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Deadmau5 – Random Album Title Review

Howdy people, it is time once again for me to dive into the world of music and do an album review. Today’s review comes in the form of Deadmau5’s third album, Random Album Title. Now I wasn’t playing on reviewing this album any time soon, but after getting addicted to that electronic sound I thought to myself “Yeah this is something I gotta blog about!” So yeah let’s get talking!

Firstly, what can I say about Deadmau5? Well I have been aware of his existence for many years now and I’ve heard loads of his chart-topping songs on the radio many, many times. The one track I liked was “I Remember” (which I reviewed recently), while the rest of that music was stuff I REALLY disliked back in school and college. But now I’m a lot older and I have a much more diverse music palette. In that last year or so my mate Matt, who is a massive Deadmau5 fan, got me into this kind of music and that lead me to songs like “Strobe” and “Some Chords“. So around mid-June this year I decided to give Random Album Title a listen, and while the first little was okay, the second listen was great and by the fourth listen I was proper into the album.

Now this album is based in the house genre under progressive and electro house departments. I’m not too familiar with those genres, however I know that as soon as this album starts with “Sometimes Things Get, Whatever” you’re introduced to a unique sound that’s full of beats and electronic vocals. It sets the pace for the album very well with a calm yet head-banging tune. From there the rest of the tracks are connected through transitions that are slick, subtle and loud. The next tracks “Slip“, “Some Kind of Blue” and “Brazil (2nd Edit)” connect beautifully and work well back-to-back. “Brazil (2nd Edit)” would be my first favourite song on the album, it just sounds like a great dance track with a great and happy vibe to it.

And then the next big track is the classic “I Remember” featuring help from Kaskade and vocals from Haley Gibby. The radio edit of this song has been a favourite of my mine since 2008, so to hearing a longer version just puts me a great groove. After the nice sounds of “Not Exactly” we move to my next favourite song, “Arguru“, this song just build from a beautiful piano intro to a wicked track laced with sexy beats and electronic sounds, so addictive. The album then ends with “So There I Was“, a decent way to end with a sound though not nearly as cool as some of the previous tracks.

I Remember, the most famous track on the album.

After finishing the album the first time you think you’re done. But then you find yourself going back for more and then you pick out individual tracks to add to your personal playlist too. This album has an addictive sound that cannot be ignored.

My favourite stand out tracks of the album:

  • Slip
  • Brazil (2nd Edit)
  • Alone With You
  • I Remember
  • Not Exactly
  • Arguru

In conclusion Random Album Title by Deadmau5 is a fine album, I’ve never been well-versed in modern house music but Deadmau5 gives me a decent idea as to what it is and what made his sound so addictive back in 2008/9. While there are a few lacking tracks here and there, this album does get better with each listen and I would recommend it for sure!

Rating: 7.5/10 (It’s an album with a very addictive nature!)

So are there any fans of Deadmau5 and Random Album Title? Let me know by dropping a comment below yo! Come back in a bit and I shall review then next Deadmau5 album in the form of For Lack Of A Better Name! Until the next time, laters people! 😀

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Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Media, Music, Reviews

 

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Now You See Me Review

Howdy people, time for me to review another film in the form of Now You See Me, a film that I’d been hearing a lot about for months now. I’d heard mixed things about the film, but the majority of thoughts on the film were good, but I was sceptical. So I saw the film last week and I thought it was a surprisingly awesome and I’m gonna tell you why in this review.

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The story in the film involves small-time magicians Daniel Atlas, Merritt McKinney, Henley Reeves and Jack Wilder when they’re invited to attend a meeting in a weird apartment. One year later, they reappear as The Four Horseman in a show in Las Vegas sponsored by the millionaire Arthur Tressler and they heist a bank in Paris from the stage and distribute the money to the audience. The FBI agent Dylan Rhodes is assigned to the case and the Interpol sends the agent Alma Dray to be his partner. Dylan and Alma are completely lost in the investigation and the exposer of illusionists Thaddeus Bradley gives hints about illusion. When the Four Horseman steal the bank account of Arthur Tressler during a show in New Orleans, Dylan and Alma believe that these heists are only distraction for a huge scheme but they are never sure about of what is true or illusion.

