Friday, March 27, 2015

Another Day Closer to Easter


I can hardly believe next weekend is a dreamy four day weekend. A Weekend where you eat as many hot cross buns as humanly possible or Cream Eggs, a weekend where business shut their doors no matter their faith and generally Sydney city slows right down.

I love the idea of four days off but the pre Easter cunt fest of this is due now, that was due yesterday bores the pants of me. Come on people get yo shit together.

That said today is the day after having an extremely gruelling day yesterday I am flicking my weave and moving on. Life is too short, really at the end of the day I am healthy, have an amazing family, the greatest of friends and live in a wonderful part of town. I talked to some many people yesterday who were also having shitty days/weeks/this year. And I want you all to join me in turning shit round.

So I am done with negative people once and for all, I have said this before but today I am taking my fear of conflict to a new level. If you say something negative today to me look out. You might cop one of these:

1. Do you live in a war torn country?
2. Are you terminally ill?
3. Will someone be hurt or potentially die by a choice you make today?

So people let's stop complaining, move on and if something isn't your passion or you are sick of being in a dead end job, don't project your hate, move on. Life is too short.

On a happier note, happy Friday for those who don't have to work on the weekend or if you like your job all the better.

So if someone tries to bring the negative Nancy today, flip it on them, could you get out of bed this morning without physically struggling? Answer yes, well shut the fuck up. Randy Andy out?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

SYD to MEL, SYD to NEW


Yes it's on the road time again for the old BLOG this time nice local travel. Stay tuned for posts from regional NSW (Newcastle) and Melbourne city. With the Easter Show rolling into town I could not think of a better time to escape all the power prams and vile school holiday crowd.

There is a certain thing as you get older, you care less about children if you don't have them. The thought of being around a bunch of them whilst there parents try and have a "normal" adult existence and let them run wild throughout my beloved Broadway shops is enough to drive me back to the drink.

My other pet hate is hearing friends who are on Facebook (I am not and will never cross over to the dark side of Facebook) complain all their friends post is kid pics, kid shit and general dribble. Well I have news for your people, life without Facebook is fucking tops. And life with a new Netflix series (Bloodline - from the creators of Damages) is oh so good.

Life can be simple and amazing if you make it, if you want to avoid hearing about things you detest (i.e. Liberal campaigns for the NSW election) life without Facebook is bliss. I love people, don't get me wrong, I love kids as long as they are not fucking me off but I don't want it in my face 24/7.

So please dear people who complain to me about Facebook, the time is now, live a stress free (or a less stressful) life and care less what others do/say. It's your own personal race with your own goals, so learn to enjoy your own time, or as Kylie said Enjoy Yourself. Full Stop.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015


Liam Neeson returns after the god awful cash grab Taken 3, this time with RUN ALL NIGHT.



Action films don't get much better than this, easy to follow plot, a car chase, some shot outs and men with voices like gravel.

Liam Neeson is perfect in this film and should have substituted Taken 3 for just another generic film like this where he has a son instead of a daughter, he tries to save his sons family in place of rescuing his daughter or saving his ex wife.

Common is hardly recognisable as a trained assassin and I remember back to the day I just loved his music. Ed Harris is the generic bad guy with a bad son and so the story goes on.

Look this covers NO new ground what so ever but when one worked all weekend, a Monday film was a fucking treat!

This will not be everyone's cup of tea and nor will it be at the cinema for long but I give it 3 solid Neeson Stars.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Fucking Hell, is it almost Logies time again...


