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A Movie To Watch | O (2001)

In Movies on 01/08/2013 at 9:36 PM

“Hey D, umm you’d never give out no love behind my back, now would you? I mean maybe I’m not the enough for you, you know especially, with you being all  hot and shit”

This is the movie that made me fall in love with Julia Stiles and also inspired a beloved short poem about doubt.

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Doubt.
Doubt is a seed;
Once planted and exposed to false light,
It will grow big and mighty,
And uproot sanity.

M poem completely encloses the movie in four lines. “O” is a loose modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello. Now I have not read nor do I have any desire to read Shakespeare – By Choice, so I can’t really say how close the movie sticks with one of Shakespeare’s “4 Great Tragedies”. What I can is that this movie is very much a tragic tragedy. We have three central characters; Odin, the basketball star and only black kid in a preppy white school, Desi, Odin’s or as they call him O’s hot girlfriend and Hugo, the son of the basketball coach who runs circles around O like he was born to do.

I really love the basketball element of the movie, I mean I’m not a fan of basketball but what girl can complain about boys in shorts? And Mekhi Phifer looked oh so good doing a slam dunk. This movie is also a high school but not the conventional kind, yes there is backstabbing and manipulation and all that jazz but there is no need for mean girls and cliques, “O” took high school movies to a whole dimension, so boys can watch this film without wanting to pull there brains from there nostrils. There is also violence, I won’t spoil the movie but I have warned you. Lastly, I have to say I loved the soundtrack, there were no fruity songs involved it was just straight beats and that added to the whole feel of the movie. I think I’m correct when I say that all the songs were rap, and not just rap, the real rap, it just had this effect I can’t explain.

“All my life I always wanted to fly. I always wanted to live like a hawk. I know you’re not supposed to be jealous of anything, but… to take flight, to soar above everything and everyone, now that’s living.”

“O” explores three main things;

1. Jealousy; the fucked up stuff that someone, even a male will do when they are pumped up with jealously.

2. Doubt; how planting a single seed of doubt can literally uproot sanity as I said. Odin loved Desi but that doubt planted by Hugo wrapped it’s claws on his mind and just twisted it up.

3. Love; not just romantic love but also what lacking love will make you do and not forgetting how the betrayal of someone you love can also uproot sanity, because if Odin didn’t really love Desi, he would not have reacted to that doubt the way he did. None of us know the hold love has not only over our hearts but also our minds.

“O” is one of those films I’ll never get tired of watching and I recommend you try it out. It stars, the very handsome Mekhi Phifer, Julia Stiles, Josh Hartnett, Andrew Keegan, and Martin Sheen ect. ect. this cast was truly well put together.

“My life is over, that’s it. But while all ya’ll are out here livin’ yours, sitting around talking about the nigger who lost it back in high school, you make sure you tell them the truth. You tell them I loved that girl! I did! But I got played!”

Love, Miss More

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Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 | Review

In Movies on 03/12/2012 at 8:18 PM

“After eighteen years of being utterly ordinary, I finally found that I could shine.”

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After 2 weeks of delay, I finally got to watch the so called epic conclusion of the twilight saga. Hold up. Let’s see what that means…

Epic: Surpassing the usual or ordinary, particularly in scope or size (thefreedictionary.com)

Twilight was actually pretty epic…. about one hour and some in. The twist towards the end was the only thing that this movie had going for it. That and my baby Taylor Lautner stripping and the 2nd Twilight sex scene. The latter was painfully under done, seriously Bill Condon. That shit again? So the first few minutes just cracked me up because Kristen Stewart’s acting sucked ass. Especially when she delivered the lines “you nicknamed my daughter after the loch ness monster” although I did like how she handled Jacob, throwing him out of the house, that was a preview of the bad bitch to come. Talking about deliveries, Aro and the Romanian coven (Vladimir & Stefan) properly killed me! Vladimir’s and Stefan’s accent were just too funny, they were just soo showy, loved it. Aro had me practically falling off my seat. Especially when he said… “young Bel-lah” and how excited he got when he met Renesmee. It was so bad, it was good. Aro was seriously creepy! I liked how they showed a bit of depth, how Aro is power hungry. Marcus really interested me, his last word before getting dismantled was “finally”  he looked pretty pleased that the Volturi was finished during the battle.

