Obscure Box

Thoughts from inside the obscure box
January 1, 2012

Things for 2012 to do

Posted by : Michael Lund

It’s fair to say that 2011 was one of those years I’m glad is finally over and hello 2012. If it wasn’t one thing it was another that challenged all in 2011, from its damp, soggy and destructive start that seemed to have an impact on almost everything that followed. But isn’t it a case […]

March 30, 2010

The secret 20th Century invasion of the Vikings

Posted by : Michael Lund

British author Cressida Cowell may know a thing or two about dragons but her knowledge of Vikings might need a little updating. Her series of children’s books are the basis for the new 3D animated blockbuster How to Train Your Dragon. It’s a fascinating movie that’s entertaining for all ages and I confess I shed […]

December 16, 2008

Why the Oscars are so boring

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Media, Movies, Television

The US media is working itself up over the appointment of Australian actor Hugh Jackman as host of next year’s Oscars. One way is even suggesting smelling salts be issued to all in the audience in case he’s a bore. The American awards ceremony hasn’t done too well of late with ratings on the slide. […]

November 10, 2008

Epic Australia's ending revealed to the world

Posted by : Michael Lund

Why bother going to see the much hyped Australia now we all know it has a happy ending? It’s all over the media how movie-maker Baz Luhrmann’s bowed to studio pressure to get rid of the sad ending where Hugh Jackman’s character dies. The UK’s The Guardian is in on the story with “Kidman’s outback […]

November 7, 2008

The US president has been black before

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Media, Movies, Online, Television

Barack Obama is not the first black president of the United States, as has been widely misreported by the world’s media. The president has been black before. Many times in fact. Perhaps the most recent appointment was actor Dennis Haysbert who played the black President David Palmer in the long-running television series 24. “If anything, […]

Just so you know…

All thoughts and comments here are the honestly held personal opinion of Michael Lund and are based on the information available at the time of publication.