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Robert O'Callahan. Christian. Repatriate Kiwi. Hacker.

Sunday 14 July 2013

Movie Picoreviews

I've just returned home from another Bay Area trip for the LEAD program. I also met up with Dirk Schultze and some other Adobe developers for some work on SVG/CSS filters.

Because of the Asiana crash at SFO, my flight to SF was delayed by ten hours and became a daylight flight, so I watched five movies on the way there. I watched two on the way back. The movie haul this month was pretty good actually.

  • Life Of Pi: Brilliantly executed but not all that interesting.
  • Seven Psychopaths: Slightly above average. A lot more interesting than the title would suggest.
  • Stoker: Above average thriller.
  • Argo: Pretty good, apart from the gratuitous slander against New Zealand.
  • Trance: Somewhat absurd but interesting thriller.
  • Side Effects: Pretty good mystery/thriller.
  • Dangerous Liasons (2012 Chinese version): Pretty good, but I'm a sucker for Chinese period drama, not to mention Zhang Ziyi and Cecilia Cheung.


Shrink Sleeve Applicator
It's maybe a nice movie for people who have been there. Otherwise it’s not so exciting, since you don't divine what the story is about from the movie itself.