Friday, December 23, 2005

Movie Review - Aeon Flux

Aeon Flux is set 400 years in the future where most of mankind has been wiped out by disease, and the few that remain live in a walled city that is controlled by a bunch of scientists. The titular character is played by Charlize Theron and is a secret agent working for some underground movement called Monica.

The story is once again standard sci-fi stuff where Aeon is sent to kill the top scientist but can't do it due to memories that suddenly appear, and she then goes on an adventure that uncovers lots of secrets that could bring down society etc etc etc.....

What I liked about this film is that is was all done with style. Charlize Theron looks very sexy in her revealing matrix style outfit and she kicks ass when needed with great aplomb. The gadgets she employs are great, especially the little ballbearings she scatters about as she is breaking into the government building. Very useful and very cool. The special effects are also fantastic. The woman with the hands for feet was a bit creepy but well done and I've never seen better CGI grass. :-)

If you want to see a film that is a bit Matrix, a bit Fifth Element and an entertaining diversion for 90 minutes, this is the film for you. Don't expect anything that will change your world and you will not be disappointed, and compared to the shit that was Star Wars Episode 3 this film is close to Shakespeare.


Thursday, December 22, 2005

Two Days To Go.....

....until I am off work for two weeks!!!!

I am really looking forward to Christmas this year. As I said on my old (an now dead {sniffle}) site, Victoria has really got me enjoying Christmas thanks to her never ending enthusiasm.

This year Alice is 1 year and 2 months old. She has no idea about Christmas but she knows something is happening. She suddenly has a tree in her house that is covered in lights and baubles. There are presents underneath it. Cards are adorning the walls of her home. It is all really exciting for her.

After tomorrow (Friday 23rd) I am off work until the 9th January. I've not had a long break from work this year so I can't wait. It is a really nice time to spend with Alice and Victoria and it seems to last for ever as there is so much going on at this time of year.

I have even started feeling Christmassy. The other night I was at home. Alice was in bed, Victoria had put the tree up and was sat wrapping presents while I enjoyed a nice bottle of Malbec and watched 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'. All we needed was some snow and a visit from the local carol singers.

Anyway, this post, like my recent ones, is going nowhere, so I will finish by saysing Merry Christmas to everyone I know. :-)

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Just Touching Base

As I have not posted anything since 20th November I thought I would add something to the site. Not that I have anything interesting to say, I just thought it was about time I posted something.

Let me see, what has happened recently.....


Oh yes, I got a tax refund from the Inland Revenue and promptly went and spent it on a nice shiny new PC. My PC is now so fast that if all of Tim's PC's formed a sort of PC street gang and tooled themselves up with multi-tools and Phillips screwdrivers and stuff and decided that my new PC needed a kicking for being so shiny and new, my PC would still kick their asses!!!

What else.....

....Alice is still cute :-) ......

My mum is having a pre-Christmas get together tomorrow night. Pie and peas and red wine all round. Sounds very good to me. :-)

I'm really looking forward to my Christmas break. I'm off for two whole weeks and I can't wait.

Oh I give up. Nothing has happened and I'm just babbling.

I'm sure something interesting will happen soon and I will tell you all about it, possibly with pictures.

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