Month: January 2011

January 9, 2011

Natalie Portman, talking about her film, “The Black Swan”: “Everyone was so worried about who was going to want to see this movie. I remember them being like, ‘How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?’…

January 8, 2011

So there is justice in the world, after all. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/jan/07/mps-expenses-david-chaytor-jailed. Hopefully the first of many, who fiddled their expenses while supposedly representing us in parliament. In particular, I liked the part where the judge refused to give him the usual 33% discount on his sentance…

January 7, 2011
January 5, 2011

A short while before Christmas, my combination microwave went up in a puff of smoke – quite literally. There was no actual fire, but a smell of burning, and a minor temporary smog. I immediately unplugged it, and it has been sitting in the corner…

January 1, 2011

Now this was a film I half-expected to be disappointed with, as it has received poor reviews, but I had to see it because I am a big fan of Johnnie Depp. In spite of the two thoughtless idiots sitting behind me (see earlier post),…

January 1, 2011

I was meeting a friend this evening to see a film, so I thought I would take in the afternoon performance of Tron: Legacy first. To be honest, it was a bit of a disappointment to me, and yet another reminder that while 3D is…

January 1, 2011

When you go to the cinema, please remember that: You are not in your lounge, but in a cinema, a public place where you are surrounded by strangers who want to watch the movie, and not listen to you chatter through it all the time.…