Friday, 21 November 2008

'Coraline' trailer

My biggest problem with animated films, especially those that veer towards the dark end of things, is that they never actually go dark enough. 'Coraline' looks like it may actually do just this, but we will have to wait and see. Looks wonderful though.

'The Wrestler' trailer

I am having the strange feeling that this is going to sneak in and score big time with the Oscars. It just looks like it will be a truly emotional film.

'Nothing But the Truth' trailer

Now I may have to re-think this. Looks to be pretty good and I am thinking Verma may actually make it in. don't you?

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

I am back!

Flew back last night from Cape Town. It was an amazing place and I cannot wait to go back. While I was there I met Sir Ian McKellen, who was dancing his heart out at the local gay club.

We resume normal posting as soon as I detox all this wine out of my system! There is so much to catch up on!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Rating Remakes

And not the movie versions.

I just recently discovered that Robyn's Cobrastyle was not in fact an original track (I sometimes embarrass myself with my lack of knowledge)

Here is the original version by The Teddy Bears:

And now Robyn's cover:

Which do you like better?

Musical Four Way

From left to right

1) Little Jackie – The World Should Revolve Around Me.
Isn’t that the anthem for the human race! Well I have gone one a lot about Imani Coppola before as her first single is one that should have been a HUGE hit! She has now teamed up with Michael Mangini who produced her first album and together they form Little Jackie. Her hopes are that this new venture is successful enough that she is able to pursue her dream of developing artists herself. Being half black and half Italian she has never found that she fits in with any race, which shows in her genre and race defying music.

2) Goldfish – Soundtracks and Comebacks.
Cape town is sure releasing some fantastic music. It is the home to one of the most exciting live electronica acts in the world. They take their incendiary multiple-instrument live act across the globe, with sold-out shows from Ibiza to Tokyo, from Dubai to Cannes. They open for electronica giants Fatboy Slim, Mr Scruff, The Audio Bullys, Paul van Dyk, Pete Tong and Stereo MC’s. They are hailed as the Re-invention of the DJ, and voted best live act in South Africa. Buy their album!

3) The Presets – My People
Coming across as the unholy union of Duran Duran and Basement Jaxx this Sydney based dance punk band has been highly successful in their home country. Their latest album ‘Apocalypso’ has been a huge critical success back home. Now they need to cross over to the UK! You should totally check out their myspace page for more of their dark and sexy electro and their tour dates. Should they be coming to a town near you, check them out!

4) The Veronicas - Untouched
This is the sexy, glamorous pop-tastic version of Tegan and Sarah, in that they are twin sisters. Ok a bad comparison because they are so different. But these girls are HUGE in their native Australia. So far they have no made it huge across the various ponds, but they have a big internet following (which ifs how I found them). I am totally loving this song, and the album is not half bad either. They get their name from Veronica in the Archie comics, the rich bitch prick tease that Archie was obsessed over. Love them even more now.

Make mine a Mojito

God I love Mojito’s. On a hot summer evening is there anything better and more refreshing than this? I think I drunk my weight in these this past summer.

Born and raised in the Nehterlands (where Peter Pan lives) he started his career as a DJ at 15. Right now he is riding high on the success of his first hit single called the Mojito Song.

Pulsing and very minimalist, this should get your hips gyrating.