Jumper

Feb. 27th, 2008 03:22 pm
ragani: (Pen-Huh?)
I read Steven Gould's Jumper many years ago, and loved it. Later, the sequel, Reflex was just as good. A little while ago I noticed that there is yet another book in the series: Jumper: Griffin's Story. I decided to wait until it came out in paperback before reading it, so by the time the movie came out the other day, it was still a morsel waiting for me.

Now that I have seen the movie, I am not so sure I want to read the new book. The main thing that I disliked about the movie was how much they messed with the world from the first two books. It turns out that the timing of the latest book has a lot to do with the reworking that I saw in the movie. It turns out that Jumper: Griffin's Story reflects the movie more than it does the first two books. Concepts like "hunters" and even Griffin himself don't really fit with the way the first two books are written.

This reviewer captures much of how I feel about the difference between the two versions (especially regarding the first two books):
http://www.scifi.com/sfw/books/sfw16641.html

For more info on Jumper check out the wiki on the book:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jumper_%28novel%29
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One of the things [livejournal.com profile] chaosloom and I wanted to fit into last week that there just was no time for is going to a showing of Enchanted (warning - trailer loads with sound). Since things were way too crazy to actually fit it in, we decided to go tonight instead.

There are several showings at the AMC Bay Street, including a 7:00 and 7:45, which seem like the most convenient for people with more typical work schedules.

Anyone interested in joining us tonight?
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This afternoon, [livejournal.com profile] chaosloom and I are going to see Beowulf at the Sony Metreon IMAX theater. We got tickets for the 4:45 PM showing. I know that is early, but if anyone wants to join us, let me know.
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Several people have told me a Friday night outing would be best for the group Golden Age viewing. Since I am hosting a game night on November 2nd and there was a party I wanted to attend this Friday, I was not sure that was going to work. However, due to unfortunate medical complications, the party has been cancelled (take care, and get well soon), which frees up this Friday after all.

I propose this Friday we gather for some costume porn. Now, the only questions left are where and what showing time.

Personally, the AMC Bay Street (showtimes: 4:45, 6:20, 7:25) works best for me, but I realize there are several San Francisco people involved so my second choice is the Kabuki (4:20, 7:00, 9:30) as sadly, the otherwise more convenient Metreon is not an option.

Edit: The SF crew has suggested this alternative SF viewing locale:

Century San Francisco Centre. Their standard evening showtimes are 7:20 - 8:00. The San Francisco Centre is right on the MUNI/BART line at Powell -- it's the new shiny mall with the lovely Slanted Door takeout place in the basement. More convenient, I think, than Japantown.

I have to agree that it is more convenient over the Kabuki.

So, who all is in for a Friday showing? If so, which location and time is your preference?

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