Thursday, 31 March 2011

The One Where Lincoln Lawyer Is NG, Baby

For Your Consideration: The Lincoln Lawyer
Read What I Thought... HERE.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The One Where Dragon Storm > Reign Of Fire

For Your Consideration: Dragon Storm

See what I thought, HERE.

Seriously. The shit I watch for Phil and Live For Films...

Monday, 28 March 2011

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Friday, 25 March 2011

The One Where Limitless Makes Me Want To Score An 8th

For Your Consideration: Limitless
Read What I thought, HERE.

Unbelievably, that's my 50th Review for LFF. How frickin' cool?

Thursday, 24 March 2011

The One Where I Wish I Could Sing Like Jerry Maguire

In My Top 100, despite looking like Buffalo Bill in Silence...

Also... My Mum paid 15 bucks for the Jerry Maguire OST, and this wasn't even on it!

Thank the Lord for Bruce Springsteen, eh?

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The One Where G.I Joe Bonks His Head... And Daddy Had To Carry Him All The Way Home...

The One Where G.I Joe Bonks His Head... And Daddy Had To Carry Him All The Way Home...*

*Bonking Of Head Happened Just After The Camera Stopped :-/

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The One With Marwell 360

The wind knocked out my amazing commentary. I just thought I would do a panoramic view of Marwell. 3 times in 3 months = Annual Pass already paid for. :-D

Monday, 21 March 2011

Sunday, 20 March 2011

The One Where The Top 100 Continues, With...

Really tempted to go with Go Wests version. Either way I wish I had written this song.

Eternally happy, even in Vietnam films.

Ref Go West... Fuck it. Decide yourself.

Actually. It must just be one of those songs, because I love this version too...

Overkill? Whatever. It's my Blog. I'll count it as 3 different entries in my Top 100, if you keep being a dick.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

The One With Mighty Ducks

Awesome day. Truly awesome. Have a gander at these vids first - which shows ET looking for that Grufallo (again), with Kelly and Charlie. After that, we went to Marwell. That Annual pass? One of my better ideas. Vids up tomorrow, for the broody amongst you... You know who you are!

Hunter Gatherer Extreme.

This Was Tame. In Two Mins He Jumped In A Massive Puddle...

...And Had Wet Socks For The Rest Of The Day

The Money Shot

Do You Ever Find You're Quoting TLC?

I Do. A Lot.

Friday, 18 March 2011

The One Where Jesse James Is Shot Down (In A Blaze Of Glory)

LFF, the site I review films for, has had a brilliant idea. We name a film a week. Everyone that can watches that film. Then, on the Forum, at the weekend, we discuss it. First film suggested was one I should have revisited a long time ago...

See what I thought, HERE...

Thursday, 17 March 2011

The One Where Battle Los Angeles Hits

For Your Consideration: Battle Los Angeles

Read What I Thought, HERE

The One With URGH!

Before there were Annual Zoo passes, there was pet shops. 
And, to be fair, there still is.


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The One With LUKE GOSS!!

For Your Consideration: Princess Of Persia

Not a sequel. A screener I reviewed for LFF, HERE. I literally couldn't find an image of it, after like, 30 seconds of trying.

Read the review to find out why...

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

The One Where ET Likes Redrum

Maow Nana calls him Damien, (unbelievably). I'm thinking more Danny from The Shining...

Monday, 14 March 2011

The One Where L.A Burns

I'm taking that Graham Collins to see Battlefield: Los Angeles tonight.


Well, he likes spaceships and that. Plus it's his Birthday in a few weeks.

It's a good time to tell you about the vortex I've created on my Blog.

This review of the Battlefield: Los Angeles trailer has been viewed loads in the last month. Like, hundreds of times.

Sometimes if someone searches it, someone else will. But considering it was back in the day, and all I was doing was saying I thought the trailer looked better than Skyline? Well... there would be better things I've written for people to revisit.

Oh well.

I'm looking forward to this. Even if the script, "drops bricks down the toilet". Which may be my fave quote ever.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

The One Where These Days Are Golden

I'm posting this for you Dad, so pay attention. How good is this?

I only heard it a week ago. It's making the Top 100. No question.

Friday, 11 March 2011

The One Where Adjustment Bureau Changes My Course

For Your Consideration: The Adjustment Bureau

Click HERE To See If Matt Damon Can Atone For Hereafter

Thursday, 10 March 2011

The One Where I'll Get Over You

If you asked me the best voice I'd ever heard live I'd probably say Peter Cox.
This song is brilliant. I don't even mind that it's in Pretty Woman. Crucially, it's probably not even in Go Wests Top Three best songs. Easily in my Top 100, though.

I've stopped numbering these, by the way. So I can juggle the order, and not faff. This would probably make the actual Top 10, though.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The One Where It's....

And the magic number is....

The One With I Am Number Four

For Your Consideration: I Am Number Four

Could "The New Twilight" Be The Most Fun I've Had In A Cinema In 2011??

