Tuesday, June 20, 2017

TV Shows to Watch, Summer 2017

Le Mans: Racing Is Everything is a behind the scenes look at what is possibly the most famous, and hardest car race in the world. Excellent access, interesting views and Amazon TV's easy access this is a must watch for any 'petrol-head out there.


Sadly the commentary is staid and somewhat condescending, but if you can overlook that, it is a family fun watch.

Preacher. Oh my fricking Lord, Preacher is coming back. One of the most interesting and fun TV shows I have seen this decade is coming back for a second season.


Preacher is a US television series based on a DC Comics series called Preacher. This was created by two of my favorite artists - Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. The show is an incredible genre mix, with elements of drama, black comedy, supernatural and horror all present. The series premiered in May 2016 with a 10-episode season.

The basic story is that of a Preacher with issues who is taking over a parish, whilst performing miracles by using black magic. I think. It gets confusing. It is always fun though!

Game of Thrones. Season 7. Need I say more?




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Friday, June 9, 2017

Falling for the Fake?

We all root for the underdog, even more so when life has thrown them a curve ball or two.

This past week on America's Got Talent (AGT) a singer received top marks for singing a song.



As cynical as I am, I think this is real. Do you?

When else do we root so hard for the underdog? On AGT it looks like that is the case. Simon seems to like them.





kthanxbai!

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Looking Backwards and Forwards

There is a new TV series coming out by, and starring Seth MacFarlane, the genius behind Family Guy, Ted and American Dad! It is called The Orville and is about a Star Trek kind of comedy.



And then there is the Fry & Laurie Reunited clip.

Stephen Fry - National Treasure
Hugh Laurie - Dr Gregory House



Going further back, I present to you, Mr Rogers: The Discussion and yes, it did speak to me!



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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Movies To Look Forward to in 2017

Wow. 2017 looks like it's going to be an awesome one for the cinema:

Martin Scorsese has a new film coming out. 2 young women in a small town realise that they are not who... NOT! Its a shoot 'em up, in a warehouse, in 1978?



Baby Driver

Edgar Wright is the director and writer behind The Cornetto Trilogy - Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and World's End - which if you haven't watched, you should.

He has created a new action movie, which would be my number 1 choice, if it had Mr Pegg in it. Which it doesn't.

However, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx are in it so it will still be awesome!



Dunkirk:

Britain's answer to the German invasion of France was to launch the British Expeditionary Force. After the First World War, being a regular member of the British Army was looked down upon. Funding for the army was cut dramatically to lower than pre-war numbers and overall, it was a bad place to be. 

So an unprepared army going into a foreign country, under-funded, under-equipped and badly led. What could possibly go wrong?



Then there is the much awaited Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2.

Baby Groot. Star-Lord. Gamora. Subtle Drax. Yondu.

Frickin' awesome.



Enjoy - and let me know what you're looking forward to.

kthanxbai!

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Acquiring a Pair of Brown Trousers




Just outside of Hurricane City, Utah, the driver of the truck you see in the lower left lost control of his vehicle. The pick-up was traveling at roughly 75 miles an hour when it broke through the guardrail in the upper right (if you look closely, it's where the group of people are standing), flipping end over end, bouncing off and across the culvert outlet you see in the center of the photo.

The truck ended up on the left side of the culvert, facing the opposite direction from which it had been traveling originally.

The driver and his passenger were unhurt except for minor cuts and bruises.

All of this would be astounding in and of itself, because damn, son,  you flipped your truck OVER a fucking culvert and around backwards and lived to tell the tale! Except when you pan out.....


This was back in 2006, but as it's the first time I have come across it, I thought I'd share.


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Monday, January 30, 2017

The Santa Clarita Diet

Great news! Timothy Olyphant is back on our screens. He of stardom from one of the greatest TV shows of the decade, Justified. He is starring with an actress new to our screens, a certain Drew Blyth Barrymore. I believe she has had a part to play in certain films such as E.T. and 50 First Dates.

The background story is 'Mom is now addicted to human flesh'. A simple enough story as seen in their new TV show 'The Santa Clarita Diet'.



Finally a TV show I can watch with the wife!

Let me know if you enjoy it too.

kthanxbai!

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

I'm Only Human After All

My socks have well and truly been blown off.

Driving to work one day i heard this song and really liked it. Throughout the day I kept singing the chorus and realised that I wanted to know more about it. So, OK Google to the rescue!

'OK Google' I said, 'i'm only human after all, put the blame on me'. Within seconds the YouTube video of the song came onto my phone. I pushed the big triangle and had the song blaring through my speakers in seconds. Awesome.



That wasn't what blew my socks off, that just impressed me greatly.

The song was sung with such confidence and such simplicity as well as gentleness, that I had assumed, and that is where the mistake began, that it was a famous American soul singer who I just hadn't heard before. The video above proved me very, very wrong.

Then I researched Rag'n'Bone man a bit more and was utterly floored by the power and subtlety in some of his songs:



Definitely an artiste who i will be following closely!

kthanxbai!

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