Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Eve ...

A couple of days ago Alex, Adrian and myself got to see the DVD of "Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow" featuring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. A bit smarter than the usual shoot-em-up; we liked it.

Then we saw the wonderful B-movie "Johnny Mnemonic" featuring Keanu Reeves and that chick from "Starship Troopers" Dina Meyer as his bodyguard. Neo gives a more lively performance

Neo and Starship Troopers chick
than his usual passive-aggressive schtick as he's chased around dystopian hi-tech slums by a bunch of Yakuza after the 320 GB of stolen Big-Pharma data in his head. Love the cross-bows. From William Gibson's somewhat slight prequel-novella to his rather superb "Sprawl" trilogy - this works better as a film.

Tonight we got around to watching the inscrutable "Primer". We knew we had fallen off the edge by the last twenty minutes but we actually lost contact 15 minutes in. We never realised that the narrative has nine parallel time-lines of which seven are featured on screen.

Afterwards I spent as much time again trying to find out what was really going on from Wikipedia, Sparknotes and movies.stackexchange. I now know the difference between known unknowns and unknown unknowns, at least as regards the plot. Loved it.

Here are some Christmas precursors. More will be revealed tomorrow.

Someone is going to adopt a little friend ... God help them!

Alex with another perfect gift - haw haw!