Category Archives: Movies

Thrift Store Pickups – October 2012: Starwars Goodness!

I went down to my local thrift store (Salvation Army) today and picked up a couple of nice additions to my Playstation 2 collection, as well as a really nice find way hidden in the back.

A special edition box set Star Wars trilogy release from 1997! This box set contains digitally remastered versions of the original star wars films and was released in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the first film. While I don’t watch VHS tapes anymore (DVD and blu-ray) having this in the collection is really nice. For a pick-up of only $1 I couldn’t say no. I was casually looking through some of their VHS tapes and noticed this gold box with a black lucasfilm logo on it…as soon as I saw the logo I knew it would be something worth checking out and sure enough, a star wars box set.

This box set is 15 years old today, and very collectible so quite nice to have.

Megan Fox: What It Must Be Like To Be That Bike!


Quite possibly one of the best things to come from the 2nd offering of Transformers is this scene with Megan Fox on a bike. I think she’s trying to get off on it (excuse the pun) or cleaning it or something…who knows, who really cares I guess.

My previous post (Transformers 2 Reviews – Roger Ebert and Most Other Critics Hate it!) I discussed the seeming lack of interest in this film after reading Roger Ebert’s scathing review of the film. I really hope the film is better than what has been reviewed of it so far. Most will probably be happy if they just see Megan doing stuff like this on film for 2hrs I suppose but I was such a fan of the first film (excluding the 80’s animated film – I’m talking the 2007 film) I have high hopes for the 2nd.

Transformers 2 Reviews – Roger Ebert and Most Other Critics Hate it!

The highly anticipated sequel of 2007’s Transformers directed by Michael Bay released to cinemas today (in Australia at least, yesterday in Britain) to not so critical review.

Some will say “don’t take everything critics say to heart” which for the most part is true. Transformers: Revenge of the fallen is supposed to be an “Entertaining” film for audiences to watch with high amounts of action which i’m sure this film will deliver in spades. As far as drama and the quality of dialog…I’ll just have to wait to see the film myself to comment.

Ebert’s review of the film seems to be quite brash and over the top to begin with, really pouring on the negativity, but maybe he has a point. Maybe the film is just a bunch of toys rolling around in a confused mesh for 2 hours?

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is a horrible experience of unbearable length, briefly punctuated by three or four amusing moments. One of these involves a dog-like robot humping the leg of the heroine. Such are the meager joys. If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination. – Roger Ebert: Chicago Sun Times

Needless to say, not the best start to a sure-fire box office hit. Trailers are one thing, but actually seeing the film might actually be a different story. I’m yet to see it myself, but I had high hopes for this film as I absolutely loved the first one (2007).

Love The Beast: Eric Bana Directorial Debut – Trailer

Love the beast is a film dedicated to the love between a man and his car. This documentary tells the true story of Eric Bana’s love for his touring car, and how his real life story takes a dramatic turn not too dissimilar to a drama movie script.


  • Eric Bana
  • Jeremy Clarkson (Top Gear)
  • Jay Leno
  • Dr. Phillip McGraw (Dr. Phill)

I can’t wait to see this when it hits theatres March 12 in Australia, with the US release shortly after that.