Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I realllly realllly love this movie, I like the way its put together, I like the story, I like the actors. I'd rather not compare this to Red Dragon, while they are based on the same novel I think they are quite different in their own ways. I think William Peterson was perfect as Will Graham, I really like his performance in this. Dennis Farina I just adore and he is good here too, perfect sort of role for him. Tom Noonan is pretty spot on as Francis Dolerhyde, I thought he was really perfect for the role. His scenes with Joan Allen are fantastic, she is also another one who is perfect (She usually is though). The scene with tiger is just amazing, done so well. Then we have the small role of Hannibal Lecktor (Yep spelt with a K in this) played by Brian Cox. I really liked Brian Cox in this role, for the short amount of time he's there I thought he made an impact and played a good Hannibal, and played as a background character. It would have been interesting to see him play the character again.
Monday, December 17, 2007
Idol winner Natalie Gauci bombs out
By Paul Cashmere
December 17, 2007 12:43pm
AUSTRALIAN Idol fans have given the thumbs down to Natalie Gauci's album, with lacklustre sales seeing it fail to debut in the top 10 on the national charts.
Despite heavy promotion on one of the year’s most-watched programs, the souvenir CD The Winner's Journey only managed to make it to number 12 on the ARIA chart, with sales of of 11,489 units in its first week of release.
By comparison, last year’s winner Damien Leith sold 89,257 copies of his debut CD in its first full week on sale, according to music news website Undercover.com.au.
The winner's single this year, Here I Am, has sold only 19,362 copies in the three weeks it has been on sale.
I finally got around to seeing this, and I really did love it, I do have to see it again though. This was quite an interesting film for Cronenberg, the whole Russian mob thing and all. Viggo was just simply amazing, and how he got through that infamous fight scene is beyond me! Naomi for me is never a let down, she was really good, *SPOILER* although that kiss at the end was forced. I didn't feel that their characters should have done that. *END SPOILER* Vincent Cassel, what a guy, perfectly cast as Kirill, such a good actor. The relationships that were formed in the film were interesting, and the revelations were as well, some I saw coming and some I didn't at all! Which is something I really like, I don't like seeing things coming a mile away and some things were quite the surprise. Cronenberg has crafted quite the film, another impressive film to add to his list! And of course another reason why he is one of my all time favourite film makers!
Caught this on TV last night by surprise, went to go to sleep and this was starting. I just adore and love this film so much, it just felt even better seeing it again (It really needs to be in my collection.). It has a strange story, about a man (Tim Roth) who was raised on a ship and who never leaves the ship and his a musical genius on the piano. The story is told from the point of view of a man he met on the ship, Max (Pruitt Taylor Vince) who starts to tell the story when he hears a record of music that shouldn't exist (You have to watch the film to find out about that.). Firstly, while the story is a little strange, it just seems to work so well. Tim Roth is just simply amazing as 1900, the casting for that role, perfection. One of the best films Tim Roth has done, and its no wonder he's on my list of my fav actors. For my anyway I just couldn't help but fall in love with 1900, everything about the character, just loved it. Another genius casting choice was Pruitt Taylor Vince as Max, I thought he was just excellent. Those two had great chemistry together and it worked so well. One of the best scenes is when their characters meet, simply fantastic. Again if you can't tell, I really do love this film.
Friday, December 14, 2007
One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall
And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
When she was just small
When men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving low
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know
When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's "off with her head!"
Remember what the dormouse said:
"Feed your head
Feed your head
Feed your head"
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Put the needle on it biatches!
I really think she is highly under-rated, she is fantastic, especially in the last few years. Some of her stuff, yes is better then Kylie's but their music is different in ways so that is to be expected.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
We didn't do much, hung around the house, hung out, watched Foxtel which they only just got set up, we played board games, and cards, played with the dog alot. We met Gianluca's family as well, had a family lunch on Sunday, nice Italian food of course. Sunday night we went to the movies and saw Eastern Promises which I had been dying to see. I love David Cronenberg, and seeing one of his films on the big screen finally was great. Review pending lol.
