Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — OMG, it’s Johnny Depp playing Michael Jackson playing Willy Wonka. Deep Roy (who 30 years ago played Mr Sin in Doctor Who — The Talons of Weng-Chiang) must have worked hard on this, playing all the Oompa Loompahs. All in all, enjoyable, and thankfully the spectre of the old version of the movie didn’t hang too much of a shadow over it.
Tropfest 2006 finalists (DVD free with The Age a few weeks ago) — a lot of great short films. One or two I didn’t quite understand fully, but most very good. My faves included Last Stop, Carmichael and Shane (a father talks about the benefits of favouritism of one twin over the other — this one won), terrific animation in Carnivore Reflux. Geek prize goes to Glitch.