Friday, 27 June 2008

"Let the weekend roll"

So it is a local gay pride celebration, so that means I will be drunk drunkity drunk drunk. In fact I will be consuming my weight in beer this weekend, and much deserved I have to say.
In light of my future inebriation I will not be posting much, but when I come back I need to update my predictions, give my thoughts on "The Wire", remind everyone about my Blog-A-Thon and do some other things I have been meaning to do.

Happy drinking everyone! And if you feel the room spinning do as I do. Go in the corner and have a discreet little vom.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

"Rocknrolla" trailer

For the sake of his marriage this needs to be a hit! The trailer makes it look like a hell of a lot of fun, but trailers are so deceptive.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

"Frozen River" trailer

Had big buzz at Sundance, especially for star Melissa Leo. If this crosses over, who knows what could happen. But that is a BIG IF

Well bollocks

I didn't get tickets to Madonna's Sticky and Sweet tour.
And now I see this set list and I wish I had.


Sunday, 22 June 2008


So I am considering doing a blog-a-thon. Not because I think I get enough readers to warrant one, but simply because I kind of want to try it. Who knows if my blog takes off I am going to need a practice run.
Anyone can enter, but first let me tell you what it is about.

It is called the "Rug Rats blog-a-thon".

What it is going to be about is simple. Child actor performances that are great. The young actors who have delivered performances that have left you dumb founded. Now is your chance to celebrate them.

The simple reason for this is because of that damn addictive site, the site when I have lost many an hours perusing for various tid bits of information. That would of course be IMDB.

I was thinking ahead to 2009 and wondering just how "The Lovely Bones" will be received, especially the central performance of Saoirse Ronan. Could she be good enough to be the second youngest Actress nominated for Best Actress?

I could happen.

Then I continued my little search and discovered another, even more likely contender. Abigail Breslin.
Since her Oscar nomination for "Little Miss Sunshine" she has made a few movies. Not all of them critical darlings, but in every single case she has been praised. Not bad considering she is only twelve and has made eight films since her nom.

For those who do not know, the premise for this film based on the best selling novel, it is this:
The story follows a family in which a daughter has leukemia and her younger sister (Breslin) was conceived to provide a donor match. However, the family is torn apart when, after years of medical procedures, the healthy younger sibling sues her parents for the right to decide how her body is used.
Sounds juicy to me!

An added little bit 'o' info is that Dakota fanning was originally cast to play this, but refused to shave her head. Someone has been taking Diva lessons. I am sure Paris Hilton could have lent her some of her snap on weaves.

Could there be two young nominees in 2009? Plus Keisha Castle Hughes is in "The Vinters Luck" directed by Niki Caro who, in only two films, has directed 3 actresses to Oscar nominees. Plus she directed Keisha to her record breaking nomination in Best Actress.
Lets hear it for the kids.

Of course not all great child performances get the recognition they deserve. Where was Haley Joel Osment's nomination for his far superior work in "A.I."? Or what about "In America's" Bolger sisters? It is not always fair, but it seems the Academy is warming to these young thesps, especially the girls.

So if you would like to take part all you have to do is email me here and let me know your interest and I will email you back a lovely little .jpg to advertise. The deadline for submissions will be July 27th, 2008, and they will be posted on the 28th unless fire, flood, famine or death prevents me. Send in the blog/web link to your submission to my email and I will post away.
Hope you come! It should be fun. (ugh...I rhymed)