June 1, 2008

We’ve a small stack of cheap ex-rental DVD’s bought recently that we haven’t had time to watch. We buy them instead of hiring which is almost as expensive and means other people can borrow them (and Kate can watch the chick flicks over and over 🙂 ). Kate has almost finished her reports but I’ve a way to go with uni assignments. Patience, patience…

No Country For Old Men – Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem

Rescue Dawn – Christian Bale

27 Dresses – Katherine Heigl

Flyboys – James Franco

The Guardian – Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher

P.S. I Love You – Hilary Swank

Lions For Lambs – Redford, Streep, Cruise

Michael Clayton – George Clooney

Bee Movie – Seinfeld, Zellweger


Star Wars Nerd

May 25, 2008

I’m a Star Wars nerd from way back so I was excited to see a trailer for the new Star Wars – The Clone Wars animated movie. Check it out here.

These look good too:
Righteous Kill – De Nero, Pacino
Hancock – Will Smith
You Don’t Mess With The Zohan – Adam Sandler
The Incredible Hulk – Edward Norton

Great idea #1

May 5, 2008

I thought it might be original – at least Lawso and I had grand plans after seeing U2 3D last week (fantastically awesome by the way!).

3DVD is what I want to see

Catchy, huh? 3D movies in the comfort of your own lounge chair but it seems someone beat me to it. The cinema technology has come along way recently but has yet to make the leap to DVD. Therefore I think I should see some royalty payments coming my way for the use of my cool catch phrase.

The Kingdom

October 5, 2007

Wow! This movie is crazy and I loved it. Shot in a similar style to Bourne Ultimatum (ie try to make Matt motion sick) this is an insane thrill ride almost too big for the ‘big’ screen!

Things I liked:
– Jamie Foxx is the man! (if you don’t think so check out ‘Ray’ and ‘Collateral’…)
– the opening credits/history lesson/clever visual effects
– action with lots of guns
– the cut to the heart moments when Arabs and Americans see eye to eye
– the irony of the ending
– only 65 – 70% full of “how awesome is America” (based on a poll of the 4 car passengers of the way home)

Check it out!

While Googling for a piccy I found the title for the upcoming Indiana Jones movie“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” – pretty long winded in my opinion. Harrison Ford is also the man!

We also saw shorts for a new Denzel Washington movie titled ‘American Gangster‘ (our own Russell Crowe is in it too) – it looks good. Denzel Washington is also the man!

Ocean’s 13

June 22, 2007

Just saw this with Nic while Kate was at the ballet with Mum, Claire, Joy & Mickey. Fair trade I think. Scotty asked for a review so here it is. No spoilers, I promise…

Two words: very cool!

A Bit A Culcha

June 19, 2007

It could be said that the only culture in the Toose Hoose is to be found in the tub of yogurt in our fridge. I have recently proven this fact by adding the Justin Timberlake albums to our music collection (they’re actually pretty good – especially appropriate listening for driving around in a black convertible!). However on the weekend, in stark contrast to the norm, we attended a production of Les Misrables by The Kings School & Tara with Kate’s family…

… and it was really good. Great voices from the players and some awesome songs (some familiar). It reminded me of the few musicals I’ve seen previously with my family – Starlight Express (in London), Pirates of Penzance (with John English), Joseph & The Technicolour Dreamcoat (fantastic). Any secret musical bandits out there?

We also watched Cool Hand Luke (Paul Newman) – bit of a famous one. I liked it especially lines like “tell your story walkin’ ” and the National Nine News theme on the soundtrack (rip -ff!!!)

3, 3rd, III, Three, Trilogy…

May 7, 2007

We saw Spiderman 3 on Saturday night with Bob & Em. I thought it was laughable and basically crap (as did our fellow audience members from the pervading chuckles and/or groans). I know the third installment is always difficult but I expected more. Gaps in storyline that were more like chasms and coincidences that had us incredulous. My brother Nic reckons I shouldn’t look for any basis in reality for movies such as these but obviously there’s only so far my imagination can stretch. Oh well. Hopefully you might enjoy it more by having lower expectations?

You might call me naive but my expectations are still high for the plethora of third installments released this year like Pirates, Bourne, and Ocean’s. I’m also anticipating the next installments of Die Hard and Harry Potter!