Nothing to really worry about, it was actually not the first time that I had been bitten by a spider, so I wasn't too worried. I didn't have any adverse effects or anything, so I just put it down to bad luck. Then Saturday arrived with a lot of sunshine, so of course I went bonkers and raced about cleaning and doing five million things in a day like I always do and then Helen came out in the late afternoon. We went for a walk in the bush, drank a bottle of bubbles and had a lovely meal, and then around ten o'clock I started to feel queasy. What followed was seven hours of me glued to the seat of the toilet with a bucket in front of me, in the most extraordinary pain and discomfort. I thought I was going to die, I was so sick and it just came on so fast and furiously, it was like nothing I had experienced before. I still don't know what happened, or why it happened, I didn't eat anything weird, no-one else was sick....could it have anything to do with my arachnid attack? Who knows, all I know for sure is that it sucked!
Needless to say that today was a right off, with me couch surfing and napping on and off. I missed a big family get together, which was planned months ago, because I was too damn sick and weak to attend, and I was just so pissed about missing one of the sunniest and brightest days of the year so far.
So tomorrow I fully expect to be redeemed for this discomfort and to wake up clinging to the ceiling upside down, with fully developed spidey-senses, super strength and other awesome abilities; surely all of this wasn't for nothing! I am expecting good things from here on, because I am done with the crap. The only good thing about today was watching a decent sci-fi movie, but honestly, I would have preferred my health!
Release Date: 2015
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 108 mins
A stylized science fiction thriller, written and directed by Alex Garland. Ex Machina takes us into a world of artificial intelligence, presented in a sleek and visually polished environment, that is both beautiful and intensely claustrophobic.
The story revolves around Caleb, a programmer for Bluebook, the world's most successful search engine. Caleb wins a one week visit to the secluded estate of Bluebook's CEO Nathan; and becomes involved in conducting a Turing Test on his humanoid robot called Ava, to measure her ability to persuade the tester that she is human.
Like all artificial intelligence cinema, there is a genuine yearning for the human condition that underpins all of the goings on within the movie. The effects are amazing, the robot Ava is intriguingly and believably designed, as too are the sets and stage designs. Strong performances are delivered from Alicia Vikander as Ava, Oscar Isaac as the maniacal 'Dr. Frankenstein' like character Nathan, and especially from Domhnall Gleeson as the uninformed assistant.
There is a really ominous feeling to this film that you just can't shake off, it's a slow burner but a definite piece of intrigue and a must see for fans of quality sci-fi.
FINAL SAY: This isn't a house, it's a research facility.
4 Chili peppers