Then Monday, the three of us girls went shopping in the city, walked around, had lunch together. Then Mum went to the Casino, and me and Rachel went shopping, bought a few things, got some bargains hehe. Had a nice night in, played Trivial with Rachel and I lost ahh!
Did a bit more shopping this morning, and then we came home!
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Above average made for TV movie, about the teacher who goes to a tough school and teaches the kids they can become something. Sure its nothing new, but this is a true story lol! What makes this work is Matthew Perry who really is perfect for the role of Ron Clark. He gives an honest performance, you actually care if Ron succeeds in helping these kids. The kids are also really good, some stereotypical characters but they did try. I'd recommend this to people who like these kinds of movies, something with a positive message, and of course this is for Matthew Perry fans, he really is great in this.
Monday, December 3, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Got a new dress today, reduced from $20 to $11 which was good. Got some knee length tights, with some lace on the bottom, they had 2 for $20 so me and Mum got one each, and I got a $6 tank top. Mum bought a few things, a really nice skirt brown and blue which was $39 reduced to $22, good deal there.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Work was a killer today, my back was so bad but I did power on and I managed. Hopefully I fare better tomorrow eh?
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
An awesome good time of a movie.
After watching it for a second time, it still is an awesome good time of a movie. I still prefer Shaun Of The Dead but this comes pretty close. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are hilarious, they work so bloody well together and this type of movie just fits them perfectly.
Silence Of The Lambs
Now this is an example of how to make a good serial killer movie. I guess it helps you have Jodie Foster in one of her best roles (The Accused & Taxi Driver come to mind too) and Anthony Hopkins truly chilling as Hannibal Lector. The actual serial killer itself is rather interesting, I guess we have Ed Gein to thank for that. While this might be everyones favourite Hannibal movie, I do love Manhunter. Brian Cox as Hannibal has to be seen. One of the films best moment has to be the part in the dark, of course for those who haven't seen it, you just have to experience it. Naturally the other highlights are Starling and Lectors scenes.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Took me long enough to actually sit down and watch this. Pretty much what I expected, how can you go wrong with the likes of Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen (Yes I like him) and Bruno Kirby to name a few? Well simply you can't, and what you get is the true story about an FBI agent who infiltrates the mob basically at all costs (Almost loses his family ect..) It is interesting to see how he starts off and how far in he actually gets. Some of my favourite moments were the ones in Florida, I thought that was done extremely well. One thing which bugged me, we find out what happened to Joe but not to the mobsters, I would have liked some closure in that aspect but overall it was handled well.
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Dance for me Demi, DANCE!
So yeah this is not a good movie, but it is highly enjoyable in that oh so lovely way of so bad it is good. The acting is horrible, especially by Burt Reynolds! Demi isn't that bad, she actually looks and dances sexy in it (Unlike Elizabeth Berkley in Showgirls who doesn't know what sexy is) and her dances aren't bad actually. The whole storyline is really silly and the execution is even sillier. Bad casting as well with Rumur Willis, I'm sorry but she can't act and she looks like someone tried to put a fire out on her face with a screw driver and that is me being nice!
Not as fantastic as Showgirls but still a great guilty pleasure movie. I love Demi's dance in the towel, I totally do that all the time!
So whats new? Not much really, went to a street fair on Sunday, got sun burnt. Mum bought me a little ginger cat ornament for $5, its called River Jr because it looks like River. She didn't want to buy me the one that looked like Billy, grrr. We haven't done much this week, my bad back prevents me from doing much.
Been watching shows, catching up on shows, playing Scrabble on facebook and yes most of the time my ass is getting handed to me. Played trivial pursuit last night with Mum, it was a close game but she was ahead most of the time and she won, thats twice in a row! At least I beat her twice in a row at Trouble! Hehe!
