Movie: No Country for Old Men Nothing makes you feel young like responding to a “are you free tonight” request from a friend by going out to the movies, and this was no exception. I was interested in seeing this film, and also worried at the descriptions of how violent and horrible it was. It […]
Jetblack coffee lounge, Cremorne Danes coffee, 1/271 Military rd, Cremorne. A lot fits into a small space here – there’s tea and coffee on sale, along with a range of bodum and t2 products, coffee courses coming up, and wireless internet for $4 per hour (or $10 for 3 hours). As you’d expect from the […]
Between studying and other commitments, the break between Christmas and New Year has actually been the longest time off work that I had in 2007! Despite any complaining you might read in the paragraphs that follow, it was really an excellent break. Thinking that I was playing the piano on Sunday night (before Christmas), we […]
Poe, the new iPod touch, sat down to play with the other toys. One of the teddybears asked him if he wanted to play football. The teddybears loved to play football: they could run around all day, and if they fell over, all the better! Some of the teddybears were missing patches of fur – […]
DVD: The Godfather (1972),The Godfather: Part II (1974),The Godfather: Part III (1990). While I wouldn’t necessarily recommend watching all of these in a single day, it certainly makes the whole thing easier to follow. Traces the life and family of Michael Corleone, a mafia boss in New York over a few decades. The first two […]
DVD: Bob Roberts Tim Robbins again in a political film. Shot as a documentary, but really a parody of the electoral process, and the media-induced hysteria that is part of politics. An unusually watchable young Jack Black, and a number of other now famous names have small parts here. Worth it for Alan Rickman alone.
DVD: The Apostle Robert Duvall wrote, directed and starred in this piece about a southern preacher. A complex character whose faith seems sincere, despite his ongoing tendency to drift away from the life that you’d expect of a preacher. Slow moving, but not necessarily in a bad way.
DVD: The Player Robert Altman piece set in Hollywood; Tim Robbins is good as the self-interested movie executive, there are dozens of cameos, and the plot – while not as good as I remember it – stands up as one with some worthy twists and turns.