Saturday, December 25, 2010

Funny Quotes of the Week 108

"You have not had thirty years' experience. You have had one year's experience 30 times." (J. L. Carr)

"The truth is rarely pure and never simple." (Oscar Wilde)

"Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?" he asked. "Begin at the beginning," the King said, gravely, "and go on till you come to the end; then stop." (Lewis Carroll)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Funny Quotes of the Week 107

"I'll bet your father spent the first years of your life throwing rocks at the stork" (Irving Becher)

"The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived." (Oscar Wilde)

Abstract art: "A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered." (Al Capp)

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Movie: Toy Story 3

There are not that many movies that can be seen on an airplane without losing most of its power. Probably, even Toy Story 3 loses something, but for me, the qualities of the movie are in its dialogue, so I felt it was a good idea to spend two hours on a trans-Atlantic flight watching this.

Toy Story is simple fun. The toys are, by now, familiar figures which it is nice to see again. The story is uncomplicated, but sufficiently interesting to keep you watching, and the dialogue is funny.

Thus, it is easy to recommend this movie to anyone who is still young at heart - or who wants to become young again...

Toy Story 3 (2010)

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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Funny Quotes of the Week 106

"When I'm good I'm very, very good but when I'm bad I'm better." (Mae West)

"It was very good of God to let Carlyle and Mrs Carlyle marry one another and so make only two people miserable instead of four, besides being very amusing." (Samuel Butler)

"Before we make love my husband takes a pain killer." (Joan Rivers)

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Movie: The Social Network

The Social Network tells the amazing story of the growth of Facebook, from a small phenomenon at some US universities, until it is now well-known almost around the world. Of course, the story is also well-known, but not with the level of detail which is provided here.

The story is told partly by way of "courtroom"-style interviews about the past. I'm not sure I'm too happy about that. But the movie manages to tell the story in a rather convincing way, even though we are left wondering whose stories are really to be believed.

Justin Timberlake does an okay job in his role as jerk, and the music also helps to makes the movie good. It's not often you hear The Beatles and Grieg in the same movie...

The Social Network (2010)

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Saturday, December 04, 2010

Funny Quotes of the Week 105

"It's so long since I've had sex I've forgotten who ties up who." (Joan Rivers)

"The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself." (Oscar Wilde)

"The better to have loved and lost than never to have lost at all" (Samuel Butler)

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Movie: Due Date

"Due Date" is a worst case scenario road movie. Robert Downey Jr. is heading home to LA to be there for his wife's first childbirth, but he heads into Zach Galifianakis on the airport - and from there, nothing goes as he had expected.

This is a pure comedy, there's nothing serious in it. The two guys are quite likeable, the events are sufficiently surprising and sufficiently funny to make it all an okay film to see. I can't think of much that is entirely new in this movie, but does it have to?

The music is good, by the way - even with a welcome Pink Floyd tune included.

Due Date (2010)

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