Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Magnificent Seven Remake Looking Good

I'm a big cowboy fan. I love a good shootout (on TV) and the music and scenery tend to be pretty epic. Its why my favourite tv shows are Longmire and Justified, my favourite films Unforgiven and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

When I heard that they were going to remake a classic, I thought it would be a major fail. Like Ghostbusters, the reboot of which received the most dislikes on YouTube of any trailer. Ever.

It received 0ver 656,000 dislikes or thumbs down, in a few hours after release. They were ridiculed for racism, sexism, misogyny and generally being marketing fools.



And then I heard that his amazingness the Chris Pratt was going to be in it, and The Magnificent Seven looked truly Splendiferous:



Here are the original team for the Magnificent Seven:

Yul Brynner
Eli Wallach
Steve McQueen
Charles Bronson
Robert Vaughn
James Coburn
Brad Dexter

Here is a reminder of the original film:



Oh, and here is the trailer for The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

Enjoy - I sure did.



kthanxbai! Jumblerant

Monday, May 9, 2016

A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away...

The latest Star Wars film has come and gone. As far as I am concerned, it was just a poor revamp of previous episodes; someone lost in the desert, an orphan with no friends, an alien bar and a resulting fight, a death star. Nothing new there then, heck, the X-wings weren't even updated!

The three components of the opening sequence: ...The three components of the opening sequence: the phrase "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away....", the Star Wars logo and the opening crawl, from the beginning of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

But what if they changed the opening to be more like a Bond film? Would it lose it's cachet?

The video below is an awesome interpretation of what that may have looked like if they had done it for The Empire Strikes Back.


Star Wars - Episode V "The Empire Strikes Back" Homage (Title Sequence) from KROFL on Vimeo.


kthanxbai! Jumblerant

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Try And Beat That James

I was originally going to write solely about an amazing singer, Haley Reinhart, who has made many appearances on YouTube on a channel called Postmodern Jukebox.

She is pretty awesome, and with 10s of millions of views, I'm not the only to think so:







And then my favourite late night show host, James Corden had an EPIC Carpool Karaoke.

Enjoy them all!!




kthanxbai!

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Anti-Semitism. Who, what and why?

There has been a significant rise in anti-semitism in the UK recently, as well is in mainland Europe.

Finally one of the main political parties had to suspend a few of their Members of Parliament due to their anti-semitic positions.

I cannot understand this hatred of another religion for no obvious reason. As someone who is very pro-Israel, I cannot understand why it gets picked on so much in the UN and on campuses across the world.

Howard Jacobson explains why. A real eye-opener and fascinating to listen to.



kthanxbai!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Whats Next?

Summer is just around the corner. Honest!

You know what that means? Films and tv shows coming back. Oh yeah!

Unless you're on Netflix of course, in which case, just watch the whole season of whatever you want in one binge session. My recommendations for Netflix are: Sherlock, Longmire, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.

Films that I'm excited about are really just this one, because, hey, Bad guys v Bad Giys - does it get any better?



Here is the Game of Thrones latest trailer, just because I can!



kthanxbai!

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Its Back And Bigger Than Ever - Star Wars Rogue One

Chewie as shown in Star Wars (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Star Wars - Rogue One



"This is a rebellion isn't it? I rebel!"

Chewie as shown in Star WarsYes, that klaxon did sound like Chewbacca getting 'surprised' in a prison. Well, it doesn't sound like a klaxon, anyway.











Loving this video too:



And you can go here to get some amazing Star Wars prizes.

https://www.crowdrise.com/forceforchange


kthanxbai!

Jumblerant

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

What Is Faster - Car or Plane?

Well, a plane, obviously. Except that we're talking about a Boeing 737 vs. a Tesla Model S.

Seriously, if the car has a setting 'ludicrous' you should look out!



Tesla doesn't stop there, According to VentureBeat, they received 300,000 solid orders in 3 days for the new Tesla 3.

With a cash deposit for each car at $1,000 Tesla just made $300,000,000.

Well done Elon Musk. A true hero of today.

thanxbai!

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Awesome Music Videos of 2015

As always, this generation know nothing!

In my day we needed a pencil to rewind the cassette tape. We had to know how to clean the needle on a record player.

It isn't a lot of spend on the videos that makes them awesome - but they do know how to rock a music video.

Here are my top 5 of 2015

5. Laser-eyed robot sharks. Basketballs on fire. Some serious swearing in this one too!



4. Macklemore is always exciting and interesting. This video is no exception. A real 80's twist to a 2015 original.



3. Some awesome remaking, on a budget, of some other music vids from all time



2. Puppets. Shiny dancers. Missy Elliot and Pharell Williams - so you know its going to be crazy!



1. Sia - Elastic Heart

Choreographed to perfection. Acting is electric. Music is addictive too.




So what did I miss out or just get plain wrong?


kthanxbai!

Jumblerant

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Possible, Beneficial And Worth Doing

Like most people, I love the idea of getting something for nothing. It's the reason i am so into solar powered products and recycling.

So where would the first 'Zero Waste' town be? New York? LA? San Francisco? Some hippy commune in Arizona?

Actually, it looks like it might be a rural town in Japan:



So yes, it is possible, it is beneficial and it is something that we can all do!

kthanxbai!

Jumblerant

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Love Me Some YouTube


I Do Love Me Some YouTube!

When locked into my tiny cubicle at Work I tend to hide the aircon and peripheral noise with headphones. And what better way to listen to music and watch crazy vids than the Tube that is You?

My faves in 2015:

5. Crazy Plastic Ball PRANK!!



4. Lip Sync Battle with Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and Jimmy Fallon.



3. Justin Bieber Carpool Karaoke - and why JB isn't as evil as we all like to say.



2. Dwayne Johnson's Shake It Off

Its another lip-sync, I know, but it's a chap called The Rock who is going to be singing a girlie-girlie-girl song.



1. The SuperBowl ads this year were rather boring, even for an advertising geek such as myself. Instead, as my pick for best video of the year, I pick a video that has made me smile, made me frown, made me think twice about life. You know, because that's what YouTube videos should be doing!

John Legend - All of Me




YouTube themselves have created a video which tries to capture the essence of the most popular 2015 YouTube clips



Personally, I think they fail. Don't get me wrong, I love Google. I live for Google! But this video just tries too hard. And thus fails. Its like they're saying all the punchlines to 101 jokes that we only know a few of.

Kthanxbai!