I thought the story in this film was very good and had a good number of twists and turns. It really is intriguing to see how these four magicians go from being individuals to a big-time Las Vegas act with all their amazing tricks which stun the general audience and make them targets for the police. I love films with complex plots or stories that have layers that get more and more mysterious as they progress, the problem sometimes is that these types of films either get too complicated for their own good or are just too smart for me haha. Luckily the plot in this film is at that level where it is smart, complex and layered but not overdone and easy for the general audience to understand.

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Now let’s talk about the cast who are all fantastic in their roles. Firstly there’s Jesse Eisenberg as J. Daniel Atlas, I thought Eisenberg was great as this cocky, wise-cracking dude who was really good at illusion and visual-based magic. While his character was a bit of a jerk, I couldn’t help but like him especially since Eisenberg’s performance was very similar to the one he gave in The Social Network. Then there’s Woody Harrelson as Merritt McKinney, he’s a street Magician with the powers of prediction and hypnosis. As I’m starting to discover, Woody Harrelson is great in anything, he’s funny, smart and always a scene stealer. Isla Fisher as Henley Reeves plays an impressive escape artist, I loved her in the role and she was the most level-headed in the group. And the last member in this group is Dave Franco as Jack Wilder who played a street magician, I think this is Dave Franco’s best role to date as it really showcased his acting talent and charisma on-screen in a way that made him feel relevant and look totally cool.

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Mark Ruffalo plays Dylan Rhodes, a FBI agent to great effect. I can’t say I was a big Mark Ruffalo fan until after The Avengers came out, but now I’m starting to see why people talk about his acting talents so much, he was so awesome in this film. He was hell-bent on capturing the magicians and goes through so much trouble to get them. Mélanie Laurent as Alma Dray was great as an Interpol agent assigned to help the FBI, I hadn’t seen Laurent since Inglorious Basterds so I was happy to see her again in a wonderful role where she was sophisticated, smart and didn’t take shit from anyone. And finally Michael Caine as Arthur Tressler and  Morgan Freeman as Thaddeus Bradley were incredible as always, turning in performances that were convincing, cool and familiar if you’re fans of their work.

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I thought that the presentation in this film also worked in both departments. Visually the film is shot well and there is a good use of visual effects too that really help reinforce the illusion-based performances. As for the soundtrack, I really liked it. Bryan Tyler seems to be scoring a lot more films and his music is sounding a lot more impressive these day than ever before. What I like about this soundtrack is that it has that trademark Tyler bombastic sound, its load, stylish and full of flavour!

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In conclusion Now You See Me was a mighty impressive film. I knew that the film would be good, but I didn’t expect it to be SO good. It was just such a smart film with good twists and turns, a solid story and cast and lovely presentation. This is a film I highly recommend film, it is some kick ass stuff.

Rating: 8.5/10 (I wonderfully great piece of film that get better as the film progresses)

So what did you think of Now You See Me? Whatever your thoughts are drop in the comments below and I’ll see ya on the next film review yo!

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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The Wolverine Review

Alrighty then, the day has come to review the latest Wolverine film entitled The Wolverine. Now understandably after the disgusting atrocity that was X-Men Origins: Wolverine I was hesitant about watching another solo film involving the claw-wielding mutant. But the director James Mangold, seemed to have a better understanding of the source material and even Hugh Jackman said that this was the kind of Wolverine film he wanted to make. So with their good interviews and interesting trailers I started to feel hope. So now that I’ve actually seen the film does it rectify the mistakes of the past or do we get more of the same shit from before? Read on and find out.

