The pacing is rather more gentle than many Hollywood productions - something which I dare say Steven Soderbergh felt when releasing his version of Solaris (previously filmed by Andrei Tarkovsky; quite different films, though apparently Stanislaw Lem's original book goes into the actual nature of Solaris rather more). I'd say it moves at a more natural pace, rather, perhaps aiding its realism in that way.
Can't forget dinner. ^_^ I thought I'd try my paw at a variant of chile relleno, despite sadly not having any cheese. Using the risotto from a little while ago, which I'd frozen down (I prefer myself to be furry, not my food), I stuffed two bell peppers with it, augmented with a little more ground beef, salt, and pepper, to better hold its own against the vegetable oppressor. That then sat under a warm grill for half an hour, becoming beautifully tender in the process. For a sauce, just some canned tomatoes, a teaspoon or two of white miso paste, a few crushed fermented black beans, and a little sriracha.
(Yesterday's was a simple one, and worked well - sauteed some garlic and rosemary in sesame oil, tossed some egg noodles and a little cream of mushroom soup in, let that sizzle away a bit. To go with it, a pork escalope fried gently with a dash of fish sauce and sriracha, then left to not-quite-glaze with the addition of some peach juice)
Noticed that Tuesday's Xserve G5s apparently use the new 90nm version of the PPC970, which might make for faster desktop G5s soon. Still, I'm happy with my humble 400MHz TiBook. ^_^ No other architectural changes to the processor, as far as I'm aware. Of course, for me, the star of the keynote (streaming MPEG-4) was GarageBand. I'd recommend watching the keynote demo - its bit starts around 1:08:48 or so - rather than the promo video, as I felt it better conveyed just how slick an app it seems to be. Even at $49, it's a complete bargain, aside from including the other iApps (notably iDVD, which requires an unofficial patch to work with external drives, courtesy of of their MPEG-2 license). It looks like fun. I'm positively itching to play with it. Or is that fleas?