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Monday, June 10, 2013
A Little B'r'it Crazy
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Entertainment

British television certainly has come quite a way from -,..

Coronation Street.

The intelligence and forethought put in some of the scripted dialogues I  have seen lately makes one want to leap from ones seat and cut a path straight over the Silk Road to Britain itself and settle in with the comforts and stresses of London life.

Below have all been excellent viewing and calling cards for the City of London the exciting life the UK portends to visitors in general. 

Judge Deed (complete season 5)

MI-5 (complete season 9)

An Education (film based on a book of memoirs)

Desert Flower (true story that put female genital mutilation on the international human rights agenda)

Backbeat (story of the Beatles rise to fame)

'The Special Relationship' (HBO film about Tony Blair and Bill Clinton)

and 'The Queen' , (

 Goal! (like a 'thinking mans Rocky')

All of the afore-highlighted links I have enjoyed on DVD with their Special Features and behind the scenes footage in just the past few weeks.

I can now just imagine a talking head aka well informed hugely protective with adequately swelled with pride over British culture fan saying. "Were a lot ,more than just X Factor over here you know" :)

Gotta' love 'em.

Posted by mach1231 at 12:30 PM PDT
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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
She shore is purdy
Mood:  accident prone
Topic: Entertainment

I was not even looking for any hype from Robert Young Pelton when I ran across this husk :

The Wild West in East Africa

I was seeking out more backdrop (remember, we live in an age of information retrieval) on this turd piece by that nin·com·poop Gwynne Dyer.

So fitting that they becaught in such cross-currents, maybe they should get together for tea sometime and trade comments over polite: 'pass the lemon' and 'hand me the honey' requests.

But finally theres this

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And finally, if you really want a palate cleanser of some sort after having lilfted some Hors d'œuvre from this rotunda of goodies, I dare you to exit the off ramp with this one




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Friday, February 1, 2013
Who won?
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Entertainment

Ohhhh those Super Bowl ads ! can we ever get enough of hearing about them?

Or is that the sound off your mouse clicking off the page , straddling the very know web Universe-,... all of a sudden reaching my ears?


Anyway, by a comparative standard I would say the cost of 3 million dollars cost to air is a bargain.

The resultant publicity in even mentioning your product is going to be featured as a paid sponsor is enough for the 3 million to  pay for itself at least once.

And that is not even counting the actual viewers who actually chomp their nachos, slug their beers and dance scantily clad while the action is not on. 

But you don't have to wait to see the incomparable Ms.Kate Upton in the latest Benz visual outing. Click here.

Or here for a tease.

Driving, washing cars and eating fast food in America will never be the same!

Posted by mach1231 at 5:17 PM PST
Updated: Monday, February 4, 2013 2:23 PM PST
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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Django Unchained is a really nice neat sweet film
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Entertainment

FRESH NEWS: As the stars actually align in Berlin...for the 'Django Unchained' premiere.... 

 It is fortituous timing for me to want to blog about the

nice little subsuming mini-takeaway dialogue plot portents concerning Germany in 'Django Unchained'.

Say, I betchya the Germans could invent one nice long word for: "Nice little subsuming mini-takeaway dialogue plot portents"-,...but what would it mean? :)

Now me my self I have never been a Tarantino "follower" I have actually routinely avoided titles attached to his name (except one: HERO) back in the day of browsing DVD-VIDEO aisles (I am so-o-o-o nostalgic already!) and previously actually ran (not walked) the other way from his posters and marquee advertisements.

But there came a time now when the film I wanted to see (Les Misérables) was sold out or I had arrived late and had aroused and mixed with an annoying feeling that I owed it,-,.. if not to my self ; then a certain portion of the human population heralding from the great continent of Africa-,...where we all come not miss this film large screen.

Sure I can be blatant as well as honest because Mr. Tarantino does not exactly have an established rep as a truth to power spokesperson, at least without the shocking glare of gratituous violence.

Thus Django Unchained is truly a great, great , GREAT film but sadly will probably not be recognized as such for some time to come. Largely not least because of the violence. Maybe QT will learn somehow someway that this gaping maw is the only thing that keeps him from being recognized as a film making great.

If you do not need a nude scene in a film, and if it not essential to story-,...and I do not need to needle on this point-,..then do not include it.



But other than that it was really actually kind of sweet to reminisce slightly, back to that age old campfire way of telling a story, and that is all about I can offer for reasons to see this movie.

Anything else to say would be a disservice to all the hard work that surely went into the production of this film. So please do go see it for your self.

But the films music was great too! First must have movie soundtrack of the year! And make it a Happy New Year to you at that! (grins)


Posted by mach1231 at 11:24 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:02 PM PST
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mood:  not sure
Topic: Entertainment


Jennifer Aniston is in the safe non-violent part of Mexico and guess who has the bikini pics?

So, it has given me pause for thought. Beyond the navel gazing that is and apart from the fact that beautifully expen$ive parts of Mexico exist (actually MORE navel gazing actually)

... it occurs to me how painful it is to part with such an illusion that indeed seperate from the fact that she is at once the worlds most overly adulated and over rated and over paid "actress" ..she is indeed very much still just an average person

with really nothing very much special about her at all. What possibly could she posses beyond cute, a mane and a name?

I mean Google image surf Paprika Steen for instance and tell me you do not see versatilility.

And Google image surf Jennifer Aniston (seriously, do it) and tell me you do not see UNIFORMITY>.

Okay so I may not know what brought this on, but while it may be true that the first one hundred pic hits do have the same banal ring tone "quality" to them but why am I bothering to blurb a blog post about it?

