Heath Ledger: Death accidental, pointless also

This was what it looked like, and now it’s official: Ledger’s death a warning to others: dad Heath Ledger’s family says the official finding that the 28-year-old actor died of an accidental drug overdose should put an end to speculation about his death. While sadly I think they’re naive if they think this will end ...

Cloverfield review OR Blowing up New York is back in style

Checked out Cloverfield tonight — and was quite impressed. Seems as if it’s OK again to start trashing New York on film again if this is anything to go by. Cloverfield is smart, stylish and funny when it needed to be. It’s pretty damn scary at times too, offering a unique perspective on the moster/horror/disaster ...

Heath Ledger and the death crawl obsession

Since it popped into the news this morning, it’s been hard not to read endless amounts about the surprising death of Aussie actor Heath Ledger. i didn’t know anything about him personally of course, but he was a good actor in many roles, and showed a lot of promise for the future. Outside of Brokeback ...

Invading Europe on the cheap

Not quite what it sounds like, but I do like this video. Via Slashdot and Kevin Kelly, this video shows how three graphic designers with just a few costumes, some rop, a digital video camera and their design skills and equipment, manage to convincingly restage the D-Day Landings on Omaha Beach. While I think Kelly ...

Hooray for …

My son Will (age 3 and a half) started back at his one day a week kindergarten yesterday after the Christmas break, and since I take him and his brother Alex there each morning, I was keen to see how he’d take it. For some reason, since he started at this new one after we ...

Winning and losing the "format war"

News reports in the last couple of days seem to suggest that Sony’s Blu-ray format has won, or will likely win, the “format war” to control next generation video content. After spending a pointless couple of years fighting Toshiba and HD DVD, it appears that Blu-ray probably has won, with their 70 percent share of ...
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