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Monday, 26 September 2016

American Horror Story: Roanoke - Episode 1 & 2

Like every other fan of American Horror Story I was eagerly anticipating the latest season.  Season 6 had more mystery then ever surrounding it and I could not wait to see what it was about.  While I was waiting for season 6 I started re-watching the previous seasons.

Episode 1 - Chapter 1

I was finally able to see the premiere episode (living in Australia we always get it later) and I am sad to say I was underwhelmed but intrigued.

After reading some stuff online, I anticipated that the latest season would be about the lost colony due to a picture that was leaked with 'Croatian' on a tree.  I like this idea and welcomed it with open arms.  My issue with the first episode was the documentary re-enactment style of shooting. While different, I think it might be just too different.  I felt like it didn't feel like American Horror Story at all.  I am however whiling to give it a go and see where it goes, I have read things about the season changing its tone in ep 6, so it might be worth the wait.  Then there is also the fact that this style loses the element of surprise, Shelby, Matt and Lee are all re-telling their story, this means that whatever goes down they must get out alive.  Unless there is a twist, I am not sure why they did this.  American Horror Story always has that element of any character can die and I feel like it is lost in this style. 

There are a lot of references to Season 1 which I like, we will have to wait to see where this goes.

Shelby & Matt

OJ and Marcia Clark, married, LOL. They seem fine, a generic couple.  Experienced a miscarriage before moving and buying a creepy house (homage to the Harmon's from season 1?).  I feel like Shelby is a really weak character and I would like to see her gain some power, power I know Sarah Paulson can deliver. Matt is sooooo very generic, we will see what happens with him ...

I don't really think much of Lily Rabe and Andre Holland as the 'real' characters yet.

I love Angela Bassett, I think she always has a great sassy attitude and always like the characters she plays.  Lee has an interesting background and I am excited to see how it is explored during the season.

We didn't really get to see any other characters, Kathy Bates and Wes Bently look to be people in the colony and Dennis O'Hare is a manbear pig??


New Season - Love this show and glad its back.

Camera set up - Matt had the great idea to set up cameras around the yard,  this could be an interesting thing to do.

Raining teeth - Awesome idea, creepy and visually awesome!


Format - I hope this does not continue throughout the season.

Characters are generic - There is not much to them, hopefully they can be explored more.

Not really scary - I didn't feel like it was very scary, it might be due to the format (less surprise factor involved)

Episode 2 - Chapter 2

I enjoyed this episode better then the first.  I felt that it was more creepy, but where is EVEN PETERS, please introduce him already!

The imagery of the 'pig man' being burned alive, the story of the killer nurses and the creepy ghost child in the house who has befriended Lee's daughter are great!

There are a few creepy things happening in this house.  The colony folk, the killer nurses and the family that disappeared - all story's that are interesting in their own right and I am so interested in exploring them. 


Introducing a child - Flora, Lee's daughter, is a great addition.  Kids are creepy and are known to be able to be-friend ghosts and creepy things, unlike adults. But wow, the end, the find her coat up a massive tree,  what the hell has happened and where is she ... creepy ...

Video telling backstory - Dennis O'Hare character, Dr. Elias Cunningham, leaving a video that tells the story of the killer nurses is awesome!  I hope that there is more to that tape and there are more stories to be revealed in that format. 

Killer Nurses - This is a great story, based off a really true story.  Very creepy and I don't think it will be the last we see of them.  They need to finish spelling MURDER.  They need someone whose name starts with R.


There is no such thing as logic - Why are they still in this house and why is Lee, bringing her bloody daughter there.  As a story driver, I like the addition of the daughter but by god, why bring her into a house that has a history of creepy things happening and people breaking in.  It makes to sense.  To further that, why are Shelby and Matt still even there, fair enough you own this house and you may never sell it for the price you paid but WTF, you don't have to still be living in the house.  Go live some friends or family until you get back on your feet (money wise) and rent the creepy old house in the middle of no where out or sell it for a loss to those red necks who wanted it at the auction.  END OF STORY and END OF THE NIGHTMARE.  But I guess we would not have a season if they left.

Still waiting for more on the colony folk - I want to know what is up with the colony folk - are they evil or are they misunderstood?  I feel likes its such a tease, give us an idea already.


- I think that Flora's little ghost friend is one of the children form the family that disappeared from the house.  Can't wait until they explore what happened to the family.

- Someone will be introduced with a name starting with 'R' - they will be on the killer nurses radar.

- We get some present day action, the real Shelby, Matt and Lee are explored further and not just in the situated re-telling format.

- The re-enactment show is actually Billie Dean Howard's 'true crime show' she mentioned in season 1.

Friday, 10 January 2014

Golden Globe Predictions 2014

It's my favourite time of year again, award season and the Globes is one of my favourites!

