Shaun the Sheep the movie (from Aardman) is a laughter-filled family-friendly movie in the tradition of silent / slapstick cinema. My kids enjoyed it (only finding a couple of scenes scary), and the grown-ups were laughing their way through it too.
Dear Delicious coffee. 245 Wardell Rd, Dulwich Hill (near the train station). Found this one via Google – I thought someone had mentioned a new place in Dulwich Hill, but I couldn’t remember much detail: sorry if you were the one who told me about it! Easy to find, and being a Sunday afternoon, relatively […]
White Horse Coffee. 226 Crown St, Wollongong. If you haven’t been to the Crown St Mall and surrounds recently, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Lots of construction work has finished, there’s more parking, and there are new premises open, like this one: Humber, just beyond the Crown St Mall on the railway station end. […]
Apple TV: Frost/Nixon I’d added this to my wishlist a long while back, having heard good things about Michael Sheen turning in another transformative performance, and Frank Langella’s Nixon. I’m a few years too young to know much of Nixon except – as the movie points out towards the end – the tendency we have today of […]
I was really looking forward to Whiplash – I tried to catch while it was still at the movies, but it was a time of transition for me, and it was harder than I thought to grab a couple of hours (not to mention finding someone to go with me). But once a movie is on DVD […]
Book: Gospel Patrons – history remembers the people who changed the world, but tends to gloss over how they were able to do the things for which they’re remembered. John Rinehart in this work makes the case for taking seriously the notion of financial support for endeavours to spread the Christian message. It’s a quick read, […]
White Horse Coffee. 269 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Thirroul. What started out as a surfboard store has grabbed the shop next door and incorporated a cafe selling a mix of White Horse (espresso) and Coal (cold brew) coffee. The emphasis is on coffee rather than food, though there are a few choices. The decor is simple – […]
The Descendants is a drama about growing older, taking responsibility, and regrets. It also contains many jokes. Clooney does a good job. Hawaii is beautiful. It’s not a bad way to spend a couple of hours, but it’s not wort adding to a bucket list of films.