Friday, May 22, 2009

It's almost time for Pixar's new movie "Up"

"Up" is due out in the US on May 29th, and it looks like it might be Pixar's best film yet. Take a look at this superb collection of 15 movie trailers, clips and featurettes for Up in my Pixar YouTube channel to see for yourself just how good it seems to be:

Pixar: Up trailers, clips and featurettes collection

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Play Power Rangers games online

Further to my previous posts about character-based online game recommendations (see here, here, here, here and here to read those), here are eight really enjoyable free Power Rangers online games for you to try out:

  Power Rangers Ninja Storm

  Power Rangers Dino Thunder

  Power Rangers Dino Thunder 2

  Power Rangers S.P.D. Megazord

  Power Rangers Mystic Force

  Power Rangers Mystic Force 2

  Power Rangers Mystic Force 3

  Power Rangers Jungle Fury

The game pages also include some superb Power Rangers desktop wallpaper pictures for you to use as your computer background if you wish. You can find all of them, plus loads more TV related games and wallpapers, at the Cartoons, Movies and TV Fun and Games site.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Cheap but good hotels in Bangkok, Thailand - Part 2

As I reported last month, everything is fine here in Thailand now, there are no current political troubles. And because it is now low season here, this is the perfect time to come over for a cheap but wonderful holiday.

Further to my previous post about cheap hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya, I noticed on my trip to the capital the other day that there is now a really lovely Ibis hotel in Nana, Bangkok which costs around 1500 Baht per room per night.

They actually advertise the rooms as costing more, but you can usually get a deal around the 1500 Baht level if you call them first on +66 (0)2 677 5888. This really is a very good hotel, one of the best hotels in Bangkok for that relatively small amount of money (approx. 30 GBP or 45 US$ at the time of writing) in my opinion.

Friday, May 08, 2009

The new Star Trek movie is brilliant - go and see it ASAP!!

Following on from my post last month about the new Star Trek movie, I went to see it with my wife Su in Bangkok yesterday (it opened here in Thailand on the 7th, lucky us!), and we are both in complete agreement that it is utterly, utterly brilliant!! It is by far the best Star Trek film, and the best prequel film, ever. You must go and see it if you are a fan of Star Trek, science-fiction or just really, really good movies.

Whilst in Bangkok, we also went to see X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and we are a little divided in our opinions about that movie. We both liked it as a cinema spectacle, but I don't rate it as highly as any of the three previous X-Men films.

If you have the time and money, I'd say go and watch both Star Trek and Wolverine because they are very enjoyable in completely different ways. But if you can only see one of them, in my opinion it has to be Star Trek without a doubt!