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[Jun. 17th, 2005|01:58 am]
Last night, the boys and I went over to the Floyds and played some more Betrayal At The House On The Hill. Kate (who can drive again, hooray!) was there, too. It's a good game, but we discovered that it's important to look up the errata, of which there are many, online...

Tonight, Bryree and Greg and I went and saw Howl's Moving Castle while Jerry stayed home and slept (cough medicine plus opening shift tomorrow). It was good! A very pretty movie. A fair amount of stuff that seemed quite random; I gather the book is more coherent, which is about what I'd expect. I'll be reading it soon. But hey, Miyazaki. Always worth seeing.

We had dinner at the new pho place next to POM. (The new one, not the one six storefronts over that opened up all of six months ago...) They have good noodle bowls, but the pho is only so-so. Not enough spices. Tasty and cheap nonetheless.

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[User Picture]From: saintpookie
2005-06-17 09:09 am (UTC)
Having read the book already, they did an OK job of staying mostly true with the main plot between Sophie and Howl. They obviously had to short-cut and/or discard a bunch of the sub-plots from the book. I liked both, and they are different enough that you can't really compare the two fairly. After all the movie is only based on the book, not a loyal adaptation of it.
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[User Picture]From: saintpookie
2005-06-17 10:37 am (UTC)
There is a conversation near the beginning of the film where two background characters are talking about the newspaper that mentions the reason for going to war. I only barely caught it, since it's on the background track and the main sound track was almost drowning it out.
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[User Picture]From: madbodger
2005-06-18 08:16 pm (UTC)
I like Betrayal, except some of the haunts are pretty one-sided.
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