Sunday, May 14, 2006

GREASE

Over the past days I have tried my hardest to finish watching Save the green planet, so I can post the review I promised you all, also I watched mission impossible 3 and I have been trying to write a post on that, and even tonight, I watched hunted (didn’t hear it as I was working in the pub at the tine). But the film that sticks out the most is Grease, I have managed nearly 23 years of life without watching this film all the way through, only to be forced to watch it tonight. What can I say, this is one of the worst movies I have ever seen, I like John Travolta, in Pulp fiction he is amazing, Face off, sheer class, but in this he cant act for toffee. This is possibly the worst acted movie I have watched in a long time and I watched attack of the killer tomatoes the other day (we love you George). This is a much loved movie and I cant see why, its crap, the songs are crap, the acting is crap, it’s just a steaming pile of excrement, why do women love it? Anyway I have had many drinks (I apologises for the spelling mistakes, if there are any) and I need to go to sleep before the memory of this shite movie makes me lose the will to live, if you haven't watched it by now, don't bother.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

A Clockwork Orange


For those who are not familiar with this film:

Alex, a violent juvenile in the near future, is caught after a number of brutal rapes and murders. While imprisoned, he submits to a controversial experiment to make criminals ill at the mildest suggestion of violence or conflict. Now Alex's victims want to welcome him back into society with the same enthusiasm Alex had always exhibited when performing his crimes.




Verdict:

I don't know why but I found watching this film again after so many years a disappointment. I can't fault the way the film is directed, written, etc. but the shock factor of this film has long been surpassed by so many other quality films. I actually found that for me this film has not survived the test of time, the violence (?) is fairly tame by today's standards and at best there is a bit of titillation.

I give this film 6 out of 10

I think I'll go for some Jappornanimetion for my next film



Later Peeps

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Save The Green Planet (part 1)

Started watching Save the green planet last night, this is a very very weird film, I had had a few vodkas by the time I started watching and apparently I had had a few too many. I decided in the interest of you, my loyal fans, I would turn it off and save it for a day when I can fully appreciate it. So this post is just a little teaser, rest assured you can expect a full report soon.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Made In Britain

I bought this DVD in the Virgin store a Freeport for £2, so I was pretty chuffed at my find as I have heard many people banging on about how good this film is. After I watched It felt like I had wasted my money.

This movie is about a 16-year-old skinhead named Trevor (Tim Roth) who is a naughty little shit that needs a good slap. The film is a few days in his miserable little life where he steals cars, sniffs glue, breaks windows and general makes a nuisance of himself.

You start out with Trevor being sent to an assessment center with his social worker Harry (Eric Richard - Sgt. Bob Cryer from The Bill) where he is left presumably to be assessed, with this knowledge the first thing he does is steal a car, sniff some glue and break the job center windows, clever boy. Trevor is obviously a lost cause, surely a normal person would assume that anybody sporting a swastika on their forehead has a few issues but Harry insists that he is intelligent so they all give him a second chance. So with this second chance and the money for the bus to the job center, he takes his black room mate (hold mate aren’t you a racist?) and buys glue and cigarettes, genius!! Now I know why they think he is so intelligent. Anyway to cut long and not that interesting story short he steals a van crashes in to a police car then runs off and confesses to his social worker, who in turn sends him back to the station he has just crashed in front of. Then you get 2 coppers give him a little run down of how things are going to be, give him a little dig and let him know he is going to be spending a large percentage of his time in prison, dropping the soap, nice.

This Film is older than me and originally made for television so as you can imagine the actual picture quality wasn’t really up to much, the acting wasn’t great either. I have read that Tim Roth was excellent blah blah blah, I don’t see it. All Alan Clarke (the director) did was say “Tim, I want you to imagine your a stroppy little shit wow is angry at the world, off you go” now Tim was 17 - 19 at the time (he was born in 1961 and film was released in 1982, its just an estimate), how hard could that be? I’m not impressed, not at all, I didn’t see anything big or clever and I thought the film was crap. Actually if it wasn’t for that fact I would have to go all the way back to the hole that is otherwise known as Freeport (which frankly is a punishment in itself), to get my money back, I would.

I would rate the movie but I really haven’t got anything nice to say so watch it at your own risk.