So anyway here is a photo of me I took on Sunday, I look okayish.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
|Your Movie Buff Quotient: 78%|
You are a total movie buff. Classics, blockbusters, indie favorites... you've seen most of them.
Your friends know to come to you whenever they need a few good DVD rental suggestions.
Monday, November 5, 2007
What a turd of a movie! Makes no sense what so ever, it's so stupid OMG! It is so bad it is good, in the way it is down right hilarious! Everything about this is so wrong and so dumb, I can't even begin! Lindsay seriously, get off the drugs lady!
Monday, October 29, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Finally after months of looking, found a proper popcorn maker! And where, at the damn Hardware Store LMFAO! Of all places, seriously lol! I am so happy, gonna give it a try after dinner! Healthy popcorn here I come!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Totally wasn't expecting much going in, just that it was about a dude in a Reagan mask who kills hippies. And well that David Arquette directed and co-wrote it. This actually quite surprised me, it is alot of fun once it gets going, its silly for sure, and quite trippy with the hippies and their drugs. Best part about the movie is without a doubt Thomas Jane, he is DA MAN! I love him, and he seriously owns in this (he owns in everything), this wouldn't have been as good without him and his handle bar moustache. Sure the acting wasn't great, and some bits were a little slow, but overall I had fun. The characters for the most part I found to be really annoying, usually they try to make them likeable, but I wanted to see them bite the dust. Usually I like Jaime King, her character in this was soo annoying, I wanted to just axe her lol! I'd recommend this to those who like silly slasher types, and well if you wanna see hippies get whats coming to them lol.
This movie gets two stars, and why only because Eric Balfour is amazing to look at, with clothes and without clothes. Otherwise this was not a good movie, I found the characters to be unlikeable, and I was so annoyed with Lauren Lee Smith. I could not stand her character, her minimal voice over was annoying too, what she had to say, not interesting. Sure they tried to have this from a females point of view, sex that is, but it just did not work at all for me. The sex scenes are confronting, and they aren't bad (Except one), but also can't help feel they did it in the way that they did to get this film noticed. Lauren Lee Smith spends most of the movie nude, or wearing see through clothes (Yes that is soo realistic, not). There is a nude dance sequence which looks so stupid, it was hard to watch. Even the character of David's sick old man you see nude, they wanted lots of nude, and it was all so pointless. I really can't recommend this, only if you want to sit through a bad movie and see Eric Balfour naked and having sex. Even then, fast forward everything else!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
I wasn't really sure what to expect going into this, a bunch of shorts put together over like 17 years or something. But it was actually quite surprising, some bits were done really well and quite hilarious and there were only maybe two segments I didn't really like (Renee being one of them). I have to say my favourites would have to be Roberto Benigni and Steven Wright, that segment should have been longer, classic stuff. Tom Waits and Iggy Pop was gold, loved that. Cate Blanchette's bit was spot on, she was excellent as herself lol and as her cousin. I loved the Alfred Molina and Steve Coogen bit, the longest one I think but so hilarious, so nicely done, it was perfect. The Bill Murry with RZA and GZA was pretty good too, very random, seemed most random especially with some things Bill Murray was saying which referred to a different segment. Not something I could easily recommend, but if you like your Jim Jarmusch this would be a must see.
"Very good, I don't understand nothing" - Benigni
This was really good, and quite disturbing too. Basically it's about a bully, he beats on a young kid, and the young kid and his brother and his mates decide they need to get even. They plan a prank, just to humiliate the bully, so they go out on the creek, and everyone wants to back out of the prank, as the bully doesn't seem so bad. But things take a turn, and I wont reveal any more. All the cast are excellent, top performances from everyone. Reminds me a bit of River's Edge, even though the story is different. The themes presented in the movie are important, and I'd highly recommend this.
Weird movie, not much of a storyline, well not enough anyway. Kind of wanted a bit more out of it. The whole telling the story to the music was done really well though, the music was good. John Cameron Mitchell looked like the male version of Rachel Griffiths, which was a bit weird. Michael Pitt is adorable and should have been in it more. Hard to recommend this, but if you like these kinds of movies, you'd get something out of it.