 I’ve got to give it to the Twilight casting director, this time round they did a good job of picking the actors who played witnesses for the Cullens. Did you know that Twilight has not just 0ne but two twists. J.Jenks is black. OMG. I was dying.  I quite liked Renesmee, she was so pretty as well. When I saw the twilight poster I was like, why she so big for? But it made sense to make her as “big” as she was. The baby version was a joke though. This time around the wolves didn’t look that bad. Maybe it because there was so many of them at the same place. Bella looked fierce as a vampire & I loved her new wardrobe, thank God Alice sorted that ish out. The Denali’s didn’t look that bad too, at the wedding they made me want to vomit but this time around, they looked good, maybe it was the snow that changed things. My baby Jacob was HOT as per usual but the eye candy of the film was Garret. He is sex. Let’s take a trip to the Forever More dictionary.

Sex: Referring to a man as sex, means that they are so HOT. So fucking beautiful. So delish. So sexy. So urggghhhhhhh! That they can get one pregnant just by one looking at them. The title sex however is exclusive, it’s the highest level of attractive a man can get up to. Sex can also be used to describe a voice

He's sex & he knows it

He’s sex & he knows it

And now, for the main event. The twist that made the film not completely suck ass. I knew exactly what was gonna happen, my friends gave me the 411 but I still loved every single second of it, it was that good! It was exciting & had me hooked from when Alice earned her bad bitch badge by fly kicking Aro in the face. And when the creep killed Carlisle. Shit got real. And I loved it! My highlights are when Benjamin split the ground open like a boss, and when Edward came flying out of there to get the mother fucker who thought he’d kill him. Honestly I would not have cared if Edward died, that slut Jane, killed Seth & Jasper. JASPER!!! I absolutely loved how Alice went all bad bitch on her & delivered her to Sam, she deserved that death. Then Cauis got dead too. Got dead good as well. The Denali’s did well. Aro! That creep mother fucker, deserved what was given to him. And Bella also earned a bad bitch badge, because of how she handled him. For once I actually respected the character. Kudos to her. I could talk for ages about that scene, I could watch it over and over again too. That was a real vampire movie scene, minus the blood and gore.

I’m gonna give the movie 2/5 because it still sucked ass until the battle scene and then went right back to sucking ass. Although I did love Jacob’s “should I start calling you dad” line. They also need to explain to me how Alice could see Renesme and Jacob’s future. Breaking Dawn Part 2 was stiff, bland, fake & all things a film shouldn’t be. I feel so sorry for poor old Bill, the only person alive to direct two twilight movies.

Thanks for reading, more to come.

A Movie To Watch | Johnny Mad Dog (2008)

In Movies on 21/08/2012 at 11:34 PM

-“No die, no Rest”

 -“You don’t wanna die…..Don’t be born” 

Every now and then I stumble across interesting movies and my first thought is always “how comes the whole world doesn’t know about this?” Johnny Mad Dog is a French feature film (adapted from a 2005 novel of the same name by  Emmanuel Dongala) that follows a troupe of child soldiers during the last 2 or 3 days of the Second Liberian Civil War. In three words it’s; shocking, raw and mind-blowing. I really don’t know where to start? How about I hit you with a bit of background info?

Liberia is a country situated in the west of mother Africa, like it’s fellow West-African countries; Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Guinea-Bissau, Liberia is no stranger to civil war. In fact Liberia has endured two long civil wars, the first one from 1989 to 1996 and the second one (which the film is set in)  from 1999 to 2003. A lot of movies would focus on victims of war but Johnny Mad Dog looks at the people who are inflicting the pain, the people who are killing their own countrymen, the people who are raping and looting and terrorising whoever does not stand with them  all because they can. The thing is the people we are talking about are children from the age of 10 to 15 who have had their childhood stolen from them and have been brainwashed and manipulated by their elders to do the things no child dreams of. This movie made me realise that these children are victims of the war too, of course not in the same way or extent as civilians but victims never the less.

