Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Today is Feb 24th. The Bible; or somewhere, says we should all eat pancakes today. Pancakes for breakfast, lunch and yes, bloody dinner. What do they do in America? They eat pancakes there all the time. Even in the cinema, allegedly.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Anyway, onto the Oscars, themselves. No surprises really. I'm sure plenty felt Mickey Rourke was a dead set. Given his last few acceptance speeches (particularly at the Baftas) and his want to go to WWE, I'm sure some of the Academy were saying WTF?
Its a pity though, as his performance in the Wrestler is superb. But I think Penn had a better performance as Harvey Milk. And kudos to his speech as well.
And well done to all @ Slumdog. As rightly predicted by many, unlike myself. I didn't think it would do as well as it did. Its a great flick, but the Oscars can be a little demented at times.
The Oscars this year were a little more intimate. Gone were the big sweeping stage and the 300 hundred or so tripable steps. That said, there was a little Xmen vibe about the stage at times. Wolverine kicked ass in the opening with a great song and dance number. But then it almost turned into Wolverine - The Broadway fuckin musical!
Also, I was moved, as were the whole audience when the late Heath Ledger got Best supporting actor! Wonderful speeches!
Im not a huge Ben Stiller fan, but his Joaquin Phoenix was superb and the lads from Pineapple Express were quite good as well, although hard to follow Stiller.
Anyway, heres the full list of winners.
BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Richard Jenkins--The Visitor
Brad Pitt--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Mickey Rourke--The Wrestler
BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Robert Downey Jr.--Tropic Thunder
Philip Seymour Hoffman--Doubt
**Heath Ledger--The Dark Knight**
Michael Shannon--Revolutionary Road
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Anne Hathaway--Rachel Getting Married
Melissa Leo--Frozen River
**Kate Winslet--The Reader**
BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
**Penelope Cruz--Vicky Cristina Barcelona**
Taraji Henson--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Marisa Tomei--The Wrestler
David Fincher--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Gus Van Sant--Milk
Stephen Daldry--The Reader
**Danny Boyle--Slumdog Millionaire**
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Eric Roth--The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
John Patrick Shanley--Doubt
David Hare--The Reader
**Simon Beaufoy--Slumdog Millionaire**
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Kung Fu Panda
BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Sunday, February 22, 2009
FUNNY PEOPLE Trailer
LESBIAN VAMPIRE KILLERS Trailer
THE INTERNATIONAL Trailer
Best Popculture Blog
Best Blog from a Journalist - Sponsored by Mamut
* Markham Nolan - expad.ie
Best Food/Drink Blog - Sponsored by Bord Bia
Best Fashion Blog - Sponsored by Spinnakerpro
Best Arts and Culture Blog - Sponsored by Poetry Ireland
Best Political Blog - Sponsored by Digital Revolutionaries
Best Group Blog - Sponsored by DineToMeet.ie
Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog - Sponsored by Edgecast Media
Best Technology Blog/Blogger - Sponsored by Bitbuzz
* Justin Mason - taint.org
Best Sport and Recreation Blog - Sponsored by Boards.ie
Best News/Current Affairs Blog - Sponsored by IGO People
* Suzy Byrne mamanpoulet
Best Specialist Blog - Sponsored by iQ Content
Best Newcomer - Sponsored by Teamworkpm.net
Best Blog of a Business - Sponsored by RedCardinal.ie
Best Music Blog - Sponsored by DownloadMusic.ie
Best Personal Blog - Sponsored by Microsoft Ireland’s Developer and Platform Group
Best Humour Blog - Sponsored by Beecher Networks
Best Photo Blog - Sponsored by Pix.ie
* Ryan Whalley glasseyalley.com
Best Blog Post - Sponsored by KRO IT Solutions
Grand Prix Prize - Best Blog sponsored by McConnells
Suzy Byrne - Mamanpoulet.com
And now for a selection of the pics from my cam phone, which were all tweet'd throughout the night
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Venus is unusually bright last (and this) year. Venus is also called Evening Star and Morning Star, because for part of the night it disappears behind the horizon, and then reappears before dawn.
You see it way better in the country side.
hope this helps,
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
In a nutshell, you play Johnny Klebitz (who had a briefish role in GTA IV) and thunder around with a motorbike gang! With all the usual GTA IV style madness! Personally, it almost feels like a totally different game and not a piece of DLC at all. Its the same graphics engine, the same city, but feels very, very different! One of the most substansial pieces of Downloadable Content in quite some time! The download comes in at just under 2GB and is ready to go once you pop in your original GTA IV disc. Theres a whole load of new multiplayer modes over Xbox Live in there as well, which are off the charts!
This DLC had been delayed time and time again, but was it worth the wait? Damn f%&kin right it was!
And at only 1600 MS Points on Xbox Live, its a bargain!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Well Valentines Day is over and done with. Thankfully! I don't hate the day as such, but the tonnes of cheese that go with it are vomit inducing at times. We took a stroll around the city on Saturday afternoon and the amount of shams thundering around with manky, crinkled, bate up looking bunches of flowers was comical. We passed one couple outside the Opera house, with the girl dragging a teddy bear the size of a grizzly bear behind her. "Morto" would have most definitely be used in conversations with the gurls afterward.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
http://www.instituteforhumancontinuity.org/ Viral Site for 2012. Check the simulation part!
http://www.theblackoutfilm.com/index_engl.htm Uwe Boll wants your money
Inglorious Bastards - Lookin fairly savage
Anvil - Awesome!
Gran Torino - Clint being Clint! Greatness!