Quick reviews

The Station Agent — A train spotter with dwarfism… and he’s probably the most normal character in it. I found the attitudes of some of the passers-by towards him a little strange, and at odds to the way I’ve seen people react to short people. But a very enjoyable film; quite amusing in parts, thankfully bereft of Hollywood stars, but with quirky dialogue, and engaging characters. A slightly abrupt ending I thought, but well worth while.Thumbs up!

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou — I found this much funnier than the previous Wes Anderson films I’ve seen (Royal Tenenbaums and Rushmore). This was freakin’ hilarious. I want to see it again.Thumbs up!

RoboRally — Not a movie, a board game. I’ve heard about this for ages, and finally got to play it on Saturday. Great fun for a group, as you program robots to race around a board filled with obstacles.Thumbs up!

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

4 replies on “Quick reviews”

Ahhh, I see that Miss Marita finally let you join the RoboRally club! I heard about it lots while we were colleagues … One day I may come across an opportunity to play it … Did you win?? (oooh, what a great way to annoy the old pros!)

I thoroughly enjoyed The Station Agent too but had a hard time persuading my friend to watch it with me. She liked it too.

Is the Life Aquatic on DVD or at the movies? I would like to see it too.

Lyn, The Life Aquatic is on DVD, so you should find it at your local Video store now.

The Station Agent is a gem of a film…. One of the best films of 2004 for me.

Trish, I arrived late for RoboRally, so they started me off in a position near the stragglers near the first flag. I did beat some of them to the second flag, so not too bad for a first-timer.

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