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July 20, 2008

The Dark Knight

Filed under: Films — decoded_ @ 1:53 am

Heath Ledger (R.I.P) as The Joker - The Dark Knight

Now, that’s an awesome movie! 5/5.

You did a fantastic job as The Joker, it’s a real shame you’re not with us anymore, R.I.P Heath.

June 16, 2008

Cameron stands transfixed…

Filed under: Art,Films — decoded_ @ 6:12 pm

I love this scene in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Film).

I’ve seen that painting, George Seurat’s – “Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte” in real life too, during a high-school art gallery exhibition excursion in Adelaide in the late 1980s. I don’t think I made the connection between the painting and the film at the time though.

May 23, 2008

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull…

Filed under: Films — decoded_ @ 7:59 pm

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The previous three Indiana Jones movies were some of my most favourite films as a kid. It was exciting to be finally seeing a new Indiana Jones movie, after a 20+ year wait. We went on opening night.

I enjoyed the movie, it was fun, entertaining, a few laughs, but it wasn’t an amazing/awesome experience. It’s not a totally bad movie, it’s just not that great either, it fell short of my expectations. I didn’t get that same buzz as I remember getting from these films as a kid, feeling like I’d been on a roller coaster, probably just being older I guess. It felt like it was missing something too, and I can’t quite put my finger on what, suspense, tension maybe? Harrison Ford was great, he can still do Indiana very well. All the characters/actors did a good job, just the storyline wasn’t very strong, and I don’t think it’s a very memorable film.

If you’re a fan of the previous films, I think you will enjoy seeing this one too, just lower your expectations a bit first.

Be warned, there are some of those silly CGI animals that George Lucas can’t resist adding to films in there too.

There’s some unexpected sci-fi in this movie too, which was both cool and a bit odd. I won’t say any more than that. Some very obvious nods to previous works of Spielberg and Lucas in the film too.

April 13, 2007


Filed under: Films — decoded_ @ 11:58 am

The Sun

Finally! A new sci-fi film! Sunshine.

My girlfriend and I saw it last night. It’s an awesome sci-fi film (well, until the last few minutes/ending). It really gets your heart pumping. Amazing visuals. Excellent music/sounds from Underworld & John Murphy too.

Happy Friday the 13th!

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Films,General — decoded_ @ 10:51 am

Jason Voorhees

Jason Voorhees wishes you a Happy Friday the 13th!

I’m not really a fan of these films, never been much of a horror movie fan.

‘Friday the 13th’ brings back memories of the ‘Black Friday’ techno parties at the Metro in Adelaide in the early-mid 1990’s… Big M Memoirs indeed.

March 26, 2007

Hott Fuzz

Filed under: Films — decoded_ @ 2:43 pm

Hot Fuzz

From the creators of the film ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ now comes… Hot Fuzz.

I’ve not laughed that much during a film for a long time, highly entertaining! Go see it!

December 22, 2006

A Scanner Darkly…

Filed under: Films,Music — decoded_ @ 9:41 am

A Scanner Darkly

Awesome film! Cool story, great characters, very funny, visually amazing! Very trippy. Go see it!

I really enjoyed Thom Yorke – ‘Black Swan’ playing over the end credits too, had not heard it before. Went and bought his ‘The Eraser’ album afterwards, listening to it now, I really like it. There are quite a few Radiohead songs featured in ‘A Scanner Darkly’, their sound never really grabbed me before, maybe it’s time to give them another listen… What Radiohead album do you recommend? ‘Kid A’?

Thom Yorke - The Eraser

September 15, 2006


Filed under: Films — decoded_ @ 12:31 am

Snakes On A Plane

Ahh yeah, I saw Snakes On A Plane a couple of weeks ago, I know it’s supposed to be a silly b-grade film, but it really didn’t make me laugh much, and I thought it was all a bit lame truth be told. To make up for that… I’ve rented, watched and enjoyed a bunch of art-house and foreign films of late… Paris, Texas great film, one of Harry Dean Stanton’s best roles. Crash the perverted, disturbing, almost pornographic, sex, car crash, fetish, 1996 film with James Spader. Also finally got to see Gus Van Sant’s Last Days I wish there had been subtitles, so I could have understand what the Kurt Cobain type character was actually mumbling about the entire movie, it’s slow going like most of Gus Van Sant’s films. I had a bit of a Monica Bellucci session with Ricordati di me (Remember Me) and How Much Do You Love Me, both very entertaining with lots of great emotional and physical passion… and she’s such a beautiful woman, I think I might have to buy How Much Do You Love Me. I also watched the Clive Owen & Angelina Jolie movie Beyond Borders which is actually quite a powerful movie, and I don’t think I’d seen it before. Last week’s DVD purchase… I finally bought myself a copy of the classic Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas on sale for $20. I get huge laughs out of that every time I watch it…

September 1, 2006


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Last w/end, I went and saw Kenny at the movies. It’s a really funny and heartwarming Australian film/mockumentary about a decent aussie bloke… Kenny, who has to deal with a lot of sh*t… in every way possible. He’s a really likeable character. I really enjoyed the film, I’d go as far as to say it’s one of my fave movies this year. Here’s what Margaret and David from the Movie Show (ABC TV) had to say about Kenny

A couple of audio podcasts…

Speaking of movies… I also watched a few DVDs on the w/end (as usual)… Rented and watched Firewall and A History Of Violence, not too bad, bit predictable. I also bought and watched The Mosquito Coast, which I always enjoy re-watching, a great film, couldn’t resist buying it along with Christine that Stephen King/John Carpenter 1980’s movie about the possessed car, $9 each brand new, DVDs are getting so cheap! Is this a way of getting rid of stock before the HD DVDs arrive? Speaking of HD DVD, If Blu-ray and the PS3 don’t take off in a big way Sony is going to be in a lot of trouble huh!

August 14, 2006

Watching you on the screen…

Filed under: Films — decoded_ @ 9:18 pm

I’ve watched a heap of movies over the last few days.

On Friday I went and saw the Miami Vice movie, I liked it, it’s dark and edgy, and thankfully nothing like the Hollywood ‘all action’ blockbuster movie it’s being hyped as in the movie trailers, and TV adds. Damn, that Jay-Z & Linkin Park ‘Encore/Numb’ track they’ve used is catchy! Anyway, If you like Mann’s Collateral and Heat movies, I think you’ll like Miami Vice too. I’ll try write up a little review soon.

V V’s Guy Fawkes mask

On Saturday and Sunday, I did some heavy chillin’, watched a few DVDs. Rented and watched… Match Point mmm Scarlet Johansen! Rented and watched… Happy Endings mmm Maggie Gyllenhaal! I bought and watched V For Vendetta mmm Natalie Portman, that’s such an awesome movie. I also rented and watched, err… Fun With Dick And Jane. I’ve just ruined my cred now huh? Aww come on, I needed some cheap laughs, I shouldn’t laugh though I lost my job when WorldCom collapsed, I didn’t go that crazy though! I also found myself watching…  Rambo: First Blood which was on TV until the early hours of Monday morning, but was ruined by all those mobile phone, text-message, dating, fun, chat, flirting type adds on TV at that hour, so irritating! Is that seriously how people meet other people these days?

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