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The most interesting thing about this movie apart from the fact that it’s amazing is the fact that it is a movie about child soldiers played by former child soldiers who fought in the war that the movie is set in. This is probably why everything in it is so real & raw! The kids have actually lived through it so they know how everything went which gives you the impressions that the events in the movie are 100% realistic. This is how it would have happened. It’s easy to forget however that the the kids in the movie are only actors, who are bringing their personal experiences to life so even thought they have done what they did in reality the person that they play are only a fictional characters. They have strange names, war names like Johnny Mad Dog, No Good Advice, Butterfly, Chicken Hair. Very theoretical names. They dress even more dramatically, one of them actually fights in a wedding dress. And most importantly war is all they know. As one of the actors says in a scene “No. I can’t leave my weapon….. My weapon is my mother and my father”. Johnny Mad Dog is their powerful story. I won’t say no more, if you want to know, go see for your self. Promise it won’t be a waste of time.

Seriously just go on youtube and watch this movie and make sure that it has English subtitles. If you want a break from the norm, if you want a cinematic masterpiece filled with flawless storytelling and even more flawless acting, if you want something that is real……. watch Johnny Mad Dog. It’s a movie that will stay with you for life.

Who should play the role of Christian Grey?

In Movies on 12/07/2012 at 7:54 PM

God bless Dann Barbz for making one of the best 50 Shades of Grey fan made teaser trailer on youtube, one of the reason why the trailer is soo gooood is because Dann Barbz has picked the best Christian Gray ever. I was thinking that Henry Cavill would make the good Christian Gray, but that was just that, a thought, now thanks to Dann Barbz, who has shown me the light, I now know the perfect guy to step into the shoes of Christian Gray. Henry Cavill would make a good Christian Gray but Matt Bomer would make the PERFECT Christian Gray. Honestly, if I had known that Matt Bomer existed before yesterday, I wouldn’t have even concidered his sexiness Henry Cavill for this role.

Apparently, Mr Bomer up there, is a really good actor and he lives in a suit and looks very hot in it. He may be 34 but oh well, if we can have freakin’ 30 year old’s playing teenagers in glee, a 34 year old playing a 27 year old shouldn’t be much of a problem. Matt Bomer is the star of a tv series called “White Collar” (which I need to get watching)  and they say that he has the whole sexy, poweful, HOT man down to the T. There is actually a facebook campaign to get Mr Bomer to play Christian Gray, people think he’s that good – http://www.facebook.com/MattBomerAsChirstianGrey.

As you can probably tell, I don’t really know much about Matt Bomer, but I think he absoulutely fits the part of Mr Gray. He’s HOT!! and he looks like he’s the best man for th job, Ian Somerhalder  and every other actor suggested for this part can’t compare to him when it comes to the role of Christian Gray. And Dann Barbz teaser trailer just sold it for me, that video is so well made and amazing, seriously go and check out…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1tnLj2aJmE&feature=channel&list=UL now.

What are you still doing on here,, GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Thanks for reading, more to come.

The Twilight Saga V.S The Vampire Diaries

In Movies, TV Shows on 12/07/2012 at 6:46 PM

This is not excatly a hot topic, but I just feel the need to have my say about it.

Personally, asking me wether Twilight is better than Vampire Diaries is like asking a man who has been lost in the Sahara Desert for ten days wether he wants a glass of boiling hot water, over a bucket of ice cold water. Vampire diaries makes Twilight look like a hot mess – and like hell Twilight is a hot mess. The only reason that twilight has people running around like headless chickens is the fact that Taylor Lautner is HOT! and some mentally disturbed girls, actually find Robert Pattison, hot and sexy or whatever the hell they wanna call it.

