Photo a Day: J.J. Abrams is the Antichrist

Against my better judgement, I went to see the second installment of the Star Trek reboot the other day. I could go on at length about all the things that are wrong with this movie — as a stand alone example of cinema and as part of the Star Trek pantheon.

Rather than do that, in lieu of a real photo for my Photo a Day project, I’ll offer this image that I recently spied on the Internet, obviously created by someone who feels the same way I (and presumably many others) do, vis-à-vis: Star Trek, Into Darkness and its director, J. J. Abrams.

May the spirit of Gene Roddenberry hound you mercilessly until the end of your days, J.J. Abrams

Siam Paragon Gravity Well

Photo a Day: Siam Paragon Shopping Mall

The escalator shaft in Bangkok's Siam Paragon: Something out of  M.C. Etcher.

This is one big-ass mother of a shopping mall in downtown Bangkok. I stopped in here the other day to catch a Thai movie, as might be getting a gig writing arts and entertainment for an expat website and joint print publication. It’s a startup, so I’m not holding my breath, but there is financial backing, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

Anyway, I was on my way back down to the mezzanine level — the cinema is on the fifth floor of Siam Paragon — when this rather M.C. Etcher-esque view of the escalator shaft caught my eye.

Incidentally, I actually liked this movie. It’s a Thai romantic comedy. I never thought I would utter these words, but it’s true. On the whole — the movie is not without flaws, to be sure — I liked it. And ask any of my friends. I generally f*&^%ing hate movies.