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Journey to the West

Posted in music by deflowerd on September 15, 2008

My latest review, Monkey’s Journey to the West, is up on TheDwarf, ready to provide reading pleasure. It’s informative and entertaining!

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Children Collide and other news

Posted in music, Uncategorized by deflowerd on September 1, 2008

I recently had a listen to Children Collide’s debut album, The Long Now. You can check out my thoughts over at TheDwarf.

The other news is that Deflower’d has been featured on WordPress’ list of Fastest Growing Blogs! Thanks to all the readers and especially the commenters; it’s much appreciated.

Monkey Magic

Posted in music by deflowerd on August 27, 2008

Go check out my review of ‘Monkey Bee’, the first song to be released (as a promo cd) from the upcoming soundtrack to the Gorillaz-driven opera of Journey To The West (or Monkey Magic to us plebs).

Click here for the review.

Before The Game Before The Game

Posted in australian television, sport, television by deflowerd on August 23, 2008
This photo is really old. Seriously. Two of the five above are no longer on the show.

CAUTION: This photo is really old. Seriously. Two of the five above are no longer on the show.

Last night’s episode of Before The Game, Network Ten’s Saturday Night AFL-comedy gem, experienced what can only be described as ‘technical difficulties’. After going to a commercial break the show resumed, but didn’t move forwards; they re-aired the segment we’d just seen. I don’t just mean one particular interview or bit – they re-aired, in full, the entire third (i think?) segment of the show, from commercial break to commercial break. A solid 15 minutes. 15 minutes of fuck-up? What exactly was the reason for this? A slip-up in the control room? Surely they would have noticed.

If anyone knows what the hell happened, I’d love to know.

The Dark Knight

Posted in film by deflowerd on July 21, 2008

The Dark Knight. Wow. Just… wow. It’s amazing. It’s the best Batman film ever, the best superhero film ever, and it’s one of the best crime films I’ve seen to date. It’s just freaking brilliant. Ledger as The Joker was terrifically terrifying, hilarious and astounding. I’ve seen the film twice now, and the second time around I spent ages just staring at his face trying to find Heath Ledger in there – but all I could see was The Joker.

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Mini-Reviews

Posted in film by deflowerd on July 10, 2008

Get Smart
2.5/5

Fairly entertaining but not funny enough.

The Happening
0/5

Shit sandwich.

Gone Baby Gone
4/5

Really interesting mystery/drama starring Casey Affleck. Well worth checking out.

Ed Wood
4/5

Hilarious b&w biopic about the universally accepted Worst Director of All Time, Edward D. Wood Jr. Johnny Depp stars and it’s directed by Tim Burton.

Planet Terror
4/5

Modern schlock horror at its bloody best.

Layer Cake
3.5/5

Great british crime film, starring Daniel Craig.

A Scanner Darkly
4/5

Disturbing story of drug addicts and an undercover cop in the near future. Uses rotoscoping animation technique to create a shifting, hallucinatory vision of addiction.

Doomsday
1/5

Neil Marshall’s third film (after Dog Soldiers and The Descent) is about a viral outbreak in the UK. It is really stupid.

I’m a Llama Farmer

Posted in music by deflowerd on June 18, 2008

Albert Hammond Jr.’s new album, Como Te Llama, has been leaked. I’ve got it, and my initial impression of it is fairly positive. Same tone as Yours To Keep, same production style – clean and crisp – and it seems to be of the same quality. I’ve been listening to it as I ramble around the internets tonight and it’s been incredibly easy to listen to, without completely fading into the background.

I love The Strokes and I consider their first two albums to be modern pop masterpieces.  AHJ’s first album was a hair’s breadth away from them in terms of brilliance, and his second sounds like it could well be on that same level.

What’s Going On?

Posted in film by deflowerd on June 18, 2008

The Happening sucks. It sucks HUUUGE sweaty balls. It’s without a doubt the worst movie of the year, and possibly of the decade. It was unintentionally hilarious in it’s poorly scripted, ham-acted idiocy. Do not pay money for this unless you enjoy mocking shite films in a public arena.

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In-descent

Posted in film by deflowerd on January 1, 2008

I said I was going to watch and review 3 horror movies, so here, in all its glory, is my review of The Descent (2005). The Descent is a British horror film and was written and directed by Neil Marshall, the man responsible for 2002’s camp, over-the-top werewolf outing Dog Soldiers.

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