Sunday, April 24, 2011
It's official, I'm a student. I went and saw Thor the other day, and only paid $6. I already had a voucher to shave a fiver, plus because I saw it before 11:00 on the school holidays it was extra cheap. It was most definitely worthwhile. I was most surprised by its lack of a soundtrack. The main tagline was The God Of Thunder, so I already had a certain Kiss song running through my head on the way to the cinema. But lo and behold, it did not appear. After all, Iron Man 1 & 2 both featured songs with the same name as characters. If there is one recommendation I can make, stay until right after the end. There's a post credit scene that gives a pretty big insight into the plot of The Avengers. It was also nice to see heroes going back to saving the world, instead of just a few close friends or a little city. Plus, we got some perfect character development in the character of Thor. However, if you're looking for something with the Camembert smell of something Flash Gordon, you might want to look for the Asylum knockoff.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I'm fairly quick to adapt to new ideas, such as not not picking fights with crocodiles. Unfortunately, I'm not as quick where technology is concerned. I was pointing and laughing at the people spending hours on myspace. I've had the same phone for seven years (Nokia 3315). I didn't give youtube a shot until 2009. I was only using the internet for quick bits of research on imdb and Wikipedia. Then, with nothing better to do, I decided to reveal my thoughts to others with nothing better to do. As you may recall, I was informed I'd have to familiarize myself with facebook if I wanted to get into journalism. I considered dropping journalism instead of taking up facebook. In the end I caved, though the I.T. Crowd "friendface" episode didn't exactly help. Two months later, and I've changed my tune just a little bit. I've discovered Laura Shigihara's blog for a start, which looks a little something like this; http://shigi.wordpress.com/. A video game musician behind Plants Vs. Zombies's soundtrack, and good golly miss molly, is she talented. Also, I've managed to build a little army/friendship made of my youngest brother's friends. That's right, I've been having some of the best conversations with 15/16 year olds. Please don't call the authorities. Oh, we've even started a page for one of the cats. We're aiming for 100 likes by the start of next month. So help Carmello rule the world by liking this page; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Carmello-Evil-Overlord/217785521572156
Friday, April 15, 2011
I went and saw Paul last night, and was pleasantly surprised. There were a few aspects that had me worried about it. Firstly, daytime television was in love with it, which usually equates to pure evil. Secondly, I'm not a fan of Seth Rogen, except maybe in small doses. Finally, I was worried about it being rather, well, American. These were unfounded speculations, although daytime television is evil incarnate. I bloody loved it. I rather liked Ruth's learning profanity, that is by far the best of swear words I've ever heard. If you want to know if this is your kind of movie, there's a simple test. Knowing Sigourney Weaver was in it, I was waiting for a particular line to show up. If you don't know the line, this ain't for you. I've gotten rather fond of seeing films on opening night. Next Thursday I hope to see Thor. The reason I say hope is the trailer announces it will be in 3D, and 2D in select cinemas. I've avoided 3D this long, and I don't intend to start now.
Monday, April 11, 2011
I've managed to get a lucky break in the form of a two-week holiday. Okay, I still have some bloody homework, but I don't have to stick to some schedule. Last Thursday, I went and saw Sucker Punch. I highly recommend you give it a look. You've probably noticed it isn't getting terribly great reviews, with claims that there isn't much character development or reason to care about them, and the debate that if it's empowering to women, why are they sexualized? Well, if I was facing the possibilities of a lobotomy or prostitution, I'd be trying to escape as well. Also, the sexualization comes in the fantasy. In other words, thats how she feels shes being treated. If you've seen the ads, with all the violence and 'splosions, it's not that that kind of movie, you are required to kind of think. When I defeat MCP and become ruler of the Internet, movies will stop having marketing, unless they can do it properly. Now go see this movie, and you will be unprepared.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Sorry about the not posting last week but uni beat the crap out of me. Anyway here I am, as moderately sane as ever. I've seen a few bits of upcoming things on my wishlist. I'm now much more stoked for Green Lantern and Doctor Who than humanly possible, and I wish I knew more about Thundercats to give an opinion on the new series, but the main one I'm blabbing about is The Governator. Originally thought to be an early April Fool's Day prank, it was revealed Arnold Schwarznegger (I gott it without checking) is making a cartoon with Stan Lee. In it, Arnie has ended his time as Governor of California and is looking to join civilian life, but is actually a secret crimefighter, with a recurring villain gang known as the G.I.R.L.I.E. men. Despite a decade of [adult swim], people still think cartoon = kiddie show, and are claiming he's really lost it. But from the looks of things, it'll be in a similar style as Last Action Hero. What, don't look at me like that, it was a goodun. I can't wait.