Oscars Eve 2014

Oscars Eve 2014
  I’ve often written about the Oscars in the past, and haven’t said much about it this year. So now, on the night before the big show, here’s some thoughts on this year’s crop of movies that are nominated: Best Picture I’ve seen three out of the nine nominees this year — Gravity, American Hustle ...

The pull of Gravity

The pull of Gravity
Down in Sydney for a few days for the yearly check-up — nearly 12 months on from last year’s adventures. Everything on that count went brilliantly, no visit for me until this time next year, no visit for Will until February. Was able to see “Gravity” tonight — and was as impressed as most of ...

Iron Man 3 review

Went over to Tamworth today with Sallie and the two older boys to check out Iron Man 3 (and a few other things we could fit in). It’s the first Iron Man I’ve actually seen at the movies (well, not counting The Avengers of course) and none of us were disappointed! It’s just really great ...

Fun in Manly

Fun in Manly
Fun day in Manly — after just one half hour appointment we had the whole day free otherwise. Will went on a group excursion, Alex stayed with me and we went to Max Brenners for a drink. We all saw The Croods in the evening–really very good! I knew so little about it, but it’s ...

Veronica Mars — watch and rewatch

Also started watching season two of Veronica Mars again. With all the talk about the upcoming movie from the successful Kickstarter project (yes, I did contribute!) I thought it might be good to go back and watch the show. Starting with season 2, since I haven’t completely watched it, but it’s been so long since ...

Another classic to tick off the list

Finally I watched The Godfather Part II tonight. I’d tried watching it (again on TV) years ago, but had started late and fallen asleep half way through. Since it started late tonight I was worried this might happen again… but I’d say I’m older and wiser now… It’s really a very good movie, a deep ...

I took some time today to teach Lachie…

I took some time today to teach Lachie...
I took some time today to teach Lachie a bit of stop motion animation. He’s only 3, so I didn’t expect him to get far or have much patience, but he was a quick learner… After a short time he got the idea, how to move objects, how to keep your hands out of shot. ...

Django Unchained review

Django Unchained review
So after a morning that consisted mostly of waiting for a doctor’s appointment — excellent result mind you! — I went into the city for a few things, and thought I might see a movie. Armed with an Event Cinemas voucher, I decided to go Gold Class, a “luxury service” that gave me comfortable lounges, ...

New things, returning things and ending things

Only a brief today since I’ve spent most of it driving to Sydney. But the biggest news today was I guess the new Pope, Francis, from Argentina, who I thought would be the first non-European Pope ever, but instead is actually the first in 1200 years. The things you learn… Most exciting news for me ...

Oscar night 2013

Oscar night 2013
Well just for a change, instead of waiting it out for the evening broadcast/repeat broadcast of the Oscars here this year, I dropped the kids home at 3pm and found it was live on TV here (which it usually isn’t), so I just watched the rest of it live. That’s all the stuff that won’t ...
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