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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Hold Steady review coming… still down

I’m home kind of sick again, and yes of course I made The Hold Steady show, and of course it was the most amazing show in the world… Longer review will be coming by the weekend, because I want to get it together and really put my thoughts down. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 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 ...

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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