My picks in red but boy O boy the TV Week readers (Most Popular categories are piss weak):


TV WEEK GOLD LOGIE — Most Popular Personality on Australian TV
• Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America, Nine
Network)
• Asher Keddie (Offspring/Party Tricks, Network Ten)
• Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
• Hamish Blake (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America, Nine
Network)
• Scott Cam (The Block, Nine Network)
• Stephen Peacocke (Home And Away, Channel Seven)

Most Popular Actor
• Chris Lilley (Jonah From Tonga, ABC)
• Craig McLachlan (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, ABC)
• Josh Thomas (Please Like Me, ABC 2)
• Luke Arnold (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Channel Seven)
• Stephen Peacocke (Home And Away, Channel Seven)

Most Popular Actress
• Asher Keddie (Offspring/Party Tricks, Network Ten)
• Bonnie Sveen (Home And Away, Channel Seven)
• Jessica Marais (Carlotta/Love Child, ABC/Nine Network)
• Julia Morris (House Husbands, Nine Network)
• Mandy McElhinney (Love Child, Nine Network)

Most Popular Presenter
• Amanda Keller (The Living Room, Network Ten)
• Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America, Nine
Network)
• Carrie Bickmore (The Project, Network Ten)
• Grant Denyer (Family Feud, Network Ten)
• Karl Stefanovic (Today, Nine Network)

Most Popular New Talent
• Harriet Dyer (Love Child, Nine Network)
• Laura Brent (ANZAC Girls/INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, ABC/Channel
Seven)
• Miranda Tapsell (Love Child, Nine Network)
• Olympia Valance (Neighbours, Network Ten)
• Samantha Jade (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Channel Seven)

Most Popular Drama Program
• Home And Away (Channel Seven)
• House Husbands (Nine Network)
• INXS: Never Tear Us Apart (Channel Seven)
• Love Child (Nine Network)
• Offspring (Network Ten)

Most Popular Entertainment Program
 Family Feud (Network Ten)
• Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year South America (Nine Network)
• Sunrise (Channel Seven)
• The Project (Network Ten)
• The Voice Australia (Nine Network)

Most Popular Reality Program
• Big Brother (Nine Network)
• Bondi Rescue (Network Ten)
• Bondi Vet (Network Ten)
• My Kitchen Rules (Channel Seven)
• The Block (Nine Network)

Most Popular Sports Program
• Marngrook Footy Show (NITV)
• The AFL Footy Show (Nine Network)
• The Cricket Show (Nine Network)
• The NRL Footy Show (Nine Network)
• Wide World Of Sport (Nine Network)

Most Popular Lifestyle Program
• Better Homes And Gardens (Channel Seven)
• Getaway (Nine Network)
• Grand Designs Australia (FOXTEL/LifeStyle Channel)
• Selling Houses Australia (FOXTEL/LifeStyle Channel)
• The Living Room (Network Ten)

Most Outstanding Drama Series
• Janet King (ABC)
• Puberty Blues (Network Ten)
• Rake (ABC)
• The Code (ABC)
• Wentworth (FOXTEL/SoHo)

Most Outstanding Miniseries Or Telemovie
• ANZAC Girls (ABC)
• Carlotta (ABC)
• Devil’s Playground (FOXTEL/Showcase)
• INXS: Never Tear Us Apart (Channel Seven)
• The Broken Shore (ABC)

Most Outstanding Actor
• Ashley Zukerman (The Code, ABC)
• John Noble (Devil’s Playground, FOXTEL/Showcase)
• Luke Arnold (INXS: Never Tear Us Apart, Channel Seven)
• Martin Henderson (Secrets & Lies, Network Ten)
• Richard Roxburgh (Rake, ABC)

Most Outstanding Actress
• Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, FOXTEL/SoHo)
• Denise Roberts (Schapelle, Nine Network)
• Jessica Marais (Carlotta, ABC)
• Marta Dusseldorp (Janet King, ABC)
• Nicole da Silva (Wentworth, FOXTEL/SoHo)

Graham Kennedy Award For Most Outstanding Newcomer
• Brandon McClelland (ANZAC Girls, ABC)
• Harriet Dyer (Love Child, Nine Network)
• Miranda Tapsell (Love Child, Nine Network)
• Silvia Colloca (Made In Italy With Silvia Colloca, SBS ONE)
• Troy Kinne (Kinne, 7mate)

Most Outstanding Entertainment Program
• Bogan Hunters (7mate)
• Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell (ABC)
• The Chaser’s Media Circus (ABC)
• The Checkout (ABC)
• The Voice Australia (Nine Network)

