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Welcome Back Stalker!

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Welcome Back Stalker!

This Queen’s Birthday long weekend I was lucky enough to escape the dead of Sydney winter and hightail it to Far North Queensland, (where they enjoy the far more respectable temperatures of around 27 degrees).

Speaking of FNQ, did you know that the wet tropics Heritage Area covers just 0.1% of Australia’s land surface, yet the Daintree Rainforest contains 62% of our 385 butterfly species?

God, I love this sunburnt country and my own sunburnt skin.

But this blog post isn’t about rubbing in my holiday (that’s merely an added bonus!) No, this post is to acknowledge some important people that I have neglected since beginning this blog on 1 July 2012…

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Movie Review: No 75. Gladiator

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Movie Review: No 75. Gladiator

If films were judged on dodgy accents and violence, ‘Gladiator’ would reign supreme.

The accents are hilariously bad. When Maximus says, “At my signal, unleash hell!” all we heard was “Garn get stuffed ya bloody mongrels!”

Gladiator "Are you not entertained?"

“Are ya’s not bloody entertained?!”

Starring the ever-cocky Russell Crowe, the film (loosely based on a few true events) follows the downfall of Maximus Decimus Meridius, from respected General of the Roman Army to slave and forced gladiator (albeit an impressively murderous gladiator), as he seeks revenge on the Emperor who murdered his family and the father they shared in all but name.

The film is all blood, guts and gore, which is understandable given the subject matter. Who knows? It’s probably even tame compared to the real deal.

We humans are bizarre creatures, seeking entertainment in the most brutal of avenues. While many of us look back on these days with disgust, it doesn’t draw too long of a bow to see parrallels today.

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