Friday, 18 March 2011

Misreading of the day

Wmm misread the BBC news headline "High diver's heart-stopping plunge into paddling pools" as "Hearts, livers and kidneys, bobbling in the pool"

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Wmm remembers seeing "Battle: Los Angeles" at a local cinema.

It was a little bit perplexing seeing actors playing in this movie almost seeming to continuously spew out clich├ęs but Wmm somehow enjoyed the movie, he hadn't seen the alien monsters in it in any previous movie, but if people have been seeing too many of them in video games and this all seemed like another video game to them, Wmm doesn't bother to play these things so he doesn't have a lot to say about the videogame perspective. 

However it seemed that every time one started to rationalise what one was seeing of the aliens, their weapons and their ships, one started crying out to see something new and indeed they would show something new like another craft or whatever just in the nick of time. We never actually learn much about the aliens other than what they look like under the armour, how to kill them and how to defeat them, but still Wmm liked the designs enough. When he discovered what the aliens were doing with the water from the oceans, he remembered that the aliens in the original version of the TV series V were also doing this.

Wmm acknowledges that a fair amount of the thunder from this film was stolen by the makers of the film Skyline with their scenes featuring air battles and flying alien crafts over LA, he has read some rumours that the technology being used for Battle LA was possibly illegally used for Skyline and Sony were interested in suing over the matter. For Wmm, Battle: Los Angeles feels like an honest attempt at a movie while Skyline continues to make him feel as if he has been shoves face first into raw sewage whenever he thinks about it. 

Battle: Los Angeles might be better avoided totally by people who are fed up with these alien invasion movies altogether, but is one for die hard scifi movie fans

Friday, 11 March 2011

Wmm marched off to a local cinema to see a movie about a King with a speech impediment

Wmm saw with a bunch of friends, the movie about a King with a speech impediment. He was glad that he waited to see it with the group of friends, well , he would not have bothered to see it otherwise, and he enjoyed it very much and it certainly bore no resemblance to one of those Merchant Ivory movies.
Wmm already can't remember the name of the man who played King George but felt that Geoffrey Rush held the movie together very well. Wmm noticed Anthony Andrews in one of the roles and if he was supposed Prince Charles having gone back in time to pretend to be the prime minister, he was doing it quite well, and Wmm only worked out who Timothy Spall was playing when the character's name was mentioned.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Misunderstanding of the day

Wmm read the BBC headline "Dead fish clog California Marina" and thought it was an article about a bizarre new Californian mania for creating pairs of clogs fashioned in the form of a couple of dead fish as they might be found in a fish monger

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Misunderstanding of the day

Wmm read the BBC news headline " Bird 'shot brother 11 times' " and thought it might be something to do with the Sparrow with his bow and arrow in the " Who Killed Cock Robin " nursery rhyme/folk song, but was completely wrong and anyway, Sparrows and Robins are simply distant cousins as species