Thursday, October 27, 2005

Without Sin

I had two cups of coffee.
I've seen Sin City.
Now I'm feeling apathetic and everything that happens is a work of art.
I wonder when I'll sleep.

Friday, October 14, 2005

That Peaceful Movie

IT... is a fantastic movie. I've already seen it once, and I'm not the kind of person who sees the same movie twice at the cinema. I usually think it's a waste of money. Not this time.
I've never been so drawn in to a movie before! I felt plastered to my seat and it took me hours afterwards to come back to reality. It's smart, it's funny, it's sexy, it's scary, it's full of action, and it's got great characters.
It's also got spaceships, grenades, a cartoon octopus, cannibals, swords, incense and a guitar.
It's Serenity. :-)
Come on, you know you want to!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Do you have Coke?

Blog game: Type “[your name] needs” (in quotes) in Google and show the first 10 results:

Oddly enough, it turns out there is a person whose name is James Needs, which spoiled the game a little, but the remaining entries made it worthwhile:

James Needs A Hat Petition
James Needs Your Coke
James Needs to Be Protected from Development
James needs to point out the University’s policies and goals that apply to this situation.
Further, James needs to tell Dave that if he continues to discriminate unfairly, he will be obligated to contact Dave’s manager.
James needs a little help

I think it suits me well :-D

This fun-ness was found with Gyhmoreid, who was a fellow thespian in our recent performance of Titus Andronicus, and today I managed to track her down.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Have A Moment

There are a few things which make a movie worthwhile. One such element is the presence of at least one moment or situation in which something completely unexpected happens - perhaps something you should have guessed but didn't, or something that was cleverly constructed in the background that suddenly leaps into place. The most effective will lead you to believe you know what where the story is going - then it abruptly does something else instead.
These moments change the course of the movie, and open up a whole world of new possibilities. They hook into your mind, and are what you remember most when the movie ends.

As an example, I watched the animated film Madagascar recently, and was quite ready to call it a complete waste of time when there was a moment. One dark, scary moment in a movie mostly full of poor humour and cliches that just leapt out, unrestrained - not presented as a joke. While this was certainly not enough to make me want to buy the movie, or even see it again, it did hook the movie in my mind - and make me not want to burn every copy I get my hands on.

The moral of the story is: Go see Serenity. And anything and everything written by Joss Whedon. ;-D

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Have You Seen This Alien?

The following alien (Ambassador Delenn, of the Minbari, of Babylon 5 fame) has been rediscovered on a recent hit tv series in a clever disguise.

(If you need a hint, the actress is Mira Furlan)
Picture taken from The Lurker's Guide to Babylon 5