April 24th, 2005

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Salute

I am so tired right now and am about to head to bed.

Getting up at 5.30am on a Saturday shouldn't be legal. Salute, the convention I attended today with work, is always immensely busy for us and with the WizKids promotion we were doing on their behalf it just made it more so.

I don't think we had less than about ten people at the stand for most of the day and on many occasions we were swamped. Luckily I managed to make myself breakfast before leaving home because the only other thing I managed during the course of the day was a packet of Frutella's and a KitKat I picked up en route to the venue and a bacon sandwich that Ivan (one of our Con staffers) went to get for me about 11am.

I did manage to break away from the stand on a couple of occasions though to say hi to a few of the other guys and gals at the show that I knew. It was good catching up (however briefly) with a number of people, and thanks to everyone who also stopped by the stand to say hello :D

Thanks also to the aforemention Ivan and also Dave Elrick (hi Dave if you read this - you LJ stalker you!) who worked on the booth alongside Mike and myself for the duration.

I got home just before 9pm and relaxed in an all-too-welcome bath followed by watching the brilliant "Requiem For A Dream" which is one of my all time favourite films - although not one to watch if you're in anyway shape or form feeling low OR don't like dark, depressing films. Needless to say I love it.

Anyway. Sleep. Tomorrow I pick up a load of LibDem leaflets, go for lunch in the really nice Persian restaurant in Finchley and then relax before cooking something or other in the evening as part of the 'home cooking' phase I'm currently in and also catching the latest Dr Who episode on BBC3 when its repeated in the evening.

Night!
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(Trailers) Night Watch & Kingdom of Heaven

I thought I'd post up a couple of trailers before heading out for some lunch. I haven't put any trailers up here for ages but, be warned, this is probably going to change as the summer season approaches fast (and the Serenity/Firefly trailer is apparently going up on-line later this week :p).

Anyway, some of you will have heard about both of these films. The first, Night Watch, is a Russian film which has had fantastic reviews and is one I've been waiting to see since I first heard about it last year. It's a supernatural action/thriller and the first part of a trilogy. (View Trailer)

The second is Kingdom of Heaven which is due out fairly soon I believe. It's a story of the Crusades and looks visually fantastic (and not only because it has Orlando Bloom in it!), Hopefully it won't be another 'Troy' or 'Alexnader' (yawn and double yawn) but with Ridley Scott producing and directing it I'm sure it'll be a hell of alot better :D (View Trailer)

Right, food consumption time.......
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(Film) Identity (2003)

I just saw Identity on Sky Movies for the first time. How this one managed to pass under my radar I'm not sure. It was a very good mystery murder thriller with some excellent twists in it.

John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, John McGinley (Scrubs) and John Hawkes (Deadwood) lead a very good cast with everyone putting in superb performances. I didn't find it scary (that's pretty much left up to the Japanese/Korean flicks I see these days :) but it was certainly a great mystery and the twists threw me which was a pleasing surprise. I'd certainly reccommend people catching it at somepoint. It got my IMDB vote at 8.0/10!