Month: August 2009

  • Movie Trailer Interlude 2

    Extract is a new comedy from the creator of Office Space, starring Jason Bateman (Arrested Development, Juno) and Ben Affleck (almost unrecognisable). Could be a little feel-good, but seems like anything with Jason Bateman is gotta be worth a few laughs. The Men Who Stare at Goats is… well, hard to define. Syriana on a […]

  • Heads up: Using phone-based GPS illegal in Australia

    Gizmodo reports that, looking at the laws governing use of hand held device in a car, using a phone based GPS system is illegal in Australia: According to Traffic Services Commander of the NSW Police, Assistant Commissioner John Hartley: Under Rule 300 of the Australian Road Rules, which prohibits the use of a hand held […]

  • The Decoupling of Reality on the Right

    Between the birthers, deathers and the general right-wing lunacy on show in the US, I think David M. Green picks up a few important threads that we’ve seen: Can we really live in a country populated by so many fools, people who can so readily, proudly and belligerently be made into tools of their own […]

  • Movie Review: Inglourious Basterds

    It’s perhaps worth noting here that, as far as I can tell, this is the second Tarantino-directed movie where Quentin himself doesn’t get in front of the camera at some point, as he’s wont to do in most of his other movies, Kill Bill being the other notable one. But where Kill Bill was brilliant […]

  • Beer Conference