These are all of my guesses as to who will win on the big day:

Best Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips

Why:  Because I think that 12 Years A Slave is going to be this years Titanic, Slumdog Millionaire and the Artist etc.
Best Musical/Comedy
American Hustle
Inside Lleweyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street

Why: Most star power and the Globes usally go for those films in the Musical/Comedy section.

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

Why:  Because I think that 12 Years A Slave is going to be this years Titanic, Slumdog Millionaire and the Artist etc.

Best Actress in a Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Why: I would normally go for  the Aussie Cate but I really hope Emma Thompson wins from everything I had seen of Saving Mr. Banks I think she has a chance.

Best Actor in a Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyer’s Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Why: Love Matthew McConaughey, hes had a really good year with film and I think he had done enough to take this one.

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo Di Caprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Why: I think he deserves it for doing something different, I mean how hard is it to pretend you are in love with a voice.

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Why: Come on its Meryl...
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Why: All of the other nominees annoy me.

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyer’s Club

Why:  Take one look at Jared Leto's character and you will know why he deserves the globe.  He always goes all out for his film roles and I think its about time he got some love for it.

Best Screenplay
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Jeff Pope/Steve Coogan, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell, American Hustle

Why:   Slumdog, Titanic, The Artist - there is one every year and this years its 12 Years A Slave, I bet you all!

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

Why:  Just cause of the hype around it,  I sort of want The Hunt to win though...  the only other film I have heard of.

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

Why:  All my friends love it, and they know there shit!

Best Original Song
“Atlas,” The Hunger Games, Catching Fire
“Let It Go,” Frozen
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” Inside Llewyn Davis
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” One Chance

Why:  Disney songs are always the bomb.
Best Score
Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Steven Price, Gravity
John Williams, The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave

Why:  I think Gravity needs some love and its the last category.  But seriously, to have to score a movie set in space would take a great amount of skill to make it work.

Best TV Comedy or Musical
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Why:  Its my favourite out of the lot... have not seen Brooklyn Nine-Nine however.

Best TV Drama
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Why: It has just finished up its series and not to mention it is the best TV show to be put together in the last 10 years.

Best Actress in a TV Drama
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Why:  All of the others annoy me, I am going for the newbie.

Best Actress in a TV Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Why: The question is more, why not Amy Poehler?
Best Actor in a TV Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist

Why:  Its not even a contest, Hal all the way.

Best Actor in a TV Comedy
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Why:  I think Micky J. Fox still has his shit going for him, I think this will be his comeback.

Best Miniseries or TV Movie
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
White Queen

Why: One of my favourite shows out and its the only one I have seen.  Am I bias?

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Why:  See above.

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Why:  I think Matt Damon makes a great gay.

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Why:  She has been nominated in this category so many times already.  Has she even won yet?
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Why:  Because Aaron Paul is the man.  Not seriously he is the man.  He knows the price and it is right.  Just see below if you don't believe me.

How awesome is that ^. I hope you all enjoy the Golden Globes!  Who are your picks?

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Blogging in and out

I love blogging I wish I did it more!  But I can not really decide what this blog will be about.  I like going many different things at many different times.

I think I might just wing it like I usally do.

By the way...


I have another blog where I am posting a picture a day everyday in 2014. 

365 Days of 2014

Check it out.  1 week in and so far so good :)

P.S: To me this is a massive personal achievement.  I have finally beaten Level 65 on Candy Crush.  Now I do not have the fiery urge to play the game... Oh well...

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Update: What I have been up to in the last few months

Hi Everyone!

I made it a New Years Resolution that I would post every week.  That certainly didn't happen... :(
So here is a photo update!

I went to the Gold Coast in Queensland.
I went to Movieworld and met some characters, as well as Seaworld and saw some animals!

I am going t Europe in 3 months and have been very excited to plan ahead!  I will defiantly be posting my time in Europe in this blog.
 One of my many lists regarding my trip!

I've been shopping!  Maybe a bit too much...

Have been waiting for this game since The Sims 3 came out!

Hoping to update you all again soon!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

The best thing that Batman and Robin ever contributed too...

I know what you are thinking, 'it this chick mentally handicapped or something, how can Batman and Robin contribute to anything positive?'  Well...  I shit you not, it is something fantastic.

I was sitting in my car sometime last year and I was tuning into my favourite radio station, Triple J, when breakfast hosts Tom and Alex were reading out the weather forecast.  During this forecast a delightful song was playing in the background, this was the song.

I want to thank everyone who made this mix by Luke Million possible, first and foremost, Arnie's voice and acting ablility, director Joel Schumacher and his attention to detail, screenwriter Akiva Goldsman and the free-flowing, witty and powerful dialogue he wrote for Mr Freeze and the lovely people at  Warner Bros who made this whole film possible--because without Batman and Robin, this beautiful piece of ear heaven would not exist.

