Photo of the Day: Tuesday 12th January

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Cold and bleak

The cold cold conditions are stopping the snow from going any quicker than it currently is. This photo is from a park not far from work where I go for a walk every other lunch time to get some air. Though today it was a bit of a mistake to go around the park as I had to quit half way for fear of falling over, breaking my leg and with an empty park, no one helping me.

Photo of the Day: Monday 11th January

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Twinkle Twinkle little Heathrow

What Heathrow almost looks like to me from my home. Way, far off in the distance as some sparkly lights. Obviously I’ve made more of an effort to have them out of focus here. A little bit of sparkle. If it wasn’t so foggy tonight there might have been a bit more sparkle. Will have to try again another day.

Think my bokeh still needs some practice!

100 movies of 2010: Update

100 movies of 2010

I seem to be doing pretty well so far. Average of nearly 1 movie a day since the beginning of the year. I’ll tell you now, it won’t last. But I’ll try and make it last a bit longer.

Unfortunately I watched 2 pretty dufftastic movies, but came back on track to some quality movie watching after those two. Hope to stay back on track. At least for now until I crave a bad movie. I hear they’re good for you every now and then.

(Also for history’s sake I’m adding the date of when I saw the movie)

Max Payne (09/01/10)
I’ll admit, I have a guilty pleasure for 1 game franchise turned to movie – Tomb Raider. I love both of them. Though I never really expect much when it comes to video games turned into movies. Thankfully I was pre-warned about this. It is, not quite the worst movie I’ve ever seen, but close to it. Fair enough it has some decent visuals and the action scenes are pretty to look at. If your attention’s still on them when you get to them.
Rating: 1/5

Mirrors (09/01/10)
Follows the standard American version of Asian horror movie plot line. Down to a T. To its credit it had some decent jumps. Jason Flemyng’s New York accent was amusing at best. Kiefer Sutherland was just Jack Bauer. Wardrobe even dressed him like Jack Bauer – hoodie with short jacket on top. All he was missing was his shoulder bag. Also don’t forget the twist ending. Which wasn’t exactly hard to figure out.
Rating: 2/5

Ali (10/01/10)
Now back on track to some quality. And funnily enough, another biopic. AND the third movie this year with Jamie Foxx in it. Well, I think it’ll be the last, for now. Brilliant movie. The last Michael Mann movie I really enjoyed was Heat. I did like Public Enemies last year, but it looked more fantastic than the movie was. Ali had everything. A lot probably down to the subject matter and Will Smith’s stellar performance. I was in awe. Shame he didn’t get the oscar for this role. I’m not sure when he’ll next get the chance for one. Just everything about this movie was brilliant. Even though I knew the outcome of the George Foreman fight, the way it was done, I was on tentahooks!
Rating: 5/5

Read more to see the full list of movies I’ve seen so far this year.