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And now the Craigorian Chant Weekend Entertainment Report. Elektra is not a good movie. It is very beautiful on several levels not the least of which is Jennifer Garner (Hubba, Hubba, Hubba) and there are some great visual shots in the movie like the aforementioned Garner in full red outfit reflected in a glass of Scotch. The scene where the walking poison pill Typhoid Mary lays a kiss on the aforementioned Garner as a swirl of leaves decays around them means my $6.50 wasn’t a complete wast. But the movie lacks everything else you need to have fun or care about a movie. You know, plot and dialog and stuff like that. Just a little effort on plot, is that too much to ask? My friend Rob had the right call on this -wait for the DVD and ogle Jennifer in the privacy of your own home.

I actually had a better time watching the new Battlestar Galactica on Sci-Fi which I found on late last night after the movie (Insomnia – Good for entertainment reports). The new show is much better than the original. I wonder if we have any fan boys in the audience. The plot is the same. The evil robot Cylons have wiped out most of the human race and the survivors, protected by the Galactica must try and keep humanity from going into that good night. While the original series seemed like just a friendly trip through the stars the new, series has got real emotional punch. A wall of lost love-one’s pictures (like 9/11 and Tsunami posters) and a simple white board with a count of all the survivors really get you. These are desperate people and you feel it. They need food, sleep and water and don’t have enough of any. The Cylons can look like humans so there is lots of paranoia to go around. The special effects are very slick. The Viper fighter craft move like spaceships. They don’t bank like airplanes, they use thrusters to spin and move in three dimensions. It feels like space. The whole show strikes the right emotional note. The Chant approves.

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