Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Movie Madness

This week I am on leave, after finishing one job, before starting a new one. So there's been sleep and food and beer. Can't ask for more than that, can you really.

Well me ol' cobbers you can. Today me and me mum went to see Australia (awhstrahlia if you're a local).

Blimey - or should that be 'crikey' - she was grouse (=good). OK, that's enough of the Australian-isms.

But it really was a good film. Laughs, tear, that Baz Luhrmann magic. Aside from the dreamy Hugh Jackman and our Nic, it had a star studded Australian cast, Ben Mendelsohn, the wonderful Bryan Brown, Australian film legend Jack Thompson (who was fantastic), David Gulpilil, David Wenham and Barry Otto, as well as some really cute kid who played, well the kid. I don't remember his name, but I suspect he will become the David Gulpilil of the new generation. And of course Bill Hunter. It's not an Australian film if Bill's not in it, but Baz managed to squeeze him in for one of the opening scenes. Non-Australians may not recognise many of these names, but click on the links and there's a good chance you know some of the faces.

Then mum made us a fantastic Thai style salad with grilled lemongrass chicken on top. And raspberry ripple for pudding. Can't get any better than that!

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