Friday, October 19, 2007
October 18, 2007, 1:45 pm PDT
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (October 18, 2007) - It's the end of Corey Camelot: Feldman and Haim have split up!!!
The two Coreys are no longer friends according to Feldman, who spoke about the matter earlier this week to US Weekly.
"We are not in great shape these days," the former "Surreal Life" star told US Weekly."We had a bit of a falling out."
The childhood friends recently reunited for an A&E reality show, "The Two Coreys." The program ended its run this past summer.
Now, Feldman said, the two men have stopped speaking.
"No, we are not [talking] at all," Feldman said. "He made some big mistakes and I am not sure why he made them. I am a bit confused by it all. He has big issues."
Feldman revealed that the two men haven't spoken in about two months.
"He has to get his life together," Feldman said. "He has some serious issues he must deal with. That's all I will say. He has to get it together very soon."
In related news, the big screen reunion of the two Coreys is also apparently off. Haim did not take part in "Lost Boys 2: The Tribe."
Thursday, October 18, 2007
|You Could Be a Vampire... If You Had To|
Like most people, the thought of being a vampire has crossed your mind. But you're not sure if you'd do it, even if you could.
Living forever doesn't sound half bad, if you could live forever with the people you love the most.
But do vampires even love? And would the vampire version of you even be you?
It's all too much to contemplate. Luckily, the chances of you ever becoming a vampire are astronomically low.
What you would like best about being a vampire: Living forever
What you would like least about being a vampire: Blood stained teeth
Of course the first bit of casting news came earlier in the year that my slight obsession Zachary Quinto will be playing the role of Spock, made famous by Leonard Nimoy.
A cool bit of info, in his latest interview, Zachary said he had been fitted for the vulcan ears *squee* hehe.
More on the casting, we have Chris Pine who is basically cast as James T. Kirk, Karl Urban as Doctor 'Bone's McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Uhura, Anton Yelchin as Chekov, John Cho as Sulu, Simon Pegg (Yes Simon 'Shaun of the Dead' Pegg) as Scotty and Eric Bana to play Nero the villain. Some cast huh? The only weirdish ones are John Cho (He isn't Japanese) and Karl Urban, he doesn't really have the 'Bones' vibe, I hope he proves me wrong.
So cool, I can't wait, I'll be on the prowl for set photos and everything. Word is that Christopher Pike was going to be in this as well. For any TOS fans, you'll remember that Pike was in the original TOS pilot The Cage as the Enterprise Captain, played by the gorgeous Jeffrey Hunter (RIP).
This is totally one of my most anticipated films, I hope the late 2008 release doesn't get changed. Of course other films on my radar are The Dark Knight, Iron Man and Watchmen.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Least I got The Shield Season 5 and Inland Empire Soundtrack in the mail finally. Finished The Shield today, basically we spent the day watching it, such an excellent show. Can't wait to get Season 6, and I really want to just rewatch the whole thing again.
Inland Empire soundtrack is excellent, David Lynch is a genius, Ghost Of Love is one of the most amazing and haunting songs, hard to believe its Lynch singing it as well as having written it.
Looking forward to more Heroes this week, more Sylar, more Nathan, bring it on bitches. Totally loving David Anders on the show as well, and I'm looking forward to seeing Nichelle Nicholls as Nana on the show. Great casting, they love the Trek!
Well heres some cool Heroes related pics I've come across.
