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It's no secret I shall be #PartyVoteGreen and likely to be Labour Paul Eagle for my Rongotai electorate. I shall also be Yes for both referenda.Now that's that out of the way you should of course ignore it and do what you feel is right.First of all I would urge you to VOTE! Make sure you're enrolled and your details are up-to-date: that, no really I can wait, off you go, check your details ... Ok, good. This year from Wednesday 2nd September (overseas) / Saturday 5th September (in NZ) to 7pm on Saturday 19th September you get to vote on one or more of the following:The makeup of ParliamentParty voteYour local MPCannabis legalisation and control referendumEnd of Life Choice referendumYou can vote via post, look out for your voting papers later this month, or in person at many voting booths around Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Dean Spanley - What A Brilliant Film

Liz and I were in the rare (but to become common) situation of having an evening away from the Miramar estate as a new babysitter looked after the kids (and a mighty fine she did, she is heaven sent).

So what to do? Neither of us up for our normal "hit the bars and play last man standing". A film, sounds nice but what? Google the local theatres and there's nowt really to interest both of us ... BOTH, that's the operative word.

Dean Spanley sounded quirky but ... and then Liz had an idea, let's go to Empire Cinema at Island Bay and luxuriate in the large chairs with a wine and the film being shown didn't really matter.

And so we did.

And the film, Dean Spanley, was an absolute joy.
Funny with Peter O'Toole delivering some of the finest one-liners ever.
Quirky with ... well, the whole story.
Story-centric with a fantastic plot/purpose that made ya think.
Actor POV - the 3 main actors are in top notch form delivering on all levels. The supporting actors bring just the right amount of gravitas.

Overall, it was a perfect ending to our Wedding Anniversary.


peterquixote said…
yous wife is on to it dude. Most films are rubbish so you just go where the seats are good and they sell alcohol,drugs and sweets and when it get boring you drift off and think about the girl sitting in front of you, except on your wedding anniversary of course and like do you have any photo of the baby sitter.
Anonymous said…
Alina Gordelli: A voice from London:
beautiful film, great performances from Jeremy Northam, Peter O’Toole, Sam Neill and Bryan Brown! A real jewel in a thriller-oriented market.
Dr Tim said…
Nice! My cousin was one of the producers for the movie and says it's one of the best he's done yet. Apparently he and the director were very well in sync. I'm quite looking forward to seeing it!