December 29, 2004
The Beach, swamped
In an attempt not to sound too callous after the Indian Ocean tsunami (but please, no more moaning about the New Zealand road toll, it does not rate!) it came a few years too late. If only it could have struck when they were filming that turkey with Leonardo DiCaprio, it would have actually done us a favour. Of course, Tilda Swinton should have been miraculously saved - but what was she thinking signing up for that film? And what were they thinking at TV3 scheduling The Beach on the very night of the disaster? Did someone have inside information and thought it would be a ratings grabber? And I thought my middle name was Cynic.