Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2011«

>the bucket list: #1 do not watch the bucket list.

April 26, 2011


i don’t really like movies that blatantly manipulate your feelings, that play on your emotions so obviously, or set out to turn you from a strong man into a weeping mess on the sofa, but for one reason or another, i’d had quite an emotional weekend so when the good lady wife suggested we watch […]

>black swan review

April 13, 2011


darren aranofsky is a director who gives us some unforgettable movies, but the only one i have ever watched is underappreciated ‘the fountain’ which is a true thing of beauty [if a little bit of a mind melter]. his latest offering, black swan, is a strange yet enthralling thing of beauty. i’ve heard it called […]

>another misleading movie poster

April 6, 2011


movie posters are a funny thing. who decides what it should look like? i sometimes wonder if the person designing the poster has in fact seen the movie – or even the trailer! ‘slumdog millionaire’ being the most obvious of late. ‘black snake moan’ is another, but i think this time it was deliberate and […]

>does evil come from god?

April 5, 2011


recently i got into a discussion about “what is or isn’t part of god’s ultimate plan” and how/if disasters and death play a part in that. my stance is that i do not believe that everything bad that happens is evil – or the devil. natural disasters are not inherently evil, but they are disastrous, […]

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