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AFF Diary – Day 7: So close, yet so far out

By  · Published on November 15th, 2006

I was excited for the end of the festival to come because I was anxious to get home, and also because the last two days’ movies were going to be a great experience. Word came today that the last TBA film for the closing night would be Nightmare Detective, a movie I figured I’d have to import on DVD in two years. Of course, there’s always the Pick of Destiny and the closing night blow-out bash to look forward to.

With that in mind, I stayed sober in preparation.

I was also looking forward to the films of the night, because they were both comedies, and after seeing The Room the night before, I was ready for an intentional laugh. One is the heartwarming tale about a robot and the other is the heartwarming tale of the brave men and women of World War Two and its heartwarming devastation. Altogether, it was to be a heartwarming night – I blame most of that on not being able to afford another adjective. On my salary, I was lucky to get one with three syllables. Also, both films had exclamation marks, which could only be a good thing.

On with the reviews!

Run, Robot, Run!

And

Military Intelligence and You!

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