HILL (nee Turley). – Elizabeth. 18.11.1921 – 17.4.2013
The last time I saw Gram, my wife and I took our little girl, Emma, to meet her for the first time. Our girl had been born prematurely six weeks earlier and was on her way home from hospital. Because Gram’s health meant that she was unable to visit her, we agreed to take Emma straight from the hospital to meet her.
I’ve put this off for far too long. I promise not to leave it so long between writings next time.
So where am I at? I’m actually probably at the most important stage of my life. Certainly the most important stage since I was born.
As you’re no doubt aware, a few days ago a masked gunman walked into a cinema in Aurora, Colorado and opened fire, killing 12 people. The film being watched was The Dark Knight Rises, and it’s alleged that the killer was inspired — in motive and partial aesthetic – by Batman’s long-time nemesis: The Joker.
In what’s been dubbed “The Batman Massacre”, 24-year-old psychopath James Holmes will now go down in history for not only killing those poor people and injuring scores more, but also for killing, or at least attempted to kill one of my most cherished pastimes: the cinematic experience.
Based on a pre-existing universe that he helped create in Alien, Ridley Scott brings us Prometheus; a quasi-prequel focusing on a bunch humans searching for the origin of all life on earth… in space.
When cave paintings of ancient and non-related cultures hint at life being “engineered” by beings from outer space, archaeologist Elizabeth Shaw (Noomi Repace) believes very strongly that our makers put us here for a reason, and that they want us to travel to their planet to give them our thanks.
I visited the New Zealand set of The Hobbit last year; as glorious and as “industry-insider” as that sounds, it’s an experience open to all members of the public.
Prior to being allowed access, I had to sign an agreement which meant that I wasn’t allowed to show anyone my photos; but with the recent lifting of the gag order, I can now share my experience with you.
Dark Shadows, directed by Tim Burton, is a comedy/horror film based on the gothic horror soap opera (1966-71) of the same name.
It stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, an 18th century nobleman-turned-vampire, who, after being buried alive by a jealous witch, awakens in the strange and very swinging 1970s.
I thought that I’d have a heavier heart when saying this, where actually, it’s somewhat of a relief to finally get it off my chest.
Here’t goes: comicbookmovie.com is a bad, bad idea.