Tuesday, 15 November 2011
According to the nursery rhyme, girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice, while boys are made of frogs and snails and puppy dogs’ tails… hey, that just means we taste good (according to the French) and can wag our butts when we’re happy! But the basic out-take is that boys are messy and know how to find trouble, which the boys from The Hangover can certainly attest to when they find themselves up the River of Kings in Bangkok without a paddle. Can Bradley Cooper schmooze his way out of this one in order to get his homies home safe? Or will he need to channel the charm of some of the most lovable rogues in movie history. Here’s four of our fave smooth-talkers who can find their way out of trouble as swiftly as they get themselves into it.
All Ferris wanted was a day off, but with the odds stacked against him this crafty youngster had to use all his wits, cunning and charm just to skip school. Afterall, thwarting a resentful sister, dodging a school principal determined to bring him down, singing an impromptu rendition of Twist and Shout in the Von Steuben Day Parade, and getting Cameron’s dad’s Ferrari back unscathed is no mean feat. Mmm, well, three out of four ain’t bad.
Convincing guys to beat the heck out of each other as a way to appreciate life to the full… now that takes some sweet talkin’! Yep, Fight Club’s handsome, self-assured, and frequently bruised Tyler Durden is the kinda guy who could sell ice to the Eskimoes, even if that smooth smile of his comes with a bumpy fat lip. But there’s just something about him that’s too good to be real, don’t you think?
There are some guys who have a phobia about commitment… then there’s Van Wilder, who’s having so much fun boozing and schmoozing his way through college, he has a phobia about graduating! After seven years at uni, he’s become the ultimate party boy. But when his father cuts off all funding, what’s a slick smooth-talker to do… but turn his passion into a profession! Who needs to graduate anyway, those dorky caps will just give you hat-hair!
A guy who owns a private jet that comes complete with poles for his harem of exotic dancers is a party boy to be reckoned with! Meet Tony Stark (aka Iron Man), our favourite all-time superhero. Why? Because he’s not struggling with a haunted past, he’s not languishing in regret or burdened by responsibility. No way, he’s far too busy having fun with his gadgets and girls and cars and squillions of dollars! Hands up who wants to be Tony Stark! Yeah, you said it brother!
Monday, 26 September 2011
Saturday, 24 September 2011
Behold Fringe, a series that’s CSI meets X-Files created by J.J.Abrams (Super 8, Star Trek, Lost). In a nutshell, Walter (John Noble) is a crazy lovable genius, Peter (Joshua Jackson) is his estranged streetwise son, and Agent Dunham (Aussie actress Anna Torv) is simply trying to solve the crimes through the chaos.
Fascinating, intelligent, witty, compelling and quite possibly the most inventive thing in a box since matches!
Oh and did I mention the artwork for this show is FUCKING GORGEOUS!
Friday, 23 September 2011
A-ha! We knew it was a conspiracy! It seems the 1969 trip to the moon was not so that the astronauts could take one giant step for mankind; it was so they could do a sneaky Michael Jackson moonwalk to the dark side of the moon where they investigated a crashed spaceship!
Now 42 years later, the race is on between the Autobots and the Decepticons to reach the secret cargo first, before a space portal opens that will lead to a full-scale invasion of Earth where humankind will either be obliterated, assimilated or turned into Nespresso machines.
Hold onto your Allspark because we think this is arguably the best Transformers yet! Why? Well, firstly, there’s a new writer on board to give us less bickering, more butt-kicking. Secondly, the new support cast is stellar including Patrick McDreamy Dempsie and Oscar-winner Frances McDormand. And lastly, Megan Fox shot herself in the stiletto and has been replaced by the equally gorgeous, less lofty, more likeable Rosie Huntington-Whitely (mmm, do you think she’s British?).
In a nutshell, Dark of the Moon rocks moonrocks!
