venetia_sassy: (101 Dalmatians // woeful puppies)

Weather forecast for the next seven days: Hot and sunny, 37, 34, 31, 41, 30, 32, 38C.

We were considering going to movies on Tuesday (41C) to escape the heat for a little while but Mum reconsidered, thinking that given the bushfire potential at least one of us should be home. Good point. It was over 40C in Hobart today. Hobart. If they're having spectacular bushfires already, I don't like to think what the rest of our summer will be like. At least the local land council has finally made a start on clearing a firebreak in the next door reserve.

To switch tracks, anyone seen The Life of Pi? I haven't read the book but Mum has and she'd like to see the movie. I want to see Les Miserables and The Hobbit (as does Mum), plus Star Trek when it comes out. I'll have to see if I can drag Pip away from her thesis for a couple of hours for that but she has warned all of us that she's in the tunnel vision, final stage countdown so I don't think I'll be seeing much of her this summer.

Asparagus Pancetta Hash with a Fried Egg

The sliced pancetta we bought was saltier than prosciutto. Huh? Otherwise, delicious and easy.

venetia_sassy: (101 Dalmatians // woeful puppies)

... the visuals were stunning? I did have to cover my eyes a few times (Note to pregnant women: you probably don't want to see this film) but it wasn't particularly creepy or scary. I think they were trying to say something about birth and death, parents and children, faith and evolution ... but mostly it was a film about a bunch of Very Stupid and Careless People plus one Slightly Smarter and Very Creepy Android.

I think they were supposed to be smart? They were scientists ...

The Thai dinner we had afterwards was better. As were several hilarious stories from Pip's mother-in-law.

(Noomi Rapace was pretty good though. As was Idris Elba although I think he and the crew were in a different film. And Logan Marshall-Green is cute.)

 ETA: This spoiler-filled review really explicates what I felt. The more I think about this film, the less sense it makes.


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