August 9th, 2006

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Miami Vice

I went to see the film Miami Vice last night, because I like the director, Michael Mann. Short report - not going to set the world on fire, but an enjoyable two and a half hours.

I never saw the original TV series, as I didn't use to watch much telly back then, so I don't know how it compares. The leads in this case are Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx, both of whom are appealing tough-guy actors. Farrell's love interest is a very interesting woman. The plot is rather James Bond-ish, but presented in this darker urban style, more like the Shield and other modern gritty cop shows.

For me it's a big thing nowadays if a film isn't idiotic, dreary or offensive, and this wasn't. I enjoyed it.
breaking bad

Top 10 SF short stories

While I was on holiday I spent some enjoyable time thinking about my 'top ten SF short stories ever'. Because I couldn't get to a bookshop or the Internet it all had to be done by memory. These are only in roughly in order of preference. I would be interested in your opinions and alternative suggestions.

I've linked to the story on-line if I can find it.
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