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One of my favourite movie scenes. Forget about Trump and Brexit, just watch this instead.

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Film Review: Drinking Buddies

At the weekend I watched Drinking Buddies, a film starting Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson and Anna Kendrick.

It was an ‘indie’ film.

As a general rule I don’t mind ‘indie’ films. However, calling a film ‘indie’ these days is no longer about a good movie making it against the odds. It’s now a blanket word that marketing departments attach to a film to excuse rambling dialogue and a vague plot. It’s meant to be seen as a quirky piece, but just comes across as unplanned and a bit shit.

I spent most of the film thinking things like “it would be amazing if the lead guy contracted tetanus and died right now”, or “maybe there will be a gas leak explosion and all the main characters will die”! Neither of those things happened.

In fact, nothing happened. Every now and again they drank unidentified beer out of plastic cups, but that’s about the extent of the excitement.

This was definitely a modern day ‘indie’ film. A boring, flatline plot with messy dialogue and characters I wouldn’t put out if they were on fire.

I want my 90 minutes back.

Men & Women all ages wanted in Glasgow for World War Z

To apply you must match this brief:
Live in Glasgow or surrounding area
Available to work in August could be between 1 day and 10 days work
Legally allowed to work in the UK
All ages and all ethnic backgrounds welcome
Good rates of pay.

Men & Women all ages wanted in Glasgow for World War Z

I know I should be thinking ‘yes, lovely’, but there’s something about Robert Pattinson that I just don’t get. I’ve read the Twilight saga and watched the film, and I just don’t get him or the character. I feel cheated. It may be because Edward in the book is just a bit… meh. I don’t get all the pining and soulful staring. I like my vampires with balls.

(pic via fuckyeahtwilight:twilightforever)

Classic Movies

There are so many classic films that I have never seen. I wasn’t really allowed to watch films as a kid, so I missed out on a fair bit. That’s probably why I love films so much as an adult. I’m working my way through them now and I’m really excited I get to discover them all for the first time. Imagine being able to watch E.T for the first time again? I still haven’t seen it.

I used to constantly get ‘OH MY GOD, YOU’VE NEVER SEEN *INSERT MOVIE HERE*?!?’. It got to the point I had to pretend that I’ve seen most of these films, bluffed my way through – who would believe that I’ve never seen E.T? I’ve seen clips, mostly on ‘greatest’ list shows, but never actually watched the films.

I only watched the original Star Wars films in 2008. I watched The Godfather, The Breakfast Club and Terminator last year. I watched Point Break on Sunday night.

I’ve never seen Scarface, Jaws, Casablanca, Taxi Driver, Groundhog Day, Dirty Harry, Singin’ in the Rain, Rebel Without a Cause, My Fair Lady, The Silence of the Lambs. The list goes on.

I love films, I’ve seen hundreds, but there are so many out there that just passed me by. Which would you suggest?

FlashForward

I watched the first episode of FlashForward last night. The idea behind it is intriguing and has a lot of potential to be a really good show. Fingers crossed it doesn’t end up like LOST, and gets… well, lost. It’s also a ‘one season show’. Let’s hope the producers know when to stop (I’m looking at you, 24…).

As an aside, Joseph Fiennes looks very, very, very good for 39. I’m in the mood to dig out my Shakespeare In Love DVD now…

Charlie Babbitt squeezed and pulled and hurt my neck in 1988.

I watched Rain Man for the first time last night. Dustin Hoffman was mesmerising, it’s no wonder he won an Oscar for his performance. In most films I see the actor playing a character, but in this I only saw Raymond Babbitt. I was totally sucked in. The ending was excellent. No crazy big out of character finish, just a calm goodbye with questions left unanswered. I absolutely loved it.

I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don’t have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.

When I heard Liam Neeson utter those words, I just knew Taken would become one of my favourites.