Run Tigers Run

A double-header of entertainment today, with a trip to Moore Park to watch the Wests vs St George NRL game; the first round of the season. Went with Sallie and Wayne for that one, then just Sallie after for dinner and a movie — the Simon Pegg comedy “Run Fatboy Run”, which was pretty damn ...

Review: Futurama — the return of geek comedy gods

My brother got me the new Futurama DVD movie for my birthday. He bought it Region 1 from the US, since it isn’t due out in Australia for a few more weeks (I think he bought it before Christmas, but didn’t get it delivered till January). I’m glad to have any kind of early mark ...

Making and breaking

Now that I’m letting myself think I can afford a few things, I am thinking about how to move the PC from the loungeroom (where it’s mostly a media centre but terrible for the task) back to the office/sunroom where it can be used more usefully, especially by Sallie, who’s sick of a nine year ...

Review: Jumper or Teenage angst personified

Checkout out Jumper at the movies tonight. Was pretty good — probably not “magnificent”, but still a good piece of entertainment. With a storyline both innovative and familiar, it takes you into one of those classic “good vs evil” stories with a mechanism that is pretty damn interesting and visually very entertaining. Pretty good acting ...

Quote of the night from Oscar land …

This – the fact that we’re standing here tonight, the fact that we’re able to hold this – it’s just to prove, no matter how far out your dreams are, it’s possible. And, you know, fair play to those who dare to dream and don’t give up. — Marketa Irglova, star and songwriter, “Falling Slowly”, ...

And the Oscars went to …

Largely what I expected, funnily enough. The Oscars are done for another year, and again I was an avid watcher, even though they didn’t finish on our telecast until midnight local time. But they always go quickly for me, and I’ve always been a sucker for a good awards ceremony, so I lap it all ...

Review: Ratatouille or Cooking is fun for everyone

Finally watching Ratatouille tonight, probably the last chance I had to watch anything up for Oscars before Monday. And it was as good as I expected, sometimes better, but really a unique film. I think that one of the most amazing things about Pixar overall is the way they’re able to make every single movie ...

Sleepy time

It’s an odd situation when both parents in a house want to go to be, and the three-year-old doesn’t … This is what happens when Will puts himself to bed at 5pm, then wakes up at 10pm when his brother is ill. You get two grumpy kids, one sick, one tired … But Will cheers ...

Review: Juno — or Life doesn’t always fall to pieces when …

Saw Juno tonight, and as good as I’d heard it be to. Cute, funny, sweet and endearingly entertaining. Top notch cast, especially Ellen Page and JK Simmons. Excellecntly written and very likely to win an Oscar for that soon. With the little bit of moral outrage I’ve heard about for this movie, I was glad ...

I’m a big fan of …

These two lovely and talented ladies: I’ve been following Zooey and Emily Deschanel in their work separately, but mostly by accident I found this pic today, and it’s the first time I’ve seen them together. It’s interesting see how similar they are, yet different at the same time. Seen Zooey in more projects, from Almost ...
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