Dollhouse season 1 — bring it back!

Haven’t written here at all yet about Dollhouse, but I just finished watching the first season over the weekend, just a day after it finished airing. And while there is supposed to be one more episode, that’s it for now in airing, and there’s been no announcement yet about it’s renewal or cancellation. Let me ...

Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities… what a disappointment 1

Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities... what a disappointment
After my much hit “Underbelly character guide”, I kept thinking I needed to write something about the new Underbelly series, and I kept thinking that I really needed to write something about the series. But since it finished last night, I’ve realised the reason I really wasn’t compelled to write much. It just wasn’t that ...

eePC questions

On the train this morning I got my first laptop conversation. Every day on the train the laptop appears for me to write, and the passenger next to me says nothing. But today, an older guy asked me some questions about the laptop. He was suitably impressed, and asked me about the battery life, and ...

Monsters vs Aliens and small boys!

Will and I went to the movies today, on my Easter Monday day off. I won’t deny it, I’m loving it… being able to take my son to the movies and finding our tastes already agreeing 🙂 Obviously I won’t take him to anything too grown up yet, but today we saw Monsters vs Aliens, ...

Watchman: the review

I could take myself to the movies by myself a lot more than I have, but I don’t seem to. With Blacktown movies now just up the road, it might be a good idea, especially on cheap Tuesdays. Finally I made the move, and finally saw Watchmen, the long-awaited adaptation of the legendary graphic novel. ...

Birthday’s and the Slumdog Millionaire

Birthday things today. Took Will to karate, which he always enjoys, regardless of what he gets up to, then managed to get away about an hour after that. The lateness didn’t help timing for the day, and there was at least one totally unnecessary argument (which is always terrible and stupid in retrospect), but Sallie ...

Oscars 2009

Watched the Oscars last night, doing my usual semi-inexplicable obsessive view of the whole event. For the first time ever they were shown live here, in mid afternoon, and then repeated at night in a cutdown version. That probably explains why I missed the writing categories… It was largely as expected win-wise, with Sean Penn ...

New Simpsons opening titles

For the first time in 20 years, The Simpsons has created an all-new opening title sequence, largely to coincide with their move to HD and widescreen format. It’s largely the same setup as the old title sequence, but with heaps of new embellishments and additions. Some good laughs, all embedded on YouTube: Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like ...

Review: The Hold Steady Live… So Much Joy 1

The Hold Steady, Metro Theatre Sydney, February 4, 2009. I’d been waiting for this concert for years really, and waiting for the exact day for months now. And it delivered in every conceivable way. The Hold Steady are the greatest band on earth right now (for me, of course), with such an amazing live sound, ...

Review: Z-Trip in the house

First concert for the year, and wildly enough, the first of at least two or three scheduled. Z-Trip is one of the world’s top hip-hop (among other things) DJs, and the Sydney Festival Becks Bar at Hyde Park Baracks is an intimate and quality venue to see such a top quality act. We sat about ...
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