Sunday, February 1, 2015

So we have a shit Prime Minister...

As well as seeing loads of movies this week, chatting to co workers, chatting to new and exciting people there is one thing that comes up regularly. We have a super shit Prime Minister who seems so blind to how bad he is he just goes through the motions and hopes no one will notice, except...

His former friends have, Miranda Devine, Andrew Bolt and a host of conservative (toxic) commentators have all weighed in and now joined the Abbott bashing.

Look I'm sort of bored with him, his a loser, a lose cannon, has terrible policies, has lied countless times, loves a three word slogan and behaves like he is still in the opposition. Which he sort of is, he has 27% approval rating (and declining) he fronts a party which is now (likely) to lose two State elections with NSW to follow in March and on March 28, it's almost certain that the Liberals will lose to all us Inner West Left Leaning Soy Latte drinking city dwellers.

I want nothing more than a Prime Minister/leader to look up, the country needs it, we need a strong, smart leader o lead this great country beyond 2015. Tony Abbott is not what I am talking about, he is a shocking public speaker, his mocked by almost all major media, he has said some of the most unintelligent ridiculous statements ever recorded and he seems to have no idea how dreadful he is.

Can we just ditch him and move the hell on? Come on Turnbull we are looking at you, it's now or never or face another year and a half of all major media sources asking time and time again, so when is the next leadership challenge? Did it work for Kevin & Julia, no, will it work for you, definitely not, at least a handful of people liked Kevin or Julia on a good day.

So let's move on, forget the last few months of cuts to the ABC & SBS, forget the failed 2014 budget, forget the horrible treatment of refugees and just get on with making Australia great, mate.

Friday, January 30, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015

AMERICAN SNIPER, love it or loathe it Clint Eastwood just keeps churning out hit films and this films is now the highest grossing War film of all time. Taking out Saving Private Ryan.

This film is a little crazy long, however it does keep you on the edge of your seat for the most part. Bradley Cooper is actually crazy good as the lead and real life Navy Seal Chris Kyle. Sienna Miller is also good as Kyle's wife but the show does belong to Eastwood and Cooper.

This is not what you would usually expect from Cooper so I was surprised at how well he carried himself in this challenging role.

It's violent, it's Texas pride, it defends all the actions in the Iraq war but still I didn't have as big a issue with this film as I went in thinking I would.

It's not for the light hearted, it's not an easy to watch film and at times you just want to turn away (if you have seen the film there is a moment with a power tool which still disturbs me to think about it) and think of little cute puppies or Jai Courtney shirtless.

American Sniper is the latest in my war film marathon which has been going on for the last few weeks. It was good, not great and at times challenging I give this 3 War on Terror Stars.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015

The third war film I have taken in, in almost three weeks and I am about to take in American Sniper, it's time for UNBROKEN the Angelina Jolie directed pictured film right here in Australia.

Was nice seeing the handsome Jai Courtney (a war film junkie at present - also being all handsome in the Water Diviner) shirtless again in this film. Other than that this film is long and after seeing two other war pictures I was beginning to think I was seeing this tale over and over again.

The leads black (dyed) hair was also a massive distraction, the UK actor formally of Skins Jack O'Connell was good at times however the family reunion was super random and almost felt a little forced.

Don't get me wrong I enjoyed the film, but after seeing the trailer multiple times I sat there check, every prisoner punches him in the face, check the are lost at sea, check, check.

Ok so the battle scenes are good and I did enjoy this on Australia Day, 3 Unbroken Stars. Not the best war film out there but it's alright.

Monday, January 26, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015

A 12 year film project equals an almost three hour mega drama, it's the critically acclaimed and multiple Golden Globe award winning film BOYHOOD.

I saw this movie on an extremely hot day in Sydney and the thought of a cold cinema and a well acted piece was a dream combo!

Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette were divine as the parents of Mason in this 12 year epic, a 12 year epic so big I have not seen anything like it since 12 Years a Slave.

What was my favourite element of the film?

1. The music used to match the year, Goyte even gets a look in.
2. The interaction between Mason and Samantha over the years
3. Ethan Hawke getting his groove back
4. Patricia Arquette and her use of the words "Horse Shit Attitude"

Overall this was a delight to watch, I really enjoyed every minute of this (almost) 3 hour marathon of a movie.

I usually dislike lengthy films but I give this two thumbs up, well done Boyhood rates a solid 4 growing pain stars, it's not easy growing up and some parts of this film made me uneasy, but that's a good thing.

Tomorrow... Unbroken reviewed, my way.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015

STILL ALICE is completely wonderful, so sad yet so brilliantly done.

Julianne Moore has to be one of my favourite actresses of all time. From her wonderful performance in Boogie Nights to Don Jon, Carrie (remake) and the new Hunger Games movies, Julianne Moore has done a lot. But this is just wonderful and there is no mistake that this film has so many award nominations under it's belt.

At the Golden Globes recently Moore has already picked up one major award with more to come (no doubt).

It was deeply sad but great to see young Kristen Stewart playing a fantastic role and Hunter Parrish was oh so handsome. It has been a while since I have seen him on the screen since Weeds wrapped up.

The ending pissed me off this near perfect film but I won't let that stop me giving this film a big wrap. Alec Baldwin is also great as Moore's husband and I have to say knowing a family member pass this way made the film even more real to me.

Still Alice is another outstanding film and around award season it reminds me why I love the movies so much. This rates an outstanding 4 solid Stars.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015

The Award season is well on the way and BIRDMAN is currently a favourite and earning nominations galore along the way. It's great seeing Michael Keaton in a role he was almost born to play. After being the original 1989/1992 Batman of the main Batman franchise before Christopher Nolan made his Bale series.

Emma Stone is delicious in this role as Keaton's daughter/PA, whilst Edward Norton is wonderful as his co star. Great to also see Naomi Watts cast in another fab film after her awesome role in St Vincent.

So the cast is great, the story is great and all the award nominations are deserved. Short and simple for my first post back in a while, easily a 4 Star film.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fred Nile - YOU absolute DISGRACE

Reading this article on the Guardians website today made me even more anger at Fred Nile than I normally am.

Fred is no stranger to making dick comments and in March this year, you can make a difference. If you think Fred Nile and his 1950's party the CDP, should stay well in the 1950's, please make sure you vote for someone with some intelligence or at least some relevance.

If we have learnt anything from recent events there is NO ROOM for religion in politics, believe what you want but I (personally) don't want to hear about. No religion is better than another, you can believe in nothing or something whatever gets you to sleep at night but please don;t force your views on others.

Fred Nile, I have no idea how you and any of your other VILE CDP members sleep at night, the messages you give off show that at your age you should stick to the lawn bowls and leaving decision making to people who haven't completely lost their marbles.