I suppose I realize through quirk that I do realize exactly how human (truly) such individuals are, how valuable a commodity as privacy is and what a totally normal thing to do it must be to just be, to simply vacation in a beautiful spot "away from the world"...

but how awful it must be to not even be able to do that and this is supposedly "the price of fame".

Acting and excelling to the point of award winnning is totally something else though altogether I can imagine.

more later...

Posted by mach1231 at 10:50 PM PST
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Friday, November 2, 2012
Very Denzelian of you to say...
Mood:  accident prone
Topic: Entertainment

A word about FLIGHT, the movie premiering this weekend that you and I both you know you absolutely MUST SEE (after all it's time to jam everything in ahead of Skyfall isnt it? :)

T.he film's basic idea was [hatched] 13 years ago, when [the screenwriter] was flying from Frankfurt, Germany, to New York City. ...seated next to an off-duty pilot, [he] couldn't figure out initially why he was so unnerved by his seatmate's occupation.

And then it hit him: The pilot was an ordinary man. "I want pilots to be somebody who would take a bullet to get me to JFK," Gatins said. "And here was this guy with the potential to reveal that he wasn't a god."

Blurb courtesy LA TIMES. Cheers, rad more ear.

How the movie 'Flight' got off the ground

Posted by mach1231 at 5:53 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, November 2, 2012 6:01 PM PDT
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A Map of the Universe?
Mood:  loud
Topic: Entertainment















Cloud Atlas, even with neo-political leanings and aspirations aside-,.. is a film built to push a few of your buttons; whether to make you laugh or cry really doesn't matter as it succeeds in doing so on both counts.

Halle Berry is a dream to watch; playing a unique role in from a beyond the times horizon in futuristic fashion that would make Tom Ford gush, Tom Hanks him self runs the gambit from each character in seamless and believable style and the rest of the supporting ensemble are terrific as well and hold the rest of the scenes together.

I can easily see the film getting the Oscar nod for Best musical score; and gently prodding us back here to the plot portents of the film, there is a bit of backbone to the story regarding individualistic artistic accomplishment and how easily a person can be throned or dethroned dictated by the zitgeist of their times.














I found my self wanting to hear more and more of the orchestral score even as the credits rolled towards the end. It is a haunting melody and very beautiful.

I could also see the Oscar nominations coming for Best Picture, Tom Hanks as Best Actor, Doona Bae  for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, an Oscar nod for Art Direction and also as mentioned Costume Design.I would even say special effects and CGI because the futuristic casting of Seoul Korea is so-so-so spectacular.

Posted by mach1231 at 4:04 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, November 2, 2012 6:11 PM PDT
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Monday, July 30, 2012
See you at the movies, kid.
Mood:  cool
Topic: Entertainment

Between now and October 26th , between clicking on web pages, driving past billboard ads, spinning through radio stations, and television channel "surfing"-, are going to hear, see or know about

C L O U D   A T L A S

and be reminded a thousand times.

That it is why I am so glad and happy that if you have not heard it before visiting my site today, I am thrilled to be able to present to you a link to the trailer.

The trailer alone has already been refered to as the best movie you are going to see all year yet.

And WSJ reported that; thanks to various social media "Cloud Atlas," jumped and skyrocketed from 2,509th on Amazon to 7th place in 5 days.


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And if you still feel a little dizzy'ed after watching it, you can aways go here to cool your heels a little. Cheers.


 From Tom ("Run Lola Run") Tykwer and the tag-team that brought us The "follow the white rabbit" Matrix series of big screen films.


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Friday, April 20, 2012
The Lucky One
Topic: Entertainment

Gee, too bad. I really would have liked to have gone already to have seen The Lucky One, tonight.

Not that I am dying to go, but I read a really nice review on the bus.

Mr Efron is officially beyond that stage of being a teen "heart-throb" and is now moving into that line up selection to win the admiration of 'legion of ladies'. At least according to one reviewer.

Sounds like a really nice show but I have heard the love-making sex scenes are bound to earn the odd guffaws from the mature audience members.

The Lucky One


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My own personally edited/made/uploaded videos on Youtube tally to the total of over 70, 000 but out of the ones I have made, the one that felt like it had the most meaning was this one

 It's likely if you dont understand the movie and the way it works and the story behind it, you might find the music and words of Adeles song a bit puzzling. 




So, my blog is due for a major overhaul.


 So is everyone on YouTube sick of hearing about Julie and her online store and Volusion? Thanks for visiting...:)


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Monday, March 19, 2012
Have you seen it?
Mood:  a-ok
Topic: Entertainment

I had all sorts of words of praise lined up for 'Act of Valor.'

If its still playing in your town dont wait for it to come our on DVD. See it now on the big screen AND THEN BUY IT WHEN IT COMES OUT ON DVD.


 Having said that, I dont have a lot of time for writing film reviews right now esp just for this one hit a month blog (okay two but whos counting?):)


but just fyi, Adeles passionate surrender to the uncrushing of love and lung inflating /expanding  vocals in 'Set Fire to the Rain' Number One in North America for the 3rd straight week (Ryan Seacrest said so!)...but will she hold to take the whole the month of March?

Its a beautiful song with beautiful vocals. How to reconcile that, a testament to loves fleetingness in the minds and hearts of those still so young and tender to know the difference or know any better


with a world gone haywire, off balance and so terribly scary and bad and horrible? Like an eclipse of war on everything that is shone upon..




watch my video



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