David Anders and Masi Oka
Milo Ventimiglia, Jack Coleman, Kristen Bell and Zachary Quinto
Adrian Pasdar and Greg Grunberg
Zachary Quinto and Neil Patrick Harris
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Basically this is an exploitation movie, over the top everything, not much of a storyline, just excuses to have lots of blood and gore. Its pretty enjoyable if you like these kinds of movies (Like I do), and in this Unrated DVD edition they kept the Grindhouse format, theres a missing reel, the quality is all over the place, it loses colour ect... but it worked for the film. The actual effects are really good, too good for the B or even C grade they were aiming for. The acting isn't great but it isn't supposed to be. The characters are over the top but enjoyable, could have done without Fergie but meh. Just like with Death Proof one of the strongest things about the film is the soundtrack, its pretty awesome. Also what was cool was they had the fake Machete trailer, it was a shame the same wasn't done with Death Proof. Oh and for those who just wanted to see this for Rose with her gun leg, skip to the end.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Firstly, time to cap off Entourage Season 4. Probably a weaker season but I enjoyed it all the same. The first episode was done so differently then all the rest, I thought it worked. Seeing them actually work on the film was a good change. I absolutely loved Walsh, such a crazy character. Not to mention Rhys Coiro is gorgeous, I love his long hair too hehe, but he plays Walsh to perfection. Eric was also a bit off and on this Season, but it was funny that he was right all along. He didn't think the film was good, at least the way Walsh had edited it and considering the reaction at Cannes, he was right on. Its too bad Vince didn't listen to him. Interesting experiment with Eric being Anna Faris' manager and I knew it wouldn't work out, and I think Vince was jealous deep down of course. Not much for Turtle this season really, such a shame because he is a good character. Any time with Johnny Drama is gold, goodness the animal love thing was hilarious and just so tasteless too! I love how in the finale he got that woman, and everyone saw them screwing on the beach haha! I can't wait for Season 5, but yes, it is a long wait and hopefully worth it!
Now on to House, Season 4 opener was an enjoyable one. House without a team is interesting, and he didn't handle it all too well, even though he wanted to prove he could. I love how he used the janitor, classic House behaviour. What was even better was Wilson kidnapping House's guitar hahaha. Love the stuff between them. The actual case ended up being rather interesting and the conclusion was very sad. But it was something they hadn't done before, and it was done well. Be interesting to see House try and chose a team, those poor doctors hehe.
Smallville is back for its 7th season, we left last Season with Bizzaro Clark getting created. The episode itself was alright, some things were rushed as usual and somethings were rather dumb. Lois was terrible in this episode, one minute she cares about Chloe the next she doesn't. Poorly handled. Chloe waking up in the morgue was good, I liked it when she burnt her death certificate. But it is getting a bit tiresome with Clark facing his evil self or him being evil or something. Lana is alive, we all knew she faked her death to frame Lex. She looked awful in that blonde wig too. Lex thinking he saw an angel, I wonder if he'll realize who it was. The angel he saw was Supergirl aka Kara Zor-El, Clarks cousin. Apparently shes been in a ship in suspended animation for years and what happened let her ship out. Find out more next episode, as its all about her. I am excited, and I really hope they do things right. The actress has the right look, she looked good in the episode and she flies! Bring it on! I can't wait to see Dean Cains guest appearance, I've been waiting so long for this. And we also get Helen Slater playing Lara, Clarks bio mamma, for at least two episodes! Talk about perfect casting! I'm loving it, can't wait to see it!
Openness To Experience
|You are neither a subdued loner nor a jovial chatterbox. You enjoy time with others but also time alone. You can be easily upset, even by what people consider the normal demands of living. People consider you to be sensitive and emotional. A desire for tradition does not prevent you from trying new things. Your thinking is neither simple nor complex. To others you appear to be a well-educated person but not an intellectual. People see you as tough, critical, and uncompromising and you have less concern with others' needs than with your own. You like to live for the moment and do what feels good now. Your work tends to be careless and disorganized.|
Funky MySpace Layouts.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Most importantly HEROES is back with Season 2! I'd rather not give anything away to anyone who is reading this and hasn't seen it yet. I'll just say I liked it alot, I like where things stand on the show and where things will go. Interesting things with two new characters, and interested to find out what happened to some characters. Kristen Bell is coming into the show in a few episodes, that should be awesome. The new badie seems really good too, we haven't seen him at all, just heard about him. I can't imagine we'll actually see him or find out who it is till probably mid-season, much like with Sylar in Season 1. Although we saw Sylar in the shadows, we didn't find out anything about him till episode 10. Can't wait for next weeks episode too, I've seen 5 clips and I have to say I am interested as anything! Bring it on!
