In a galaxy far, far away, a young director created an epic that dominated the imaginations of generations. But what if Star Wars were based on earlier literary traditions? This week, I’m taking a look at the Tattoine Cycle: A New Hope re-imagined as an Irish epic.
In a galaxy far, far away, a young director created an epic that dominated the imaginations of generations. But what if Star Wars were based on earlier literary traditions? This week, I’m taking a look at the Tattúínárdøla saga: all six Lucas films as Old Norse saga.
I’m not quite ready to call my top ten reads of 2015 – not least because I can squeeze in at least one more after The Dark is Rising, and the candidates to pick up feature prominently on other Top Tens for 2015. So, you know, opportunity for a late entrance. Now I’ve seen Stars Wars, I am ready to call my top 10 films of 2015.
I’m going to take a minute to squee about more recent tv and movie outings. My inner child has been delighted recently and my outer adult traumatised.
I have actually *gasp* been to the cinema this year now – there was no way I wasn’t going to go see Mad Max: Fury Road (from the safety of a very comfortable sofa at the back of the sensibly-sized local screen, watching in 2D), but you could be forgiven for raising an eyebrow at the fact I have also seen San Andreas (yes, I love @katejkatz that much).
Another trip to Australia, another opportunity to indulge in some cinematic catch up. Except I chose to spend most of the outbound flight reading or watching Season 4 of Game of Thrones instead, and got a taster of Penny Dreadful on the way home. In between, I did manage to see a bunch of awards nominees and recent releases.
We had a lovely Easter weekend in Munich, which was chilly and delighted us with a day of […]
So the advantage of long flights is the number of hours you can spend reading and watching movies without a shred of guilt to get in the way. I tend to bounce between catching up with stuff I really wanted to see but didn’t (for whatever reason) and watching things I would never otherwise have given a second glance.
I have paid my money at the cinema to see the following this year: The Second Best Exotic […]
I've left it a bit later than usual to do my annual look back through my media and literary consumption, and I'm going to keep it shorter this year too (at least for books) as I've done a much better job of noting down my thoughts as I've gone along.
So it seems I will be returning to work for the dog days of August. After numerous casual meetings, formal interviews and agonies trying to select outfits I could bear to wear in the July heat, I’ve been offered an appealing consultancy contract with a well-respected design company.
Having started the year with much movie-going, I already seem to have accumulated a staggering list of things […]
I have paid my money at the cinema to see the following this year: 1) Skyfall 2) Les […]
We settled in for a quiet Friday night (post Thanksgiving festivities) with a crackling fire and a pair of small movies we thought would be interesting.
Uncertainty is a 4 year old Joe Gordon-Levitt outing, low budget, largely improv dialogue, about the decisions a couple take on 4th July in New York. The comparison to Sliding Doors is inevitable, but they choose chance, flipping a coin to decide whether to attend a family dinner or a friend’s party.
The film divides, following each option (handily colour coded for easy reference), with one thread following the quiet drama of Kate’s (John Carter‘s Lynn Collins) family as she tries to decide whether to keep her baby, and the other becoming a paranoid thriller after the couple pick up a cell phone in a taxi.
I’m going to spoil here, so stop reading if you’re curious in JGL’s back catalogue.
So, here's an experiment: watch along with the reptile.
If you haven't seen The Cabin in the Woods and you do want to, best not to go any further as I'm just going to react as I go. Yes, this is partially about reducing the jumps given my boy is on the other side of the world. This is why I'm watching Cabin and not going to go see The Shining (tempting, but I'm stupid, not crazy).
So without further ado…