April 6th, 2007

I went to see "The Reckoning."

I went to see the Hillary Swank film "The Reckoning" today. Swank plays a scientist who is called in to disprove supposed miracles (for the Catholic church I assume) and is called in to work her magic in the Louisiana Bayou (though without the accents) when a river seems to have turned into blood.

The river is followed by a variety of other plagues (frogs, locusts, lice, boils to name but 4) and in response, the town starts freaking out and starts to look for someone to blame. They focus on a little girl (AnnaSophia Robb, the bratty Violet Beauregard in the Johnny Depp version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and Swank spends as much time talking people down as she does on the problem.

Swank's usually good value and she was good in this film. She probably helped turn this film from something that was a little derivative (I could see elements of Rosemary's Baby, The Wicker Man and (more recently) Skeleton Key to name but three) into something pretty good.

If you like Swank generally or want to be frightened a little bit on a Friday or Saturday night, you might like this film. It was certainly the sort of film that teenage girls found scary. Three of them were regularly jumping out of their wits in the cinema I was in.
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I really dislike American Airlines

I've spent the last 2 days being interviewed for a job in Wyoming (which I'm pretty confident I didn't get, so if anyone knows of anything (and I mean anything), let me know!). I flew into Jackson Hole and was supposed to be flying back tomorrow morning. I got a call this evening telling me they'd canceled it and that they'd flight they'd moved me to wouIdn't get in till 9:30 at night (instead of 11:30am).

I have a mountain of stuff to do when I get home (I've another interview in El Paso on Tuesday), so I'm really irritated at American at the moment, especially as I'm a pretty good customer of theirs.
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