The Movie Critique 011

Well, I just got back from watching Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire. What a great movie. It’s a bit on the darker side of the movies, but it is enjoyable. The cinematography is so much better than Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. And Emma Watson. . . (losing myself in a dream)

O.K., back to reality. The movie. What a treat! It is a fabulous rendition of the book. Even my friend, who had never seen a Harry Potter movie or read a Harry Potter book, said it was good. How about that! Here I was wondering if he would be lost during the picture without all the background, but he says it was pretty cut-and-dry for him, “it had a beginning, a middle and an end. . . it even left you hanging for a sequel”.

I have to admit, some of the things from the book I had been anticipating were not included. I missed Dobby. But aren’t movies great that way! You can have one story to enjoy in book form, and a similar yet different story in movie form. It’s like magic. You can keep all the parts you treasure to yourself. Or, you can even mix them up a bit.

The direction was great. The acting Brilliant! The English(British?) accents were a bit too heavy at times, but all-in-all, it was a good flick.

Any true complaints? Nope, except, I didn’t care for how you just get settled into a scene and it cuts to the end of the scene or new one without warning. Those Star Wars wipes would have been perfect in this movie. Also, I wish Emma had a bigger role. . . 😉

Opera to the Rescue!

Now that I have internet access under Linux, I have been frustrated with my choices of web browsers. For obvious reasons, MicroS@#t Internet Explorer does not run under windows. I gues Linux users are expected to use Mozilla. Unfortunately, Mozilla is slow, and expends all my resources. Netscape isn’t available under Linux, which is something I find very weird. Epiphany is faster than Mozilla, but it is still based on Mozilla and requires it. As does Firefox. Both of which still lug down my processor. Konqueror seems to be the fastest, but it keeps crashing at inopportune times.

Enter Opera. Opera is not included in the Debian distribution. I found it through a Yahoo! search for Linux Web Browsers. It is a dream come true compared to all other [GUI] options. It is not as fast as Epiphany, or Konqueror, or as fast as it advertises, but at least it doesn’t slow down the rest of the system.

If your looking for a good GUI web browser, check out Opera. You don’t have to have Linux either, it is available for all major OS’s.