Friday, 27 April 2007

Hot Fuzz - A Review

Ever since I saw Shaun of the Dead, when it came out a few years ago, I've thought about the endless possibilities of genre-combination that are open.... After all, SOTD was a Rom-Zom-Com..

How about a Historical action comedy? (A Hist-Act-Com, if you will)

Yeah...I'm drying up on the old ideas front now.....

Comedy action? Well cack mostly. Let's face it, there's very few good ones...

...Until Hot Fuzz came along.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have teamed up again with Edgar Wright to cross the invisible borders between the genres. These borders have, in the past, and probably with continue into the future, created shockingly bad films.. I recently saw a film called "The Rookie".. I don't want to talk about it.

This isn't really a review is it? I'd better get back on track: the first 30 minutes set the scene in a Midsomer Murders-meets-24 style; rapid scene changes and swooshy cut-aways left me a little epileptic. That said however, the plot settles down, and its satisfying twists and turns kept me more interested in the screen than my rather attractive cinema-going companion. (She, like my partner to 300 attempted to put her hand on my was swatted away. There's a time and a place for that sort of thing; perhaps during the new Mr Bean movie..)

You can tell that the comedy trio have watched a LOT of action films...apart from the obvious references to Point Break and Bad Boys 2, my favourite reference was to Shaun of the Dead.

"Want anything from the shop?"

It's small nuances like that (you won't recognise it unless you've seen Shaun of the Dead...sorry) that made this film brilliant on so many levels; the comedy linked smoothly with the comedy, and the gay undertones gave a slightly romantic interest.

Loved it.

Neighbours on ITV?! NEVER!

This is upsetting; Neighbours could be bought by ITV, or Channel 5.

But the BBC need to put up more of a fight; I'm not sure they realise quite how many students they entertain with 25 minutes of advert-free joy, at 1:45 and 5:35.

I like change, but not the bad kind...this seems like the bad kind.

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

How I became a Youtube hit...sort of.

Call me a loser, (enough people have today) but when the new Harry Potter trailer came out on Sunday, I whacked it on Youtube, so all the other losers could congregate, and discuss.

It's been a bit of a popular video..about 59,000 people have been cool enough to watch it.
So far, the top comment has been:
"WOW! OMG I'm wetting myself!"

Call me old-fashioned, but I found that a little too much information.

Ever since I put the video on Youtube, I've wished I hadn't; every time I check my emails, I've got another 21 messages telling me that some other moron has commented on the video. I wouldn't mind if it paid some kind of intellectual homage to the legend which is Harry Potter.. but most of them seem to be:

"A blonde girl ignored one of these messages, then died. Post this on 24,000 videos to..not..die."

It just winds me up, s'all.

Monday, 23 April 2007

Harry Potter Trailer - Details

This is the new trailer for Harry Potter 5. If you haven't seen it, LOOK! There it is! Just at the bottom of this post!
If you have... here's some things you might not have spotted; and if you did, you're more clever than me.

I honestly do understand how sad I am, but I have a lot of free time, and Neighbours doesn't start for another half hour.

I'm thinking this is the Dementors in Little Whinging?

Not a clue. Looks pretty though.
Maybe a Weasley's Wizard Weaze?

Bellatrix in Prison.

Either that, or Sharon Osborne's really let herself go.

Even the Dark Lord needs to look dapper from time to time.

Azkaban prison?

Oh so THAT'S how Bellatrix escaped from prison!?

The Dementors will be kicking themselves for leaving that door open.

The Department of Mysteries.

....or the football department of JJB's.

Either that's a thestral, or somebody's shaved Buckbeak.

Sunday, 22 April 2007

300 - Movie Review

It's been out a few weeks, and I only recently got a chance to see it, with a male friend.
I make reference to the fact that my companion was male, because 300 is perhaps the most homoerotic film I've seen.

And I've seen Brokeback Mountain.

This isn't a problem for me, however I was somewhat disconcerted when my partner placed his hand on my knee during a battle scene. (Joking)

Shot in a noir style, 300 is loosely based on the battle of Thermopylae, where it seems, many semi-naked men fought the forces of darkness. Forces of darkness led by a slightly girly, Xerxes.

King Leonidas, the main character of the film, is played by Gerard Butler, a fairly unknown actor, whose body (like every male in the film) is unfairly muscular. I looked down at my extra-large bag of minstrels..then at the empty pack of wotsits by my feet.

I've never felt so inadequate, physically, as when I was watching 300. The closest I've come to a 6 pack, was a 5-pack of Mars bars.

Anyways, the film itself had sex (various positions), violence (bloody, yet comical) and excruciatingly goodlooking men, shouting loudly. If you're male, you'll enjoy this film for the shouting, and visually stunning battle-scenes. I know I did. Having spoken to a number of female friends, they seemed to like it for the fact that Gerard Butler wore nothing more than loin-cloth for the entire 120 minutes.

Overall, the film's definitely watchable; however, if your bag is might find it sacrilegious!

This is rather new

Hi there.
Don't be shy, I know you came across this page whilst looking for naughty blogs involving women doing cheeky things, but I'm afraid you won't get any of that here. (Well...maybe from time to time.)

This isn't my first blog... the first started off in a similar way, however it was hijacked by politics, and I need somewhere to write random things, inkeeping with my randomness.

I'm going to review music, films, games, and all sorts of crap. I'm thinking that probably nobody will read this; but to be honest, I've got way too much free time to care.

It's either this, or waxing my fish.

I decided to go with the blog, because the last time a waxing took place, fish-tears were cried.