Well occasionally on here I will report on something NOT movie or video game related, and this time it’s my personal favorite band Garbage. They recently collaborated with the talented group ‘Screaming Females‘ for a cover of the Patti Smith classic ‘Because the night’. Check out the official video below…
Also on May 27 / 28 the band are releasing a Blu-ray / DVD of their concert ’One Mile High’ filmed at the Ogden Theater in Denver, Colarado in 2012. I am so looking forward to it. The release will also features the official music videos for ‘Blood For Poppies’ and ‘Big Bright World’, as well as several other extras. Can’t wait!
- Music Video Of The Day: Garbage & Screaming Females ‘Because The Night’ (chicagoist.com)
- Garbage and Screaming Females channel Patti Smith’s Because the Night (lostateminor.com)
- First Look: Garbage & Screaming Females Release A Music Video For ‘Because The Night’ (pinkisthenewblog.com)
- Garbage Covers Patti Smith’s ‘Because The Night’ For Record Store Day (news.radio.com)
Bit of a quiet month … not many movies on the horizon, but do have a few reviews in the pipeline … such as the newly released 25th Anniversary Blu-ray of classic comedy / fantasy The Princess Bride. Also I have Pascal Lugier’s somewhat ignored but (in certain circles) well received Tall Man. I’m betting because it isn’t about women being tortured (!), it’s sneaked under the radar of fans of French shocker Martyrs… Also there has been a recent Studio Ghibli season on television (Film Four) and a few titles I haven’t yet seen (Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro) have grabbed my attention.
What have I been up to? Well, work has been very hectic in the run-up to the bank holiday. I am so glad it is the weekend, where I have family visiting and (hopefully) chocolate to be consuming. Either way it will be one of the more lively weekends in recent times. In the coming weeks (months) some works nights-out should be fun and with several video games on my ‘must complete’ list like Halo 4 (loving it) and back-burner titles like Dead Space 3 and Hitman Absolution, I have more than enough to keep me occupied. Also on the horizon are several yet to purchase titles that have recently come out (the previously mentioned Tomb Raider, and of course Gears Of War Judgement, God of War Ascension and Bioshock Infinite) … only more free time and endless money stops me from grabbing these at the earliest convenience.
Hope you all have a lovely Easter!!
Well I haven’t reported in for a while (probably since new year) and thought I’d ramble for a little bit. So far its been an alright year as far as movie watching is concerned. Not been able to get to the cinema as much as I would like, but have enjoyed some good to average movies on my trusty PS3 or Blu-ray player and had a lot of fun writing the reviews and figuring out what to say, what to pick at and what to dismiss (believe me writing reviews is not easy!). Also I have been enjoying a bit of a backlog of games, most notably Halo 4 which is proving the best in the series (a shock considering it’s made by a new developer, namely the very talented 343 Industries) and I am promising myself to get around to playing the new very nice looking Tomb Raider in the coming months. Oh and my thoughts on the PS4 announcement? It all looks and sounds like too many gimmicks, not enough innovation … and just take a look at some of the best looking PS3 games, and do we really need new hardware yet? I think not. Of course don’t judge me if I am first in line come launch day. lol.
On a personal note, work has been mad, kept me occupied and interested, and the coming months certainly hold some interesting developments. As far as life is concerned I’m thankful for a lot of things; for good friends (they know who they are), a good family and a job I work hard at and enjoy. It challenges me and is never dull. I suppose writing this little blog entry could be a start of regular musings, I don’t know for sure but would be interested in hearing readers thoughts on here, what makes them happy, keeps them ticking over etc, and what they are thankful for. Oh and of course if they have that obscure movie recommendation they’d like to send my way … that’s a bonus!
What an interesting result, eh? Some of my predictions from earlier were correct, but as expected many were way off. Oh well… Congratulations to the winners and maybe next year for the losers…… Winners are in RED, my predictions are in BLUE.
“Beasts of the Southern Wild”
“Silver Linings Playbook”
“Zero Dark Thirty”
“Lincoln“ Tutt tutt, thought this had it in the bag!
“Life of Pi”
Best Supporting Actor:
Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained” YAY!!!!
Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Alan Arkin, “Argo” Damn…
Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”
Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Field, “Lincoln”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook” Damn, so close!
Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
Amy Adams, “The Master”
David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Ang Lee, “Life of Pi” I got it!! Yay!!
Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”
Michael Haneke, “Amour”
Benh Zeitlin, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Daniel Day Lewis, “Lincoln” Predicted!! Ok, that was an easy one!!
Denzel Washington, “Flight”
Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour” Oh well….
Quvenzhané Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Was pleased to hear Quentin Tarantino won for Best Original Screenplay, but disappointed that yet again, a Pixar movie got the Best Animated Feature Film nod, for the otherwise forgettable Brave … must have been a weak year in that catagory.