Archive for April, 2010

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My name is Krystal and I am an Aquarius. According to Cafe Astrology, I am an opinionated, intellectual eccentric. I am independent, if sometimes a little detached; assertive yet friendly in demeanour. Sounds quite charming on the surface; I can gloss over my alleged detachment with explanations of my unwillingness to follow the beaten track […]

Any movie that begins with the words “Once upon a time in Nazi occupied France” earns my instant respect. It speaks volumes for writer/director Quentin Tarantino. He’s a man unafraid to laugh at even the most horrifying of circumstances. Think of the hilarious, yet graphic eye squidging in Kill Bill Vol II; Jules on brain […]

The first Batman video game I played was a 16 bit 2D side scroller on the Amiga, with two simple actions: Throw batarang and grapple. Given the huge success of the rebooted Bat-franchise, it was only a matter of time before the Dark Knight returned to our consoles. And boy how far we’ve come in […]

Legendary scriptwriter and director Paul Schrader’s latest movie Adam Resurrected boasts a tour-de-force performance from Jeff Goldblum, in a moving yet ultimately flat adaptation of Yoram Kaniuk’s 1968 novel of the same name. Set in the early sixties, the film tells the story of Adam Stein (Jeff Goldblum) once Germany’s foremost entertainer and clown, now […]

Romantic comedy. Two words that often have cinema goers either rolling their eyes or running for the hills. At their best rom coms can be uplifting, life-affirming affairs. At worst they’re Matthew McConaughey movies. Man’s been coasting off Dazed and Confused for years. More cynical people than I have listed the reasons to say “I […]

Hello. My name is Krystal. I’m a writer but a terrible procrastinator, so this is my very first attempt at blogging. For the past year I’ve been a prolific tweeter. It’s like gateway drugs for those who love the sound of their own inner monologue distilled into 140 characters with just enough room for hilarious […]