Farewell Butch… and Doc

Paul Newman died today, as you’ve no doubt read. A great actor, philanthropist and racing driver/manager. I’ll admit that this is his most famous role: But in this house, he’s now just as familiar for this: Doc in Cars probably linked up everything that Newman was really passionate about — acting, car racing… and no ...

Remy likes vegemite!

That is just one of the things I learned from Will today… he’s just full of conversation 🙂 It’s so good to see him engaging with food like this, possibly for the first time ever — Ratatouille is just another Pixar miracle, for a whole different reason. But who knew that Remy the rat liked ...

Gone Baby Gone

Finally got to check this out on DVD tonight… really solid stuff. I read the novel it was based on earlier this year, so I actually knew all the story already, but it was interesting to see how first time director Ben Affleck handled the story. Pac ing and style wise it was stark and ...

Wall-E day!

Speaking from experience, Wall-E, released today in Australia, is a magnificent movie. Possibly the best movie this year. It’s funny, clever, child-savy, astute, insightful, awe-inspiring and just plain appealing. Pixar really can do no wrong. And I know this because I saw it three weeks ago at a special screening, with Will, and he’s the ...

Weekend wonders

Rained a lot today, so we didn’t go out much, but we enjoyed the day just the same. Doing some packing now, which is necessary, but annoying already. Can’t believe we have to move again after only a year, but it’s a done deal. Both Will and Alex just seem to be more animated and ...

The highs and lows of Wall-E 2

It was a big day today as I took Will to his first ever big screen movie. We went to see a special charity screening of Wall-E, the new Pixar movie. And before you take the title above the wrong way, the movie was great. Warm, funny, clever and original, it was brilliant in the ...

The Pixar method for … everything

The cutest thing I saw today was after convincing Will to have some of what we were eating for dinner (fried rice with beef and vegetables), that he decided he would as long as we got his Finding Nemo cutlery out, he’d give it a try. Then, in an attempt to eat only the rice, ...

Highs and lows

Highs: The first part of Joss Whedon’s “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” is streaming live now (though slightly poorly from Australia…) Funny stuff, clever tunes and that clear Whedon polish from something so seemingly “small”. Lows: Of all the things that Emusic could have gone and posted “We’re sorry. This album is unavailable for download in ...

Blade Runner redux

Watced the final cut of Blade Runner tonight, the apparently final version of a movie I haven’t seen for many years. It holds up now as one of the supremely “pure” science fiction movies ever made, and very much as an “art film” as well. As good as it is, it’s also kind of easy ...

Joss Whedon brings his Dr Horrible to life

After a warning to the world several months ago that I mentioned here, Joss Whedon has put out the first preview for his comic book, sci-fi, comedy bizarro musical short film “Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog”. What started as a joke of a good time during the writer’s strike is now a very real and very ...
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