Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

Anti-Xmas Song

Sunday, December 23rd, 2007

Here's a dour Scottish antidote to all those bloody comfort and joy xmas songs: We're All Going To Die by Malcolm Middleton

The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

Monday, December 26th, 2005

Just saw The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe with Mum. It was the second time today she's seen it (she saw it the first time this morning with my little sister) but she enjoyed it so much the first time that she had to see it again. I can't ...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

Just got back from seeing the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie. Spoilers below...

Video iPod

Friday, October 14th, 2005

So the fabled, and much predicted video iPod has just been announced. I know what my next iPod will be! :-)

Backstroke of the West

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

They were asking for trouble. They translated Chinese "Revenge of the Sith" subtitles back into English. The results just speak for themselves. I'm wiping the tears of laugher from my eyes after seeing: Backstroke of the West!

Jar Jar survives

Monday, June 13th, 2005

Saw Star Wars 3 with friends last night. Was it too much to ask to kill off Jar Jar? You see him around in this movie, though thankfully he never speaks. I liked the less than subtle digs at the Bush administration. The paraphrasing of 'if you're not with me ...

Kingdom of Heaven and Tori Amos

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

Went to two things yesterday, one that gave me more than I expected and one that gave me less. The experience that gave me more was the Kingdom of Heaven movie. I’d heard it was pretty much a vehicle for Orlando Bloom, who was supposed to not act very well, but ...

Re-enacted by bunnies

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

Here are the movies Aliens, The Shining, Titantic and other movies re-enacted by bunnies in 30 seconds.

Lord of the Rings at the Powerhouse Museum

Sunday, February 20th, 2005

Went to the Lord of the Rings movie exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum, with my boyfriend, and Fiona and Chris. Only Fiona and I went in, the others didn't think much of Lord of the Rings. Fiona and I really enjoyed ourselves. The Powerhouse Museum (called Powerhouse because it's built in ...

Beach and movie

Sunday, January 16th, 2005

Spent the day at the beach with my boyfriend (he got really burnt and refused to go in the water again) then went to Avalon for a movie afterwards. I like Avalon. It's looking really stylish and trendy now, with beautiful clothes and home wares shops. We had dinner in a ...

Now your TV and stereo can crash too!

Friday, January 7th, 2005

Bill Gates was demonstrating Window's new media centre at a conference when it crashed. Bwahahaha!

The Needles and more

Monday, December 13th, 2004

The Needles by The Rats S 34 02.746 E 151 00.269 Being an employee of the company that caused so much damage in this area, I felt it was my duty and obligation to give something back to the community. So as a mark of respect I have hidden a cache in memory ...

F/911

Monday, August 2nd, 2004

Well I finally went and saw F/911 on the weekend. Twice. It got a round of applause both times. Yep, it's propaganda, but Moore has always been open about the reason he made the movie to get Bush out of office. Preferably in handcuffs. And Bush has always been his ...

The Real Death Star

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

Cassini had a close encounter with one of Saturn's moons, Mimas, otherwise known as the Death Star. The crater's name is Herschel and it's 130km wide. Where is Han Solo when you need him? ;-)

Spiderman 2

Sunday, July 11th, 2004

Saw Spiderman 2. In a word it was: mushy. Male actors nearly always had tears in their eyes. A rule of thumb: if you see a male actor in Spiderman 2 who has no tears in their eyes, they are computer generated. The Doctor Octopus effects were rather good. But the ...

Fahrenheit 9/11 Review

Monday, June 28th, 2004

A review of Fahrenheit 9/11 by my friend Rob Jung: Went to see FAHRENHEIT 9/11 today. In a nutshell: WOW. After seeing the movie, you'll know why it's been sold out and gone into extra showings all across the nation. Technically, it's not anything amazing or awesome. Structurally, though, it's Moore's ...

Michael Moore’s Latest Film

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004

From Common Dreams: Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 by the Calgary Sun / Canada Am-Bushed: Turns out Peaceniks were the Real Patriots All Along by Rick Bell It should anger all of us, this Fahrenheit 9/11 film. In fact, Michael Moore's award-winning, irritatingly incisive expose of ...

Journalists Not Doing Their Job

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004

Atrios has printed a very good interview of Michael Moore: COURIC: And wouldn't your movie have been better balanced if you had at least included some about Saddam Hussein's own reputation? Mr. MOORE: You guys did such a good job of--of telling us how tyrannical and horrible he was. You already did ...

Oscars for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2004

From Hollywood Reporter: Warner Bros.' "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," directed by Alfonso Cuaron, attracted very favorable reviews, many of which called it the best of the three "Potter" films to date. Cuaron, an Oscar nominee for his original screenplay for "Y tu mama tambien," could get a directing ...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Saturday, June 12th, 2004

Just back from seeing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Mum has been Harry Potter's biggest fan since I showed her the books years ago, and it's a family tradition for mum and me to go to the cinema and see the latest Harry Potter movie. Usually my dad, ...