The Road

Pleased to see that Apple’s Film of the Week is The Road, so you can rent it for 99p.

The Road is a thrilling and deeply moving tale of survival as a father and his young son journey across a barren, post apocalyptic America. Respectfully adapted from Cormac McCarthy’s hallowed novel, THE ROAD boldly imagines a future in which men are pushed to the worst and the best that they are capable of – a future in which a father and his son are sustained by love.

I’ve not seen the film before and am anticipating watching it. After a few duds for the 99p film of the week this is a much better film choice from Apple.

Rent The Road from the Apple iTunes Store.

The Finishing Line

I watched this film by British Transport when I was a young lad and I struggled to sleep that night as it freaked me out.

Warning, this 1970s information film does contain graphic and disturbing scenes and was shown to persuade children not to play games on the railway network.

If I remember rightly I saw it on Nationwide, however what I do remember is the film disturbed me out so much that I couldn’t sleep that night. I should also point out that I also never played on the railway either!

British Airways Advert

I do quite like the new British Airways advert, particularly the way that Concorde flies off at the end.

It does make you realise how old Concorde is and how nothing today comes even close to the futuristic look of that aircraft. Of course aircraft don’t need to look futuristic to be futuristic, the new Boeing Dreamliner is a case in point; it looks like a traditional airliner, but the way it is made and constructed is totally different to how airliners have been made. Likewise a lot of technology and work has gone into engine design over the last thirty years, but you wouldn’t notice it by looking at the planes themselves.

A video on the planes themselves.

BA have also released a short video of the “making of” the advert.

As you can imagine there was a fair bit of CGI, however they also did use real planes and real people.

Expecto PotterNoMore

Those of you who are fans of that Harry Potter will probably have heard of Pottermore, a site created by J K Rowling to tell more of the back story behind Harry Potter. The site is scheduled to go live in October.

It was possible to get early access and I happened to be in the right place at the right time to get an account.

Today the site went live for early access and though I got in quite early, unfortunately the site has been unable since then to cope with the access and has fallen over…

Teething issues…