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So let’s start with the story. In this film Logan is a drifter, he’s rough, out of action and having nightmares in the form of memories of the past and illusions. At one point Logan is found by Yukio and told that her employer  Yashida, an old friend of Logan’s wants to see him, so they travel to Japan and it is here that Yashida offers Logan a chance to be rid of his immortality (his healing factor). Well let’s just say that one thing leads to another and eventually Logan looses his powers, vulnerable for the first time Logan must fight to the limits of his abilities while trying to protect those close to him.

I thought the story in this film was pretty cool. The film started out very strong and it had me captivated, you see Logan’s struggle, understand his suffering and the Japanese setting presents a whole new set of interesting aspects. Unfortunately the film looses steam getting a little convoluted, slow in pace and the final act is a bit lacking in originality and logic. That aside, it seems like the script writers have drawn inspiration from the comics and if you’re nerd like me you’ll notice the subtle references. The clear reference for this storyline is Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s 1982 Wolverine, and those key elements are spread throughout this film with modifications made here and there. James Mangold’s direction is done nicely, but after watching this film I can’t help but think that Darren Aronofsky could have done a much better job with the adaptation of the source material. The film as it stands is good, but I could totally see moments where Aronofsky’s talent for torment and psychological stuff would have really elevated the drama, emotion and madness that this film is trying to convey.

Oh and for the love of Christ STAY FOR THE AFTER CREDITS SCENE! You’ll appreciate it, I freaked nerded out to the highest level yo, its super cool. 🙂

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When it come to the characters the cast do a good job as bringing these people to live, though some stand out more than others. Firstly let’s start with Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine. Man, Hugh Jackman is still awesome in this role and his physique is something to be admired (yeah I said it, but it’s so true). I loved how his character was down and out, haunted by his past and how he handled pain for the first time. I also think he embodies the title character even better than ever before. It’s the subtle mannerisms, handling of his powers and fighting style that really feels like the character from the comics and Jackman excels so well, he is the key element that makes this film work so well. The other key person is Rila Fukushima as Yukio, she’s a very deadly and flexible fighter who not only has connects to Mariko but also Logan due to their current circumstances and I loved how cool and action-oriented Fukushima was.

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Then there’s Haruhiko Yamanouchi as Yashida, he played his role pretty well in the film. Also Tao Okamoto is very pretty and lovely as Mariko Yashida and Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen Yashida is a badass douche as Mariko’s father. Will Yun Lee as Harada is pretty interesting and cool, even though his character’s credibility goes down towards the latter part of the film. Brian Tee as Noburo Mori was also good and Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper was intimidating and freaky, if somewhat generic and boring. And lastly I was happy with what Famke Janssen did in the film as she reprises her role as Jean Grey from previous films.

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As for the presentation it’s pretty good. Visually the film is great, there is some nice cinematography, lovely fight choreography for Wolverine and Yukio, and the CGI while a bit questionable at times, works overall. I think my favourite elements of the film is seeing Wolverine kicking ass, cutting, stabbing and being a badass with his lovely claws! Also the soundtrack Marco Beltrami is nice, definitely adopting a very different and Japanese-esque sound, it is subtle, beautiful and dramatic, though it does lack impact and memorable songs.

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In conclusion The Wolverine is VERY GOOD improvement over that garbage film from 2009. With a much better story, setting and wonderful action set pieces, this film is definitely an entertaining piece of work. While it’s not perfect by any means and does have a few problems here and there, The Wolverine does succeed in being a film that has more pros than cons. How much you enjoy it is down to you especially if you’re what kind of comic book fan. I know most fans and critics will hate on the film, but I say go watch it, I feel hope for this character again. 🙂

Rating: 8/10 (It’s an awesome step in the right direction for Wolverine)

So what did you think of The Wolverine, was it the film that rectified the mistakes of the past or was it another failure in the line of X-Men-based films? Whatever your thoughts, drop them below in the comments section yo! Until the next film review, laters! 😀

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Monsters University Review

Alrighty then it’s time for the second review of the day and this one comes in the form of Monsters University! Now I’m not big on prequels and honestly I really didn’t require one for Monsters Inc., but hell Pixar just had to do it anyway so here it is in 2013. I wasn’t all that interested in the film from the trailers and after the disappointment of Brave I was weary of Pixar’s powers to good films. However I was pleasantly surprised with Monsters University and I’ll tell you why its good in this review!

