There is an idea of a Philip Jon; some kind of abstraction. But there is no real me: only an entity, something illusory. And though I can hide my cold gaze, and you can shake my hand and feel flesh gripping yours and maybe you can even sense our lifestyles are probably comparable... I simply am not there.
Current reading list:
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
Dear John by Nicolas Sparks
Cell by Stephen King
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The premise is ludicrous, the script is patently ridiculous, and the CGI explosions are absolutely terrible, but I had a helluva lot more fun watching this movie than Olympus Has Fallen. I'm probably biased b/c the villains in White House Down are vile white supremacists who belong to some paramilitary organization hellbent on overthrowing the President and taking over the government, as opposed to the stereotypical one-dimensional Asian villains in Olympus Has Fallen, but I just enjoyed this one a lot more. I think the filmmakers and even the actors realize how silly the whole premise is so they just run with it and have fun. Seeing Channing Tatum leaping and rolling to avoid a hail of gunfire is a ridiculous sight. But...seeing characters run from computer generated flames just doesn't present that sense of danger...or realism for that matter.
Spectacular! A breathtaking masterpiece full of visual razzle dazzle and kickass action. The Jaegers are a thing of magnificent beauty and the battle scenes are truly epic. I love the sense of scope when the Jaegers (mechanized robots controlled by two pilots who must learn to coordinate the action together) battle the Kaiju; one gets the scene that there's a lot at stake. One of the most entertaining films in recent memory. A pure joy to watch. This is popcorn entertainment at its finest.