Most Outstanding Comedy Program
• Black Comedy (ABC)
• Legally Brown (SBS ONE)
• Please Like Me (ABC 2)
• Upper Middle Bogan (ABC)
• Utopia (ABC)

Most Outstanding News Coverage
• “Lindt CafĂ© Siege” (Seven News, Channel Seven)
• “Moree” (NITV News, NITV)
• “Peter Greste Trial” (7pm News, ABC)
• “Sydney Siege” (Nine News, Nine Network)
• “What Is Metadata” (Sky News, Foxtel)

Most Outstanding Public Affairs Report
• “Banking Bad” (Four Corners, ABC)
• “Ian Thorpe — The Parkinson Interview” (Ian Thorpe — The Parkinson
Interview, Network Ten)
• “Ice Towns” (The Feed, SBS2)
• “Joining the Fight” (Insight, SBS One)
• “Searching for C11” (Australian Story, ABC)

Most Outstanding Factual Program
• Brilliant Creatures (ABC)
• Changing Minds (ABC)
• Coast Australia (FOXTEL/The History Channel)
• First Contact (SBS ONE)
• The War That Changed Us (ABC)

Most Outstanding Sports Coverage
• 2014 FIFA World Cup (SBS ONE)
• 2014 Emirates Melbourne Cup Carnival (Channel Seven)
• KFC T20 Big Bash League (Network Ten)
• Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 (Channel Seven)
• 2014 Toyota AFL Grand Final (Channel Seven)

Most Outstanding Children’s Program
• Bushwhacked! (ABC3)
• Move It Mob Style (NITV)
• Nowhere Boys (ABC3)
• Tashi (7Two)
• The Worst Year Of My Life, Again! (ABC3)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015


The teen book to film market is PACKED, and Hunger Games really is the new king now Twilight is done & dusted. However here is my take on the second instalment of the Divergent Series - INSURGENT.

Packed with action and TV and film stars and that dreamy Jai Courtney, Insurgent seems to well lack something and next to Hunger Games it seems like it's the poor cousin of the popular franchise.



Other than Jai Courtney, that pair from The Fault of All Stars are in their, Miles Teller in a less serious role than Whiplash and Kate Winslet are the main focus points of this film. Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii 5-0 & Lost fame) shows how hot some older Korean men can be whilst Naomi Watts is almost unrecognisable. Well to be honest I didn't recognise her.

To be 100% honest I was a little bored with this film and more bored that the 3rd book (like Twilight & Hunger Games) would be separated into 2 cash grab films. Please studios stop being so fucking greedy.

OK so overall this wasn't the best out there for teens, there is a lot more on offer I could strongly recommend but for some wonderful action scenes I will pass this at 2.5 Teenagers Still Read Books, What? Stars...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Judith Lucy is...


A vision and a visionary. Her latest series which wrapped on the ABC last night was truly sensational, and she stuck to my six is the new black.

Judith Lucy is All Woman was a wonderful little six week series which made me proud of my mum and all the wonderful women in my life. And trust me there are many.

So this post goes out to you ladies.



If that's not enough girl power for ya, well on International Women's Day I did a sick play list for a few wonderful women in the music biz, it lives HERE.

Laters....

Sunday, March 15, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015


I am not a celebrity and DO NOT want to be nor do I have social media or care what others think. I wear tracksuit pants most places for fucks sake! So TOP FIVE actually spoke to me in a weird way..


Can I just say first Rosario Dawson is fierce and rocks that Skrillex haircut like no ones business!

I am not a huge fan of Chris Rock but this film was simply excellent. I hear you Chris being harassed to be a former you (we all grow and change, so being asked to be the me I was when I was 14, I would say fuck you) and always referred to as Hammy. Loved every minute of this film, the Jay Z/Kanye drops of "Niggas in Paris" and did I say Rosario Dawson is banging?

I laughed out loud, had fun and found myself thinking why this is not showing at my cinemas. To be honest I was cranky as this was only on at certain cinemas and not others, is this an art house film? Nope.

Top Five, actually could be one of my top five films, I enjoyed this enough to strong recommend it to folks who like comedy or folks who just like "celebrity" in 2015.

Top Five rates 3.5 Stars...