In other shows news, I checked out the pilot to the new show Cane, and I didn't mind it at all. Although I am probably biased because it stars Nestor Carbonell and he's really hot. He used to be on Suddenly Susan, he played one of the crazy assassins in Smokin' Aces and he played Richard on Season 3 of Lost. He is mighty fine, but besides his sexiness, the show wasn't bad at all. I'll keep watching for sure.
NCIS is back too, now I have no idea if I missed things in Season 4, but there were things I was just so clueless about! Wow I should really pay more attention, I dunno if it was supposed to be that way or if I was so dumb I didn't pick up on the clues. I guess maybe I was a bit busy drooling over Michael Weatherly to pay close attention to the finer details lol. But the season 5 opener was fantastic! Can't wait to see more, and to go back and revisit the earlier seasons as well.
And now I must talk about Law & Order: SVU! What a bloody fantastic episode the Season 9 opener was! With how the last season ended, everything in the shit, I was wondering in which direction they'd go. It was sooo damn goood! Although why did Mariska have to cut her hair, I thought she looked great with it longer. Anyway I love the new cast addition with Det. Lake, he works so well with Fin too. I hope they get their own episode, not that I don't want the others. I mean I hate it when Elliot isn't on it lol! After all Elliot is played by Chris Meloni, one of the hottest men on the planet! But SVU rarely disappoints, I can't remember a bad episode, and this season is shaping up to be fantastic.
I just started watching Damages too, I've seen three episodes and I gotta say, it is off to a fantastic start! Glenn Close is excellent, she always is! This show has me hooked already! I love the format, and the mystery, how things are unravelling, its soo good. One of the better new shows, I can't wait to check out more episodes and catch up.
I'm still in the process of watching Season 6 of 24, I have to say it is the weakest season so far, but I am still enjoying it so far. Jack at least is still saying damnit quite often, I'd be disappointed if he didn't. Oh and lets hope Kiefer all the best, the idiot got done for a DUI, don't these people learn anything? Gah!
I'll post more about my shows soon! I still need to do a write up of Entourage Season 4, and also put my thoughts down about House as well. Stay tuned.
Monday, September 24, 2007
|You Are: 50% Dog, 50% Cat|
You are a nice blend of cat and dog.
You're playful but not too needy. And you're friendly but careful.
And while you have your moody moments, you're too happy to stay upset for long.
K my results for this next one are weird, I act my actual age lmfao!
|You Are 22 Years Old|
Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.
13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.
20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.
30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!
40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
I thought this was a really good movie, but it was so sad, really sad. Agnes Bruckner (The Woods) owns this film, she's fantastic as Meg. Margaret Colin was pretty good as the mother, she was even a little creepy at times, not an easy role but she pulled it off quite well. David Strathairn was excellent as the teacher Mr. Auster, who encourages Meg and her poetry. Sure you can see where the student/teacher relationship is headed. She is using him as a father figure to start with and obviously that progresses, as her home life basically goes down the shitter. I really felt for Meg, what she went through, her loss, very sad and very moving.
