If you have any interest in Japanese cinema, animated or not, you don’t miss a chance to see a new film from Studio Ghibli. Last night I was lucky enough to catch a screening of コクリコ坂から (Kokkuriko Zaka Kara – From Coqueliot Hill – released as From Up on Poppy Hill), released last summer in Japan, and not due in English-speaking territories until 2013, if at all. Directed by Goro Miyazaki but with a screenplay […]
I’ll write about my lifelong obsession with Peanuts cartoons at some other point, and yes, I’m aware that the pile of black notebooks on my desk makes me a walking media cliché. Nonetheless, and via Giles Booth, please enjoy these credit card draining yet absolutely wonderful Moleskine notebooks with Peanuts characters. Available in large lined, large plain, pocket lined and pocket plain. Yes, I’ve bought one. Already. I have no excuse.
I don’t know enough about food to claim the title “foodie”, but I am a glutton. And as a glutton in South London, when I heard about a “meatwagon” selling awesome burgers somewhere in Peckham, I was pretty excited. And then before I could get there, some bastard stole the wagon. Sigh. But good things come to those who dither uselessly in offices regretting missed opportunities to eat, and today the Meatwagon team can be […]
Some time ago I wrote a review of the rather wonderful 5 Centimeters Per Second, noting that at the time it was nigh on impossible to get hold of a copy in the UK. I ended up importing one from Hong Kong. Cost a fortune. Now, though, good news. It’s getting a UK release on Region 2 DVD* at the end of March 2011, and Amazon’s currently listing pre-orders for less than £9 – which […]
Once a year Taipei hosts Computex, one of the world’s biggest technology trade shows. Computex 2011 is looming on the horizon, so I went over last week to the pre-show press conference, meet some of the exhibitors and shoot this report. It’s a long way – 17 hours via Bangkok in my case – so I took the opportunity to delay my departure by a day to see the city. Throw in a few hours […]