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Say hello to my little friend! That’s right, the world’s greatest rags-to-gangster-riches tale—starring Al Pacino in what is arguably his best performance ever—is now available on Blu Ray, with more features than a machine-gun full of bullets including an all-new doco, deleted scenes, picture-in-picture interviews, plus one of the coolest Blu Ray features ever created: the Scarface Scoreboard where you can count the number of “F” words used and tally the number of bullets fired throughout the film! AWESOMENESS!
Monday, 19 September 2011
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song! It's got such a dynamic, such a dialogue between two people telling the reasons for a break-up from two different points of view. Gotye is a musical genius!
Following the death of his parents, a young veterinarian student abandons his studies in search of the answers to life… answers he may well find when he joins a traveling circus to work as the animals’ carer. But as Jacob (Robert Pattinson… yes, don’t giggle, he’s started up his own Team Jacob) falls in love with Marlena (Reese Witherspoon), tragedy looms larger than a bigtop as Marlena’s cruel and possessive husband August (Christophe Waltz) begins to suspect the blossoming romance between his wife and the circus vet.
Told in flashbacks and set largely during the Great Depression, this tale of love, life and loss (based on Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel) is just like a great circus act—spectacular-looking, compelling and breathtakingly beautiful. Breaking out of his Twilight mold, Pattinson does an exceptional job as the film’s hero; Witherspoon notches up another great romantic performance; and if you’re a movie producer looking for a good villain, you need to call Waltz’s agent… right now!
Sunday, 18 September 2011
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Last Sunday, Aussie actor Andy Whitfield passed away age 39. The star of the break-out TV hit SPARTACUS was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in March 2010, but was initially expected to overcome the cancer. Starz Entertainment, the creator of the TV series, held off making a second season as long as possible in anticipation of Andy's recovery. Unfortunately it never came.
Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht said: "We were fortunate to have worked with Andy in SPARTACUS and came to know that the man who played a champion on-screen was also a champion in his own life."
Andy, farewell and thank you!
Great movie, great song! :)
No, it’s not a battle between your favourite jelly lolly and a sports enery drink… this is much more serious! Can sexy singing sensations Debbie Gibson and Tiffany stop the Florida Glades from turning into a monster mushpit before it’s too late? Having asked that question, I'm not too sure why the cover art is set in a cityscape when most of the movie takes place in a swamp. But who cares? Attention all fans of mega-sized reptiles, prehistoric killer-fish and mutant creature features of all descriptions… this is a must-see!
Of course, if you can't be bothered sitting through the entire movie, check out this awesome montage of very creative death scenes!
God bless the internet and its web of intrigue, tangling us up in its maze of curiosity, leading us from one thread to another. After posting the STA ad, I stumbled across this little gem of a short film featuring the Andrew Lees, the hottie in the STA commercial. I think this is so true for all of us on so many levels!
I think Top 5 lists in general will always cause debate, but discussion is a good thing. As for my own Top 5 lists, they're a mix of taste, quality and a good dose of nostalgia. I thought I'd kickstart my Top 5 lists with a man I truly love: James Bond! So without any further ado, here's my Top 5 Bond flicks.
5. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
4. THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
3. LIVE AND LET DIE
1. CASINO ROYALE
And as an extra bonus for my first Top 5 list, below is officially the worst James Bond movie poster ever. Poor Ghana, they obviously missed out on the official artwork! :(
Poor Tucker and Dale. Sure, they ain’t handsome or popular with the ladies, and when the good Lord was handing out brains, well, Tucker and Dale were probably off fishin’. But they’re decent, honest folk who never hurt anyone… at least not until the day they chose to spend the weekend away at their humble little ‘fixer-upper’ cabin in the woods.
That’s when those preppy teens on a camping trip stumble upon poor Tucker and Dale and instantly assume them to be a pair of inbred, hillbilly, chainsaw-weilding killers, leaving Tucker and Dale with no choice but to fend for themselves against such Evil good looks!
The classic kids-on-a-camping-trip teen horror is turned on its head (and thrown into the wood-chipper) in this hilarious splatter-comedy!