So the story is set many years before Monsters Inc. and focuses on the college years of Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan prior to their friendship. Basically you have Mike, a monster who’s wanted to be a scary monster since he was a kid, so he eventually gets to Monsters University and does a scare major. It is at this point that Mike comes gets introduced to Sulley, a big furry monster who is from a long line of scary monsters, and because of their different backgrounds both of them butt heads. Mike believes in being knowledgeable about scary from books, while Sulley believes that because of his looks and heritage he doesn’t need the knowledge and just goes by instincts. So eventually through varying circumstances the two end up working together when they join Oozma Kappa and participate in the scare games, and it is at this point where these two will have to work together not only for the sake of their team but for each other.

I thought the story in Monsters University was surprisingly pleasant, funny and had that trademark Pixar moments of heart that we’ve come to expect. It was great to see where the origins of these two characters and eventually see them form the friendship that we see later on, I was always rooting for Mike because of his dream and righteous while Sully just came across as a douche a lot of the time, so yeah he didn’t have my respect for a while. Also it was nice to see all the neat little references and see how certain elements or characters would eventually tie-in with the sequel film, though I think more could have been done in that department. However for all the bells and whistles that this film had, some of it did come across as a bit predictable and the emotional impact was not nearly as strong as Pixar’s previous efforts.

When it comes to the characters they’re all great at bringing their different personalities to the screen, though some start out more than others. So let’s start with Billy Crystal as Mike Wazowski. Crystal still has it as Mike and I still enjoyed his character a lot because of his encouraging, righteous and enduring nature. Also John Goodman as Sulley was still as cool as ever, Goodman was playing a different kind of role than before and while I wasn’t too keen on how much of an asshole his character was at first I came to like him as the film progressed.

Then there’s Helen Mirren as Dean Abigail Hardscrabble, her character you could say was the villain of the film as she was constantly looking down on Mike and Sully, hoping they would fail. Hardscrabble looked scary and intimidating and Mirren certainly had the impressive voice talent to back up the character’s visual persona. I aslo liked the return of Steve Buscemi as Randall “Randy” Boggs, Buscemi is a great actor and I liked seeing his return to this role in a much different light to what we remember of him in the sequel.

And then there’s the members of Oozma Kappa fraternity who are simply a joy to watch and each have their own individual quirks that make them special. Joel Murray as Don Carlton is great as the senior student, while Sean Hayes and Dave Foley as Terri and Terry Perry make for a strange, two-headed monster. Peter Sohn is just cute as Scott “Squishy” Squibbles and finally Charlie Day provides many moments of humour as Art. And lastly I want o give some shout outs to Alfred Molina as Professor Derek Knight and Nathan Fillion as Johnny J. Worthington III.

As for presentation, while, it’s Pixar and if there’s one department they’ll never fail in it’s the presentation. Visually the film is great, the colours, animation and art direction just screams greatness. I think Pixar have come such a long way, the lighting and texture work is of some of the best I’ve seen in any 3D animation, the fur and hair especially is great and when its hit by moonlight or other artificial lighting is just INCREDIBLE! So good. And the soundtrack by Randy Newman is also wonderful. While not the best soundtrack he has composed, I feel like Newman hasn’t lost his touch at all at creating nice and pretty themes, though the best song in the film by far is Gospel by March Fourth Marching Band, it was SO good and addictive!

In conclusion Monsters University was a fun film that worked thanks to a decent story, lovely characters and that gorgeous animation that only Pixar can create. While the film is fairly predictable and not nearly as memorable as Monsters Inc. I’d say its Pixar’s best film since Toy Story 3 so they’re doing something right in my book. I’d recommend it for any fans of Pixar looking for a fun time in the cinema.

