Friday, 18 June 2010

'Convicted' Trailer (previously 'Betty Ann Waters')

So much unintentional laughter was gained from this trailer.
Whoever put this together has done the film a great disservice.
This has 'DRAMA' written all over it, but in a rather cheap 'this is a prestige film.....really......IT IS' way.
Even the snippets of acting leave me cold. Aside from Minnie Driver the rest of the cast really seem to be ACTING (badly) FOR AWARDS ATTENTION.
And do not even get me started on the fact that the ENTIRE PLOT is spelled out. This is obviously not aimed at people with intelligence. Sure it is a true story and we can wiki the outcome, but can we not enjoy and be surprised by the journey?

Does she get him released?

Sad that such an uninspired trailer was made as this is an interesting story.
You all know I am not a fan of the Swank, but I was curious about this file due to the rest of the cast......until today. Maybe the reviews will win me over again, maybe cries of "Driver is BRILLIANT" can get me excited to see it, or maybe the trailer really does give us a preview of what to expect - sentimental, soul inspiring drek.

The faces and hair of Lawyer Hillary

Swank pays tribute to my other least favourite actress - Zellweger.

Pre-lawyer hair. Curly equals powerless (and poor)

She is getting there, but an emotional lawyer does not win cases.

Now that is case winning lawyer hair

Winning me over

Sometimes there is an artist that you like, but who also annoys the crap out of you.
You want to dislike them, but at the same time you are constantly curious about them.
Kate Nash is one of those.
Her lyrics try to hard to be everyday and common, this with her accent makes you visualise her as a whiney brat who probably smells like vodka, cigarettes, hairspray and bubblegum. You imagine her with that "I don't care" messy hair that you know she spent 2 hours to get it like that. She wears clothes that do not flatter her at all, but they are all the rage so as long as she fits in it is ok.

And then, she goes and writes a song so random, so clever and subtle in its self mockery, and also rather insightful without trying, you forgive her and see her for the artist she is.

BBQ food is good
You invite me out to eat it, I should...go
But I'm feeling kind of nervous and not quite myself
So I'm running late on purpose and I know this wont help how things have become between us
But if I go you'll give me hell, and that I dont know how to fix
It is making me unwell

I arrive at your house, but you've just got up
And you are wearing a towel, and your eyes look dark
I help to dry your body, and I see your cut
So I give you a plaster, and we cover it up
I say "Have you been crying?"
And you say "Shut Up"
So we sit in the garden, and touch the grass with our hands

The sun is going down now, and it's been okay
You tell me all the things you did while I was away
And this worries me somewhat
You say you're fine

Can you hear it?
Does it speak?
Will I feel it?
Will it hurt?
Am I near it?
I dont know

I dont know how more people havent got mental health problems
Thinking is one of the most stressful things I've ever come across
And not being able to articulate what I want to say drives me crazy
I think I should read some more books, learn some new words
My sister used to read the dictionary so I'm going to start with that
I'd like to travel
I want to see India and the pyramids, a whale and that race with all the bicycles in France
I'm not sure about rivers, they scare me, but I love swimming, I'm good at it
And when I swim I count the laps, and this helps me relax
When I was younger I saw a house burn down
I walked past it for the next six years, derelict, black, chalky and dangerous
I wondered if squatters lived there
I'm still not sure but I know there were never any parties cuz its a shit-hole
After a while the council got round to tidying the town
They decided it was an eyesore so they tore it down
Behind the house was a wall with a few bits of crappy graffiti and the word 'Cunt' written in giant letters
And now I walk past that

I like going to the park, and I like walking through it
I like taking my dogs there
And friends, and I like being alone
I like being able to shout, but I wish I could be quiet
When I'm quiet people just think I'm sad, and usually I am
Sometimes when I'm at a really noisy train station
Somewhere with the fast trains like Kings Cross
I feel like putting down my bags and shouting things out because I've got something to say

Don't you want to share the guilt?
Don't think, just try and sleep

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Mini Review - 'Kick-Ass'

Finally! Michael has seem a film in 2010!!!!
F*ck what everyone is saying about the movie being irresponsible for making horrific violence a laughing matter.
This is cartoon violence, and the whole film is seen from a completely f*cked up point of view.

But what a thrilling point of view it is:
Bad guys getting ripped apart by everyday people.
Just wonderful.

I for one was cheering from behind covered eyes as a 10 year old girl laid waste to a room full of revolting and evil drug dealers.
Heck a lot of pretty ugly and morally disgusting men were chopped up in this film and I for one loved it.
I also freely admit I have a very warped idea of justice and how to improve the world, and fully appreciate that some people should really be wiped from the face of the earth, or have an missile shot into their chests.

Grade A-

'Never Let Me Go' Trailer

This trailer now elevates this film to my most anticipated list.
Reading the book was completely emotional. It begs to ask the question of what makes us human, even when we are not supposed to be.
Judging from the trailer it appears one of my pet peeves in film has been squashed, the casting of children to portray the younger version of the same character, who look nothing like their adult counterparts. They have managed to get it right without having to rely on having the same hairstyle.
This film looks like it will be a beautiful and completely emotional experience.
Can not wait.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

'Somewhere' trailer

Ohhhh!!! Emmmm!!! Geeeeee!!!!

Dakota is going to be so pissed off if Elle gets one first! Could Sophia be doing a Mickey Rourke with Stephen Dorff?

Summer Mix Tape 2010

Well here is my annual Summer mix tape sponsored by Murphy - my little monster/darling kitty.
I am sure there will be a part II with late summer releases, but this is what I am listening to this summer. Yes, some of these songs are 2009, but they fit my 'now' so well that they have to be here. Enjoy! xxx

From left to right:
José Gonzalez – ‘Heartbeats’
Beach House – ‘Norway’
Mumford and Sons – ‘Little Lion Man’
Maccabees – ‘Dinosaurs’
Marina and the Diamonds – ‘Obsessions’

Jack Peñate – ‘Pull My Heart Away’
Kate Nash – ‘Don’t You Want to Share The Guilt’
Passion Pit – ‘Sleepyhead’
Keane – ‘Stop For a Minute’
VV Brown – ‘This Charming Man’

Plan B – ‘She Said’
Rihanna – ‘Te Amo’
Macy Grey – ‘Lately’
Nikki & Rich – ‘Next Best Thing’
Caro Emerald – ‘A Night Like This’

Janelle Monae – ‘Tightrope’
Florence and the Machine - ‘Dog Days are Over’
Miike Snow – ‘The Rabbit’
Hurts – ‘Better Than Love’
Kylie – ‘All the Lovers’

Groove Armada – ‘Paper Romance’
Robyn – ‘Dancing on my Own’
M.I.A. – ‘XXXO’
Faithless – ‘Not Going Home’
Kelis -‘4th of July’

Monday, 14 June 2010

'The Extra Man' trailer

Where does Oscar love come from? Or more importantly which actors are actually loved?
I ask this because although they gave Kevin Kline an Oscar for 'A Fish Called Wanda' they have never invited him back, despite awards attention elsewhere. Is once more than enough for some actors?
He is apparently wonderful in this film - doubtful it will translate being 'lite'