I've been spending some time the last couple of nights catching up on some podcasts. I've been listening to The Dragon Hearth by Tracy and Laura Hickman, The Dragon Page: Cover to Cover by Evo Terra and Michael R. Mennenga, I Should Be Writing by Mur Lafferty and The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy by Tee Morris. The weekend was pretty much, listen to a podcast, do some writing, listen to another podcast, do more writing.
Speaking of the weekend . . . went to see X3 this weekend. I have mixed opinions about it. They got some things right, but as I was afraid, when you keep expanding the ensemble, especially when you only have a 94 minute movie, everyone is going to get short shrift. I'm going to avoid spoilers for the six people who haven't seen it yet. I really, really hated how they "wimpified" Rogue in this one. Kelsey Gramer was a wonderful Beast though and they did get "Oh, my stars and garters" in there, which elicited a cheer from the comic geeks in the audience. And yes, the easter egg at the end of the credits was worth the wait.
So, I'll give X3 3 of 5 but with 30 more minutes, it might have been a really good movie instead of just an adequate one. Will I see this one again in the theater? Probably not. This one will wait until the DVD release around Christmas. Also, I saw the advertisements for the upcoming movies. Should I be worried that "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" has better previews than "Superman Returns" does? There was nothing in that trailer that made me want to see the Supie movie. However, "Ghost Rider" looks kick-ass. Please, please, don't let me down.
Oh well. Back to the editing grind.