Rating: 7/10 (A fun animated film that’s just held back by slightly cliché elements)

So have you seen Monsters University and if so what did you think of it? Whatever your thoughts drop them in the comments below and I’ll see ya on the next film review yo.

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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This Is The End Review

Okay peeps, time for me to review a film that I’ve been hesitantly interested in for some time. Today I’m talking about This Is The End, the comedy that loads of people have been going on about for weeks now. I saw the trailers and I thought the film looked good and then I saw them like 10+ times more and I kind of got sick of it. So then I wasn’t too interested in the film, but I decided to give in and watch the film yesterday and what follows is a film I wasn’t expecting.

Story in This Is The End involves Jay Baruchel going over to meet Seth Rogen in Los Angeles, the two hang out for a bit until Rogen suggested that they head over to James Franco’s for a massive house party. While initially apprehensive about it, Baruchel agrees. The two go to Franco’s house and at this party there are celebrities left right and center who are drinking, doing drugs, singing and doing all sorts of other madness. It is during this party however that the world decides to bring on the apocalypse with the fire, earthquakes, cracks in the ground and so on. The initial event kills loads of people in the process, so then we are with Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson and Jonah Hill who have barricaded themselves inside Franco’s house. Eventually Danny McBride shows up too and these guys all have to try and survive together with crazy results happening along the way.

The story in the film is alright, but not what I expected it to be. You have your standard abundance of drug and sexual references, swearing, crude humour and ‘what the fuck?’ kind of stuff too, all of which you’ll either be a fan of or won’t be. Oh and did I mention that all the good parts in the trailers ruined the those supposed funny points in the film? Darn marketing. I though the story was good at the beginning, but once you actually saw the direction in which the film was going I started to lose interest and its comedic tone really started to drop. Now in most comedies there’s always some kind of emotional subplot going on that’s meant to meant to have a little heart and meaning behind it, and while that’s the case with this film I don’t really feel like it works due to not only the drama that goes on between the characters, but also because of the religious aspects too. I also felt like the story went on for far too long, there were moments in the middle of the film that dragged like hell and I felt like 10-15 minutes could have been trimmed off of the runtime. The one saving grace about this film for me is a kind of spoiler but I have to say it anyway… The Backstreet Boys! They’re one of my favourite nostalgic boy bands and they make the film, I won’t say how or when, but that was my favourite moment hands down.

When it comes to the cast, they’re really hit or miss for me. They’re all playing exaggerated versions of themselves which kind of works but then kind of doesn’t in some regards. So let’s start with Seth Rogen, he’s a person I actively hate just in general, but luckily he wasn’t as annoying as he was in his usual films. Jay Baruchel, I have to ask who is this guy? I was asking myself that for ages, but other than that I didn’t care for him because all he did was wine, bitch and moan. James Franco was my personal favourite, he acted like a douche, but that was okay because he was funny. Craig Robinson was a bit over-the-top with his humour but he was definitely one of the funnier people in the group. Jonah Hill was also funny and was just being the nicest person ever, though he has his moments of weirdness too. And as for Danny McBride, I really don’t like him in general and in this film I just hated him, he was such annoying man.

The rest of the cast is all just smaller roles or cameos. Emma Watson’s part in this film wasn’t nearly as funny or useful as I’d hoped. Michael Cera was humorous but didn’t make me laugh that much. Then there was Rihanna, dunno why she was in the film. The only other cameo that stood out was the appearance of Channing Tatum, so bloody unexpected haha.

As for the presentation, This Is The End is okay in both departments. The visual side of things has a decent use of practical effects and CGI though some of it is fairly crude and over-the-top. And the soundtrack by Henry Jackman is okay, but nothing memorable, the film fairs a lot better when there’s music taken from artists in the real world (example: the use of PSY and Backstreet Boys).