Okay, PAUSE. This goes out to all the Crazy OVer R Patz girls of the world. Can you please explain to me whats so smokin’ hot about the picture above? Seriously get some HD glasses. Please. It’s for your own well being. I will always remember the day me and my friend Hena, found this picture on google, were laughing like there was no tomorrow, tears wear streaming out, there was actually a point when I was running out the room because I couldn’t bear to be in the same room as that picture as I would have to look at it and laugh even more.

Anyways, back on topic. Vampire Diaries is truly amazing, I tried to read the books, but I gave up within the first 3 chapter because there were just “urrrrrgggghh” what the hell. But the TV Shows deserve every success under the stars. Normally I would say that you can’t fairly compare these two as one is a series of movies and one is a tv show. But you know, since everyone likes to go on about it I have compiled a list of nine things out of a million that makes The Vampire Diaries kick Twilight’s ass into yesterday.

1) Twilight’s Casting Director, Deserves A High 5, On His Face, With A Chair

Am I the only one who thinks whoever casted the 3 most important characters in the Twilight just made an epic fail of it. Bella, Edward and Jacob are just hot messes up on the screen. Kristen Stewart can not even act, R-Patz is just bland up on the screen. And Taylor, smoking hot as he may be, he’s just un-Jacob. In contrast the people over at Vampire Diaries obviously thought long and hard about the leading lady and leading men and how they worked with all the other characters. Which is why every single actors fits perfectly into every single character.( Joseph Morgan killed the role of Klaus, every time he came on screen I felt the need to clap for him  Joseph Morgan is perfect for that role + he is so “ohh la la”)

2) Bella’s A Weak Bitch

I hate, Isabella Marie Swan/Cullen. Both in the books and the movies, but more so in the movies because Kristen Stewart makes her even more annoying and  I can then imagine actually high fiving Kristen as Bella, on her face, with a chair – over and over and over again . Bella lets Edward run her and she’s easily manipulated by Jacob’s dickhead persona. In a world where the strong survive, I wonder how Bella Swan kept her head on the right place for so long. It was worse in New Moon. What kind of girl goes half mad over one boy. I don’t care if it was true love, thats just bullshit. Bella is a disgrace to women everywhere. Infact, when I have daughters, I will make them watch every twilight movie and tell them about how I’ll slap them sideways black, blue AND red if they ever go around the way Bella does. Vampire Diaries however, has a leading lady, who actually leads her own life. Elena holds her own through out the madness, she knows her mind and is not easily swayed by others. Elena is brave, kind, passionate, loving and admirable, through and through. Bella’s just – “ohh Edward. ohh Jacob. protect me”

3) The ACTress Who ACTs Bella – Can’t ACT

If Santa existed I would ask him to give Kristen Stewart at least 1/4 of a decent acting talent. Seriously, let me give you a visual demonstration of how bland her acting is. She is a monotone robot. This is…..

Bella when she’s sad

Bella when she’s happy

 Bella when she’s angry

Bella when she’s lovey dovey over Edward

Bella when she’s thinking about Jacob

 

Bella when she’s pissing me the hell of!!

 Vampire Diaries however, has one of the most beautiful woman and finest actress around as it’s leading lady. Nina has it all down to the T. And what more, Nina Dobrev plays two characters, the main villain and the central character and she does them both so well. Kristen Stewart has no hope in hell, pulling off that shit.

4) Vampire Diaries Has Better Storylines

On a level it’s not twilight’s fault that we all know how its going to end, before it’s even begun. But still. Twilight’s storytelling sucks!! Whereas VD never fails to create fresh new storylines for us. The story progresses through the 3 season, we go from Elena meeting Stefan and them two falling in love and Damon being the anti hero, then Katherine comes in with all guns blazing and creating new problems, little did we know that Katherine might as well be the calm before the storms of the originals. Everything in VD flows unlike Twilight. The writers weave all kind of webs, and it just keeps on getting better. I love it all, the witches, the werewolves, the sun & the moon curse, the hybrid curse, Klaus and the originals, the ghosts, the love triangle, the everything. If the writers keep on the amazing storyline machine running, The Vampire Diaries has the potential of a very long successful life span.

