Saturday, March 8, 2014
Oh Liam Neeson, smile for me, at least once? Non-Stop it's the non stop new action/thriller which I just couldn't see before travelling across the pond to Bali. But here now is a smart and fun cinema experience lead by Neeson and the divine Julianne Moore. Moore is just so wonderful and excels at being a woman who can be classy whilst being in a very generic picture like Non-Stop.
And generic is not a bad thing cause I actually really liked this film. So if you want a bit of background, check this out:
What was generic though was the 2 upcoming super hero films, really? More? I must admit though I do like me some Captain America action.
Anyway back to Non-Stop and look if you want a fun, no thoughts required ride at your local cinema, then give this one a go. It also features Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o. Yes even in a small role she is 12 years of FAB in my eyes.
So get behind this little screen gem, 4 NON STOP Stars.
OMG PHARRELL is in the house in like 2 hours, check my music blog Flashing off the Record for my detailed account of Pharrell and Sydney's Future Music Festival 2014 xo
Thursday, March 6, 2014
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
So at the super stylish Garuda Indonesia lounge at the new Bali airport with loads of Aussie bogans, oii is it right if I flick the cricket on the telly, I can do it meself? Oh dear, why are we the new Americans of travel? Shoes off, bad tattoo's and Bintang singlets, oh so many Bingtang singlets.
Australia we really need to pull our socks up (that's if we stop wearing thongs, on flights and anywhere where it's probably better if shoes are on and present.
Yes I am one of those ABC types Tony Abbott feels is not on Australia's side, that's because I respect other cultures, think living in the Shire could possibly be like a life sentence in prison and also don't believe in religion. Well Buddhism is cool but Christians? Good for you but what is it your marketing? Preying on people who feel they need something in their lives and that is an eftpos machine handed around a preaching session, no thanks honey boo boo.
So bogan rant and Australia, come on rant done and dusted (at least for tonight) and onto saying how much I loved Bali, the kind staff at the St Regis and L hotels. Just divine and happy people, the people I saw, the smiles, the passion for being, just sublime.
Thanks to all the people who gave me a hair cut, did my mannies and peddies, massaged me raw with green tea oil, candled out my ear wax and to all the food folk, you rock and make Bali so lovely.
So that's it from Bali, more film reviews, rants and general fun coming soon. Until then good night Bali, morning Sydney, I've sorted of missed you. x
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
So it's come time (so soon, I know) for the final day to come on this my first trip for 2014.
Bali has been swell and yesterday we had an ace cruise including snorkelling, banana boat rides and village tours. Really nice and full on day. Have not missed Australia once, however I did have to laugh when the chief butler at this fine establishment I am camped out said: "I used to call Australia home but that mother fucker in charge right now has no idea or heart". Couldn't have put it better myself.
With all the drama in Russian the Russians are sure out in force here, speedos, leopard print bikinis and zero modesty around the poor Balinese, one man in speedos belly was such a work of art, in the pool he made a new island.
Why are older Russian men fat as fuck and think speedos = ok?
Alright so other than our PM being a tool, seeing too much Russian belly and seeing too much sun this little piggy is off to the final breakfast buffet. Sad face xoxo
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Good Afternoon/Evening (depending on time zone) dear readers:
Yes live here in Bali after a massive buffet lunch and man has sugar free February now become a distant memory. Sugar free remainder of March is looking good.
So we are off to Nusa Dua in a wee bit and off to trial the St Regis after loving Seminyak and all it has to offer. Man it has been nice having a driver, I could so get used to that.
Well quiet post before we pack our shit and move on. Hope anyone who attended Mardi Gras last night enjoyed themselves and had a drink for Mr Nile and his Christian democrats.
Until tomorrow from Nusa Dua, bye bye xoxo
Saturday, March 1, 2014
So it's like only 7:30pm over here in beautiful Bali whereas at home maradi gras Sydney would be in full swing (and I'm sure Fred Nile is beside himself) and March 2 is round the corner. Yes Summer is over so I have departed Sydney for some last minute Bali summertime.
Yes so Waterbom got a look in today (second time there and I love it), had an amazing pedicure and just had a traditional Balinese massage (less a happy ending - sorry Fred Nile).
Day three tomorrow of the holiday and already it's onto hotel two and destination two. Today I am bound for Nusa Dua from sunny Seminyak.
We will leae behind the lovely L Hotel and make room in our hearts for the St Regis.
Oh the luxury as I wait till the morning to collect my washing from the local laundry lady, all for an outrageous $1.50 AUD.
So here we re Bali take two and the end of Summer is now here. My music blog does mot rest whilst I'm away, I'll have the hottest 20 songs of Summer 13/14 tomorrow and Monday am this weeks biggest 20 tunes. Google Flashing off the Record.
Until then, selamat malam from Bali x
Friday, February 28, 2014
Or in the rest of the World known as "That Awkward Moment". The real only awkward moment is how unfunny this film actually is. Yes Zac Efron is growing into one of the most handsome men ever to live and he keeps his clothes off for a lot of this bro-mance film but even that and equally cute as pie Michael B Jordan (less top) don't save this sinking rom com.
Online it has been slammed however the box office has still done OK.
Look it's a Valentine's film and the last at my look of love and maybe the equal worst (tie with Labor Day) of the season. However Efron's sex scenes place it just behind the recently viewed and loved Endless Love.
Let's take a look at the trailer and y'all can make up your own mind:
Miles Teller does a better job here than The Spectacular Now, but only just, again wasted most of the time, however he really was the shining star from the recently rebooted version of Footloose.
So it's not all bad Zac Efron really is ageing well and Michael B Jordan has a body to die for, so it kept to a tight running time (like Jordan's stomach, mmmmmm) so I will pass this one at 2.5 Stars.