In conclusion This Is The End is okay, but the film is not nearly as funny as I thought it’d be. It’s just typical american humour that just doesn’t do anything for me. I’m sure most people who have seen or are going to see the film are gonna find it hilarious, but for me it wasn’t THAT good. I had more fun and laughter with Despicable Me 2 and The World’s End, in the end the film has its moments but it wasn’t my kind of humour yo.

Rating: 6/10 (I was gonna rate it lower but the Backstreet Boys saved it)

So what did you think of This Is The End? Was the film the hilarious masterpiece that you were expecting or was it overhyped? Whatever your thoughts are, drop them in the comments below and I’ll see you on the next review yo.

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2013 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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47 Ronin Official Trailer #1 Review

Howdy ladies and gents, looks like it’s time for me to review another film trailer and today’s is one I never thought I’d ever see (given its questionable time in production). So after all this time we finally have a look at the long-awaited film starring Keanu Reeves, 47 Ronin.

Now this is a film that’s been in production for years! I remember hearing about this film AGES ago back in 2011 and then I heard there were problems during production and then of course there’s the fact that the film’s been pushed back twice. I never thought this film would see the light of day for a while yet, but it looks like it’ll be coming out this Christmas and the latest trailer gives us an indication as to what we’ll be getting ourselves into.

Have a look at the trailer below:

So yeah this looks different. Since I heard long ago that this film involved samurai, I just assumed it’d be a little more classic and follow the codes and conventions of films with samurai. I did not expect to see all this CGI and fantasy stuff, I guess that’s elevated the film for me but at the same time it also looks a bit questionable too.

So the premise of the film which we get a feel for in the trailer goes like this:

“The outcast Kai (Reeves) joins a group of Ronin, led by Kuranosuke Oishi (Sanada), who seek vengeance on Lord Kira (Asano), who killed their master and banished the group. The Ronin embark on a journey whose challenges would defeat most warriors.”

Well I think the plot sounds decent enough, the cast are looking good too and there looks to be a lot of spectacle in the form of swordplay and mythical creatures. I think my only issue at the moment is the fact that all of the elements in this trailer make me think “I’ve seen this before.” And it’s not in that good way. The action scene looks like it’ll be all style and no substance, I hate the use of slow motion to try and enhance a key point in an action scene unless its necessary and the story while I’m sure its unique somewhere I’m getting some generic vibes from it. I don’t want to hate on the film because of one trailer, but I can’t deny what I what I feel. I’m all for kind kinds of samurai films but I feel like this film just has a bit too much focus on visual effects and fast cut editing and that’s not the way to present action at all.

But those negative points aside, I think this film could be fun. I’m always down for a good fantasy film, also this is the first film Keanu Reeves has made in years that looks decent and has him doing action again, and I’m always down for a good spectacle and this film looks like it has that with fire, sweeping landscapes and a frigging dragon too!

Overall 47 Ronin looks like it could be a good time, I just hope my negative preconceptions about the film don’t come to pass when I eventually go to watch it. So what are your thoughts on the trailer? Drop them in the comments section below! 😀

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2013 in Films, Media, Reviews

 

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New Thor: The Dark World Trailer Coming August 7!

Hello people of the internet, time for a little bit of comic book news yo! Today’s news comes in the form of a little announcement regarding Thor: The Dark World, the following information comes from superherohype:

“YouTube announced a special programming week from August 4-10 called “Geek Week,” and they’ve revealed they will premiere the new trailer for Thor: The Dark World in conjunction with the event on Wednesday, August 7th.

Though not confirmed, the new trailer could contain footage that was screened at their San Diego Comic-Con panel, which you can read a description of by clicking here.

Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.

Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano, Jaimie Alexander, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins star in the November 8th release.”

