Blackcatloner Reviews Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Behold, the video that started it all for Blackcatloner: A review of the film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull that was released in 2008.

Apart from the fact that I actually reedited it into widescreen format and gave it a bit of resaturation, I didn’t really change much on the video. Unfortunately the sound quality is not the greatest because I was worried that if I tried to narrate over the video itself that my voice would not sync up with my lip movements and so I decided to leave it alone. If you have issue with this, keep one thing in mind that this was my first video and that it was done in 2008 and obviously I’ve gotten somewhat better since then. Plus I may do a re-review of the film sometime next year.

And also my use of the Indiana Jones theme music by John Williams is Fair Use because this is a movie review and I can’t really do a review of an Indiana Jones movie without it.

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Last Night Indy Saved My Life

He's back, everyone!

He’s back, everyone!

Hey, everyone. I just wanted to stop in really quick to post my latest entry. Nothing really went on during the week aside from the fact that I went to see the new “Indiana Jones” movie and that was the major highlight of this past week.

I arrived at the theater in Little Falls at 6:15 that night for the 7:00 showing and as it was with “Transformers”, I was able to get there ahead of the crowd. However, unlike “Transformers,” this was the second night that the movie was in theaters so I wasn’t the first one to plunk down money to see it. It did draw a huge crowd,┬ámost notably┬ánostalgia-seekers who grew up on the original three movies like I did.

And my verdict on the latest movie, which is set in the 50’s, is that the movie was excellent. It definitely lives up to the hype that it is one of the summer’s biggest movies and it definitely is a worthy addition to the whole saga, especially for the die-hard fans who grew up on Indy such as myself. I am sort of bummed that it is getting some bad reviews especially when it debuted at Cannes last week. I thought that while it wasn’t as good as “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” it was definitely on par with “Last Crusade” and worlds better than “Temple of Doom.”

Today, I got to go to some more yard sales and I got some more clothes. There wasn’t really too much selection. I went to one in Herkimer, two in Mohawk, and one in Ilion. Actually, Herkimer is going to be having a village-wide yard sale in June. I also tried to put in for vacation time from work for the third week in June. I hope that I put the request in before they made the schedule up. And I do believe they approved my request for a personal day on August 4 so I can go see that play in Ilion that day.

This week on my to-do list includes deciding to put up a live video either today or tomorrow. I think I’ll do a movie review.

Oh, yeah, by the way. Indy didn’t literally save my life. I just decided to put that as an interesting title.