Hold Steady new song

Hold Steady new song
I don’t care what anyone else thinks, I don’t care if it’s cool, not cool or somewhere in between, but The Hold Steady are my favourite band and they have been for quite a few years now. And after a four year hiatus, they’re back with a new song! Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

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 ...

Leverage finale — the con to end the con

Finally got up to watching the last episode of Leverage season 5, also the last episode overall, the series finale. I’ve been a big fan of the show since it began (despite its lack of easy Australian airdates), and I’m the only person I know who’s ever been into it, so it seems like an ...

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 ...

The high concept fun of Mr and Mrs Murder

The high concept fun of Mr and Mrs Murder
You don’t see much originality on Australian TV. Even when it’s good, it’s usually pretty familiar. That’s one of the first things that makes Mr and Mrs Murder so much fun. It’s high concept — something rarely seen from Australian TV makers. Sure it’s a mystery show at its heart, but the combination of the ...

Springsteen brings a great night

Springsteen brings a great night
It’s a couple of days later now and it already feels kind of unreal. I don’t get to see a huge amount of concerts now, and while the memory isn’t fading, somehow the effect is. That’s more a testament to how great the concert was than anything else, but it makes trying to write in ...

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, ...

Gangster Squad — old school adventure

Gangster Squad -- old school adventure
Went out to see Gangster Squad tonight. I’d thought the name was kind of off putting beforehand, but it suits the movie well. It’s a 1940s gangster movie, with some basis in reality (but loads of fiction as well) that is quite entertaining, but also very deliberately old fashioned. I’m finding a lot of post ...

Oscar nominations release 1

Oscar nominations release
Announced just after I went to bed, so I get up this morning to hear about the new Oscar nomination list. Four Australians nominated (update: three actors and one tech for makeup/hairstyling in The Hobbit). The BBC has an excellent full list of all nominations. The biggest shock or inconsistency for me is the directors ...
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