By Michael Flanakin
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I've tried to track down imax theaters in the DC area several times, so figured I'd save off links to them. Here they are: Lockheed Martin , Samuel C Johnson , and Udvar-Hazy Center (at the Air & Space Museum). Additionally, they're all listed on the Smithsonian's imax webpage , which is probably the better place to go, if you're looking for a specific movie playing in the area. And finally, for good measure, I've been keeping track of the theaters I've been to on a Live Maps collection. Ultimately, my plan is to add comments to each location on the map, to share my experiences.
Unfortunately, only one of these theaters, the Udvar-Hazy Center, is playing a mainstream movie, Spiderman 3 . I'm not sure about the other imax theaters, but I know this one doesn't allow you to bring in food or drink and they don't sell any, either. I found this quite aggravating the first time I went. What's a movie without popcorn!?
I didn't expect much from Next when I saw the trailer, but I still had to check it out. Nicholas Cage typically has good movies and, besides the odd-looking haircut, I think he did a good job. In the end, I really liked it. Of course, if you've heard anything about it, you've probably heard about the crappy ending. I have mixed feelings about it. I understand it, but I don't like it. You leave the theater almost expecting a sequel. Then again, I just don't see a sequel being anywhere near as good as this one... and that's not saying this was a great movie. Besides, knowing how the visions worked and Chris' (Cage) one prerequisite for helping the feds, I just don't see how a sequel would work.
I do have to complain about one thing: the special effects in this movie were third, if not fourth rate. Well, not all of them. Specifically, what annoyed me were the background shots. There were a couple of hellicopter and car shots that really stuck out to me. They looked like they were from the early '90s. I can't understand why it was so bad; especially, after seeing 300 , which was completely green-screened.
Ya know, there is one thing I kick myself for not checking, but the credits rolled in reverse. With that, I'm very curious if there was a special scene at the end of the credits, like in Daredevil and X-Men: The Last Stand . Has anyone seen the end of the credits? I'm doubtful there's anything there, but the thought did cross my mind. Heck, it'd even go with the whole plot of the movie.
seemed a bit different. There were a couple of artsy episodes and a couple more that touched on famous people of our past. If you're into the Highlander series, I think you'll like the episodes on Methos' past. While the season finale seemed cheesy to me, I was surprised at how it turned out. In one sense I'm surprised it took this long; but on the other hand, I'm still in shock. I can't wait to finish this series, now that I'm on the last one
. There are a lot of questions that haven't been answered, so I don't think it'll be a great ending, but I am excited to finish it.