Friday, July 31, 2009

Spectaculair sand art & music performance!

I found this over at a Dutch newspaper blog (nrc next). This was performed at Ukraine's got talent.
I can't say much more about it than that it's just spectaculair how she draws things in sand.

It's telling a story about the 2nd World War where around 5 million Ukrainians lost their lives.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Some movies I saw of late

Some movies I saw lately in the cinema or on dvd. I'm gonna keep the reviews short because otherwise I'll probably say what others said tons of times. I'll keep it to a short judgement and a personal touch (where possible).

Terminator Salvation
I can be fairly short about this one, it wasn't as good as say the first Terminator movie, but I dĂ­d like it as an actionpacked popcorn cinema movie. Nothing too deep, just a saturday night action movie. What I didn't really like is what might be a problem MC described as the thin line between making a reference to a movie and ripping it off. In TS there were Matrix-like drones and a bunch of other things that were more on the ripping off side of the line than the reference-making side of a couple of movies.

This was *yes your heart is gonna skip a beat* the first Startrek movie I saw in the cinema (not the first I saw!!). I really liked it though. I mainly grew up on startrek next gen with an older startrek version ep now and then on bbc or so. Of course I roughly knew most characters but not as well as with the other trek series. They told the story in a way that even when you're not a yearlong trek-vet you can get along just fine. I heard that a lot of startrek fans didn't like it, but well their problem. Another small thing I liked was that the accent of Pavel Chekov didn't irritate me. Sometimes you think..oh there we go again..the Russian accent guy, but it felt good here. There was a bit of too much drama at one point though (dramatic music etc) but I guess there's got to be something for everyone.

I saw this on dvd. I liked the war-action scenes because the movie sketches the confusion of battle in the pacific as good as I might imagine it really was. But the movie was supposed to have a decent story about how the Navajo worked as code talkers and how important they were, but the entire story kinda got washed away by the action. It was more of a side-thing for the movie and I don't want to say that it should have been the other way around, but there was no balance. Oh and there was a very small love interest for Nicolas Cage which could have been left out just as easy, it didn't add anything to the movie.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Updates are coming

During the week work and social life has just plummeted my internet time for the last week, and that is just Ășnacceptable. I was able to comment here and there but wasn't able to get out a decent post and that at a moment where there's plenty to post.
I hope I will be able to make a couple of posts (set up the drafts and click publish later on) tomorrow.
- Tv series, an addiction
- Top 10 Dutch specialty movies: characters, got tagged, not sure how positive 'specialty' is, but I'll run with it.
- Movies I've seen lately

That's what pops up at the moment.