365 day photo challenge February 16

Took this picture of the times for The Artist then promptly forgot all about it.


The Social Network

Ok, I am only a few minutes in but they have made all the girls ho-bags and Mark Zuckerberg an ass.

I sense a low pig rating on this one…
(Read the Time magazine article on MZuck to see how inaccurate the movie is).

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Pigalina is Undead (Part 2)

2 more days on set, 65 itchy bites just on my lower legs.  Ah, the glamour of being an unpaid movie extra using 10 days annual leave for the chance of screen immortality.  Cowering in the rain in a blanket sandwich with strangers.  Walking bare foot in squelchy mud more than ankle deep.  Getting doused in mud and cold, cold blood. Having to spend so long washing the “blood” and knots out of my hair that I almost considered taking the scissors to a chunk of it.  Having others put their fingers into my eye to add and remove contact lenses.  AND YET I CAN’T GET ENOUGH!

I am having so much fun being an extra in I Survived a Zombie Holocaust. I got to eat some belly on Friday – Mummy Pigalina ate entrails.

Pigalina is Undead (Part 1)

As far back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to be a movie extra. I have no ambition to be the main star, just a moment on screen where I can excitedly scream “That’s me” is all I have ever wanted.
WELL! I am currently making that dream come true by being a zombie in I Survived a Zombie Holocaust currently being filmed in Dunedin. When I was in High School Mummy Pigalina didn’t let me go and audition to be an extra in Lord of the Rings as I would have had to miss so much school. This time around I have annual leave that I can take to get off work and Mummy Pigalina is being a zombie too!
If you click here you can read a newspaper article and check out the hot zombie at the front with the (much ridiculed by Mr Pigalina) white hat. That’s Pigalina!!
May I point out that the white hat was a hasty addition as I play two different zombies and obviously I need to look different. The magic of cinema darling.
So far we have had two days on set. The zombies are not getting paid and we have to wait around a lot but once the cameras are rolling any grumbles disappear and we all throw ourselves into our zombie characters.
The second day on set was the longest – 7.45am until 10pm. A flu-riddled Pigalina and the other five fast zombies (which, ironically I – an unfit office worker – am one of) had to run many, many times while covered in cold, sticky blood. Needless to say the flu is still lingering. Mummy Pigalina was part of the huge throng of zombies bring up the rear.
I have eight more days of filming this month which means eight more times having to get someone to put in and take out my contact lenses; eight more days being dowsed in blood; and eight more days of being a zombie!
No pictures unfortunately – for those of you who caught the three I posted on Facebook before I realised I was not supposed to, Well done you!

Dead Calm

(Mostly Live Blogged for your pleasure so rather disjointed – Spoilers Probable).

(Watched this first bit last week)
Dead Calm stars an Australian accented and very ginger and curly haired Nicole Kidman and Sam Neill. Also Billy Zane with wild eyebrows and a sweating problem. Rae (Nicole) and John (Sam) are on boat having a nice time when they rescue Hughie (Billy). He tells them everyone on his yacht got sick and died.

(Live blog)
Pretty budget looking movie, though it is quite old, there are quite a number of cassette tapes, something outlawed in 1995. While Hughie is asleep John goes off to Hughie’s boat to check it out because his 25 years as a seaman makes him suspect something, despite this he leaves Rae behind. On the yacht he discovers dead naked ladies and evidence of debauchery. Hughie realises he has been caught and steals John’s boat with Rae on board. There is a funny bit involving Ben the dog and his fetching skills. Rae tries to foil Hughie to get back to John. Good opportunity to see Nic-nips if that’s on your bucket list. For some reason she puts up with a “rape” in order to trick Hughie, not sure about you but I may have tricked him with the gun that was in the cupboard before it got to that stage. While this is happening John is stuck in a sinking crime scene. Storm comes. Spoke too soon the gun is out but Hughie has it. (“I hate this movie” – Mr Pigalina). Rae killed her dog by accident – unnecessary. 😦 (On the plus side the “dead dog” is the worst dead dog you will see in a long while). John about to drown inside sinking boat – locked below deck somehow. Cockroaches a possible symbol for Hughie who will not die. Whole boat bursts into flames in about 5 seconds thanks to petrol and lantern. Binoculars rendered useless in the hands of Rae after previously being able to help them notice things only 5 metres away. Rae chooses not to drown Hughie when she has the chance.

This movie teaches us that though the Pacific Ocean is vast, two people can be separated and find each other again.

Sitting waiting for Hughie to pop out of the water like Jason in Friday 13th. Almost, he’s back with such a lame death scene. So. Hot. It’s. Tom. Thank goodness we didn’t pay to see it.

(Mr Pigalina – “I hated that movie. Fact.”)