Directed by Marc Evans. this disturbing 2002 Film has shades of Big Brotherr about it, in that it is the story of Five young people, (played by Sean CW Johnson, Kris Lemche, Stephen O’Reilly, Laura Regan & Jennifer Sky) who apply to live in an isolated house together for six months whilst their every move is filmed by numerous cameras. Each has their reason for wanting to be there – fame, money, adventure, and The prize of $1 million. The rules are simple – if one person leaves, everyone loses.
However It then becomes the ultimate morality test when a relative of one of them dies, and they must decided whether to stay and win the money or go and be with their loved ones. Things then get worse When the skittish Emma (Regan) finds blood on her pillow and it soon becomes apparent the house harbours dark secrets which leave them feeling as though they’re being watched by someone altogether more sinister than the cameras…
Today there is a total lunar Eclipse, during which the Earth casts its shadow over the Moon, it will be the first lunar eclipse of 2011 and the longest in nearly 11 years.
The terrestrial shadow starts to fall at 1724 GMT and lifts at 2300 GMT, although “totality” – when the lunar face is completely covered – runs from 1922 to 2102 GMT.
The 100-minute period of totality is the longest since July 2000 and The entire event will be seen from the eastern half of Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia and western Australia,” However Observers throughout Europe will miss the early stages of the eclipse because it occurs before moonrise. Fortunately, totality will be seen throughout the continent except for northern Scotland and northern Scandinavia.
This is another exciting crime thriller by Ian Rankin, which is on my “To-Read” list. It starts when Detective Inspector John Rebus is called to investigate the death of an Edinburgh Drug Addict who is found spread-eagled in his squat, between two burned down candles and a five-pointed star.
Rebus is convinced that there is more to this case than just another dead addict , But in order to solve the crime he has to tackle the Indifference, treachery deciet and sleaze rife behind the Facade of the Edinburgh familliar to tourists.
Having read both “Exit Wounds” and “Doors Open” by Ian Rankin I would also like to read this Exciting crime thriller. It features Detective Inspector John Rebus, who is on the trail of a World War II criminal, until a running battle between two rival gangs on the Streets of Edinburgh forces him to intervene.
A Chechen gangster is running prostitutes out of Bosnia via a Glaswegian upstart named Tommy Telford, who is muscling in on Edinburgh territory and when Rebus’ own daughter is involved in a hit and run, he sets out to bring Tommy Telford down once-and-for-all.
Similar to Witch & Wizard in that it involves Science Fiction and Magic this book seems to be in a similar territory as the Discworld, Percy Jackson or Harry Potter stories, so if you enjoyed them you may enjoy this.
It is the story of a 15 year old with truly amazing powers. Not only can he transform himself and read minds, but he can literally change matter around him into anything he likes, and He uses these remarkable powers to recreate his long lost friends and family, as well as battle evil aliens who are out to destroy or enslave our planet.
His latest dangerous mission finds him on the hunt for A sinister intergalactic reality television producer, who has orchestrated the extermination of millions for entertainment purposes, and what is worse, he has cast Daniel X himself, in the starring role…
On Sunday 12th June it is the annual RAF Cosford Air Show – Awesome 😀
I have been to quite a few and they are always very exciting, and even recently, when I haven’t been so well, I am lucky enough to live near the flight-path, so I can watch them flying overhead before turning round and going back again.
In addition to the flying displays there are also many stalls, selling aircraft related toys and merchandise and the museum itself is also open to the public, and that is always worth taking the time to look round – plus entrance is free- woohoo. Aircraft taking part this year include
Tornado GR4 Role Demonstration
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
RAF Falcons Parachute Team
RAF Hawk Display Team
Team Merlin Display Team
RAF King Air
Royal Navy Black Cats
Sea Fury T20
Avro Vulcan XH558(The only airworthy example in the entire world)
The Blades Helicopter Display Team
O’Briens Flying Circus
Tiger Cub Turbulent Display Team
Hawker Hurricane Bomber
Hawker Hunter (Miss Demeanor)
De Haviland Venom
Frank Beard, the drummer from ZZ Top, who ironically doesn’t have a beard, celebrates his birthday today. So, being a fan of zz Top, I thought it would be a great excuse to post some videos, courtesy of YouTube.