I watched Munich for the first time tonight. It’s a good film, but... that was one disturbing sex scene.
I pop in the main DVD of Batman Begins, and so am presented with a menu listing several countries, starting with Australia. I skip through to the third or fourth page, find Ireland, and select it.
One of those terrible anti-piracy ads stars to play. I’m forced to sit through it as I’m told, through terrible analogy, piracy is bad don't pirate lol. Finally, an Irish copyright protection agency’s number pops onto the screen.
I’m a wee bit annoyed at being forced to take an action to choose the most effective way of being talked down to, but I do think these ads are counter-productive. The electronic music, the fast cuts, the fact that the guy who steals the handbag seems to be wearing a suit; associating these things with piracy only makes me think piracy is cool.
It’s like the conservative attempt at humour... dull, derivative and dumb. More on conservatives in tomorrow.
I arrived home from my holiday in Galway today, and I bring one clear recommendation... go to see The Descent.
It's a fun film, which is fantastically tense and well executed. Even when it dips into horror cliches it still works. And heck, it's always funny to see two grown men squirm terrified in their seats whilst roaring “Jaysus!”.
I was a bit worried at how arousing I found the “bloody and triumphant” scene though.
I'm off to enjoy a nice rest in my own bed. Goodnight.
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