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My Sixth Post ( BlueXephos & Dragon Tattoos )
Hi there to all those Minecrafters, just wanted to give a shout outBlueXephos. They do some great Minecraft videos and are incredibly funny. I would recommend them to anyone with a bit of a geeky sense of humour ( you know who yous are!).
Another book recommendation for anyone who likes their thrillers. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" series is a really gripping series of books written by the late Stieg Larsson. Telling the story of a young socially dysfunctional women and a very socially functional journalist, this Swedish book series is a real "must read." The first book has already been adapted to film in Sweden and there is also an American remake scheduled for release sometime this year with Daniel Craig playing the lead role.Quick Link to the Wiki page
Over and out,
My Fifth Post (a film review)
Hi there all you silver surfers, thought I would post a film review I wrote a while back, just to add to my film recommendations. It's "The Road" a really good film but not for the faint of heart.
Here it is:
The Road, from director John Hillcoat is the recent adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's best selling novel of the same name. It tells the story of a man and his son's survival in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. The Road is based in a familiar premise, the end of the world. It explores ideas such as how and why we survive in such a world.
From the get go, this movie begins it's heart breaking, yet also heartwarming story. The performances of both Mortensen and Smit-McPhee are astounding, both clearly evoking emotion in both their audience and themselves. An example of how powerful these performances are would be the fact that in the cinema I was viewing the film one woman actually started crying half way into the film and had to leave. Both of these actors tears affected the audience in a very powerful way but also their laughter evoked great emotion in myself. The scene where the man and boy bathe in the pool at the bottom off the waterfall was one of the most heartwarming moments I have seen. Yet this see was also heart breaking considering the fact that such a bleak and grey looking scene can still be heartwarming in the dying world they are living in. Also the boys constant need to "be one of the good guys" shows a naivety and innocence that one would think would be completely lost in this grim world.
Not only should the performances of the actors be applauded but also the amazing job director John Hillcoat has done. He paints a very grim, bleak and grey picture of this world which is exactly what is required in the movie. The grey landscape throughout the film shows how sick this world really is and damaged beyond repair. Although not all is bleak, attention should be brought to the director's ability to create a sense of hope in the film. A scene with a small beetle flying into the grey clouds above is a perfect example, showing that there is still life in this world.
Although there is a nagging feeling that Hillcoat has only really filmed the book rather that made it into a moviethis does not hinder this film in any way as the original source material is a masterpiece of modern fiction. The Road is an incredibly intimate and emotional movie and one that deserves to be widely recognized.9.5/10
Thanks for reading.
With my deepest gratitude,
My Fourth Post ( a pointless post)
Hi there all you big fat forty year olds sitting in front of your computer screens eating nachos dipped in cheese, I just thought I'd write a post about how much I'm enjoying this blogging right now. It's actually quite fun to just put your thoughts out there. Even though I know that nobody is actually reading them I'm still enjoying myself. You never know I might even get a couple followers after a little while.
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