Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bali - Today, C U Next Tuesday

Yeah I said it - no BLOG till next Tuesday, so C U Next Tuesday MOFO's. Have a safe long weekend if your in Perth or a government worker in the ACT. Bloody hell what a joke this year is.

Anyhoo I'll be back online first thing Tuesday morning.

Catch you punks then xOxO

Friday, April 24, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015

Oh Nicholas Sparks, you card, in his 11th novel to the big screen effort he brings us THE LONGEST RIDE. And man is it a long fucking ride.

But guess what, I loved this film, yes the reviews are terrible, use it's cheesy and as predictable as fuck, but after the god damn Sydney Storms, hearing about Anzac Day every two minutes and just wanting to get the fuck away for a little while this was a breathe of fresh air and damn Scott Eastwood is as sexy as FUCK.

It's hard to believe he is Clint Eastwood's son. He is so dreamy, just a dish. Watching him was like heaven,

So the film, we have seen it all before and yes it's just like the last Sparks film I saw (I missed The Best of Me, but this was the same set up as Safe Haven) but you know if you have a formula that works stick to it I saw.

I'm not going to crap on about this film because it's not going to be everyones cup of tea and there are way more important things to write about, so The Longest Ride, it was long, a fun ride but it was all about Scott Eastwood for me. 3 Sexy Southern Stars, all for your Mr Eastwood...

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Daredevil - Renewed Season 2, here we come..

A.K.A. Jessica Jones still to air this year on Netflix the next Marvel TV project. Word on the street is that Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D will also be renewed however Agent Carter is looking like a one season wonder of all 8 exciting and highly camp episodes.

Netflix can seemingly do no wrong and with my own little research I am doing around the traps it's the pick of the streaming services here in Australia. With the majority of people at my work (Foxtel customers or not, Netflix is their preference over Stan or Presto) and others I talk to.

The renewal for Daredevil could not come at a better time (US time of renewal 21/4) with The Avengers opening here tonight (late sessions and also a massive amount of national screenings from tomorrow) it looks like another monster week in the Marvel offices.

Will it open number one at the box office? My guess is a strong YES, Fast & Furious 7 has done well for a few weeks now so it's time for another franchise to steal the crown. I am hoping, wishing and praying I will see this in Bali and deliver a review next week.

However tonight, storm pending (fucking Sydney storm, how dare you ruin my washing run I was having, dry smalls for days) I will see the latest Nicholas Sparks novel turned film. I miss the cinema.

And to anyone effected by the storm my thoughts are with you, it was seriously FUCKED up and I somehow think Mother Nature is a bit pissed off with us. Yes I'm sorry kids I think Climate Change is real, sorry conservatives and people who don't trust Science.

Anyway I missed boot camp (the final one for a while) due to all kinds of fucked up weather this AM and I for one just can't wait to leave Sydney for Bali this weekend.

Until next time kids, Randy Andy OUT!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Is it un Australian to say Anzac Day is being over exposed this year?

And let's not mention the decision for there to be no public holiday....

But in all seriousness TV is saturated this year with Anzac coverage, see link here with ratings and a 50% drop off when Anzac programming commences. TV, newspapers, radio have all gone wall to wall for the entire week. Even my beloved Triple J's Hack program has donated the entire week to Anzac Day.

I do feel we should honour past soldiers yes, but is this the only thing happening in the world? Is this the biggest and most important news item right now? Australia needs to look forward and plan for the future, keeping just one foot ahead all the time and keeping to conservative and traditional values can only last for so long.

Unfortunately (for some) change is inevitable (look at the internet and technology - hello the piracy debate) and progressive governments are what is required. Or we need Labor and Liberal folk to talk. I know in 2015 actually talk, not snap chat, not FB private message, or tweet, sit down, grab a coffee (I'll have a soy latte thanks) and discuss, plan and meet each other halfway.

This country COULD be great, we have wonderful people, people from all walks of life, people with all different religions, beliefs, values and lifestyles. If we were all Andrew Bolt and the same, life would be pretty fucked. I mean if Reclaim Australia became an actual thing then I would seriously consider leaving Australia. I love people of all races, religions, gender, sexuality and belief systems. I was brought up to treat people the way I would like to be treated, it has always worked for me and I call on the parents of Australia to teach some patience, respect and if you want to get all religious, love thy neighbour. Be it if they are Muslim, Christian or don't believe in anything.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Now that Victoria Grayson is dead, it's time to bury Revenge

Revenge has had a shocking fourth series, between all the breaks, all the dodgy new characters and Madeleine Stowe's frozen forehead the show is on a swift downward spiral.

On last nights episode Victoria Grayson blew up Grayson manor with herself still in there. Thank god is what I thought, with her and Conrad now gone, Daniel shot earlier this season and Charlotte missing in action in time to bury this once great soap opera.

Series one offered a lot of promise and gave us a break from crime drama's, murder mysteries, super hero TV series remakes/spin offs or hospital dramas.

Their was a lot on offer when this show hit the screens back in 2011, it debuted to 10 million US viewers, now if lucky it hovers around 4 million with people still tuning in to see what the end game of this over played Revenge card will bring.

With Jack also bailing on the failing drama to a new life in LA with his family, it's a wonder he his the screen save on next week's trailer.

Come on Revenge for all of us who just want to put this to bed (like Lost, Glee and Desperate Housewives all living way past their used by dates) please what is the end game? And can it please be announced on Sunday May 10 the Season Four Finale? Please..

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bali incoming - BLOG on leave as of Saturday...

Yeah it's that time again, Bali time. It's been real in 2015 thus far dear readers, the films, the music, the horrible Abbott government. But it's time to piss off to Asia again. I am still sad for no second long weekend in April however time off is well overdue and I will hopefully bring you some stunning happy snaps from the land of Eat, Pray, Love.

So this week it's business as usual until Saturday lunch but then it's a long weekend in Bali.

Have a good wet week kids xoxo

Sunday, April 19, 2015

#I'mNotDavidNorMargaret, Film Reviews My Way 2015

54 Year old Sean Penn has been working it good, his body for a 54 year old male is insane, he has biceps and a torso of steel. In THE GUNMAN we see Penn in a weird love triangle in Congo which then one action turns into a 8 year later action sequence across Europe.

All sound a little familiar, ageing white male lead decides to get some action? Well yes it's directed by the same dude that gave us Taken (Liam Neeson has found a niche with these films) and starring an extremely irritating Javier Bardem as the other part in the love triangle, as Bardem and Penn fight for Jasmine Trinca (who looks great in a white shirt and no pants - we see this multiple times) love.

Overall this film is actually really below par on the action front. Unlike Daredevil (TV Series) which is a produced for TV series (Netflix - all episodes aired Fri 10 Apr) this film has no soul, no care factor and extremely weak plot. Daredevil shows action and good actors makes for great viewing.

Strong acting and strong action sequences are hard to get right so Daredevil should now be a masterclass for all those who come after and unfortunately the Gunman just doesn't fire in the same way a lot of other recent action films do.

Penn's body is banging, head still needs work but banging body, but overall this film needs a complete makeover not just Penn's abs.

I can't pass this film but it had it's moments so 2 not so rock hard stars for the Gunman.