First off – Charity Auction: Handwritten story by Emma Collingwood (author of the lovely “Lieutenant Samuel Blackwood, deceased”) which is to benefit the Morpeth Lions Club Flood Fund – a club once patronised by Captain Collingwood himself and a good cause.
There is also an original picture by the illustrator of “Samuel Blackwood” – Amandine De Villeneuve
Click on the links to take you to the Ebay (UK) auctions.
As for Cinema night: Well, it was DEATH RACE starring the delectable Jason Statham. I’m old enough to have seen the original, but I’m afraid I never did. Was that the one where the drivers got points for each person they hit? I could go and look it up but I’m too lazy, but there were a lot of jokes about “ten points for the old lady” when I was driving with boys as a teenager. Perhaps it’ll be on the TV one day.
Anyway, this one was really bloody enjoyable, and it was a bit of a surprise. We booked it because it had Jason Statham in it, and both
There’s not a lot to the film. Cars. Explosions. Revs. Rivalry. A Wronged Hero doing what he has to. But it works in all the right places for the right reasons. And the most interesting fact about it – and the reason I wanted to see it (other than Mr S getting his vest off, AGAIN) was that they deliberately didn’t use any CGI in the film at all. When you know that – the story suddenly gets a lot more interesting, and you sit there, like a child, thinking “fuck! how did they DO that!” which is how it should be, imo. Loved it. Who knew I was such a petrol head, eh?© Copyright 2008 Erastes, All rights Reserved. Written For: Erastes