21 February 2014

12 Years a Slave

Our daughter Carol-Ann is up from Sydney for a few of days. The darling girl came up to celebrate her dad's birthday. It was decided we'd go to the movies this afternoon to see the above film. In hindsight it would have been better to see anything else. Unless you're into gratuitous violence, keep away from that one. I know, I know, it's supposed to be based on a true story about how white USA landowners treated their black slaves, but really? This was just over the top. If it wasn't for my daughter sitting beside me, I would have left in the first ten minutes. There really is no need for such garbage. Sorry about that.


While entering the theatre complex, we walked past a poster of the upcoming film 300: Rise of an Empire, starring Sullivan Stapleton, an Aussie actor and very good friend of Bernie and Sonya's and 'uncle Smooch' to the boys. Sullivan spent Christmas with us at Bernie's parents' place on Mornington Peninsula.

 A poster of Sullivan's new film

A couple of frightened cinema goers