Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Game of Thrones, Jon Snow (WARNING SPOILERS)

Jon Snow is The King in the North.

He is also a particularly bad leader when it comes to battle, being saved repeatedly by others' actions.

Headstrong, arrogant and a bit of a bastard, we still love the character - and here is why;



It must be said that his brothers did murder him, but just the once. Game of Thrones, even though it is in its 7th season, really is getting stronger and stronger.

Here are some theories about Game of Thrones:





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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Summer Viewing

Summer has officially begun  and there are some pretty awesome looking new tv shows coming along:

Joey Tribbiani finally breaks the mould he fell into on Friends and is finally playing a dad. With a family. And he gets to stay at home with them. The trailer is 4 minutes long, which is probably as long as each episode is going to be given the amount of adverts that'll be shown:



Training Day looks interesting, unbelievable,but interesting. A rogue detective (oooh) will take a rookie partner (aaah).



The Great Indoors is a comedy. Probably.

Basically a guy comes in from the wild where he has been doing whatever a chap does in the wild for months on end, but hey, he doesn't know what one is allowed to say in a multi-ethical social situation. Ensuing hilarity occurs. Why would i bother watching it? Stephen Fry, the glorious man himself, is in it.



Pure Genius - a young Silicon Valley gazillionaire builds a hi-tech hospital, staffs it with geniuses and then rolls the dice with people's lives. It appears to be all about him and one of the doctors he recruits, but with no love interest, complicity or real moral boundaries to be pushed, I don't see what this is really about, or why we should care.



Not wanting to appear to be too much of a bitter, twisted old chap, I am happy to share that Mister Thomas Cruise brings us a new Reacher movie, and it looks fricking awesome!!



Oooh, I nearly forgot - this little movie trailer actually had me laughing out loud:



Enjoy! And let me know what you watched, in the comments...

kthanxbai!

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Justified. Just Awesome

My favourite show of 2015 was Justified. As a amatuer writer I was unable to say what it was exactly about it that was so amazing, but I stumbled across this overview today and thought they hit the nail on the head:





JustifiedPossibly the best "Cop" show in the last decade. It's actually dangerous watching this because it'll make you believe you'd look good in a stetson. Olyphant and Walton Goggins are beyond amazing. Hell, the whole cast is. The show is effortlessly cool, badass, funny and just all round f***ing fantastic. It also has possibly the best ever series finale.
Network: FX, Netflix (UK)


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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.



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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.


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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!!




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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.



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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!



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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!

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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.

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