5) Ian Somerhalder Is The Sexiest Man Alive.. No Lie

*sigh* The camera never lies and a picture says a thousand word  – need I say more?

6) Vampire Diaries Has More Action  and More Gruesome

Twilight is seriously lacking on this department. Normally Vampires = blood, horror and action. But noooohh, Stephanie Meyers decided to make her vampires all civilised and shit. In the movies they did try to create some action and excitement, like in New Moon but that was just Edward getting his ass kicked. They tried in Eclipse but that was barely acceptable. In Breaking Dawn Part 1 they had a little, “tussle” in the front yard of the Cullen House. And we all know that in Breaking Dawn Part 2 no one breaks a nail. When it comes to action and horror VD brings it all the way home. People die – a lot. (You know I’ve realised that anyone who is not a main character in VD ends up dead, now that’s how a vampire world should work.) Wether its the vampires feeding, actual hand to hand combat, Damon and Stefan fighting, torture, Katherine’s misadventures, vampire slaying, Klaus business,  some witchy shit or that face the vampire makes when they pull out their fangs. Vampire Diaries can be horrible at times – e.g you remember when Damon pulled Mason’s heart out? THAT WAS AWESOME!!!

7) Vampire Diaries Vampires Are More Vampirey

First things first, the vampire’s that grace Mystic Falls are HOT… Give me Paul Wesley any day!! They all have something dark and dangerous about them. VD’s vampires are more traditional they have all cool powers and there are just plain sexy!! One of the things that I love about VD is the “original vampire” thing. Here we actually get to see the origins of vampires, their history and it also provides great storylines. Twilight vampire’s are so piss taking, they actually go as far as sparkling in the sunlight. When your reading this it sounds alright but when it’s right infront of you – it’s an epic fail. Plus Twilight’s vampires spend waaaayyy to much time in the makeup room. They look like freakin’ dolls and not even pretty dolls, just fake and plastic. Rosaline is meant to be extremely beautiful and she just so…….  “go fix your face” in the movies. I hate the wigs and I hate the contacts they wear, thats just some ordinary shit. The vampires of The Vampire Diaries ROCK!!

8) Vampire Diaries Has More Of The Other Kind Of Action

Bella and Edward barely kiss in Twilight. I swear there’s more tounge action in freakin’ Hannah Montana and thats aimed at kids – KIDS!!!. I know some people will read this and be like “Oh My God!! Whats this forever more person talking about, Bella and Edward’s love is soo much deeper than the physical stuff, blah, blah, blah”. You know what I say to that – “SO?” I don’t care about the eternal love Bella and Edward share, the movie is boring, the leading lady can’t act, your vampire’s are pussies, the werewolves are laughable (seriously what was that mental communication bullshit they tried to do in Breaking Dawn part I, I was rolling on the floor because of that), nothing here is entertaining, the least you can do, is have a bit of action!! The love scene in Breaking Dawn was freakin stupid, it was like 3 seconds of them laughing and that weak bitch Bella just moaning and shit. Turn on Vampire Diaries and you get action garole. And the thing is the love scenes aren’t even tacky, they fit in to the episodes and story lines or so perfectly. And they are HOT!! Lucky Nina Dobrev! She get’s paid to act with some of the finest talented eye candy alive and roll around on bed sheets with them while at it… Ian, Paul, Taylor Kinney. Nina if you’re reading this I’m game for life swap any day.

