Oh happy Thursday Ladies and Ladies, it's time to get moist. But real quick episode 8 of Wentworth this week, fucking hell, this show just gets better and better. However I will never forgive the producers, writers and creatives for allowing episode 7 (if my old and poor memory serves me) to go on with no Will Jackson AKA Robbie Magasiva.
Leaking a new 2015-2016 show this early a good marketing effort or piracy on a large scale? Well since CBS don't seem bothered I think the CBS marketing team tried an old HBO/Showtime tactic to get some extra column inches and early support and reaction behind the pilot of one of their most anticipated new titles of the upcoming TV season.
Yes it's Memorial Day Long Weekend over in the US so plenty of people will be hitting the torrents for TV and material to view so this could not have happened at a better time. I blogged about the trailer a wee while ago (CLICK HERE) and I must say after watching it I was mostly impressed with the star cast (Calista Flockhart (major return to TV), Jeremy Jordan (fresh from Smash's cancellation) and even a Dean Cain appearance - cute) with Melissa Benoist (formerly of Glee fame) playing the main role of Supergirl.
Apparently the show is set to debut in November, meaning this show has leaked almost 6 months early, wow!
So what did I actually think? After talking up Marvel the other day DC Comics are also starting to fire up. Will it be a hit? Who knows there has been a lot of flops lately but also a lot of surprise successes so time will tell and let's be honest we have around another 6 months to see episode 2.
Supergirl it has promise, it looks amazing but will we be burnt out by super hero TV shows/movies by November? Who knows but if the Avengers sequel is anything to go by there is still loads of cash to be made in the super hero game.
I will be giving you more verdicts on more shows as a few more wrap up for their respective seasons or for good (looking at you Nurse Jackie after 7 seasons), so stay tuned dear readers. For now, GOOD MORNING xOxO
However if Russia had have won? Would that have been fair after all they have done in recent years, months? I won't dwell on that but I was worried after the first 20 countries voted. I kept thinking the song was terrible, it's Russia and well it's Russia.
Now to the great things Eurovision did, build bridges. In a time of a refugee crisis, large scale natural disasters are almost monthly, the death penalty still exists and we have a large number of right wing (FAR right wing) commentators preaching to Australia to make Australia more conservative, kept out dated traditions and continue along, just act oblivious, Abbott is doing fine, the world isn't warming or changing, just follow the leader.
Yes the world has it's issues but music and unity can heal and repair damages done by the rich and powerful, the church and the young lives they destroyed (thank god for the royal commission) and people power can make change, look at Ireland.
I am gay and don't really care for marriage, I think the whole tradition is dying a slow death and divorce (now at times celebrated by divorce parties - what?) is on the rise. Marriage once the union between man and woman, a piece of paper, an expense day and in Australia a day most people get shit faced and end up having a family blue.
Eurovision was a giant party that celebrated the good, the bad and some woeful pop music. Guy Sebastian did Australia proud and has really grown on me. Not only has he grown into his looks, he has grown into his music. Idol often spat out and rejected it's alumni however Guy and Jess seem to have real staying power. And then are the outsiders like Lisa Mitchell and Matt Corby who were embraced by Triple J and the indie kids of this nation.
But mostly Eurovision is watched by over 2 million viewers, parties are held all around Europe and the world (it's not just the gays now in Australia that love Eurovision) and music is celebrated for one night. Much like the Hottest 100 in Australia, Eurovision is a musical institution and has stood the test of time for 60 years now.
We need more events like this that allow language barriers to be dropped, political agendas to be put aside and for the world to let their hair down and not take itself seriously for a night. Budget surplus, deficit is all fine and well but what about society and people's well being? Have we forgot the terrible stats in this nation for mental health and suicide.
So at the end of the day, music speaks all languages and fun and good times must be celebrated and more common place. It felt like forever we remembered a war from 100 years ago, we have journalists defending the un-defendable (I'm looking at you George Pell) and the budget woes continue. Life is short, so let's be thankful for Eurovision and the bridges they built in 2015, the year of un-winable wars and the divide between wrong and right, rich and poor and of course class warfare introduced by those smart folk in Canberra.
