Tuesday, May 21, 2013
First point - WHY???
When the original film came out, it was like wow, wrong, funny, what am I watching, did I just wee myself and then came the sequel (Hollywood can't leave alone a success like this - side note please leave Bridesmaids be!) which was fun but just the Hangover does Asia, much like a Getaway special less Catriona Rowntree.
So now the third movie, and only five minutes in you want to storm out of the cinema demanding your hard earned cash back.
Yes it's bad, it's that bad. America has now turned into a place where shit films are attacking the world, The Call, Olympus Has Fallen, just to name a few recent flops which were so average it is definitely not Oscars season.
The reasoning behind making this third film confuses me, it ditches the usual formula and delivers something even more tired. The characters look bored and even a cameo/new role for Melissa McCarthy playing the same role from Bridesmaids and the same role from Identity Thief, it's just let's role out the same old gags and hope for the best. The best doesn't happen, in a packed cinema there were no laugh out loud moments, the cinema seemed almost relived once the highly average Part III concluded.
As far as films go this is rock bottom, it's not a comedy nor of interest or relevance. Thank god there will be no Part IV cause I think you would actually need to pay audiences to attend, laugh and possibly sit through another clapped out instalment.
The Hangover Part III gives a big fat lame ass 0/5
Sorry Hollywood the magic just ain't there, but thanks to a certain witch for getting me in for free, cause honey boo boo child this film isn't even gold coin donation worthy, watch the trailer below and see the carnage unfold in 2.5 minutes:
Monday, May 20, 2013
Released all the way back in February in the USA and now here in the land of Australia, the Rock is back on the big screen after Gi-Joe and the soon to be released Fast & the Furious 200, he is definitely everywhere right now.
So down to the point, as I said last night the Rock and Susan Sarandon in the same film, random or good? Well I must say it had it's moments this film, it did take a while to set up this very easy to understand plot and really it could have been edited better to be slightly shorter and more to the point.
Don't get me wrong I enjoyed it when the action FINALLY kicked in but I must say the start needed a bit more gas.
The Rock and Susan, kind of weird but we all need to make a buck right?
Snitch, it's nothing new but I couldn't help thinking a TV show about cops and lawyers chasing the cartels controlling the drug scene in the USA.
So Snitch it's not going to win any awards but it's easy to watch and for some reason the Rock is easy on the eye, 2.5 Stars.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Morning/Afternoon/Evening dear folk,
In a week of budgets, budget replies, viewers dropping on reality TV, weather getting cooler and people getting their crank on.
Yes with Julia Gillard and co dropping their budget plans this week and Tony Abbott having his say it's definitely the financial time of the year (it's tax time next month ladies) and good news with reality TV, finally people are switching off and embracing either online viewing or something a little more simulating than Ricky Martin talking about God and making music with these random Voice people.
And yes with the weather getting cooler people seem to be getting crankier, especially at shopping centres and car parks (car parks at shopping centres = the worst) and is it time for another Public Holiday yet???
As I take up this BLOG entry I started yesterday, it's been one hell of a weekend, and as I sit down now to watch the UK Graham Norton version of EuroVision I can hardly think about another week of work, sad face.
So tomorrow AM tune in for a review on this film:
Yes the Rock and Susan Sarandon together, random I know..
So yeah that's reviewed tomorrow AM here on Randy Andy and over on Flashing off the Record it's been a huge week well it's been Dance Week and that comes to a close in a couple of hours with this week's countdown posted. Will Daft Punk still be number one? And in June some special music listed posted each Monday on Flashing off the Record, so stay tuned.
Until tomorrow Peace Out!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
So it's almost time for Dexter and True Blood but also launching soon are heaps of new shows which the networks hope will avoid the chopping block and get some good ratings and good reviews as oh so many shows have been cancelled or finished up.
So let's take a look at the good, the bad and the down right ugly.
Australian show from the good old ABC "Rake" gets a US remake, I never caught the Aussie version but it's great to see Aussie shows getting some notice from the US:
Taking a leaf out of the UK books, "Gavin & Stacey" get a remake in the US and it comes in the form of "Us & Them". The UK version was a small show with a lot of heart, this looks like a big over the top badly made American flop. I can't see this one doing all that well.
The NBC has struggled of late, "Smash" has showed that TV can get so bad that impossible to renew this rubbish, the first season had promise and the second season was just all over the place. The heavily promoted "Hannibal" is also on the verge of being cancelled and the shows they have coming your way may even be worse.
Blacklist is yet another crime/spy type show, it looks OK but with Homeland and The Americans is this already a crowded market?
Dracula brings the dreamy Jonathan Rhys Meyers back to the small screen but I must say with True Blood flying high and Vampire Diaries doing great business for the CW is this too an overcrowded area too?
Now to the ABC (The CW - who I usually love - Gossip Girl, 90210, One Tree Hill and now Arrow is coming tomorrow or the next day and if there is anything ace I may share it with you then) and to be honest they have the most exciting shows so far....
Super Fun Nights starring our very own Rebel Wilson so could be a HIT or a massive MISS, she is proving to be a bit of a one trick of late, always being the jolly big girl, but anyway take a look below and see what you think:
Cashing in on all the Superhero films, it's a TV version of all our Marvel favourites, S.H.I.E.L.D welcomes action back to the TV, I think it could be fun, but make up your own mind, check it out below:
Trophy Wife actually looks a lot of fun, it's a sitcom about bad marriages and a man with a few EX's:
Lucky 7 looks like an American version of "Winners & Losers" LOL, have a peek below:
So there is a look at the ABC, they have also had a rough year, Revenge has not performed as well as expected & Grey's Anatomy just keeps rolling on. So let's hope these new shows breathe some life back into the ABC.
