Another mini film review, this time of a film that I’m going to have great difficulty in explaining. So for those who only want the condensed version of events – is it any good? Yes, but I can also understand why people will hate it. This is not really a film that you will be indifferent about.
All is forgiven! This drop in temperature is playing havoc with me and after a few months of being relatively asthma free (due to increased exercise) I’m now back to coughing and spluttering like a loon whilst my sinuses feel on the verge of a Mr. Creosote type incident that will leave me with a problem wearing glasses.
On the other hand, the skies do look very dramatic at the moment and the view from work down the western ridge of The Peak District is as wonderful as ever. One of the best things about working so high up is that you get to appreciate how green Britain is, few places look totally devoid of life from here.
Anyway, to work I must return.
For those of you not familiar with the genius of Mitch Benn, everything apparently sounds like Coldplay now. Except it doesn’t. What it really sounds like is generic Skater Rock ™, a generic sound of young men and women pretending to be angry despite receiving three square meals a day and still being given their allowance.
Today marks a turning point as no longer can I just download my music collection on to my iPod. Instead having reached the limits of its tiny little hard drive I will now be forced to manage my collection until I can get around to getting a replacement – one which hopefully I won’t fill up quite so quickly.
According to an article on the Today Programme this morning, Bath is in danger of loosing its World Heritage Site status as a result of redevelopment of the city. Indeed over 12,000 residents have reportedly signed a petition complaining about the possible erection of a new building in the city because – shock horror – it is steel and glass instead of the more traditional stone. Rumour has it that a number of local councillors lost their seats recently because they’d allowed such a monstrosity (their words) to get through planning.
I spent yesterday afternoon in court as a witness – I’m not going to go into the specifics of the case (which was nothing exciting) but I thought I would share some of the funnier (in hindsight) elements that I encountered there.
Last night I finally got around to seeing the first of the summer tent pole movies, Spiderman 3 and whilst I wasn’t disappointed it didn’t reach the dizzy heights (for summer tent pole movies that is) of the previous two films.