Review: Gran Torino

I’ve been a bit lax with these in the last few weeks, just coasting on link-blogging, which isn’t terrible, but of course, there should be more. Saw a preview of Gran Torino not too long ago. In what might just be Clint Eastwood’s acting role (although I fully see him working to 100 now), he ...

Best of 2008

I actually reviewed a lot of things here this year. Some of my best: Best music: The Hold Steady, Stay Positive. Reviews Best movie: Wall-E. Review Best US TV: Burn Notice. Review. Best local: Underbelly. The guide Best news: Obama wins. Posts Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

Bolt: Not every animation is by Pixar

“Bolt” was quite a fun movie. I went and saw it with Will this afternoon, and it was a fun kids movie. But evidenced by the above title, of course every kids movie can’t be by Pixar, or at Pixar quality level. That said, this one did benefit by having John Lasseter as executive producer, ...

Truly mobile now

Anyone who’s read this before might just be wondering how on earth I’m happily blogging away while being at Nelson Bay, in a house I can proudly say has never had a phone connection (why pay month when it’s only occupied a few months a year in total?) And the answer of course is that ...

TV: Leverage … familiar and new heist fun

Caught the first episode of the new TNT series Leverage this week. Have to admit that I’m predisposed to liking it already, as I’m a fan of series co-creator John Rogers, and have followed his blog for several years now. So I’ve been following the making of Leverage for sometime, and been waiting for its ...

The clean man

I seemed to spend most of today cleaning the house. I don’t really mind that at all … as long as it isn’t too repetitive, it’s a nice feeling, to get your “mansion” clean and liveable. The kid’s room got a final makeover and cleanup, though there’s short odds on that lasting long. The loungeroom ...

The end of The Shield 1

Just watched the last episode of The Shield… spoilers follow: Damn… pretty hardcore, yet real. A lot of big moments, but it stayed in the right realm of reality for the show. VicĀ  sort of does get away with it, and yet his life is destroyed. His family hates him and is gone, his team ...

Seems like it will never end…

Yes, still moving, a little. Went to work in the day, and had a fairly terrible time of it. Might write about that a little more, but while there’s so many problems there, I need an attitude alteration as well (for my own sake–the job be damned.) But I spent the evening doing some moving, ...

Now this is the sort of press I like to see

The Hold Steady get a good write-up in the Sydney Morning Herald (written by a critic that I don’t find particularly agreeable): Grand Ambitions THERE is a scurrilous line put about that music critics have always liked Elvis Costello because sad sack critics all look like the dweeby, far from sexy man with the knock-knees ...

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 ...
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