I plunged into darkness in Melbourne at Dialogue in the Dark, a virtual blind experience that needs to be experienced to be truly understood. I indulged in a delicious Korean BBQ with my nephew and his family in Footscray and I also enjoyed a casual afternoon tea with my work colleagues on a lazy Sunday afternoon. On top of that I have organised Seth's return to school crap, which consists of uniform and book shopping; replenished our diminished food supplies at home, caught up on my TV series viewing, finished off two books and listened to the Triple J Hottest 100 for 2018.
And now I have only one day left, a free day to get my headspace ready for the 2019 school year ahead. However, before I even think about work tomorrow I will probably spend my last free morning tucked up in bed with a new novel and a pot of good tea. My midday in downward facing dog enjoying my last long yoga and meditation session and my early afternoon in sweet oblivion on the couch watching something binge worthy on Netflix.
It's true that everything is going to begin all over again, but I am going to wringe as much me time out of my final hours of holiday time as I can. I am going to be out of reach for the next 24 hours so don't come looking for me, I'll be in the Land of the Lost!
Release Date: 2009
Running Time: 102 mins
A comical science fiction movie loosely based on the 1974 Sid and Marty Krofft TV series of the same name, Land of the Lost was slammed by critics and was even nominated for seven Golden Raspberry awards. But I really liked this movie, it was so silly that it didn't demand to be taken seriously, which I think a lot of people missed completely.
A space time vortex, located at a run down theme park sucks scientist Rick Marshall, his assistant Holly and a redneck survivalist into an alternate world full of prehistoric creatures and aliens called Sleestaks. There only assistance comes in the form of a 'missing link' primate called Chaka, who assists them in survival until they can figure out a way to get home.
This is intensely stupid cinema, and your mood will depend greatly on whether or not you get anything out of it. Will Ferrell and Danny McBride are always a bit hit and miss for me, but I think that this is one of the better comedies that they have done together.
With a PG rating, at least you can watch it with the kids and they will definitely get a laugh out of it.
FINAL SAY: Why do you have to be such an asshole Chaka?
3.5 Chilli Peppers