I guess you could call this a slow burning film, about 50's Hollywood and George Reeves and fictional character Louis Simo who investigates Reeve's death and also life. So basically you have two storylines which parallel each other, Reeves and Simo's. Not hard to follow and quite interesting really. Ben Affleck puts in one of his best performances as Reeves, you can tell he put alot into the role and it pays off. Brody is good too, in what I'd easily describe as a sad role. Diane Lane who is always excellent is no different here. Bob Hoskins is scary, he suited the role perfectly. This isn't really an easy film to recommend, I can see that people would find it maybe a bit boring (I didn't really at all), and I am sure there are many Affleck haters and doubters but he really is excellent in this. This movie could have been better, but I enjoyed it for what it was. They really leave you with a sense of mystery, its there from the start and it doesn't go away, I think that is one of the strong points.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Not really sure what to say about this one. Sure the story is nothing new, a creepy dude stalks a some what lonely chick. But what sets this one aside from the rest is the way in which it was filmed. We see this entirely from the point of view of the stalker, from his hidden cameras, as he watches her. Not just in sections, for the entire film, whether the camera be one he's hidden in a bag, one he has hidden on him, or the numerous cameras he has hidden around her victims apartment. It is actually quite disturbing watching it, you really feel like you are invading someone's privacy, its really creepy. You really get to know the victim, and you feel for her and you just know things are going to keep getting worse. You see as the stalker (Played pretty darn chilling by Colin Hanks) slowly gets himself into her life, he toys with her life, twisting things around so he can come to her rescue, which leads her to start to fall for him. You really feel scared her for (Played to perfection by Ana Claudia Talancon), and it is really hard to actually watch. It isn't a long running film, the way it is presented I don't think it can be. This is really hard to watch, I'd have a hard time recommending this too. I think the way it was done, made it all too real. Our two leads put in some convincing performances which made it seem all the more real. This is a good movie that I don't think I'd be able to watch again.
I thought this was a really enjoyable comedy, much like The 40 Year Old Virgin, it gives us some unique, funny and quirky characters. Seth Rogen is kind of cute as the loser type character who gets Katherine Heigl knocked up. They both have great chemistry together, which really makes their relationship work. Without that I don't think the movie would have been quite as enjoyable. Paul Rudd is always reliable, and well he's just adorable here. Leslie Mann was cast because she's married to Judd Apatow I'd imagine but she was good in her roll, although she was more hilarious in her small role in The 40 Year Old Virgin. Jason Segel (How I Met Your Mother) was pretty good too, I like the guy. Be nice to see him in movie films, he's good. I'd recommend this if you like The 40 Year Old Virgin and similar films.
Certainly an interesting take on the genre, we're given a character who seems perhaps the least likey person to be a killer. Although isn't that whats scary? He looks like the man next door. This was a perfect role for Costner, he suited it so well. Nice to see him back in form. And as his counter part William Hurt was prefect, they played off each other so well, it really was a treat. Surprised by Dane Cook, I didn't expect much from him but he actually delivered most of the time. I think the weakest link was Demi Moore, not right for this role at all. Not that she was bad, but I don't think it suited her. Her storyline was the weakest and most unneccessary, it took away from the main plot and was just a distraction. I didn't find her character all that convincing either. Overall I enjoyed the film, it would have got 4 stars but Demi just brought it down.
Friday, September 7, 2007
I haven't seen this since I was a kid, I didn't remember much about it either, just the big gang meet up thingy. Sure there are bits that are silly, but overal you can forgive that and just enjoy it. I thought some of the other gangs looked cool while some looked really lame and just out-dated. Funny that one of the Warriors was James Remar who I best remember as Richard from Sex and the City (I'd rather forget he played Raiden in the MK sequel). One of the strongest parts of the film is the soundtrack, its just awesome, some great music (So does the game). It was a good movie to revisit, even though its dated. A remake is in the works, it'll suck balls.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
So I finally got to see one half of Grindhouse. Difference being this is a much longer cut of what it was originally. While I did like it, I think the shorter cut shown as Grindhouse would have been good to see as well. There were some parts in this that just kind of dragged, weren't all that interesting. Other parts were done well, kept my attention. The best part of the film is definitely the last half hour, very exciting and some awesome stunts. Kurt Russell I think suited the character of Stuntman Mike, he was good, but for me he always is. All the girls were good too, sometimes annoying. I really liked Vanessa Ferlito, she was quite surprising. Zoe Bell isn't a good actress but that isn't her specialty, but she sure was pretty darn cool. Rosario Dawson is always good, and she was good here, I liked her alot. Funny cameo from Eli Roth, and from Quentin Tarantino as well. Glad I finally got to see this, awaiting Planet Terror now.
Monday, September 3, 2007
Pretty average movie, it wasn't great but it wasn't bad either. The idea behind it was good, but there was so much more they could have done with it. Lucy Liu was good for the role, although she was nude alot lol. Carla Gugino was barely in it, would have prefered more with her, as her character seemed cool. Michael Chiklis didn't really come into it until the second half, but he was good as well. The worst part was Nick Lashley, why oh why would you cast him?
Saturday, September 1, 2007
"Oh my God. This is just like that drug trip I saw in that movie while I was on that drug trip."
Actually after just having watched this I feel like I am coming off a drug trip. That is how much of an affect this movie has, seriously! Johnny Depp is seriously execellent in this, maybe my favourite role of his, played to perfection. And Benicio, whoa, gained what 40lbs for the role and is just honestly so awesome. Terry Gilliam, well done sir.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
The improv strip club movie, with Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Tilly and Sandra Oh. I first saw this on Foxtel, and I really liked it but at that time I had no idea it was a film that the actors improvised. Watching it again knowing that, I didn't really think you could tell, it actually rolls together really well, the characters they created are all a little messed up and quite sad. You can see the sadness in their eyes, props to the ladies for some really good performances. Especially Sandra Oh, I thought she was really good here, and you could tell she put alot of effort into her character. Her strip/dance to Porcelian is really quite sad and she puts it across so well. Daryl Hannahs character is so clueless, but she does it in such a way, she's cute. She also put alot into her character, it shows. Jennifer Tilly who I always enjoy is a crazy bitch, and she does it well. There are some really funny and weird scenes, like the pregnancy test part. When I'm ready I'll have to watch Daryl Hannahs doco, which is included on the DVD (The R4 release I believe doesn't have any extras and you have to buy the doco on its own).
This is a great movie, either you watch this after the series, or you just watch it and don't watch the series. This is Laura Palmer's movie, her last days of her seemingly sad, sad life. I don't know why this is so hated, it's typical Lynch. And I don't understand why people found this hard to follow, I found it extremely easy to follow and was not confused over anything. I supposed people expected this to be like the TV show, but no this is much darker, and I think it has to be. I think a sure sign that this wont be the TV show is the opening scene of a TV getting smashed. The first half hour follows the case of Teresa Banks (Who was mentioned in the TV series, the murder the same as Laura's) and we see how Agent Cooper gets involved and then what leads him to Laura's case. It sort of felt forced to have him there, but you also appreciate it as well. It is too bad the disappearance of Chris Isaak's Agent Desmond just happens and we don't have a resolution. I am not sure if it was in the additional 5 hours of footage or if Lynch was going to explore this in another film which he planned to do, but the plans got scrapped (grrr). Once we get to Twin Peaks, the sad story of Laura Palmer unfolds and there are some really powerful and disturbing scenes. Sheryl Lee was perfect as Laura Palmer, she carries the film so well. I was a little annoyed by Moira Kelly as Donna, her character just seemed off. I don't know if it was because of her, or what. Would have been nice if Lara Flynn Boyle reprised the role (Apparently it was due to schedule conflicts and not the nudity). Another great film by David Lynch, I really just adore the man.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Now how in the hell that happened with it being all sealed up I don't know! First thing I did was fill out the forms on Amazon and first it told me I had to send it back and they'd pay me the shipping for it and replace the item. Then I get an email saying oh don't send it back, it's too expensive, we'll send you another one, bill you for it and then refund it back. Okay... a bit weird though, you'd think they'd want evidence of the problem? I guess I'll keep an eye out if they send the item, it states you have to return the item in 30 days or they can't do anything but this does state I don't have to. Bloody Amazon!