Tag: film

[These 'thoughtful' posts are usually much more free-form and a-wandering than my other blog entries. You are more than welcome to jump in and finish a particular train of thought, or challenge something you think is false. This is as much about me getting my head around something as it is for you! You probably want to read yesterday's entry on 'Single-Player Immersion' before you read this.] We know that our imagination is powerful — it is as powerful or…

Would you rather be an artist or engineer? This is a question I often ask myself on trains and planes or as I lay in the still solitude of my bed. Do I want to create art so beautiful, so inspirational that people actually enjoy life a little bit more? Do I want to develop infrastructure and technology that provides clean drinking water for the billions without? In this crafted and cultured world, this world without boundaries that we have…

I went to watch Star Trek earlier (which shockingly has an 8.6/10 rating on IMDB at the moment, but that’ll no doubt decrease after all the furiously-flapping fanboys (and girls?) have cast their votes) and it was… great! Exciting, fun, dangerous, loud and very well executed. Unfortunately, the plot was weak. There was a fantastic beginning, and the ending was energetic but… there wasn’t a middle. So much of the film was spent developing the characters and justifying a new…

(The days of the week are merely a consideration of time. There’s no real reason why today can’t be Monday. In fact, considering we’ve probably lost days and weeks, or even years, back during the Dark Ages, today might actually be Monday. Who knows, and who cares — today is Musical Monday, whether you like it or not.) It’s been a long time coming, but hopefully worth the wait. I’ve finally made it to the last stage of this little…

(It’s 4am, so please forgive me for my probable lack of quality prose, or even the ability to make coherent, cogent sense… I’ll read this in the morning and bury my face in my palm no doubt) I thought I’d write this brief review of Sweden’s latest vampire thriller fantasy film. I say latest, I mean ‘first’, but hopefully not the last — because Let the right one in is fantastic! Without spoiling, the film stars 2 kids, with a…

Well, to put it as simply as I can — Good and evil are so close as to be chained together in the soul. Man isn’t truly one, but two. Now what if we could break that chain — separate those two selves — (his face alight, lost in his subject) To free the good in man, and let it go on to its higher destiny… to segregate the bad in man — and let it destroy itself in its…