I came back from the exam today for a nice and pleasant surprise. MY HOME FINALLY HAS AIRCONDITIONING! This will be most useful during these coming nights of dreaded heat! T__T
I was reading the TV guide at the end of the Herald Sun yesterday and a new television mini series airing in Australia caught my eye. The series is called "Dead Set" and the premise sounded really interesting to me. The series takes place in the UK, using the UK Big Brother house as a backdrop. During eviction night, a zombie outbreak occurs and everyone across the UK (including the Big Brother audience, television staff, host and former housemates) all succumb to the zombie apocalypse. However, the remaining housemates in the Big Brother house do not know what's happening outside. The house itself becomes a place of refuge from the chaos outside.
It kinda sounded like a comedy/horror at first but turns out it was trying to be real serious about things. I ended up downloading the rest of the series overnight (only consists of 5 episodes to the series) and am watching it right now (on the last episode). I'd probably only fix camera issues cause it shakes like hell - can't see anything. If you liked 28 Days Later or the Zack Snyder Dawn of the Dead remake, this is awesome, awesome stuff.
___________________________Two days ago, the Astor Theatre had an amazing 25 dollar movie marathon for the entire, "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Say what you will about me, but this was pretty much my idea of an awesome day. Yes, normal people would go to the beach on a 32 degree sunny day but I'm not normal. Instead my friend and I chose to sit through 10 hours of orc slaying madness (with breaks in between of course). And lemme tell, after seeing the ring being destroyed in the volcanic pits of Mount Doom and realising the quest is over, you as an audience feel that sense of accomplishment (especially having sat through it all in the one day). Seeing all three films back to back in a day really makes everything flow cohesively, making it one whole story that really takes you on a journey with all these likeable characters. Great day, great day.
___________________________Martin Scorsese is probably the best filmmaker alive today. He's done so many good films but his two most outstanding pictures, in my opinion, are Taxi Driver and Goodfellas. I liked Raging Bull (widely considered to be his all time masterpiece) but I dunno - it wasn't really on the same level as Taxi Driver or Goodfellas to me. It didn't really strike home that much. Anyways, I love Scorsese and fortunately enough for me, both Taxi Driver and Goodfellas are both on sale for 10 bucks each at JB Hi-Fi. God I love that store.
___________________________Remember that Briefcase Packaging for Pulp Fiction I mentioned a few posts ago? Well I ordered it at JB-Hi Fi and the package came in a few days ago. It's such an awesome package, but now I'm gonna have to re-arrange my DVD collection. Heck I might have to move the whole thing altogether. Anyways, Pulp Fiction is an awesome film that kinda gave cinema and Hollywood film making an adrenalin shot to the heart. Hard to believe that this was only like 15 years ago too. Like wine, this movie just gets better time grows old. Can't get enough of it. :D
Lookie here, a brand new poster for Tim Burton's, "Alice in Wonderland". Without Alice. Oh well.
___________________________Kinda old news, I realise, but I forgot to make mention of it in the last post so I'll do so now. Why was Miley Cyrus voted the worst celebrity influence of 2009? It doesn't make sense because she actually is a pretty damn good role model. Someone like Lindsay Lohan who's practically effed up her life by now should've been there cause she's been caught with cocaine in her car and has been in and out of rehab. Seen her lately? She's destroyed her face with plastic surgery - fucken junkie. Anyways, I just thought I'd get that out there cause I thought it was stupid for Miley to have been voted a bad influence.
Really worst influence?
Really worst influence?
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If I had a kid, I'd so push him around in an R2-D2 stroller. T__T
I've been listening to a lot of Starsailor lately - I reckon they're an awesome British band. I didn't realise that one of their songs was remixed into a dance track which became popular in Australia at one point. I came to know the band through the game, "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater" where their song, "Way to Fall" was used as part of the credits sequence. Anyways, for those who wanna sample some songs, check out the YouTube videoes below cause they're a great band.
___________________________Finally, a picture spam of the gorgeous Amanda Seyfried (cause ya know, this post needs it). You know if the acting thing never worked, she could've been a model cause judging from some of these pictures, she really does radiate with that model look. (L)