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Very busy day today, so let me do this real quick-like:

1. Here's the trailer for the new PT Anderson movie, There Will Be Blood.

2. Started/finished World War Z this weekend, which was fantastic. Couldn't NOT order The Zombie Survival Guide immediately upon completion.

3. We watched some great movies this weekend; I'm suddenly in a classic Paul Newman phase. We watched The Hustler yesterday, and I've got Cool Hand Luke, The Sting and Butch Cassidy all queue'd up. (I've seen Sting and BC before, but not CHL.)

4. Any of you get/hear the new McCartney? I'm curious... but not foaming at the mouth the way I was for Chaos and Creation.

5. The AVClub on Friday made it sound like they're not going to be doing the "Ask the AVClub about the titles of movies that you can barely remember" feature, which sucks because I have a prime candidate. Here's where it gets interesting - I thought the movie I was thinking about was Dreamscape, but apparently there was at least one other cheesy 80's thriller about dream-entering technology. The only scene I can remember with any clarity that turned out not to be Dreamscape involves some dude in a corporate boardroom wearing these shiny goggles - his dream/virtual-reality trip is something quasi-pornographic, but then it turns sinister and he falls off a cliff. Does that ring any bells? Also, holy shit, Dreamscape is insane. Very dated and stupid, but the Lizardman (who's played by the bad guy in The Warriors) is something that apparently haunted both my dreams and Kath's when we were little.

Holy shit, I think you're right. That's going on the Netflix queue PRONTO.
I've got the new McCartney, but have not listened to it yet. I'll report once I do.
When He's 65
OK, I've given it a listen. My kneejerk reaction: starts well, ends well, kinda lost me in the middle. The first two songs are obviously meant to be singles (maybe they are... I have no idea since I never listen to radio), and the last half-dozen songs or so are more personal, adventurous, and introspective.

There's definitely a sense of "the past" that pervades the whole record. It's almost like he wanted to make sure he got out a closing statement on his life and career. That said, there's no shortage of features on the album that reflect contemporary tastes and techniques. There's places you could have told me it was a Flaming Lips album and I would have believed it.

I'll give it 3.5/5 stars, and though that feels maybe a little low, I do not think it is quite a 4-star album. Worth a listen, all the same.
Holy crap is that poster a ripoff of Raiders of the Lost Ark. They should have paid royalties.
I was thinking the same thing. And what's really wierd about it is that NOTHING about the poster looks like it has anything to do with the movie. In fact, the only thing that Dreamscape has in common with Indiana Jones is Kate Capshaw. (Speaking of which, she shows some boobs in this movie, which was incredibly... surprising.)