When I first saw the trailer for MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, I thought to myself (and possibly out loud) PASS. However when I sat in on a full audience (very mixed, heavy on date night couples, yes on a Sunday) last night I found myself completely on that Fury Road.
The cast are fantastic, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron lead Aussie and abroad actors in this wonderful apocalyptic road movie.
The action scenes are BIG, the stunts are mad crazy and the cars, oh the cars.
Mad Max is I'm going to say it, the BIGGEST Australian film of 2015, George Millers 4th film in this franchise now with the use of great effects will easily go down on your end lists as one of the best films of 2015.
It hasn't been a great couple of years for Aussie films lately and with George Brandis handing out the arts grants don't expect another great film anytime soon. We will get conservative period piece after period piece. Men expect to get yours rags on Brandis's taste.
So Mad Max Fury Road, whoever marketed this film did a great job as I had no interest at first but once it opened I could hardly wait to get my sorry and cold ass off to the cinema.
Mad Max: Fury Road, it's the fourth film in the franchise so fittingly it gets a solid sandy and mad 4 shiny stars.
Like The Best Exotic Marigold, some films are a great once off, but the sequel is just not as good, is this the case with PITCH PERFECT 2, well read on my pretties.
The whole were back Pitches campaign is AWESOME, however the writing is on the wall, where will film 3 go? Unlike Spy, Pitch Perfect has a largely young/teen following so a lot of the gross out R rated humour is off limits. Also with Spy you get the violence and fun that allows men to come along with their girlfriends or men to get along for the action ride too, Pitch Perfect it's girls and gays. I am the latter.
I liked the first film, but didn't love it, I liked Glee but didn't love it, I stayed with it for 6 seasons for the end game and I will stay with the Pitch Perfect series but it is definitely not perfect. And especially after seeing a high standard comedy like Spy the night before.
I had lower expectations than Spy, but still at times these were never meet. Rose Byrne is a wonderful export, Rebel Wilson (at times like Melissa McCarthy) is a major one trick pony. Labelling yourself as Fat Amy is a little too much. At least Melissa McCarthy makes fun of herself and appearance in a more mature Judith Lucy way.
I was mildly amused by the majority of this film (mainly ElizabethBanks (fab commentator (character) who is multi talented and also directs and produces the film & her co commentator the fab John Michael Higgins) and I do love Anna Kendrick she is totally fantastic and a lot better in this than "Into the Woods".
Look it worked on most levels it was just a shame I saw this after a totally flawless film. Pitch Perfect 2, it's not perfect but it is a damn sight better than the last few Glee outings and leaps and bounds ahead of that train wreck Smash Season 2.
Pitch Perfect 2, it's a solid 3 Star film, however for Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Banks I am giving it 3.5 Stars. So if you have kids or want something less smutty than Spy this comedy is for you.
It's not often that I laugh, squirm, make irritating noises all in the name of comedy, but SPY wet my whistle in a very good way.
From the get go this film just nails it! Paul Feig completely returns to the form we once saw in Bridesmaids, yes Bad Teacher and The Heat had their moments but this is simply Bridesmaids funny.
Melissa McCarthy is on point but more surprisingly Rose Byrne is a complete machine. She is stunning and wildly funny whilst having one of the most horrid hairdo's of 2015.
Jason Statham and Jude Law are well in this action/comedy and both wok extremely well. Miranda Hart and Allison Janney are just BRILLIANT. Such a great range of amazing women in this film and yes conservative men out there, they..... SWEAR. Fuck me they swear and they let rip. I tricking love it.
This film if done well would always top my end of year lists and its all there, Byrne, McCarthy, Feig's fab writing and the delivery from all the cast including a cameo from 50 Cent is just bang on. I am nervous to see Pitch Perfect 2 now as I think it will be lame in comparison.
Oh SPY, this weekends MUST see film, I loved every minute of it, and I am going all over the top, a flawless, divine, laugh out loud as hell 5 Stars.