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Diary: February 2005

We can't stop here! This is bat country!

The nofreelist clan is in mourning (well, at least this part of it is) at the news that Hunter S. Thompson, one of this reviewer's most beloved authors — and a man whose movie credentials are well-established if for no other reason than the wonderful Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), which was based on his semi-autobiographical novel of the same name — has shot himself; he was found dead at his home by his son Juan. It's a sad day (though, let's face it, if anyone was ever going to go out ‘Hemingway-style’, as a friend put it, he was probably a good choice): there's certainly never been a storyteller quite like him, let alone an author, a journalist (see his ESPN columns for his most recent work), or a politician for that matter.

If ever there's a good reason for putting someone's photo in the dictionary next to a particular word, then surely the good Doctor's noggin should go in the next Webster's under ‘crazed genius’. Vale, HST.

“There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. Some kind of high powered mutant never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.”
— From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

by mino on Mon 21 Feb 2005 at 16:39 PM — permalink / add a comment

Even tighter-arse Tuesday

Wanna see a film for the kind of price you haven't seen at a mainstream cinema for a good five years or more? Then now's the time. Bigwigs Village and Hoyts have dropped their Tuesday prices from the $9.50 mark to $5 and $6 respectively, as documented in this Herald Sun article. But it's for a limited time only.

This is further to their online ticket booking reductions, which saw Village charging $10 per online ticket, and Hoyts $9.50. With the Oscars just around the corner, now is the perfect time to get out and see some new films!

P.S. Go to Village. They're much better.

by pearly on Fri 18 Feb 2005 at 14:31 PM — permalink / add a comment / view the 3 comments

Robin Williams disses Disney

During a press junket for the upcoming CGI film Robots (2005), Robin Williams (who plays Fender in the film), whilst chatting to's Jeff Otto, started ranting about the split between Pixar and Disney. You can read the full story here, or just have a listen to what he said / sang.

by pearly on Wed 16 Feb 2005 at 15:36 PM — permalink / add a comment

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