Potiche – French Film Attacks

Potiche - French Film Attacks
If you find yourself in the position of wanting to look cultured and educated, yet craving something of a 1970s sex comedy, look no further than “Potiche”. It’s the story of a bored housewife (Catherine Deneuve) who finds herself in charge of her husband’s umbrella factory after unionists take him hostage. Enter Gerard Depardieu as ...

April Stars quick review.

April Stars quick review.
April – the month started off like a pistol. Yes I am aware that it is already the 18th (though I have only rewritten this on the 17th) and that the month is almost at an end. Anyway, back to the pistol analogy. Things that had been on the backburner have now come to the ...

The “Beef Rocket” Salad

The
Easy, quick, and stylish; just like my first failed relationship. Unlike that schmuck, you will keep coming back to this recipe. Serve with a Pinot Gris or a cheeky little  Sauvignon Blanc. Serves 4 Ingredients 200 g Rocket (Washed) 2 Pears ¾ cup Parmesan Cheese 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 70 g Walnuts (Sliced) ...

The Taking of Alice

The Taking of Alice
In the past month I have viewed the hotly anticipated Disney’s latest rendition of Alice in Wonderland twice;  firstly in 3D and then again in plain old 2D. Allow me to summarise by saying that nothing adds to the demise of a movie more than expectation or a second viewing.  Well, ignorant people co-viewing the film with ...

This week in music

This week in music
Lunatico – Gotan Project Label: Xl Recordings Release Date: 11 April 2006 Genre(s): Electronica, Downtempo/Nu-Tango I normally wouldn’t want to stray into a habit of reviewing music that isn’t ‘up to the minute’ or currently in charts but I had to share this.  In the lead up to my trip to Spain next year, this ...

Brady bunch backs bedrock in tacky taupe terror 6

Brady bunch backs bedrock in tacky taupe terror
Proving that money can’t buy you taste, this 2.5 million dollar travesty is safely contained in the geomantic curves of Canberra’s deep south. The taupe rendering and the stone work is meant to suggest earthiness, possibly stability; but instead invokes visions of “The Flintstones”, while the decidedly 70s architecture harkens back to the cheesiness of ...

March’s Astro-weirding 4

March's Astro-weirding
Disclaimer: These forecasts that I’ve written are written to show what the headlines for your particular sign are. The details would take up too much space and would take more effort than I can currently afford to give at the moment. If you’re just interested in things like “Will I meet someone?” or “Will I ...

And The Oscar Goes To…

And The Oscar Goes To...
Hollywood’s annual back slapping night is almost upon us. This year there have been a few changes made for the 82nd Acadamy Awards, there will be ten films nominated for best picture and will be voted on using a preferential ballot. The producers have also annouced that speeches will be only 45 seconds long. Me ...

Godwin Gretch leaves distastefully decorated domicile 5

Godwin Gretch leaves distastefully decorated domicile
Sweet Jesus, my poor Christian eyes! Godwin Grech, he of the Ute email scandal is leaving Canberra. Sadly he’s leaving for Melbourne. I’m sure he’ll find refuge in one of the green eastern suburbs full of ethnic people with equally bad taste. Godwin isn’t afraid to limit his bad judgment to politics, heavens no! Not ...

This Valentine’s Day… 3

This Valentine's Day...
I hate Saint Valentine’s Day. Not for the reason you think though. The story of Saint Valentine is actually quite impressive. To quote Wikipedia “The first representation of Saint Valentine appeared in the Nuremberg Chronicle, (1493); alongside the woodcut portrait of Valentine the text states that he was a Roman priest martyred during the reign ...