The Invention of Lying… our Apple TV first

We got an Apple TV last week. It’s an amazing little device that fits in the palm of your hand and sits next to the TV as classy looking as any AV component. It has a variety of functions (and more when I can get the XBMC add-on running for it), but the core stuff ...

RIP John Hughes… “Don’t You Forget About Me”

Sad news today with reports that John Hughes, legendary 1980s writer/director of such movies as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (among others), has died age 59 of a heart attack. ABC Online While I was almost too young to get most of those movies in their original release, ...

Film addict test

Have noticed that I’m not seeing as many movies these days as I’d like (though for some reason early in the year is always better than late in the year). But this online test is a slightly different measure of your film “addictiveness”. By quizzing on how many of IMDB’s top 250 films you’ve seen, ...

Yes, drive-ins still exist

Went out to some local second-hand markets this morning, a first in our new local area. Nothing unusual about that, since we go to markets a lot. But these were a little different, as they’re held on Sunday morning at the Blacktown Twin Drive-in. And… One, I didn’t know they existed still, and two, I’m ...

An unexpected surprise

Each Friday (local time), John Scalzi writes a column for the AMC Channel site on science fiction movies. A month ago he asked readers to submit questions for him — reportedly he got a lot. I sent one in, not expecting much from it, but today have discovered something quite surprising. He’s done his first ...

Remy likes vegemite!

That is just one of the things I learned from Will today… he’s just full of conversation It’s so good to see him engaging with food like this, possibly for the first time ever — Ratatouille is just another Pixar miracle, for a whole different reason. But who knew that Remy the rat liked Australia’s ...

Wall-E day!

Speaking from experience, Wall-E, released today in Australia, is a magnificent movie. Possibly the best movie this year. It’s funny, clever, child-savy, astute, insightful, awe-inspiring and just plain appealing. Pixar really can do no wrong. And I know this because I saw it three weeks ago at a special screening, with Will, and he’s the ...

The Saturday that felt like a Sunday

Real quiet one today, nice and slow, not doing a lot except some cleaning at home and watching some movies. Watched most of Cars again with Will and Alex … felt very cute and cozy in a family way, and Cars is very watchable even on multiple repeats. Been reading up on some Cars stuff ...
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