Friday, March 30, 2012

IMAX Melbourne I love you almost as much as I love Titanic

Until moments ago I was very cross with IMAX Melbourne.

Due to some scheduling issues it looked like I was going to miss out on seeing my favourite doomed lovers on a 7 storey screen. That was until 3.31 this afternoon when I received this life changing* email:

From: IMAX Duty Managers <>
Date: 30 March 2012 3:31:57 PM AEDT
To: Me>
Subject: Titanic 3D @ IMAX Melbourne

I’m emailing today with an update following your enquiry about Titanic 3D.

Due to the overwhelming interest showed through email and phone contact, we re-negotiated our release schedule to reach an agreement with Twentieth Century Fox. This agreement will see IMAX Melbourne Museum screening Titanic 3D in all our 7 storey glory as of April 5th.
We would like to thank you for taking the time to inquire about seeing Titanic 3D on the worlds (3rd) largest screen and look forward to seeing you here, ‘ready to go back to Titanic’!
Tickets are on sale now with online bookings available at
If you had any further questions or queries feel free to email me back,
Kind regards,
Duty Manager
IMAX Melbourne
Museum Victoria
GPO Box 666
Melbourne VIC 3001
Telephone +61 3 8341 7488
Facsimile +61 3 9663 0300

So everyone rejoice, for everything is now right in the world!

*Ok I realise I am a little over excited about this news (but I really love Titanic) and at least my friends will be happy that I will finally stop whingeing about it.

and yes I did email IMAX to complain... You are welcome

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Oh golly how quickly time flies

Since I last updated this blog a lot has happened. Nothing amazingly interesting, but still, things have occurred that I could have very well blogged about.

1. I saw too many movies.

Prior to the Oscars I was frantically trying to see everything I thought might be nominated. This was so I could obnoxiously inform my friends who deserved to win and who indeed would win. This was both tiring and expensive but more troubling was the damage it may have permanently caused to my movie going standards. I believe what I have is called over exposure or movie snobbery. For almost everything I see now doesn’t live up to the hype and I’m left disappointed and judgmental. 

These are some of the reviews I gave to my friends: 

-        My Week With Marilyn – "boring"
-        Moneyball – "Brad Pitt has not aged well" 
-        The Help – "It’s The Blind Side of 2012. What? You thought Sandra deserved an Oscar and you are racist... You’ll love it"
-        Martha Marcy May Marlene – "Meh"
-        Hugo – "Bla"

I did really like the Artist and Tinker Tailor Solider Spy. I also enjoyed We Bought a Zoo... oh and Tower Heist.

2. I watched this preview.

3. I went to an Oscars party.

Instead of simply watching in the comfort of my tiny lounge room, I decided to tag along to a good old fashioned Oscars party. 

Although there were no ball gowns, there were plenty of drinks, laughter and a rather competitive oscars pool.

I did not do well.

But I did decide that I would like to be Emma Stone. 

or Jean Dujardin's wife...

4. Next stop was the Port Fairy Folk Festival 

This is always the best way to spend the long weekend in March. Golden Plains. smolden glains.

Judy Collins, Adam Cohen, Ahab, Rick E, The Guinness Tent, it's all good

5. St Patrick's Day

If you live in Melbourne you have to spend St Pat's day at the Dan O'Connell. It's the only place to be. They have live music all day and even fake Bono makes an appearance.

It was such a lovely day the sun was out and the drinks were flowing. 

Enough said.

All in all I'd have to say it's really not a bad way to spend a few weeks.