Read HERE To Find Out

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The One Where You May Just Be OK

Hmm... Still undecided if I'll be able to listen to them sing this live at IoW. One year ago I listened too it, as we said goodbye to my Granddad.

Where the fu... hell has that year gone, by the way?

I'm not sure. But I'm proud of what I, and my Family has achieved.

As for the TV turning itself on and off... Ha. Gramps would love that people were even thinking he could be arsed to do that from the afterlife!

The One Where I Wish I Was Ageless

Happy Birthday to my Mum, today. We didn't really get to celebrate that last year, due to the other thing.
Rumours persist that at our meal tonight, Dad is going to burst out of a cake and sing her this.

Happy Birthday Mum!

Monday, 7 March 2011

The One Where It's A Brilliant Disguise

I know what you're thinking. He's like 15 songs into his Top 100 and there's no Springsteen...
Worry no more.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

The One With Drive Angry

For Your Consideration: Drive Angry... IN 3D!

What Could Go Wrong...?

Read HERE To Find Out.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Friday, 4 March 2011

The One With Marwell! (Again)

The One Where There Aren't Enough Daddy Day Cares In A Week* *So We Made More...

OK, so there has been a little change to Daddy Day Care. Only slight, but it's a good one.

For the last three months, I've taken ET swimming on a Friday. That may continue, but as of May 19th, I change my job role. No, I have no idea to what.

Essentially, that will mean a change of rota. Being the sort of person I am, I'm planning ahead so no one misses out.

So from Sunday, Mrs T and ET will come swimming with me, before I go to work. Chances are, on my new rota that would be a day off, but even if I do work, we;ll get a decent time together.

To get him realising this, today is all about a walk with my former Boss, who owes me a "career chat" anyway, (good timing!), and her son, Charlie. Through the woods, probably looking for that Gruffalo. Then feed the ducks, and a cheeky coffee.

Then, onto Marwelll. Our passes came through, and ET and I really want to see some lizards. (Urgh!)

In the mean time, heres last Friday, where Mrs T shows her mean side, by sneaking up on my boy in the pool. Don't worry, ET... we'll splash her Sunday...


Thursday, 3 March 2011

The One With Denizen, Bitches!

Know who that is?
"Linda Hamilton?"
Ha-Ha. Good one.
That be J.A Steel. Director of Denizen. Read more, HERE. You know you want too.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The One Where I Sing Your Songs Forever More

Dad had a MoTown album. One of those that had 6 odd CDs. This was on it. I've probably played it once a day, ever since. Brilliant.

Also... Makes you want to grow a 'tache, doesn't it??

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

'It's how the hustle goes, see what the juke box knows' by @diaryofaledger

First up, I fricking love this album.  It's a bit lightweight at times, pretty throwaway in others and the world did not stop in awe at it's brilliance but it has its gems.  Lots of them.

Back when there was a channel called MTV2 on your telly box that wasn't a pile of unadulterated drivel they played quite a lot of excellent music.  Ok they'd still play the same ten songs in rotation but at least they were decent tunes.  One of those was The Middle by Jimmy Eat World.

Bleed America Bleed came out in 2001, promptly caused an uproar with its title and was repressed in 2002 without it.  The Middle got heavy rotation on MTV2 and that was about it in terms of interest over here.  I was in some kind of, 'MUST HAVE ALL MUSIC EVER MADE,' melt down and went and got the album that was by then self titled.

The opening of Salt Sweat Sugar hooked me in big time, immediately heavy, although in that kind of gentle, non threatening way, with lyrics about top soil.  That kind of mental always gets me.

I guess it is an album full of mid twenties American angst but it's a fun ride.  There's sort of a 50s vibe in some of the words too, although musically it's indie lite and all about the jangle of guitars.

Top tracks?  Well that opener is hard to beat but A Praise Chorus that follows it is a great rock song and The Middle will still make you smile.

But... Sweetness is my fave Jimmy Eat World song, all noise and harmonies.  It takes me back to those early Queen albums with stuff like In The Lap of the Gods on them.  And the words are aces too.
String from your tether unwinds,
Up and outward to bind,
I was spinning free,
With a little sweet and simple numbing me.
It goes through a little mid album slump as it descends into cheese.  However things soon pick back up with the brilliant and uber feisty Get it Faster.
I wanna do right by you,
I'm finding out that cheating gets it faster.
After the rather cloying efforts at a few love songs mid album they nail it with the lovely Cautioners, one of the saddest break up songs I've ever heard.  I won't put the lyrics up because someone will, inevitably, think they're aimed at them (which they really wouldn't be) but for the rest of you, go Spotify it.  Lovely lovely song.

And then with barely a beat missed it's Authority Song.  Probably the reason I fell in love with this album if truth be told.  It's me at seventeen (I mean eighteen... obviously), gracing the pubs of the Isle of Wight putting coins into Jukeboxes in awful pubs.

For an album that's so full of life it's a shock when it ends with the slow and sad My Sunshine.  But it fits perfectly after the energy of Authority Song.

It's not an album that's gonna change your world but hey, get it anyway.  There's something on there for everyone to love.