A change to the Pak n Sav speciality breads but is it for the better, Joss Whedon’s version of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, and Stake Land are enjoyed.

Pak n Sav speciality breads

Pak n Sav have been making some changes to their speciality bread line-up. Not only are they adding a cardboard label wrapped around each bread product to help individuate their pricings, but they’ve removed the sturdy paper bags that you used to put them in. Now, it’s a flimsy plastic bag that’s used for the breads instead.

When using one of their new plastic bags for the first time this morning, it was so flimsy that the bread fell through it and on to the floor. What’s the appropriate thing to do in a situation like this? Contact a staff member so that they can brush off the worst of rubbish from the bread and put it back? While making another choice from the cabinet, I was hoping that they don’t go through too much wastage when this happens, and with the original broken bag in hand advised a staff member about things.

Movies

Much Ado About Nothing

Filmed in black and white in just a few weeks at Joss Whedon’s home, Much Ado About Nothing (2012) demonstrates that Shakespeare can be modernised while retaining the script of Italian war and politics without going to extremes. Ostensibly the story is about Claudio (Fran Kranz) falling in love with Hero (Jillian Morgese), a tragic misunderstanding when Don John (Sean Mayer) makes it look to Claudio that she’s been unfaithful the night before the wedding, and the fallout from her fake death leading to Claudio marrying her twin (who is really her) which allows her honour to remain unbesmirched.

Perhaps even more interesting though is the story between Hero’s cousin Beatrice (Amy Acker) and her ex-lover Benedict (Alexis Denisof). Beatrice is a sparkling wit throughout who sparks like a firecracker against Benedict. Others decide that it would be a riot if they could get the two together, and spread word about how one loves the other within their hearing, with some wonderful screwball comedy throughout.

Others such as a Dogberry (Nathan Fillion) [Ed: thanks to Greg for the spelling updates], a policeman in charge of the property are a delight to see too with his buffoonery as attempts to swagger his way through but doesn’t quite have the vocabulary to pull it off, such as “You shall comprehend all vagrom men”.

All in all it was a highly enjoyable rendition of Shakespeare’s play that’s a pleasure to consume.

Stake Land

Stake Land (2010) while being a vampire movie is contrary to expectations, for it’s more in the mould of a slow-building post-apocalyptic western. Martin (Connor Paolo) is rescued by Mister (Nick Damici) where they with others move north to where some of the last remaining pockets of people are in Canada. Things seem rosy there at first until a Christian group drops vampires on them from aircraft. The slow but increasing tension works well for this movie, and things end on a fragile but positive note, and the journey to get there has been worthwhile to experience.

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