Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Official Killing Bono Trailer

This is obviously the new Commitments. And that's Prince Caspian in there with a brillo Dublin accent!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Google Settlement

Happy to see a US judge has dealt a blow to this piece of thievery. But the truth is writers are earning less now per book than they used to, especially with the advent of e-books. Our contracts have not caught up with the new technology. Sigh. I've said it before. Artists are the coffee-pickers of the culture industry. It's the packagers and the distributors who carve up the big bucks.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The best - Kathryn Janeway

Ok, so no prizes for guessing who I think is the best captain!

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Melling Doesn't Live on FB Any More

Addictive personalities should not be allowed near Facebook. It became utterly obsessive. Who's commenting on my wall? What is everyone else saying on theirs? What will I say on mine? All those arguments. All those extra youtube viewings. I've dropped out of that hyper space to happily plod along in bloggerland once more. A saner pace. A saner place!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Saawariya trailer

Stayed up till 3:00 a.m. this morning to watch this Hindi cinema film. It is definitely not Bollywood. Though it was savaged by critics in India and mildly criticised in the West, I think it's utterly gorgeous. A fairy tale set in an imaginery city. The set designs alone are worth watching!