9) Vampire Diaries Has Better Villains

Villains are one of the most important things in shows such as The Vampire Diaries and Twilight. We need a  good antagonist for goodness sake!  We need someone to hate!!! VD always has good villains, they all have “ummpppphhhh”. The writer’s over at Vampire Diaries understand the importance of such characters and that is why they are always creating new enemies. Damon was sort of a villain once (*sigh*), Pearl, Isobel, John, Logan, Katherine (I love her), Elijah (he’s so cute), Mikael, Alaric (I loved that one, the vampire hunter becomes what he hates the most), Esther; the original witch, the tomb vampires, ghosts they even did a 180 degrees turn and made Stefan, one of the leading men a freakin villain (not every show can pull that one off) and so on and so on and the boss of all villains, KLAUS!! I dare someone to tell me which Twilight villain can even think about comparing themselves to any Vampire Diaries villain. All Twilight has is the Volturi who don’t really do anything other than give out orders and have their 3 leaders sitting on their chairs looking all creepy and shit. Seriously, Aro is channeling that whole Dracula vibe AND IT’S FREAKIN’ STUPID. They had Victoria who isn’t even worth mentioning because she had to hide behind newborns to be any kind of threat to the Cullens. Freakin, James was alright but he wasn’t a top class villain, he was just a sight to behold. And…. wait thats it.

I could go on and on about how and why Twilight can’t hold a candle at Vampire Diaries, but I think I’ve proven my point. What do you think, Twilight or Vampire Diaries? And Why? Which are you looking forward to see; Vampire Diares Season 4, or Breaking Dawn Part 2, pretend that you’ve been lost in the desert for 10 days and someone is offering you, two types of water.

Thanks for reading, more to come.

Who should play the role of Anastasia Steele?

In Movies on 02/07/2012 at 10:47 PM

With all the hype about the rights of The Fifty Shades Trilogy being snapped up by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, everyone has been going extra crazy about who should play Christian and it looks like, The Vampire Diaries hottie Ian Somerhalder is winning hands down. Firstly may I express the sick feeling I get, when I think of his sexy, sexiness, Mr Somerhalder stepping into the shoes of Mr Grey. It’s just not right, he is not the one for the role, and he may be HOT!! An amazing actor, I am not saying that he is incapable for the role; I just think that someone out there has Christian Grey written all over him. And it is not Ian Somerhalder. I’m thinking that Henry Cavill would murder the role of Christian Grey, what do you think?

Now for the main event, who should play Anastasia Steele? I’ve researched into this and names of all these actresses are being thrown around all over the place. Google the question and you’d get…. Nina Dobrev (The Vampire Diaries star and Ian Somerholder’s real life girlfriend, I guess they’d be no problemo during the sex scenes), Selena Gomez (pshhht), Lucy Hale and Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars) have expressed great interest in the role , the crazy people of the world think that Kristen Stewart would be perfect for the role, in total honest I think so too… she would be perfect for the role if she could somehow possess even one quarter of  a decent acting talent. The list of possibilities goes on and on and on and on, much like the book itself, including actresses like; Mila Kunis (Black Swan), Emma Roberts (we all know who that is), Rooney Mara (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl).

I have also been thinking about who should play the role of Anastasia Steele in the big screen adaptations of  The Fifty Shades Trilogy.  My answer hit me like a stray bullet, on the 1st of July (9 days before my birthday) while I was watching Season Three, Episode Four of Pretty Little Liars. The beautiful, immensely talented Troian Bellisario would bring Ana home!!  Troian looks the part, she  has this really beautiful head of chocolate brunette curls, her face can hold so many emotions; the girl can act to save America and I know there is nothing out there about her playing Anastasia which is even more great as no one would suspect a thing. Troian has that mysterious alluring quality that Ana is supposed to have and she can they is an unspoken innocence in her eyes too, if you look close enough. The movie would take her career one level up, that is assuming that the movies are successful – note I didn’t say good – I said successful, The Twilight Saga stinks like rotten eggs and everyone went crazy for it. Anyways. I think that Troian Bellisario is perfect for Anastasia Steele.

Do you agree or not? And why? Please feel free to leave comments, I’m open to opinions. Thanks for reading, more to come.

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