After my book launch, we went to see Toy Story 4. I figured it would be a good way to recoup after all the peopling I had done. Introvert therapy. We went to see Toy Story 1 before we had children. We love movies and the fact that it was a kids movie was irrelevant. … Continue reading For the love of Toy Story
Life can be a piece of crap sometimes. Thank god we have fictional universes to divert our attention. Sometimes it is the little things. Here are three of my little highlights this month. One: Dolores in Westworld saying, "I imagined a world where I didn't have to be the damsel." (There are so many reasons to love … Continue reading Fiction Fix: March
There is nothing worse than wanting to go to movies and there is nothing on you want to see. That is not the case at this time of year. I've tried to see all the best film Oscar nominations before the Oscars. Cause pretty much, they all come to Australia in the month before the event. … Continue reading The best film of 2017?
Books The pick of the month: Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Winner of the Man Booker and perfect journey for me. You just have to go with it. This was the Pocketbook Club read for the month. Picnic at Hanging Rock by Joan Lindsay, iconic Australian book and movie still worth the effort. I … Continue reading What was your favourite story in January?
I am setting myself a crazy movie challenge. The long list for the AACTA Awards was announced earlier in the month. I am going to watch them ALL before the Award night in December. I know right. Watching movies. What a chore. Anyhow, it is the longest long list ever because AACTA has broadened the feature … Continue reading Crazy Movie Challenge
https://youtu.be/1Q8fG0TtVAY I asked the guy in the DC t-shirt if he was going to see the Wonder Woman movie when it came out. He said he wasn’t sure because...the costume designer…she’s not a sex object! I was surprised by his response. Then there is the Empire Magazine poster. The March poster was of Wonder … Continue reading Wonder Woman: Does Sex Still Sell?
I got my Babadook book yesterday. It has been a long wait. The kickstarter campaign started in May 2014. There were people in my house who were skeptical. They thought Mister Babadook would never knock on the door. It was worth the wait. It is simply beautiful. The quality of the paper and the magnificence … Continue reading I am one in 37 million
Costume designers are underrated. While directors are celebrated, who remembers the person who designed the characters' clothes and yet clothes are important to who we and what we want to project to the world. We might not consciously notice the message being sent by a costume. Colours There has been much written about the use of colour … Continue reading Costumes maketh the character
https://youtu.be/hEJnMQG9ev8 While I eagerly wait for the nominees for best feature film in this year's AACTA awards it so happens I have caught up with seeing all of the nominees from 2015 Last years winner Mad Max Fury Road was not my favourite for the year, and while not everyone is expected to agree with the judges, it … Continue reading How do you judge if a film is a winner?
Sometimes the movie is better than the book. I know, contentious. I am a reader and a writer I not supposed to say that. But as a consumer of stories, sometimes the movie is better than the book. First the movie warnings: 3 Movies to avoid if you read the book Cloud Atlas, by David Mitchell … Continue reading The Movie was better than the Book