Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cat Flushing the Toilet


Sunday, May 17, 2009

New TV Series: Merlin

If you're looking for a great new TV series to get lost in and Hollywood just isn't doing it for you, just remember that England has come up with some gems. Well, whenever the studio's in USA are being so damn slow with DVD releases, I got to Amazon UK and start looking for DVD's.

And I'm so glad to report that I've found an absolute gem! MERLIN is a retelling of the whole Arthurian legend. What Smallville did for Superman, MERLIN is doing for the Arthurian legend.

Its told from the perspective of 4 main characters, Merlin, Aruthur, Morgana and Gwen, before they became legends. Its actually very good, the chemistry between them is excellent and the plot is very solid. Yes there are significant differences from the usual plotlines but hey, Smallville isn't exactly a good history textbook either.

Oh and since each season is only 13 episodes for the BBC, there's none of those filler episodes like Buffy the musical episodes. Its all about character building and plot progression and keeps you glued to your TV.

I gobbled all 13 episodes in a single weekend and now I'm sadly hooked and can't wait for season 2 which hasn't started filming yet.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Movie Review: Star Trek

This is going to be a very short review. Almost anything I say about the plot might give some thing away and spoil it for those who have not seen the movie. So I'll keep it simple. THE BEST STAR TREK EVER!!! Be it Movie or TV, this is the absolute best.

Through out the show there are nuggets of gold for those familiar with the original Star Trek crew. For the uninitiated, its a good solid fun sci-fi action movie, for those who are more immersed in Star Trek lore this is the Holy Grail we've been waiting for. Trust me there will be a sequel.

Love live the Federation and J J Abrams. He is now officially my new idol. Every TV series or movie he's done is absolute gold. He was the original executive producer for Alias, he was responsible for Lost, and currently for Fringe which is the BEST new TV series this year. And now he's responsible for STAR TREK.

This movie earns a perfect 10/10.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

What I'm excited about this week

Want to make a guess what it is?

Friday, May 01, 2009

Movie Review: X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Its good. How good? If you like any of the X-men movies and you also liked the character Wolverine (Which is just about everyone) you'll like this movie.

Ignore the ignorant dumb-ass critics and watch this. No its not deep, no there are no surprises. This is an origin movie, translated its about how Wolverine became the person you saw in previous 3 X-Men movies.

So if you didn't enjoy the X-Men shows, or Wolverine himself, obviously you're not going to like this show. The rest of us are in heaven.

I like how after watching this show, it made me want to watch X-Men again because the story just picks up from there. Its literally like the same show. Awesome.

Hugh Jackman is in superb form (I mean that in every way possible). I was concerned with the show having so many stars in it, but fear not. The focus is on Wolverine and instead of hiring no-bodies for the secondary characters, they were able to get stars. That's it. If anything else it adds to the movie.

The ONLY fans who might be disappointed with the show are hard-core comic book readers who adhere religiously to the cannon and can quote line and verse from the comics. The director did take significant liberties with some aspects of the history and other characters but only the really hard-core will notice.

I do hope it does very very well. $90 million weekend well, because if you stay all the way till the end of the credits, there's a 10 sec shot of Wolverine in Japan. AWESOME!!!!

A great start to the summer movie season. I rate X-Men Origins: Wolverine a 9.5/10

How could it get that extra 0.5? Well... its a personal preference but someone other than Liev Schreiber as Sabertooth and much more scenes with Hugh and Ryan Reynolds topless.