I saw two films today, House of Flying Daggers and Million Dollar Baby. House of Flying Daggers was a terrific blend of action, romance and some of the most beautiful cinematography ever put to film. If you liked Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and wished for a story with more emotonal depth, this is your answer. Million Dollar Baby is not just a boxing film, it’s a finely crafted drama that touches on important themes of mentorship, family and loss. The latter third of the film is incredibly moving, a surprisingly authentic struggle. If you can handle a bit of blood you’ll be rewarded with fine acting and moments that will inspire sadness and hope.
Wikipes is a promising new site that presents a community-contributed collection of recipies based on the wiki format, allowing anyone to submit recipes as well as add to and comment upon existing ones. It’s a project I believe could become a resource that a wide range of people would find useful. I’m hoping the non-alcoholic drinks portion will expand soon. Throw some of your own favourites up there.