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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Inside Out

Whether you have kids or not, go see it. That's all I'm going to say about it.

(OK, that's not all I'm going to say about it. I absolutely loved the idea that emotions like Joy, Sadnass and Disgust are living, breathing people. Well, cartoon people, but you get the idea. I loved how every person has a dominant emotion, and, weeks later, I hope mine is not Disgust.)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

Back when, I enjoyed Mission Impossible 1. Part 2 and 3 were so forgettable, I can't even remember whether I've seen them. Something about a warehouse exploding in one of them, maybe? The one with climbing the tall building Spiderman-style, on the other hand, was way cool.

The latest instalment, Rogue Nation, is a curious mix of enjoyable and forgettable. I remember I enjoyed it very much when I saw it two weeks ago. Yet I struggle to remember the plot. Vienna and the Opera House. Free diving. Something like that.

Oh, yeah. The aeroplane scene at the beginning was excellent.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

China Rich Girlfriend

I'm really enjoying "China Rich Girlfriend" by Kevin Kwan. It's like intelligent chic lit set inside the world of "Dallas" or "Dynasty", except the players are Chinese (from the Mainland, Hong Kong, or Singapore) and more than just a little crazy.

Huge diamonds? Check. Apartments with individualised car elevators? You got it. Herm├Ęs designer bags worth a hundred thousand dollars apiece? Yep. Add mystery and intrigue,a nd you have a book that's diffucult to put down.

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Revisiting Agatha Christie

Ghastly covers books had in those days. The plot is good though, like all Agathas. This one I haven't read as often as my favourites, but it's well worth a re-read.

From the blurb: "When a house party gathers at Gull’s Point,the seaside home of an elderly widow, earlier events come to a dramatic head. As Superintendent Battle discovers, it is all part of a carefullylaid plan—for murder."

Monday, August 03, 2015

Wayward Pines Continued

Right. I've now watched 7 episodes and I'm hooked. 2 and 4 gave me nightmares. At one point (taught by the likes of Lost and Game of Thrones) I was so concerned about a character's wellbeing that I had to look up spoilers.

Very Lost-ish.
Very Twin Peakish.
Eureka gone wrong, but in a right way.

Watch it.