The Fifth Estate (2013)
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.
Ms. 45 (1981). Dir. Abel Ferrara.
Deep End (1970)
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?
Lost (2004–2010) We’ve started to watch Lost again.
Mad Men Season 7 Promo “Psychedelic Journey”
How I Live Now (2013)
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)
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)
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.
Katniss Everdeen: Any last advice?
Haymitch Abernathy: Stay alive.
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.
Captain Phillips (2013)
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.
'Mad Men' Season 7
The First Doctor: A Big Hand for the Doctor by Eoin Colfer.
Not a good start. It didn’t capture the character that William Hartnell played. The villain and situation would of been more suited to the 11th doctor really & the only reason i say that as is a part of the plot revolves around something that happen to him!
The Second Doctor: The Nameless City by Michael Scott.
Quiet surreal imagery, you could see Jamie and the Doctor running around this alien world in black and white.I doubt back then they would of had the budget.
The Third Doctor: The Spear of Destiny by Marcus Sedgwick.
Captures his UNIT days perfectly. Running around a museum and being shot out and going back in time. Great stuff.
The Fourth Doctor: The Roots of Evil by Philip Reeve.
Like The Spear of Destiny, its visualizes a story that uses the characters you are familiar with.
The Fifth Doctor: Tip of the Tongue by Patrick Ness.
Odd story. Very later Doctor who really but seems to work for the 5th.
The Sixth Doctor: Something Borrowed by Richelle Mead. encapsulates the arrogance of the 6th quite well. Seemed very day-glo and fitting for the 80s (like the Technicolor coat Baker had to wear).
The Seventh Doctor: The Ripple Effect by Malorie Blackman.
My least favorite doctor in one of the best of the stories here. I really enjoined this one more then i thought.
The Eighth Doctor: Spore by Alex Scarrow.
Very fitting for the 8th to set in the USA as his appearance was for an American TV movie. I could see Mcgann speaking these lines if they could ever film this story.
The Ninth Doctor: The Beast of Babylon by Charlie Higson.
I wasn’t so sure of the story or the alien but Higson does understand the character of the 9th.
The Tenth Doctor: The Mystery of the Haunted Cottage by Derek Landy.
Works well, i even like Martha! Quite amusing in the later parts of the story.
The Eleventh Doctor: Nothing o’Clock by Neil Gaiman. Another sinister villain much like the angels or the silence.