Well firstly I have to say ‘yay’! I was wondering how long it’d be before we’d get another trailer and secondly I’m glad it’s sooner rather than later. I hope this trailer will show a bit more of Asgard and some fight sequences and more of Alan Taylor’s influence as the director knowing his material from Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. I guess we’ll see what in around a fortnight.

 
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Posted by on July 24, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Agent Coulson Will Not Appear in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Howdy people, time for some film news yo! Today we’re again talking about the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron and I felt like this news was substantial enough to talk about so let’s discuss this a little bit. As usual the following information comes from the ever reliable superherohype:

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The death of Phil Coulson rocked the Marvel Cinematic Universe in last summer’s The Avengers, but luckily for fans, he’s getting resurrected (in one way or another) for the upcoming TV series” Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” This has lead some fans to speculate that Coulson might pop back up in the films one day, but it doesn’t appear that will happen.

In an interview with the The Associated Press, writer/director Joss Whedon says  that Coulson is not present in his current draft of the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, when asked if he could return for the film.

“He could. Right now it’s not something I’m pursuing because I have so much going on in ‘Avengers 2.’ Finding out that Coulson is alive would be an entire B story. And I already have too much movie. That’s better than the other thing.”

Whedon elaborated on why this is the case when speaking about Samuel L. Jackson appearing in the upcoming TV series. 

“But we also have the movies and we have TV and we need to make sure there’s some crossover, but not so much that people go, ‘Well, I don’t need to see that movie. I saw it on TV.’ If we do that (Marvel Studios President) Kevin Feige is going to come after me with a pitchfork.”

So if you want to get your Coulson fix, you’re going to have to tune into “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” which will premiere on ABC on Tuesday, September 24 at 8 p.m.

Featuring other favorites from the first “Avengers” film and new Marvel characters never before seen on the big screen, Avengers: Age of Ultron will open in theaters on May 1, 2015.”

This is definitely an upset for fans of Coulson, I mean he was an integral part of the Marvel’s Phase One films and his role was so cool and memorable in The Avengers last year, so to have his character not available in the sequel sounds a bit wrong. But at the same time I can accept it, I mean we wasn’t in Captain America or Hulk and he’s gonna be in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. so yeah we’ll be getting plenty of Coulson love on TV so I can’t be hurt too about it. Again I am surprised, but it is as Joss said, with such a meaty story as one involving Ultron, adding Coulson to the mix would be a bit more on his plate to tamper with.

Even though some of Joss’s recent choices revolving Avengers 2 has been kind of questionable and has left many fans to question his logic, however I can’t say I’ve given up hope so I’m just gonna hope for the best with Avengers 2. As for Coulson I’ll wait for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for my fix of Clark Gregg with all his awesomeness yo.

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in Films, Media

 

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Trying To Be Consistent

Howdy ladies and gents, time for me to talk about my online activities as a blogger and reviewing guy on YouTube and difficulties that come with trying to be consistent on both.

ConsistencyConsistency is indeed the key to success, but sometimes trying to find the time to be posting on-time is difficult yo.

Yeah so let’s talk about the main issue at the moment which is my vlogging reviewer as TheHypersonic55 on YouTube. On my channel I’ve been reviewing things on there since May 2010 when I uploaded my review of the first season of Spider-Man: The Animated Series, and after that summer I started doing primarily film reviews. Ever since then I prided myself in having an opinion and spreading it around, and when I really started getting a fair amount of viewership over the summer of 2011 and during the course of 2012 too I was on top of the world. It was from my Skyfall review onwards when I decided to video reviews with my face totally visible. Ever since then I have gotten some better viewership, however my views and ratings have shifted greatly with each one. The only main issue I’ve run into since converting to full-on vlogging is trying to be consistent because I watch a lot of films and trying to review them all within the release window is tough, time-consuming and difficult on my laptop because it can only just about edit my material without crashing.

Even now my channel is suffering because I’ve basically let too much time slip by after watching some recent films like Despicable Me 2, Pacific Rim and The World’s End, those were all films I wanted to review but couldn’t due to time constraints and tedious problems that would occur with my equipment… And general laziness too.