Thank you Luke Million, please use more Batman and Robin, its ace!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

2013 Golden Globe Well Educated Guesses at Winners

Any awards show that mixes TV and film is okay in my opinion! The Golden Globes are my favourite awards show and I love talking about it and guessing who will win. I am a bit late on commenting on the Golden Globes but I am going to continue to do it anyway.  Overall, this year I am both happy and surprised with the nominees.

I am going to highlight with red who I want to win and I will provide my interesting insightful well educated guesses with a note.

Best Motion Picture - Drama


Argo (2012)

Life of Pi (2012)

Lincoln (2012)

Although I have not seen 3 of these films--due to not being released in Aus yet--I actually want Ben Affleck's Argo to win.  I am a massive Tarantino fan but I think Affleck's film did something new and brilliant. Zero Dark Thirty will prob win though, just because of all the hype and it's content.

Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy


I want one of the little guys to win.  Although I really want to see Silver Linings and I have heard its great I want to back Moonrise Kingdom for the win.  Wes Anderson makes fantastic, visually simulating films that need to have more recognition. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama


Back off Daniel Day-Lewis you already have TWO Oscars, you don't need anymore awards. I like Joaquin Phoenix and I think that being MIA for a few years gave him time to master his art (get it, ha). 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama


I would love Mirren to win for Hitchcock but I think Chastain has had way to much hype on her, her chances of winning are beyond high.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy


Jack Black for Bernie (2011)

Hugh Jackman is Australian so I need to back up my home boy.  I think it is his year and I think that even if he doesn't win at the Globes, he has a chance at the Oscars. Go Hugh!!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy


Maggie Smith for Quartet (2012)

I think Jennifer Lawrence needs some love, the girl can act.  I hope she wins.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture


Alan Arkin for Argo (2012)

Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained (2012)

It is totally Leo's year, do I have to say anymore? Tarantino gave him the perfect role for earning this award!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture


Amy Adams for The Master (2012)

Sally Field for Lincoln (2012)

Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy (2012)

I think any of these actresses can win but I am going to say Sally Field because I can.

Best Director - Motion Picture


Ben Affleck for Argo (2012)

Ang Lee for Life of Pi (2012)

Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained (2012)

Reasons being--ditto for best film.

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture


Tarantino can write the shit out of any film he ever makes.  He deserves this this year.

Best Original Song - Motion Picture


Skyfall (2012): Adele, Paul Epworth("Skyfall")

Stand Up Guys (2012): Jon Bon Jovi("Not Running Anymore")

I am saying Les Mis only because it is the only musical in the mix so therefore it should technically win, true?

Best Original Score - Motion Picture


Lincoln (2012): John Williams

Once again with original score anyone can win basically.  I will go with Cloud Atlas, just because its the first time I am seeing it in the noms.

Best Animated Film


Brave (2012)

As someone who enjoys gaming I think Wreck-It Ralph was put together great and was the best animated film of the year, first to Hotel Transylvania.

Best Foreign Language Film


Amour (2012)

Intouchables (2011)

Kon-Tiki (2012)

I have heard good things about Intouchables so, it will win--hopefully.

Best Television Series - Drama


"Homeland" (2011)

"The Newsroom" (2012)

I think this year Breaking Bad can steal victory with its last season.  I love Hal!

Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy


"Episodes" (2011)

"Girls" (2012)

"Smash" (2012)

It has a slim chance  of winning but after catching a episode of Episodes I can say it is really good and should win.  Come on it has Joey in it!

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


Game Change (2012) (TV)

The Girl (2012) (TV)

"The Hour" (2011)

"Political Animals" (2012)

I like Hitchcock so I want The Girl to win, even though the film Hitchcock was way better then the mini series.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama


Jon Hamm for "Mad Men" (2007)

Team Hal for the win!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama


Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife" (2009)

I have not seen Nashville but after watching American Horror Story I have a new found interest in Connie Britton.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy


Louis C.K. for "Louie" (2010)

Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory" (2007)

How can you not back Jim Parsons?

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy


Lena Dunham for "Girls" (2012)

Tina Fey for "30 Rock" (2006)

Amy Poehler for "Parks and Recreation" (2009)

I am a hip person so why not go for the hip new girl?

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television


Woody Harrelson for Game Change (2012) (TV)

Toby Jones for The Girl (2012) (TV)

Clive Owen for Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) (TV)

I think Clive Owen is an awesome actor and I am sure he own as Hemingway.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television


Sienna Miller for The Girl (2012) (TV)

Julianne Moore for Game Change (2012) (TV)

Sigourney Weaver for "Political Animals" (2012)

American Horror Story is my home girl--love the show to death! LOLZ

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


Ed Harris for Game Change (2012) (TV)

This guy has been nominated from the outside, hopefully he can swing a victory.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


Sarah Paulson for Game Change (2012) (TV)

Sofía Vergara for "Modern Family" (2009)

Someone different for a change.  My favourite hero can hopefully win.