Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Demons & Painkillers

Tuesday evenings are generally spent at the folks having dinner. Last night was no expception. However, we were all in a bit of a rush so take-out food was required. One satisfying Indian meal later and it was home time. But before we left, my mother dispensed gifts for the winter weather. Mothers are always over-protective and she had known that I had been suffering from flu-like symtoms for the last couple of weeks and so had ordered some "medicine" for me, namely in the form of "Flu-Buster" and Royal Jelly. Not one of the listed ingredients had been tested for RDA under EU regulations.

I did some research. Turn out that Royal Jelly "should be regarded as potentially dangerous because they cause allergic reactions." [Source]
The Food Standards Agency [Source] state that risks are small but why risk it in the first place?
Now, as for "Flu-Buster"...

In other news, points really do mean prizes, and by prizes I mean bottles of wine. At least that's what we cashed in our Nectar points for last night. For the last few months we've been wondering what's on the card but have forgotten to ask at the checkout. Last night however, after passing over 3 bottles of wine at the Sainsbury's off-licence, we were asked if we were saving our points. I cautiously replied no, to which she told me that if we were not then this transaction would cost 7 pence. Yes please!

When we got home we decided to watch Dracula, the 1992 Coppola film.
I hadn't seen the film in years but it was still very watchable. I had forgotten that Tom Waits was in it and he always plays oddball side characters down to a tee. I would imagine that he prefers these roles because acting is secondary to his music but it's a perfect balance.
As usual, however, Keanu Reeves acting is atrocious and his English accent is pretty darn awful but when compared to Winona Ryder, it's not that bad. Besides, most of the view time is spent drawing your attention to the wonderful Gary Oldman who rarely turns in less than a great performance.

I would give this film 3.5 bats out of 5.


Anonymous lou said...

It was the best damn 7p i've ever spent!
As for very overrated.

10:17 pm  
Blogger Skry said...

Yeah I can remember watching that film and enjoying the scenery and special effects, but not a lot more. It's a pity cause they could have did more with it. Still it's better than 99% of the vampire movies out there.

12:07 am  

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