Saturday, July 29, 2006


Films watched (again)
Lady Vengeance (aka Sympathy for Lady Vengeance)

I said it before, and I'll gladly say it again... This film (and Oldboy) are simply fantastic.

Anyone who is a parent and who doesn't shed at least one tear watching this are simply not human.

I implore you... I'm speaking to the world as a whole here... If you don't mind subtitled films, give both this and Oldboy a chance. They may both be very violent and disturbing films, but they are also amusing at times and are simply one of the finest examples of how cinema can be seen as high art.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Happy Birthday

Happy 3rd Birthday Elliot :)

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Swimming, cesspit and police

I thought I’d give you a quick rundown of my weekend (and a couple of days prior to that).

1. Somehow, don’t ask, managed to back my car into a cesspit on Elliot’s friends farm. As such, one of the wheels managed to dip down into the hole, leaving my car dangling rather precariously. After a bit of leverage and the threat of a jeep slamming into the rear of the car, I managed to get free.

2. Came home to find the police at my house the other day. We seem to have picked up yet another set of tenants which have involved the police making an appearance to our flat. Also, we seem to have picked yet another set of tenants whose relationship has broken up shortly after moving. Hopefully everything should be fine. I have spoken to the remaining tenant after the police left (apparently her ex had come around and had been rather threatening).

3. Actually been to the beach with Elliot the last couple of day and have gone for a swim in the sea. My goodness, I’d forgotten how pleasant and relaxing it can be to swim in the sea as oppose to a pool… I actually enjoyed myself! What’s more, I find that swimming is a lot easier in the sea, must be something to do with the salt adding to buoyancy. Damn bloody cold at first, yeah, but very nice.

4. As I was on the beach, I now have sunburn on my back where I “missed” with the suncream. As such, I look like a bizarre white and red zebra.

5. Also seem to have picked up a case of athletes foot… Ick, I blame the sand.

6. Seems to have been my weekend for accidentally barging into female tenants or Roz’s friends as they come out of the shower, wearing nothing but a towel. I’m not a stalker… Honest…

7. Managed to finish New Super Mario and Tomb Raider Legend. I’m bound to return to Mario, as there is plenty still to unlock and replay to collect missed coins. Legend on the other hand finished rather abruptly. It’s by far the best Tomb Raider game, but the ending just seemed like a bit of a letdown. Oh also finished Phoenix Wright a week or so ago. Great game… Looking forward to the sequel – Justice For All…

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Alias, Dragonlance, Animal Crossing and PSP

Well, Alias (the TV series) has finally come to an end.

The final episode, I have to say, was a little bit of a let down. No twists or surprises, a couple of deaths, but again nothing shocking. Then again, the series has really been stuck in neutral since series 3 and whilst always entertaining, it hasn’t ever been outstanding.

So bye bye Sidney (Jennifer Garner) and bye bye Sloan (by far the best character from the series).

Just read today that Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight Is due to be made into an animated film. It already has an impressive cast of voice actors attached, including Kieffer Sutherland as the voice of Raistlin.

The official site can be found here:


Another thing which is due to be turned into an animated movie is Animal Crossing… I kid you not! There is already a trailer for this (a link is below) and the film is due to be released in Japan by the end of the year.

Animal Crossing movie

I’ve also decided that it’s about time that I sold my PSP. It’s literally been gathering dust in the corner of the room. I’ve only used it a couple of times at all this year and that was just to play the demo on Locoroco. Whilst this game does look very good, I have more than enough to keep me occupied on the DS now and for some time to come. Even exclusives like GTA: Liberty City Stories have been ported to the PS2.

In the end, I’m better off making a little bit of money off it whilst I still can.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Bye Bye Nikki & Bunnies can't...

No more Nikki in the Big Brother house :(

I'm very sad. I need help. I know...

For anyone who hasn't seen the Rayman man previous yet.... take a look here:

Bunnies can't

Bunnies can't play with Fireworks
Bunnies can't do Vacuum Cleaning
Bunnies can't play Soccer

Even if the game ends up being so-so, at least it's got a great sense of humour. One to watch for on the Wii?

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Linedancing, Ultraviolet, New Mario & Spam

Roz took part in the Red Cross Fete and was part of the entertainment as one of many people giving a demonstration of linedancing. During the demonstration they asked for members of the audience to join in and Elliot wanted to have a go. As such, I went up with him and have now experienced my first and very possibly my last go at linedancing!

We also purchased a 4 sheets of raffle tickets (not much really) and ended up winning 2 prizes. A free 1 hour go at The Bowl and a food hamper. Included in the food hamper was....


Yes, being a Python fan I've always had a fundness fo SPAM, but never actually tried it... Oh well, there's always a first...

Games played:
New Super Mario Bros

I’ve had this for almost a week now, but haven’t had too much time to play it. I’m still trying to finish Phoenix Wright (nearish the end now) and that’s been taking priority. However, what I have played so far is very promising. Very much a return to roots for Mario and quite simply a joy to play.

The glowing colours of Mushroom Kingdom welcome you back immediately with open arms and the age old gameplay is just as fun as you remember. This really is Nintendo simply doing what Nintendo does best. It’s just a shame that it’s taken so long for Mario to return to his 2D roots.

My only slight complaint is that the game will only save after you complete each castle or unlock a Mushroom shop. As such, it’s a bit of a pain if you want to retread levels for the extra hidden coins, as in effect you can only save you position if you can collect 5 of this to open a shop or when you attack (and complete) a castle level for the first time.

Films watched:

This film had truly terrible views, real stinkers. Its Rotten Tomato rating is just 10%, but all the same, I like the sound of the premise and I’m rather fund of Milla Jovovich, so I thought I’d give it a go.

To cut my review short… the other reviews were right.

The friend that I borrowed this from described it as The Matrix on speed. A more accurate description would be The Matrix Reloaded – but worse.