Escaped To The Movies

14 Aug 2015 – Is My Way To Relax…

11191375_oriTue: Mr Holmes****is a new twist on the world’s most famous detective. An aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey in 1947 Japan where in search of a rare plant with powerful restorative qualities.

Now, in his remote seaside farmhouse, Holmes faces the end of his days tending to his bees, with only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger. Grappling with the diminishing powers of his mind, Holmes comes to rely upon the boy…

11189792_oriWed: Madam Bovary**set in Normandy, France, a classic story of Emma Bovary, a young beauty who marries small-town doctor, Charles Bovary, to leave her father’s pig farm far behind. After being introduced to the glamorous world of high society, she soon becomes bored with her husband and mundane life, and seeks prestige and excitement outside the bonds of marriage.

Over the years, Flaubert’s Madame Bovary has proven an exceedingly difficult novel to film – and this version adds another disappointing entry to the list.

4f69b881fa_192x272_45d1ae4394Thu: Pixel*as kids in the 1980s, Sam, Will, Ludlow and Eddie saved the world thousands of times – at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. In Pixels, when intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults.

Not a game person, so did not think much of this movie…

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Walked by Great World City and saw this amazing tree where the flowers and fruits grow on the trunk  Tkx to the members of Nature Society who helped to ID this and thus able to learn more about it. Couroupita guianensis Cannonball Tree and do watch out for falling cannonballs…


Thu: great to meet with cousin of cousin (Mike Leong in USA), Zarina and her sons Blake & Jeremy. Satay and PrawnMee dinner at Zion Riverside Food Centre***Stall #18 – the CharKwayTeow (one of the best in town) was unfortunately closed.


A tour around common family grounds at 3 Seng Poh Rd now the New Cape Inn and now TBB Tiong Bahru Bar and Craft Beer Shop where it was Fook Weng Seafood Restaurant 5yrs ago.

Fri: MtE and this time round to visit!


Do recall Pac-man, Mario and Donkeykong, thought them to be cute but never understood the how to play games!! This youtube posting is really quite fantastic, something I can relate to and appreciate 🙂

This quote is for all who like to play arcade and video games.  For me it is the movies that work best to escape the world…
When I put a quarter into an arcade machine or call up an emulated game on my computer, I do it to escape the world that is a slave to the time that makes things fall apart. I have never played these games to occupy my world – D. B. Weiss

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