Read my review of Funkoars’ new album The Hangover at TheDwarf. Hint: It’s good!
My review of Ben Lee’s latest single, the disgustingly happy I Love Pop Music is up at TheDwarf. Read words!
Welcome back, Scrubbers! You know what that promo pic means? New Scrubs. And soon (ish). ABC has announced that Scrubs will be premiering on January 6, which means that finally I (and many other long-time Scrubs fans) will be able to see the stories of some of my favourite characters of television history wrap up, and my youth will get some closure as I move from a young adult to… a slightly older young adult.
At this point, before the 8th and potentially final season has even begun, I’m feeling that as long as JD & Elliot, Turk & Carla, Kelso and maybe even Cox are all wrapped up and given some closure, then Scrubs could continue into a 9th season with an all-new main cast. It would feel like a new show, and hell, we all know Scrubs could use some freshness. Plus, I wouldn’t feel like I’d have to constantly defend it anymore.
Oh yeah, you know what else I’m excited about? New Lost.
Yep, I’ve reviewed Kanye West’s new album 808s & Heartbreak. It should be up on TheDwarf within the next few days. Here’s a taster:
And then there was your performance at the 2008 MTV VMAs. You revealed a new, interesting song that didn’t. Feature. Any. Rapping. Gun to my head, it didn’t feature any singing either, really. It was unlike anything we’d heard before from Kanye. It was kinda unlike anything we’d heard before from anyone; it wasn’t a typical pop song, it wasn’t a typical R&B song, and it wasn’t a typical hip-hop song. It was ‘Love Lockdown’.
I’ll be recapping tonight’s episode of Australian Idol, and I’ll be posting that as soon as the credits roll.
I started a new blog, Landslide, so add it to your bookmarks. It has a more formal style and a tighter focus. No gossip or recaps, just reviews, art and design, and literary criticism. I’m also looking for contributors so feel free to comment or email me in regards to that.
Check out my review of The Verve‘s new album, Forth at TheDwarf. Kinda rhymed there.
Whenever an Idol hopeful starts their 5 second interview with “I like to move while I sing” you just know it’s going to be hilarious.
The trailer for the upcoming Indiana Jones movie has been released. Check it outtttt here!
I’m giggling like a Japanese schoolgirl that giggles a lot. Even though he’s a bit strange in real life, Harrison Ford always does it for me on-screen. Take me to one-liner heaven!
It’s 1 am, it’s a weekday, and I am on holidays. I’m taking this opportunity to preview several upcoming movies.
This film, starring James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie and Terence Stamp, is about a young man (McAvoy) who is wrenched from his dull existence as an office worker into a life of adventure and murder. The wrenchers are a bunch of good (as in, they perform acts of “justice”) assassins, and the movie is about the protagonists transformation into one of them.
My verdict: Upon seeing the trailer, it looks like a bad Matrix ripoff with elements of Mission Impossible.
Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead
A film about two brothers, played by Ethan Hawke and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who decide to rob their own parents’ jewelry store, and directed by Sidney Lumet (mastermind behind Dog Day Afternoon and 12 Angry Men among others). How can this go wrong?
My verdict: As far as I’m concerned, this will be a contender for the best movie of 2008.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
Oh god. Johnny Depp channeling Ichabod Crane-gone-insane, once again under the steady/gothic directing eye of Tim Burton… with songs! I am dying (zing!) to see this. Helena Bonham Carter doesn’t particularly excite me as an actress, but I’m counting on JD and some Alan Rickman action on pulling me through.
My verdict: Fuck. Yes.
The Dark Knight
The next installment in Christopher Nolan’s series of Batman…uh… Batmans? Batmen? Well, it’s number 2, and it’s all about The Joker. Batman is again played by Christian Bale, Michael Caine is still Alfred, and we have Heath Ledger playing The Joker. They have replaced Katie Holmes with Maggie Gyllenhaal,which is a good move in my opinion. We also get Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent, who fans will know later becomes the villain Two-Face. I am really looking forward to this.
My verdict: You HAVE to see the 5-minute-long trailer in which the Joker’s men rob a bank. Get on YouTube!
There Will Be Blood
Daniel Day-Lewis wears a mustache ala Gangs Of New York and goes oil-prospectin’ in America during, I believe, a turn of the century timeline. He plays Daniel Plainview, and apparently gives a brilliant and powerful performance. Paul Dano, of Little Miss Sunshine fame, plays a priest who becomes Plainview’s nemesis of sorts, and everyone is saying that this is a career-defining and career-making performance from the young man. I cannot wait to see this.
My verdict: I Will Be There For When There Will Be Blood
Okay I think I’ve spoiled you enough for one night.