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Turtle Power


Alec made me a deal – he’d download me Finding Jane, the new Jane Austin movie, if I saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with him. I help up my end of the bargain and saw TNMT with Alec and Daniel this week. What a blast from the past. The graphics were pretty cool, but it wasn’t as funny as I was hoping for.

I highly appreciated the turtle-on-turtle action, with Raphael and Leonardo facing off in battle (Raph won), but I wanted more of Michaelangelo, my fave turtle when I was a kid. The movie reminded me a lot of Ghostbusters. Demons attacking the city, gargoyles on tops of buildings coming to life, a green vortex spinning into the sky… Splinter also reminded me of a combination of Mr Miagui from Karate Kid and Yoda. Not the most original of movies – high on nostalga value though.

Christine Knight
Christine is the editor of Adventure, Baby! She loves cake, her tolerant husband and her busy preschooler.

Pink in Concert


I saw Pink last night at the Entertainment Centre with Tanya and Karina for her “I’m Not Dead” Australian tour.

It was only a small group – Pink, three dancers, two backup singers and a band – but the show went off.

Highlights of the show:

*During Stupid Girls Pink dressed up as Lindsay Lohan, with her back-up dancers dressing as Paris and Nicky Hilton.

*Hard core acrobatics with Pink suspended from the ceiling.

*The song Dear Mr President sang along with clips of the Iraq war and George W Bush looking like an idiot.

*The singing of my fave Pink song Family Portrait even though it’s not new at all anymore.

*Finishing the show off with Let’s Get This Party Started – it made me want to dance!

Not so highlight moments:

*A woman near us sitting on someone’s shoulders and taking her top off. Don’t flash your boobs at Pink lady! She’s not gay!

*The huge unit of a guy in front of us filming the entire show on his mobile phone. Just enjoy the music dude!

*Leaving my camera on my bedside table. Idiot!

Christine Knight
Christine is the editor of Adventure, Baby! She loves cake, her tolerant husband and her busy preschooler.