In local TV news great news, the Voice's ratings are sliding (which is not a good look heading into live performances) and House Rules had a shocking start, did Channel 7 learn nothing from Channel Ten (Biggest Loser) V Channel Nine (Excess Baggage)? Oh well reality TV your number is almost up.
Don't forget to check out my new music BLOG Flashing off the Record - It's Dance Music Week! Hello booty shaking!
Monday, May 13, 2013
A great family day to be had is Mothers Day but how many families had disagreements or issues yesterday, that is what I wonder. Whenever there is forced family time these hidden issues always seem to rise like a good cake.
But all those family issues aside I must say people watching yesterday was so divine, mums with their daughters, daughters with their mums and grandma's and to be honest who else in the world should we be more thankful for than our mums. Yeah some people think God is the shit but really this woman who gave birth to you spread her legs, shit and piss herself and lost all dignity to have you. This woman has helped you through thick and thin. Mum's are the shit in my books.
I loved people watching and seeing families connect (maybe in my opening only to disconnect if they were your typical Aussie family and get shit faced over lunch) and spend some quality Sunday time together. Broadway shops has never been quieter I must say, it was like lunchtime and everyone had legged it somewhere else.
And no I am not racist saying most Aussie piss it up the wall any chance they can get, I am full Aussie (unfortunately - at times) however I like to think of myself as not the Shire style Aussie, just inner city Aussie who looks at Australia Day parties (other than JJJ Hottest 100 ones) and thinks FML, other countries have culture and traditions, what do we have? Drinking and Celebrity Splash (oh shit that isn't even our own either - NOOOOOOO so all these reality shows have been created OS and then some dumb fat cunt at Nine or Seven thought wow cooking, wow celebrities being apprentices, wow home improvement and the list of fails goes on) and the odd BBQ.
So Mother's Day for me it's all about the positives, FAMILY, TIME TO CHILL & GOOD FOOD.
Other than this rant, I still love music and if you remember last year Frank Ocean's - Channel Orange got my nod of approval & now this year the race is finally on and first up:
Rudimental - Home
And also a new Countdown was also uploaded last night - so check it OUT!
This week hopefully I will catch Spring Breakers but if you love Music (& your Mum) keep an eye on Flashing off the Record for heaps of choice updates!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The third (and possible final) in the Iron Man franchise. Marvel have had some massive success of late with the Avengers featuring Iron Man and the two other Iron Man movies were both hits. The only difference with these films are they are selling more tickets the more movies come out, usually these movies make a sequel and the audience shrinks, then by the third one everyone has moved on.
But Iron Man 3 starts well and ends well and even the middle bits are good. I like Robert Downey Jr and Gwyneth Paltrow and our very own Guy Pearce made a really evil bad guy.
The other bad guy in the film the "Mandarin" was a bit random, see the film and you'll find out why. This could have gone pear shaped but the use of comedy in the Iron Man films made this work OK.
Let's look at the trailer and I will finish off this review:
So it's big action and big action done well, the sequences are big, fab and just work super well. Like Batman's recent dark turn in the Christopher Nolan series and the recent reboot of Spiderman, these less cheesy more realistic films work so much better on the grand action scale.
So who do I recommend this film to:
1. Teenagers - who like action and easy to watch films
2. Young Adults - who also like a bit of humour in there action films
3. Older Comic Book nerds
4. Anyway who needs to escape for just under/over 2 hours
Yeah I don't think many people who aren't too high brow and up themselves would say this is a bad and brainless film, cause if this is the future of action films I like it, let's just hope for another Iron Man film or at least the next instalment of the Avengers.
Iron Man 3, it's fun and Downey Jr is super appealing on screen, 3.75 Stars for the Non 3D version.
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Sydney Comedy Festival winds up this weekend and last night I saw my third and final comic. I have been a bit sexist this festival and stuck to comedians in minority groups, gays or ethnics. Basically gays and ethnics or a mix of the two make great comedians if like me as a young gay being bullied and shit makes you strong + sour = funny!
But I do love my lady comedians and I hope to god Judith Lucy does a new show soon.
So Michael Hing and my final entry in the Who Put the C in Comedy series, so a lot of comparisons can be drawn from Ronny Chieng but really no comparisons to Joel Creasy.
Hing and Chieng make lot's of references to being of Chinese heritage and I think Chieng does this better and with his slightly more aggressive tone it works better. But Hing is still a good storyteller and don't get me wrong but I talked about Hing today. He was born here, speaks only English, other than his appearance he is totally Aussie, he was schooled here and born in the Shire (FML for him) so really he is a total Aussie. To me being Australian has NOTHING to do with appearance but everything to do with you as a person.
All people born/living here are Australian no matter the background, appearance or first language. Australians just need to get off their high horses and take people NOT on face value but as humans.
So after my rant "Occupy White People" kind of does not offend as the title may suggest, he skates around issues and former jobs, he impresses the largely younger crowd and drops the almighty C bomb once.
Michael Hing was entertaining but nothing as ground breaking and fun as Ronny Chieng, Ronny has a way with the audience and when his show is over you just want more, but with Hing I wasn't glad it was over but I had my hour with Hing and that was fine.
So Michael Hing's "Occupy White People", may need a bit more work but it's still fun and sold out so it can't be all bad.
Hing rates 3 stars.