Daily Archives: February 14, 2018

“Peter Rabbit” Movie (2018) — Very Funny But With Some Issues …

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access IMDb.com listing for movie.

The fuss about it downplaying food allergies is VERY REAL. Click to access the “New York Post” coverage. Google for more.

Went to see it, on Valentine’s Day, with both kids (who had early release from school), in Portsmouth (NH) at Cinemagic. We more or less had the whole large studio to ourseleves — just 5 others for this 4:30pm matinee. We are not complaining. It was nice to have all that space sans any distractions.

Fun movie. Very funny. Beautifully rendered — particularly the Lakes District and Harrods; I rather familiar with both. I have visited Beatrix Potter’s house in the Lakes Region — and had a Harrods account for many, many year; it one of my favorite stores. The detail was exquisite.

Lot to like, and pukkah entertainment, by and large, albeit with some blemishes.

Domhnall Gleeson looking too much like Jared Kushner for my liking and comfort.

Yes, it does trivialize and even make fun of food allergies. That is not good (though I am one who does feel that ‘we’ have gone slightly too overboard on the whole thing). What was Sony thinking? Don’t they have any lawyers?

While I appreciate the whole storyline is about the feud with the McGregors, I think there was a tad too much violence than was needed. Others would disagree. But, this is meant to be a kids movie and we are supposed to encourage kids to resolve conflict without resorting to violence! So …

The rabbits are well rendered as LONG as their faces are NOT being shown in closeup. Then their eyes look like those of aliens and all the contours look wrong — in my opinion.

Domhnall Gleeson who plays the young McGregor reminded me of Jared Kushner and that made me queasy! What can I say. Check out this photo —>

Now, this is something that those who know me will find surprising coming from my fingers in that I am not that kind of man. But, Rose Byrne who plays ‘Bea’ is very pretty BUT I have a better ‘chest’ than she has! Wow. She looks 2 dimensional, NOT that that detracted any way from her performance and presence. Just happened to notice.

Other than all this, it was good fun. Enjoyed. Will probably watch it again when it is on ‘TV’.

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by Anura Guruge

The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 2) + 6 Also-Rans — February 14, 2018.

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NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my new Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Portsmouth Naval Shipyard at night New Hampshire Anura Guruge Google Pixel 2

The also rans:

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2018 Chinese New Year Woodblock Exhibition At ‘Confucius Institute’, UNH (Durham, NH) — Part II.

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Please refer to ‘Part I‘ of this ‘post’ for details — especially about the 14-wood block, 14-step process required to create one of these full-color Chinese wood blocks.

Three of the four wood blocks used to create this 4-color print.


Pictures in Part I were taken with my Google Pixel 2 phone. These were with my full frame Sony a7 II.

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Really Getting Into The Spirit of “Ash Wednesday” And Doing It With Panache.

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