Saturday, 17 December 2011

Movie Review: Puss In Boots

A prequel to Puss's adventures with Shrek and Donkey.  I wonder how long it will be before we have Donkey's movie?

Plot:  A story about the events leading up to the sword fighting cat's meeting with Shrek and his friends.

Friday, 9 December 2011

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly

And boy was I.

Must say it was a rather good gathering.  At least this time we were able to get basic spirits instead of beer, wine and soft drinks.

Georgie and I were fairly matched the entire night.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Work Gala

I had a wonderful time tonight at the Gala.  I've worked there 11 years but have never gone to before.  I'm not one for dressing up but thought I should go as it might be my last chance.  I have seriously been thinking of quitting to travel around the world for a year or so.

I had borrowed a hip flask to take my own alcohol in with me as they weren't serving any spirits.  Conrad assisted me several times to top up my drinks (both as lookout and barman) hehe.

Tom, I don't know how many times I told you that we haven't won lotto and Holly, that was a nice spill you took on the stairs.  Thank god you didn't do a Britney and not wear underwear!! *huge grin*

I only just got home a few minutes ago and am waiting on my photo's to upload onto Facebook.  I know there will be quite a few sore heads tomorrow, I mean later today.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Movie Review: Real Steel

Hugh Jackman in fine form.  Need I say more??

Plot:  Set in the near future, where robot boxing is a top sport, a struggling promoter feels he's found a champion in a discarded robot. During his hopeful rise to the top, he discovers he has an 11-year-old son who wants to know his father.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Movie Review: Footloose

I was a bit young the first time this came out and even though I am an 80's child, I haven't watched the film until recently.

Thankfully it sticks closer to the original than a lot of remakes that they are doing at the moment.  We get a bit more background on why 'Ren' comes to be living with his relatives, it's not so clear in the original movie.

Plot:  City kid Ren MacCormack moves to a small town where rock 'n' roll and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Work Sundowner

Just walked in the door from the Sundowner after work, dropped everything in the doorway and hightailed it to the toilet.  I had been busting since Cass and I left My Place.

We had free drinks for 3 hours so long as it was beer, soft drinks or sparkling wine.  Georgie and I both only like sweet wine so we decided to sweeten ours by adding lime cordial - much better than the dry crap they were serving us. I lost count after our fifth bottle.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Movie Review: The Green Lantern

Phwoar!!! Ryan Reynolds is hot in this.  Didn't particularly like him before, but I've changed my mind.

Who am I to say no to a free ticket to a movie??  Chook and I caught up to see this.  If there's a sequel, I'll be going!

Plot:  A test pilot is granted an alien ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Movie Review: The Help

My sister has recently separated from her husband and deserved a night out.  We started with dinner at Sizzler's, then went to see this.

We both were in tears when 'Minny' shared her story of the 'Terrible Awful'.  We could not stop laughing the whole way home. 

Plot:  An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African-American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Farewell Dan

This weekend was my last chance to catch up with Dan before she leaves next week for Georgia.

We went for a roast lunch at my mum's place and my nieces were there.  It was quite funny because they were all shy around her when they normally aren't.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Movie Review: Hanna

I had a couple of hours to kill while my car was being serviced so decided to see this.

Saoirse Ronan was scary in this.  A big departure from her role in The Lovely Bones (which I still liked even though the book was so much better)

Plot:  A 16-year-old who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent.