Thursday 28 May 2009 04:19
We caught the preview screening of Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell last night. I'm a huge fan of the Evil Dead Trilogy and although I enjoyed the Spiderman movies to date, Raimi hasn't excelled to the brilliance of his Evil Dead movies... until now that is! Drag Me To Hell is a triumphant return to horror, shot with an endearing quality, super paced and terrifying timing, Drag Me To Hell had me on the edge of my seat. There's certainly enough laughs to class this in the comedy horror genre but it remains more edgy than the latter 2 Evil Dead films. The character development is good and I felt I could relate to the characters and you actually cared what happened to them which really helps a good horror flick. I'm not going to give to much away, the plot is about a loan officer ordered to evict an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, which turns her life into a living hell. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point.
Friday 22 May 2009 05:33
I'm very particular about my music, and unlike movies, it's been rather a good year so far for album releases. I'm not going to bother reviewing them, I've listed these as they are in my opinion the best music of 2009 so far. If you haven't heard any of them... go check them out :)
Brakes - Touchdown
Bat for Lashes - Two Suns
Jarvis Cocker - Further Complications
David Holmes - The Holy Picture
Handsome Furs - Face Control
Swan Lake - Enemy Mine
Royksopp - Junior
The Veils - Sun Gangs
Albert Hammond Jr - ¿Cómo Te Llama?
Thursday 21 May 2009 06:00
It's been a disappointing year for me so far, there's not been much Ive seen that I've really enjoyed apart from 4 stand out movies. 'Let The Right One In' is my favourite so far, a film about Oscar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl who turns out to be a vampire.
Darren Aronofsky's 'The Wrestler' is my second favourite - A drama centered on retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson as he makes his way through the independent circuit, trying to get back in the game for one final showdown with his former rival.
The Wrestler from Sleeper Awake on Vimeo.
Third... Clint Eastwoods 'Gran Torino'. It's about a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy an old man called Walt Kowalski, a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Drawn against his will into the life of his new friend and family, Kowalski is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood.
Last but not least, I loved Woody Allen's 'Vicci Cristina Barcelona'. The plot is based around the sexually adventurous Cristina and her friend Vicky on holiday in Barcelona where they meet the celebrated and wholly seductive painter, Juan Antonio. Vicky is not about to dive into a sexual adventure being committed to her forthcoming marriage. But Cristina is immediately captivated by Juan Antonio's free spirit and his romantic allure is enhanced when she hears the delicious details of his divorce from fellow artist, the tempestuous Maria Elena.