Saturday, 10 May 2008

Could these shes be any more cooler

As this is kind of the dry part of the year, until the Cannes tornado hit, I have been focusing a lot on my second love....Music.

After being left a little, shall we say blah, after my Queens latest effort, I have been divulging in some of the other up and coming female artists that have been making the music industry buzz.

Firstly check out the freakishly sexy beauty Ebony Bones (pictured)! She is one hot chick, and she rules this boys planet (thanks for the tip Andra!)

If you have yet to hear Santogold's album you are doing yourself a disservice.
To compare her to other is insulting to her uniqueness, but people do need comparisons, so imagine M.I.A., Sid Vicious and early No Doubt put in a blender, then poured on top of crushed ice with a dash of tequila and you are coming close to understanding her genius.
Everyone else is comparing her to M.I.A., and I do see it in a few tracks, but they are both totally different.
Anywhooo the album is bloody fantastic.
Buy it!

Lastly, I have been missing the music video. Remember when it used to be used properly. It used to be an art form. Now it is tits and minge in cling film.
However Swedish sensation Robyn has been making some fantastic videos. These are videos that use the imagination, humor, visuals and sometimes a message to visually interpret her music.

I love her use of visuals to beats in the average girl anthem "Who's That Girl".

The visual gag real that is "Konichiwa Bitches" is brilliant.

Lastly, I want her to release Cobra Style just to see what she does with the video. It would be HOT.

Friday, 9 May 2008

Women vs the Hollywood age machine

I do not understand ageism, especially with actresses.
It is hard enough for them to get roles written for them in the first place, yet alone having to deal with a very short sell by date.
Studios keep pandering to the male sect, trying to get them into theatres by producing testosterone pumped drivel that appeals to the shoot ‘em up, blow ‘em up f*ck the girl crowd.

This is the state of affairs in the movie making world, but it needs not be. Uma Thurman, Angelina Jolie and Sigourney Weaver proved that there is a market for the female action hero, and that market is lucrative. However for every “Kill Bill” there are films that get made like “Aoen Flux” and “Catwoman”. Even money makers such as the “Resident Evil” franchise does nothing to help the argument that woman can carry a blockbuster. But this is beside the point.

The point is that men can still be seen to be on top of the game well into their 60’s, hell even their 70’s, and there is a surplus of roles for then to grab. Heck come awards season it seems that we are always going on about the lead actor category being so strong, and the actress category being weak.

And it is true, but only because the roles are just not there for the girls, especially as they get older.

Out of the forty nominees since 2000 in the lead category there have been twenty two men over the age of 40 nominated (five wins) and sixteen women (one win).

Is it to do with sex appeal?

Well Helen Mirren has proved that at 60 you can out sex all the young starlets, but although that is what every one is saying at an awards ceremony, I doubt the studio exec’s were thinking of casting her is a steamy sex romp. Heck Helen Mirren would be considered too old to play Jack Nicholsons’ love interest, and he is ten years her senior. Oh what a world we live in.

My main reason for getting all upset with this is the recent press towards Madonna. Yes she is turning 50, but she has more energy, talent and sex appeal that all of these twenty something pop star wannabes have put together. But the press make her out to be some sort of randy sexual predator. How ridiculous. Why does society want to put woman out to pasture after 50?

50 should be the new 30 as far as I am concerned. Women turning 50 are look better, have more style, sex appeal and confidence then they did before. Just look at these woman who have/are celebrating this land mark birthday this year!


Bebe Neuwirth

Michelle Pfeiffer

Angela Bassett

Jennifer Tilly


Hollywood, and audiences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU!!!??????

Of all this sacred.

Screen Daily says that there is a sequel to "Donnie Darko" happening. For those of you who have not seen the film, there are spoilers as to the plot now.

"S. Darko" will pick up seven years after the death of Donnie, with youngest Darko Samantha, now 18, and her best friend Corey being plagued by bizarre visions while on a roadtrip to Los Angeles.

Richard Kelly, director of Donnie Darko, is not involved in any official capacity and directing duties will instead be taken over by Chris Fisher. Daveigh Chase, who played Samantha in Kelly's film, will reprise her role, and be joined by Ed Westwick, Briana Evigan and Justin Chatwin.

This should not be happening.

If there was ever a movie that did not warrant a sequel it is this one.

Simon Crowe of Velvet Octopus said:

"I think there is a new generation of cinema-goers who will be very excited to see this film......."Donnie's not in [the new film] but there are meteorites and rabbits."

Meteorites and Rabbits. Great...because that is just what the original was all about. My faith is now restored.

I tell fibs.

I know I wouldn't say what the best film of 2007 was for me, I was just going to have the nominations, but I can hide it no more.

This was by far the best film of the year. Not that i ever think I can watch it again.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

"Twilight" trailer.

Because I deep into season 6 of Buffy and have vampires on the brain (Spike.....droooool) I came across this and whoa and behold it looks like it might be rather good. Instead of the horrific violence of vampire films this looks at the human/demon love affair a-la Angel and Buffy (or if it is sexy then Spike and Buffy.....she sure did get alot of bone from him...luck bitch).
Plus it is directed by Catherine Hardwicke of "Thirteen" fame, and she knows all about portraying teenage angst brilliantly on screen.

Poor deer though. I am still upset about Willow turning all knifey on Bambi just for some vino de madre. Deers have it rough in movies.

Monday, 5 May 2008

Musical Bank Holiday Monday!

So it has been a glorious weekend here in London and what better way to end it then with a song from a 60's icon. There is nothing happier and sunnier than 'Shout' sung my that tiny little fifteen year old Lulu.