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Billy T: Te Movie

It’s always nice to watch a New Zealand film once in a while! And a documentary no less. Being a true documentary, it doesn’t actually contain many clips from the man’s stand up routines, but then anyone willing to spend up to watch a doco about him at the cinema will have seen it all already on youtube, so that’s fine by me :)

The film contained many insights into Billy’s career and personal life, and the story of his ultimate early death was definitely a reminder to eat healthy! No matter how politically correct this world becomes, being overweight does eventually kill you before your time, that won’t change. Continue reading

The Green Lantern

I found this movie thoroughly enjoyable! As is usually the case with comic book movies. It probably helps that I’ve never read a comic book in my life :) I enjoy them for what they are: action-packed, often a good mix of humour and tension and reasonably fast-paced (i.e. not boring). The Green Lantern was another such movie. Continue reading

The Tourist

I enjoyed The Tourist! It had a familiar cast, including Paul Bettany and Rufus Sewell (both of A Knight’s Tale), as well as the obvious Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, who were the main reasons I wanted to see the movie. Timothy Dalton will be another familiar face, for those of you who have seen Hot Fuzz.

All in all, the acting was superb. Angelina Jolie did a very good, albeit not entirely realistic English accent (especially given that she’s supposedly from the London Metropolitan Police Force, an city not know for having well-spoken residents, bar its aristocracy) and though her character was hard to get into, it was deliberately aloof. Johnny Depp was fantastic as always. Continue reading