 am (UTC)
The French station is CBC Radio-Canada, CBUF-CBC 97.7 FM.
Mar. 29th, 2003 05:41 pm (UTC)
Merci! Xiexie! I figured there was a chance you'd know. Oh, that reminds me (be prepared, I might sound like a really stupid linguistically challenged American here) there's a station that I hear when flipping through stations that is in some Asian language, I honestly couldn't tell you what. Do you know of any Mandarin or Cantonese radio stations in Vancouver?
Mar. 29th, 2003 06:18 pm (UTC)
There are two Chinese stations here. They both share a bit of air time with A LOT of other ethnic broadcasting.

The one I grew up listening to and still listen to is CHMB 1320AM - The Overseas Chinese Voice. They've been around for over 25 years. They were on 1470AM when we first came to Canada, they moved to 1320AM in 1993 when Fairchild bought the 1470AM station.

The OCV schedule is all in Chinese =P Looks like they only have Mandarin for short periods on Saturday night and Sunday midnight.

The other one is Fairchild Radio which is CJVB 1470AM and 96.1FM. It's almost solely Cantonese as well with Mandarin only on Thursday and Friday nights at 7:00pm. Here's their schedule.
Mar. 29th, 2003 11:46 pm (UTC)
Neither of the AM stations comes in very well here, but thank you for sharing them! Sometiems I can get better reception in the car I get better reception on Seattle and Vancouver stations.

FM 96.1 is something Asian, do you have any idea what it is?
Mar. 29th, 2003 11:48 pm (UTC)
FM 96.1 is something Asian, do you have any idea what it is?

As I said above, that's Fairchild Radio, CJVB. It's mostly Cantonese, but it depends when you're listening (see schedule), it could be any of the other ethnic broadcasts they share air time with.
Mar. 29th, 2003 11:47 pm (UTC)
Apon looking at the Fairchild Radio site, it looks like 96.1 is part of their network, so I'd guess it's in Chinese.
Mar. 29th, 2003 05:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, and, I'm already familiar with Radio-Canada and I go to the site frequently. Forgive my utter lack of knowledge about Canada... Are there any stations (in any language) that are not affiliated with CBC at all?
Apr. 2nd, 2003 02:06 pm (UTC)

oh man, that sounds like such the groaner. Every time I see a trailer for it, I think my brain wants to implode. One of my friends likes to go see bad movies, and as soon as we saw the trailer for it, it went on his list of "must go see!" However, he's having problems getting someone to go with him.....
Apr. 2nd, 2003 02:09 pm (UTC)
Heh =) The trailers are all you need to see =} *shakes head*
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