Tuesday, 31 March 2009
And judge I did.
It’s rare that you can go to the movies today and be genuinely surprised by a film. Well, Knowing is one of those rare films that fools you in to thinking you are heading in one direction when in reality you are spiralling off in the opposite path. It’s beautifully executed by visionary Australian director Alex Proyas who is behind such films as The Crow (personal favourite), DarkCity and I Robot (but don’t hold that against him). The entire film was shot in Melbourne and the utterly breathtaking special-effects were all done in Australian and New Zealand. Unlike many a Cage film, the mouth-dropping effects don’t draw away from what is essentially a very well acted and packaged film. It’s not a light, fun, flighty, chunk of entertainment with the happy ending you might expect from the poorly done reviews.
The concept, oh the concept. The brilliance behind the concept of and how superbly such ideas were presented makes me tend to side with Davo Stratton on this one, Knowing will indeed be looked back upon as a "contemporary sci-fi classic".
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Vesper: Oh, you are? I like this poker thing. And that makes perfect sense! Since MI6 looks for maladjusted young men, who give little thought to sacrificing others in order to protect queen and country. You know... former SAS types with easy smiles and expensive watches.
[Glances at his wrist]
James Bond: Omega.
Sunday, 22 March 2009
You can find out ticket prices and more info on both of these programs at the Australian Cinematheque website here.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Sunday, 15 March 2009
Saturday, 14 March 2009
Friday, 6 March 2009
Warning: those easily distracted may find Dr Manhattan's swinging appendage a little, erm, distracting. Above: A quick visually summary of the sleek, flawles costuming of Watchmen's lead characters.
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
HitlerHowever, since it was a four-year-olds birthday party 20 of the 22 guests turned out like the picture below, just different colours. By some miracle I did get to do a clown on one girls face and a little boy asked for Ironman (which looked awesome, might I add).