The ferry is a pretty snazzy and inexpensive way to get across Port Phillip Bay, but if I had to choose a side of preference, Queenscliff would win hands down for me. I think that Queenscliff is more aesthetically pleasing and nicer to roam around in general, but I am sure that Sorrento natives would argue that point with me given the chance.
I have spent a lot of my recreational time over the past week getting shit done, I am in 'back to school' mode, finalising everything in preparation for the big return next week. Yes, we have pretty much reached the end of the holidays and all of the hoohar is just about come to an end. But I cannot say that I am not well rested, I have been away for a full month now, which is a bloody good break by anyone's standards I would imagine.
Seth celebrated his twelfth birthday quietly, he really doesn't ever require a big fuss. I really dig that about Seth, his wants are few and he never expects anything, which makes him super easy to buy for. This year, all he asked to do was go to a game arcade. So we went to Geelong, had fish and chips at Eastern beach, a quick spin on the ferris wheel and then over to Timezone - simple! He wanted money this year, because he is saving up to buy VR for the PS4, so he only got a couple of small things to open on the day, and he really couldn't have cared less about the gifts, he's just not worried about that kind of stuff.
Hard to believe he is twelve and going to secondary college this year though, where the heck did that time go? He had his hair cut (finally!!) this week and I got him all kitted out in his new uniform and it just freaked me out, how did we get here so fast? Is it just me or do things go faster and faster as you get older, I thought that things were supposed to slow down as you got older, or did I just make that up? It is most definitely true, time waits for no man (or woman), you really do have to live every minute because it is just a wink. When you look back over your shoulder, doesn't it seem so fleeting? Perhaps it's just me, but considering I have kind of reached the halfway mark of my life, I would kinda like things to slow down a little now. Just a little, I'm happy for it to pass, just not in a complete blur, let's just back up a bit before we go too much further.
Release Date: 2008
Running Time: 102 mins
I think that the idea that movies can bring people together is what I really enjoyed most about this film, that and the awesome 'sweded' movie versions that are made throughout the film. This film isn't laugh out loud funny, but it is quirky in a sweet and offbeat kind of a way, you could say that it has it's own unique charm.
Mike (Mos Def) and Jerry (Jack Black) are left in charge of Mr Fletcher's failing local video shop. Whilst trying to sabotage a local power plant, Jerry becomes magnetically charged and accidentally wipes all of the videos in Mr Fletcher's shop. In attempt to cover up the problem, Mike and Jerry set about recreating the movies themselves (sweding) which rapidly gains a local cult following.
The support cast is solid; Mia Farrow, Danny Glover and Melonie Diaz all bring something to the table, but in truth, no-one is expecting to be taken seriously here. This film is really just about a community coming together in an attempt to save an old man's store, to pay tribute to a local legend and to create something entertaining; and I think that it succeeds in delivering that.
FINAL SAY: I'm Bill Murray, and you're everybody else.
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