Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Vampire Flick


But one directed by a maverick director, himself a survivor from the early early eighties independent scene.
Not his best picture, IMHO, but nice, with some very cool visual references (for instance, the nude couple look like taken out of a Bosch painting), an amazing night time cinematography (but nowadays every single movie has it too), and as usual on Jarmusch's films, pretty, pretty good soundtrack, the opening theme is colossal (being listening on Grooveshark all day).
Nevertheless, when it comes to vampire movies, the late seventies made for TV Salem's Lot was the most frightening thing I've ever watched.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

46K and counting!

This one has to be the record...
A thousand up in 13 days...

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

The current Linux Mint desktop

It's been a while since the last Linux Mint desktop post around here...
So here it goes... The Moka icons, (as well as Faba, Faba Colors & Faba Mono Icons) along with the Numix theme (and the Numix Cinnamon theme).
A bold and warm one... Not sure how long I would keep it.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

A Bit Of A Bad Movie Week



 

  • On The Beach
Nuclear Post-apocalypse never looked that good...
Read the book eons ago, and I guess I must have seen the movie before, but it struck me how unrealistic and glamorous everything looks after the nuclear war.

  • Edge of Tomorrow
I really enjoyed this one.
A mix of Groundhog Day and Starship Troopers.

  • Savages
The only thing that saves the movie is the lovely sun tanned Blake Lively.

  • Meteor
Amazingly bad movie, my memories of it (I must have seen this one sometime in the early 80's on Black & White TV) were far, far better of what I really saw.
The worst, by far, were the scale models, a real joke.

  • Iron Sky
A total and complete disappointment.
 

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Backpacking Borealis


Last Saturday got me a new backup, a The North Face Borealis, replacing a 11 years old, beat to death, Samsonite that went along one to many votages with me.
The new one seems pretty cool, amazing back support, but the thing I like the most is the fact that its somehow a tall backpack, that goes almost all the way to the back of your neck.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

When Computers Ruled The TV

The last couple of weeks watched two modern TV series dealing with computers, their history and their present.
I was expecting both of them pretty anxiously, and sort of let me down both of them.

  • Silicon Valley
The worst of the two. It was almost a complete joke.
Pretty certain there won't be a second season of this...

  • Halt And Catch Fire
It started amazingly well, the period recreation is top notch, and the cinematography is far fetched and well suited.
But, the series seems to loose the focus sometimes with sub-plots and the energy keeps draining as the story goes on.
Nevertheless pretty enjoyable, lots of memories from that age.
The episode "Close to the Metal" was amazing, and Kerry Bishé is gorgeous.


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Friday, September 19, 2014

Tempest


I can't stop listening to Bob Dylan's album, Tempest.
Specially the tracks "Tempest" (the sinking of the Titanic) & "Roll on John" (a tribute to John Lennon).

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