DjangoUnchainedThumbail1Honestly I love reviewing stuff on YouTube and would love to do it forever, but recently my love and thirst for that kind of stuff has diminished of recent.

And then there is of course my blog, here I have used this blog as a multi-purpose blog writing personal things, delivering film and game news and doing reviews of films, music and games. I really love blogging and have met some kick ass people on here who have been very kind, friendly and understanding towards the stuff I’ve talked about here. But just like my YouTube channel, maintaining this blog hasn’t been an easy challenge. There have been whole days or weeks when I wouldn’t write a thing which I’d feel terrible about, but since I had no content I’d have no material to write about, and that in turn would make me lose followers and my regular people. And then add on top of that I had my YouTube commitments that came before this blog too, so a lot of times I’ve found myself trying to make time for one or the other, it was a balancing act that never came without sacrifice.

blog-1I love my blog and I love to write things, but sometimes I wonder if I even making progress.

In the end I want both to be successful but I don’t know if I have the time to pull it off efficiently. I feel like trying a new approach on YouTube but I don’t have the resources necessary for a change yet and as for the blog I want to do more with it but I’m not sure my reach is getting far enough on the internet. So yeah things are a bit complicated at the moment and we’re kind of in a state of shift yo. We’ll see we end up in a month’s time in August, hopefully  things will be on the more successful side of town. 😛

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2013 in Life

 

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Favourite Songs #21: Jamiroquai – Radio

Howdy people of the interweb, and welcome to the twentieth edition of my series of blog posts dedicated to some of my favourite songs ever in life. Today I’m going to be returning to Jamiroquai with another one of my favourite songs in existence, and the song in question is “Radio“.

Since “Radio” was never officially released I can only show you the album art from, High Times: Singles 1992–2006, the greatest hits album where the song originated from.

Honestly this is one of those songs you hear and instantly fall in love with, I have been listening to this songs since the summer of 2006 and it has never stopped. Even though it’s not a released single, this is one of my favourite Jamiroquai tunes because of it’s godly, sexy and addictive nature!

Just have a listen to this song of awesomeness below:

Oh good gravy, this is my jam. I love this song. Straight from the time the song begins, you’re sent into a world of ecstasy  I love Jay Kay’s opening vocals along with the melodic guitar and then the song drops and heavier guitar sounds, but it is the chorus that really sets my soul on fire. The vocals, the melody and the back vocalists, it all works together to create a thing of beauty. I think I love this song more because I know it’s about sex, it’s like the lyrics are a metaphoric disguise for the actions of sex and I think it works really well.

As I said before I’ve been listening to this song since 2006, back then I was 16 and my love for Jamiroquai was sky-high! And after I heard this song as the last track on High Times: Singles 1992–2006 I was completely hooked. This was the song that was to guaranteed to put me in a good mood regardless of what situation I was in. The song just sounded so sexy and it just got me in the mood to dance and sing along, honestly there weren’t many songs I was addicted to in the same way like “Radio“. However like all good material it does get old after a while if you overdo it and man I sucked all the juice out of it for a while during the last two years. However since 2012 I think my love for the song has increased and now I feel like it is a song I couldn’t live without again. But I guess that’s just the addictive power of Jamiroquai then haha. 😀

So to conclude “Radio” by Jamiroquai is one of the sexiest and most addictive tunes ever. It is hard to describe what makes this song work so well, but when you hear it, you feel the music pass through you right to your soul and it fills you with good vibes. This is honestly one of Jamiroquai’s most underrated songs ever and more people need to know about it, so I’m spreading the love. I really encourage you to have a listen, it’s THAT good! 🙂

Well that’s another song review done, what do you think of this sexy Jamiroquai tune? Whatever your thoughts are leave me a comment below and be sure to come back next time for another song review yo! 😀

 
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Posted by on July 22, 2013 in Media, Music, Reviews

 

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