Saturday, August 29, 2015

EP Feature Week About to Wrap Up

It's been another great week of music including a heap of killer new releases but this week has all been about the EP, today it's Golden Features turn for their XXIV EP.

Thursday it was all about local EP Japanese Wallpaper and yesterday it was the audio visual EP from FKA Twigs. Tomorrow will see one last EP from a couple of international kids.

So live from Canberra it's time to have a look at some of this week's key releases too:

Friday, August 28, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015

RICKI AND THE FLASH is one of those feel good movies that has an ending so fun and one that makes you smile ear to ear that you neglect some of the not so good nor polished middle bits in the film.

I know feel good endings (including a catchy tune and a dance routine) can hide a lot of flaws in movies and this movie is a long way from perfect but the ageing rocker played by Meryl hides little of the flaws until that very ending.

It has it's moments (unfortunately a lot are featured in the above trailer) and Meryl is key in this film, but overall it is just a bit of light fluff.

If you need some escapism this weekend and you are a fan of Meryl this is for you, I wish I saw this with my Mum as I think it's aimed squarely at the 55+ group. Meryl and her Flash mob rate 3 fun, light and easy Stars.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Two TOTALLY Awesome Shows that debuted this US Summer/Aussie Winter

I missed the entire week to week run of UnREAL but I am super pleased to be smashing through the ten episode series one in one big binge session as this show is completely blowing my mind.

However don't take my mind for it, check this out!

Don't get me wrong the Bachelor is one of the worst shows on Free to Air TV in Australia right now, but this is so good and enjoys showing the dark side of this match making BULLSHIT.

Next was a sure fire hit, Fear the Walking Dead has broken drama debut records and did not disappoint, the first episode was full of suspense and has great potential, I was left wanting more.

If you are a fan of the Walking Dead, well you are gonna love this prequel series. Such a good first episode it's no doubt AMC are rubbing their hands together overjoyed that a second series of this popular new series will debut in 2016. The Walking Dead Season Six will directly follow this brilliant new series after a short but sweet 6 episode blood bath.

I can hardly wait for the new American Winter/Aussie Summer shows to air as I will bring you loads of reviews and views on these new (and returning shows) soon.

Tomorrow it's back to the movies x

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

EP Feature Week Continues..

Kucka on Monday, Birds of Tokyo yesterday and today we feature Dillon Francis "This Mixtape is Free".

Dillion Francis has teamed up with some of the biggest names in dance for this EP including Calvin Harris, Skrillex & Chromeo to name a few. Dillon Francis rose to fame with the Get Low track with DJ Snake and has been on the climb ever since.

It's EP Feature Week and I am having a blast sharing 7 of this years best EP's with y'all.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015

After seeing the Fault in Our Stars, comes another Teen Cancer Coming of Age film, ME & EARL & THE DYING GIRL. Released at Sundance in January and in the US in June I saw a preview screening here in Australia prior to it's release early next month.

I have little to no respect for films held back from release in Australia after being screened in the US for months, it's no wonder piracy is alive and well. Hello worldwide release dates.

It's 2015 and this is still an issue, I'm bored already so onto the film.

Not as obvious a heart string puller as the previous film I mentioned the Fault in Our Stars but still covers a lot of the same ground. Sad but true the last to films have covered similar ground. Southpaw was similar to the Fighter and any other boxing film and this even could be compared a little to My Sisters Keeper.

This said Earl aka Ronald Cyler II is brilliant! And Molly Shannon isn't half bad either, however Ronald steals the show BIG time. So impressed by this guy and apparently he is coming to a HBO screen near you soon. Can't wait to see more of this kid, his comic timing is beyond brilliant.

That said I found bits of this film irritating and drawn out. Don't get me wrong I usually get totally moist for an awkward coming of age film however this was was average at best however had real heart so I will give it 3 Stars. It was above average with heart but lacked originality.

Monday, August 24, 2015

EP Feature Week, Starts NOW!

Another Feature Week has commenced over at Flashing Off the Record, check it, it's EP Feature Week, you know those Mini Albums which don't have enough songs for a full album? I believe and so does Diplo that the full album is dying out, EP's and singles are the future.

So let's kick it off with an outing to Perth to the singer of the moment, not just on her own tracks but on some super features, it's KUCKA and her EP UNCONDITIONAL.

Here are some key Kucka tracks:

The bottom two tracks can be found on the Unconditional EP which is out NOW! Big love to you Kucka on this Wet Winter Monday, until tomorrow, it's EP Feature Week...

Saturday, August 22, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015

Receiving hit and miss reviews what will this hit and miss film lover say about SOUTHPAW?

With a soundtrack produced by Eminem and a fairly strong cast on paper Southpaw should be getting great reviews, and with solid box office takings this film is far from a flop, however there is no new ground covered here. Unless you look closely (and I) at Jake Gyllenhaal's abs. Man is he ripped or what in this film.

There is one scene straight out of a Men's Health DVD where Jake and opponent Miguel Gomez do these mad ab routines which left me after a long cold Winter feeling rather out of shape.

That all aside the soundtrack, produced and probably costing a butt load of coin was hardly used, I thought it would be like one monster Music Video, that never happened.  The Weeknd's great old hit "Wicked Games" was heard weakly under a rather tame sex scene and the lead single "Phenomenal" is used briefly.

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed this tale of redemption however it was slightly over long, Rachel McAdams made a good return to a decent project after the dreadful True Detective.

Look there are a lot of great films out this week, and this is worth seeing but maybe just a bit after you check out the awesome Australian tale Last Cab to Darwin or Trainwreck.

Southpaw it's good just not great, 2.5 Passing Ab Stars, Jake you are ripped dog!