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PCR #324  (Vol. 7, No. 23)  This edition is for the week of June 5--11, 2006.

Batwoman Returns as a Lesbian  by Nolan B. Canova
Sex, Lies, and Constitutional Amendments  by Lisa Zubek
"The Omen"  by Mike Smith
Gas Prices Impact Movies  by Mark Terry
"The Da Vinci Code"....Manatees Off The Endangered List  by John Lewis
Matthew Has Left The Building....Billy and Vince Have Just Left....Don't Drink and Drive....My Favorite Films -- Part 23: "Grease"  by Mike Smith
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Creature's Corner

Hey Gang:
I was lucky enough to score use of a computer in the north wing of the "Castle" (thanks to Gorblie) so here we are. It's been a busy week (as usual) but not too busy to keep me from seeing "THE DA VINCI CODE."

The Da Vinci Code
I'd heard quite a bit about the movie (but thankfully not much of the plot) and the general review among "Others" that dwell within these walls was that it was not very good and that Tom Hanks' performance was not up to par. Well, by Odin's beard, I say thee nay! I liked the movie, actually quite a bit. It kept me riveted with all the intrigue and suspense paired up with an interesting take on secret societies and how they operate. This one was pretty good and I found the pacing to be just right. The character of Silas was real creepy and added a tinge of fear to the story.

As to the content, well you have to remember that this is a "fictional story" backed by some historical facts and modern day speculation. While it may leave some pause-for-thought it still is just a "work of fiction" and not something to get riled up over.

As for the Tom Hanks character I personally think he played Langdon the right way. Langdon is neither a super-hero nor is he an action hero. He's a biblical archeologist that uncovers one of the best kept secrets (fictionally people, remember) of all time. His curiosity and need to know leads him into some bad situations which are tough to get out of. I think he handled the role well and I find no problem with his portrayal.

This is a good one for all you "conspiracy theorists" out there. I give "THE DA VINCI CODE" a full "Three Screams" on the creature scale. Go see it.

Manatees Off The Endangered List
Hey, how about the Manatee being brought off the endangered species list and down-graded to threatened status. I think that is phenomonal news. The Bald Eagle and the American Alligator are off the list entirely. That just goes to show what good conservation ethics can do. Also the Deer populations are stronger now than over a hundred years ago, Good conservation practices again patnered with money brought in from hunting licences have ensured a solid future for thses animals as well. I'm sure there are those out there who hate hearing "the good news" but I, for one, love it.

I hope everyone has a great week and, hopefully, I'll be back in seven. C-Ya!!!

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