Daybreakers - a world of vampires

Daybreakers (2009, Australia/USA)
Seen: Monday, 18th January 2010 (cinema)
Runtime: 98′
Director: Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig
Cast: Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill, Claudia Karvan, Michael Dorman, Willem Dafoe
Production House: Lionsgate, Australian Film Finance Corporation (AFFC), Pictures in Paradise, Pacific Film and Television Commission, Furst Films
Plot: (from imdb)
In the year 2019, a plague has transformed most every human into vampires. [...]

Hunger - a very political and frustrating film (but well-made all the same)

Hunger (2008, UK/Ireland)
Seen: Monday, 18th January 2010 (cinema)
Runtime: 96′
Director: Steve McQueen
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Liam Cunningham
Production House: Blast! Films, Broadcasting Commission of Ireland, Film4, Northern Ireland Screen, Wales Creative IP Fund
Plot: (from imdb)
The last six weeks of the life of the Irish republican hunger striker Bobby Sands.

Impressions In Short
Very tough watching. I guess [...]

FILM SPOTTING: February 2010 in Polish cinemas (and I thought January was bad!)

Tuesday, 26 January 2010, 2:16 | Category : Hollywood & the American film industry, In Cinemas This Month, Loaves, Other European film industries, The British film industry, The Canadian film industry, The French film industry, The German film industry
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This month I actually started out with 13 (!!!) February releases which were of interest to me, but with some effort I’ve managed to cut them down to 8 :] That’s still a lot for an exam month though *sigh*
Leap Year (2010, USA/Ireland)
Release Date (Poland): 5th February 2010
Release Date (worldwide): 8th January 2010
Runtime: 100′
Director: [...]

Carrots - some trivia and health information

Sunday, 17 January 2010, 12:43 | Category : Curiosities, Slices
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I had this idea ages back that maybe if I learnt more about vegetables, it would somehow drive me to incorporate more of them into my diet. So I thought I’d write some blog posts about vegetables, but I only ever started drafting one about carrots. So with the purpose of cleaning out my drafts, [...]

Radio interview with Tom Felton and Matthew Lewis

I thought this was a pretty amusing interview. The audio is a little difficult to make out, but there’s a transcript.

On orgasms and the health benefits of oral sex

Thursday, 14 January 2010, 18:30 | Category : Crumbs, Curiosities
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Came across two pretty interesting links about sex (they are work-safe).
This is an article about how you could get your vitamin B12 needs met through oral sex - good advice for vegans ;)
And this was a very interesting (and hilarious) talk entitled “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasm”.

A clip from last year’s Academy Awards…

I think this has been in my drafts since February when the last Academy Awards took place :] Now that the next ones are slowly coming up (we’ll probably have the nominees up by the end of January or so), I guess I may as well post a reminder of last year’s ceremony ;-P
Anyway, I [...]

An interview with Siddiq Barmak or how the Taliban destroyed Afghan cinema

This is a totally ancient draft…
Siddiq Barmak, without exaggerating too much, basically is Afghan cinema nowadays. Almost any Afghan film project intended for cinema is somehow associated with him. In the interview he talks about his award-winning film Osama (which I reviewed in April), but he also says a lot of stuff about the Taliban. [...]

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - the DVD publicity

I’ve got all kinds of random links and stuff in my drafts and I’ve come to the conclusion that I should finally clear my drafts out, wish me luck ;) Lets hope this is the first post in a series…
This is something I should have posted in about November, which is when the DVD publicity [...]

“Terrifying kisses” in a Bollywood film

Wednesday, 13 January 2010, 14:04 | Category : Bollywood & the Indian film industry, Slices
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Haven’t done any short, random sort of posts for ages, should get back to that :]
Anyway, Bollywood is still changing very dynamically. The borders of what is accepted in terms of violence, sex and language are constantly being pushed and there’s more experimentation with genres that have been absent in Bollywood before now. One of [...]