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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

I just finished watching Elizabeth again. God, I love this movie. Seriously, it is one of my favorite movies, but I often forget about it, so it’s a special treat when I pull the DVD down off the shelf and pop it in again. If you have never seen this film you are missing out.

It tells the story of Queen Elizabeth I of England’s rise to power, and the struggles she goes through as she attempts to preserve her throne as well as her life. Tense, powerful and perhaps even a little romantic, it is simply awesome. It features one of Cate Blanchett’s first starring roles and her stellar Golden Globe winning performance is wonderful to watch. In addition you have Christopher Eccleston playing a bad guy as only Eccleston can, an amazing cast of supporting characters and of course, Geoffrey Rush playing the most bad-ass practitioner of real politik I have ever seen on the screen.

Take some time and watch this film again if you have seen it, as it gets better every time I view it. If you have not had an opportunity to enjoy this flick yet, then by all means find some time to do so!

Seen the movie? Agree/Disagree? Think I am full of it? Leave a comment!


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Just about every fan of the creative team of Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean has heard of the new movie MirrorMask, and just about every fan waited as impatiently as I for it to reach the theaters.
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I recently came upon a Boing Boing post regarding a new online store serving up digital media for the public. The store is Common Media, which has been supplying free fair-use media for a while now, but as a commerce site it comes in two flavors: Common Tunes and Common Flix, which are music and video stores respectively.
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