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Episode 21 of Galactic Suburbia

You can get us from iTunes, or download from Galactic Suburbia. In which we work, play, shake up our format a little (gasp!) and cover the life & death of magazines, the changing face of the...

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Unstoppable

Unstoppable is close to being the perfect action flick, even though it doesn’t have Bruce Willis in it. It’s “inspired” by true events, which gives it a slightly more gripping and horrifying feel than...

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Contact

I watched Contact many years ago – possibly even at the cinema – and I read the book, too. I don’t remember the book very clearly, although I do remember thinking it was better than the film (what a...

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Films of 2012

I’ve decided that, since I can’t find a convenient film-version of Goodreads, I will keep a tally on the blog here – over on the right, if you’re reading this on the blog itself; if you’re getting this...

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Prometheus

I saw it, and I enjoyed it. I’m not saying it was a great movie; it was a fun way to spend a Saturday evening. However… What follows is my entirely spoilerific rambly take on Prometheus. You’ve been...

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Battleship… the movie

Look, I know. I know, OK? I knew before we rented it that this was going to be totally unmitigated crap. And it was, so there were no surprises. Right? Actually, I was a bit surprised at just how...

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On reviewing classics and historical movies, or, I saw Argo

It’s an interesting question, isn’t it, about whether it’s necessary to alert people to possible spoilers for works that are regarded as classics, or that are based on historical events. Someone was...

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My year in media

For the first time I have kept track of the films and TV I have consumed over the year. I don’t watch much random TV; we tend to consume an entire series in one (sometimes extended) hit. So this list...

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Cloud Atlas

I went to see it, and you know what? I really, really enjoyed it. Firstly: I know people have said they found the narrative structure difficult to follow. Perhaps if you’re only used to a completely...

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Galactic Suburbia is 80!

In which there is gallivanting, schlepping, recycling and rejoicing – cos a Galactic Suburbia baby is on the way! News Conflux Update: Alex’s Report, Alisa’s Report, Everyone Else’s Wrap Ups Ditmar...

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The Lord of the Rings: the films

Confession: I watched almost the entire LOTR trilogy in one day last weekend. The extended versions. I was up to the arrival of the eagles when I decided enough was enough and I went to bed; I grouched...

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The Odd Angry Shot

This film is an example of why, and how, Australian cinema is so awesome. It’s also quite the who’s who of male actors of A Certain Age in Australian film and TV; there’s even a cameo from Frankie J...

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A Good Day… to watch Bruce Willis

Wellllll… let’s be honest here. Pretty much any day is a good day to watch Bruce Willis. But specific, I finally watched A Good Day to Die Hard. It seems to me that the Die Hard franchise is much like...

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Thor 2: a spoilery discussion

SPOILERS, right? You’ve been warned. Let me get this out of my system: oh my GOODness WTH  Greenwich? GREENWICH? ARE YOU FOR REAL?? Ahem. So. Thor’s second solo(ish) outing. I think it’s got a slightly...

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Project Bond

I like James Bond movies. In fact, I went through quite a phase as an 18 year old of reading all the Bond books I could get my hands on (even, gasp! non-Fleming ones). My husband likes James Bond...

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2013: the tv and movies

So it’s that time of year, when everyone does their wrap-ups. Me, I’ve been keeping track of most of the tv and film I’ve consumed over the year, because I think it’s interesting – particularly to see...

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Doctor No

This review is part of Project Bond, wherein over the course of 2014 we watch all of the James Bond movies in production order. Summary: Bond is sent to Jamaica after the MI6 agent there (Strangways)...

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From Russia with Love

This review is part of Project Bond, wherein over the course of 2014 we watch all of the James Bond movies in production order. Summary: Bond is lured to Istanbul to help SPECTRE steal a Russian...

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Riddick

Some people will probably find this unbelievable, but I was disappointed by Riddick, the third in the Richard B. Riddick series. Did Diesel and Twohy realise that Riddick was going to be such a badass...

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Goldfinger

This review is part of Project Bond, wherein over the course of 2014 we watch all of the James Bond movies in production order. Summary: the greatest threat to the world is a gold-dealer who wants to...

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