The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013) 

Director:
Shane Meadows 

More enjoyable than I contemplated. I thought it was well edited and it did remind me of The Who “The kids are Alright”.  It was better then Meadow’s Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee which put a wee dampener on his work for me. I even liked the chaps in the Stone Roses but i had to put the subtitles on as i couldn’t make out some of the mumbling manchicans, especially Mani! Made me wish i went to see them live again.

The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2013)

Director:
Shane Meadows

More enjoyable than I contemplated. I thought it was well edited and it did remind me of The Who “The kids are Alright”. It was better then Meadow’s Le Donk & Scor-zay-zee which put a wee dampener on his work for me. I even liked the chaps in the Stone Roses but i had to put the subtitles on as i couldn’t make out some of the mumbling manchicans, especially Mani! Made me wish i went to see them live again.

The Fifth Estate (2013)

Director:
Bill Condon
Writers:
Daniel Domscheit-Berg (book), David Leigh (book).

I watch films, movies etc. for entertainment but this was dull. I don’t know how you can make a piece of ‘entertainment’ when basically its about people sitting behind a PC monitor. Julian Assange comes across as a eccentric, egotistical man; which is something I’ve always thought he was and is and i thought WikiLeaks was for his own valuation.

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Ms. 45 (1981). Dir. Abel Ferrara.

Deep End (1970)

Director:
Jerzy Skolimowski
Writers:
Jerzy Skolimowski, Jerzy Gruza.

Odd film, you can tell it was directed by someone from outside the UK even though it is supposedly set in London (most of it was filmed in Hamburg). Some strange characters inhabit the public baths. As you see, with a cameo from Diana Dors as an amorous customer for the poor boy Mike (John Moulder Brown),She seems to get quite aroused by talking about George Best scoring a goal! Then you have a swimming instructor who seems to have learned his style from Jimmy Saville….its that creepy but the story is really about Mike and his jealousy and inflation with Jane Asher. He does alright but immaturity gets the better of him.

Art by George W. Bush and John Wayne Gacy, fairly similar?

The Musketeers: For ten weeks on a Sunday this was my dozing on the sofa telly. Entertaining enough in a rejuvenating BBC type way but Oliver Reed is always the best Athos.

The Musketeers: For ten weeks on a Sunday this was my dozing on the sofa telly. Entertaining enough in a rejuvenating BBC type way but Oliver Reed is always the best Athos.

Lost (2004–2010) We’ve started to watch Lost again.

How I Live Now (2013) 

Director:
Kevin Macdonald
Writers:
Jeremy Brock (screenplay), Tony Grisoni (screenplay).

Quite a morose tale but war isn’t fun really is it? Miserable American  teenage girl goes to stay with her eccentric British family. All skipping along like a Enid Blyton Famous Five  adventure in the woods until, what looks like a nuclear bomb goes off and the UK is under martial law. I suppose its quite realistic. With recent events to mirror it; like Syria and the Bosnian War in the 90s (without the nuclear explosions). 
You see something that looks like Ethnic cleansing and our heroine stumbles across a group of soldiers or the terrorists raping women. The film does show but not too graphically the above and the physically and emotionally scarring that war has on a person, especially children. 

quotes:  Piper: I keep thinking about mom.

Isaac: Mom’s in Switzerland. Nothing ever happens in Switzerland.

How I Live Now (2013)

Director:
Kevin Macdonald
Writers:
Jeremy Brock (screenplay), Tony Grisoni (screenplay).

Quite a morose tale but war isn’t fun really is it? Miserable American teenage girl goes to stay with her eccentric British family. All skipping along like a Enid Blyton Famous Five adventure in the woods until, what looks like a nuclear bomb goes off and the UK is under martial law. I suppose its quite realistic. With recent events to mirror it; like Syria and the Bosnian War in the 90s (without the nuclear explosions).
You see something that looks like Ethnic cleansing and our heroine stumbles across a group of soldiers or the terrorists raping women. The film does show but not too graphically the above and the physically and emotionally scarring that war has on a person, especially children.

quotes: Piper: I keep thinking about mom.

Isaac: Mom’s in Switzerland. Nothing ever happens in Switzerland.

Smashing Time (1967)

Director:
Desmond Davis
Writer:
George Melly

Came by chance on youtube; this isn’t available in the UK to rent or buy. Rita Tushingham is suitable to the slapstick and Lynn Redgrave seems to be playing up her Georgy Girl role. Once it get past that, it has five minutes to be critical of the shallowness of the media business and scene of swinging London. I remember seeing it on the telly when i was little as then i found out the Postoffice tower revolves its restaurant at the top.

quote: Yvonne: I’ll go up to Carnaby Street by myself. Find a flat, get a modeling job, then I’ll come back and get you.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Director:
Francis Lawrence
Writers:
Simon Beaufoy (screenplay), Michael Arndt (screenplay).
This was like the 1st film which i found just as enjoyable. This sequel was over long though. I like the brutality of the story without it being explicit in its imagery. It still has the same garish costumes that copy, it would seem, every extreme of fashion. The gaudy reality show Hunger Games keeps the masses from revolting and Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) is still the somewhat reluctant symbol of hope.

quote:

Katniss Everdeen: Any last advice?

Haymitch Abernathy: Stay alive.

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Portraits des Tages: Mad Men S07

Nachdem ich neulich bereits den Teaser gezeigt hatte, bin ich nun auf die Promo-Portraits und Gruppenfotos zur kommenden letzten Mad Men-Staffel, die am 13.April auf AMC starten wird, gestossen. Die Staffel spielt ca. 1969 und ich bin nun noch gespannter.

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Captain Phillips (2013)

Director:
Paul Greengrass
Writers:
Billy Ray (screenplay), Richard Phillips (based upon the book “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea” by).

I like Greengrass as a director but i wasn’t so impressed this Captain Philips. Hanks does the role like he also does nothing really that special here. I can’t say i felt any empathy to the pirates and how they ‘have’ to do this to live. Well done to Barkhad Abdi for the Bafta award in supporting actor but i didn’t see it myself. There are reports from the other crew members that the Cap wasn’t so heroic but i can’ t say I’m surprised as you always get these reports of inaccuracies. I was just waiting for Madison to come and save him, if you don’t understand the reference then please see one of Hanks’ more suitable roles for his talents in Splash!

quotes: Muse: Shut up, Irish. Too much talking.

Captain Richard Phillips: The problem is not me talking. The problem is you not listening.

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