Filed under: advertising, business, humour, life, tv, videos, work, Youtube | Tags: brands, male bodywash, male perfume, male scent, Old spice, sex, sex sells, us advertising
US style. Brilliant new ad. Incredible strategy. For Old Spice.
and this is how they made it. Worth watching.
Filed under: Arts, humour, jokes, movies | Tags: Brad Pitt, comic books, Comics, Hit girll, kick ass, Mark Millar, nicolas cage, superhero movies, superheroes
Kick Ass starts from a promising point of view.
What if anyone could take to the streets and exact protection or retribution in the role commonly associated with superheroes?
What if most of these were kids?
What if some of them were ultra-tooled-up-mafia-hunting-vigilantes?
That’s what you get with Kick Ass. It’s a Smorgasbrod of superheroes from Dark Knight-esque Batman (in 11 year old girl’s clothes humming along to a Tarantino soundtrack) to a young Steve Martin in The Jerk-like loser role.
And that’s what makes this film ROCK. It really does. Its bad language is at times shriek out loud funny. “Is that all you C**** have got?” yells 11 year old Hit Girl as she pumps lead into more brains than an episode of University Challenge.
“Take that you Mother F******.” When she gets angry.
Hit Girl (Chloe Moretz) is the movie-stealing find of the decade. She is gobsmackingly in your face as she DESTROYS hundreds of armed thugs (think O-Ren Ishii in Kill Bill, or even better her teenage sidekick Gogo Yubari).
It’s completely out of order, off the scale, outrageous and freakin’ hilarious.
Nicolas Cage is great as a scheming and revenging madman. The scene where he practices firing pump action bullets into Hit Girl’s chest is unique and remarkable.
This is a great movie. It sags a touch in the second act but opens and closes like a wounded rhino.
At all costs.
Filed under: Arts, photography, Scotland | Tags: barbour, daniel Barbour, mark gorman, Symphony for strings
A selection of my favourite shots set to Samuel Barbour’s Adagio for Strings. (Thanks Chris.)
Filed under: Arts, humour, movies | Tags: alice in wonderland, helena bonham carter, johnny depp, lewis carrol, tim Burton
First off. Go see the 2D version. The 3D adds nothing.
Tim Burton is my favourite unpredictable director. Sweeney Todd and The Nightmare Before Christmas are both works of genius, but most of the rest have deep flaws. Alice in Wonderland is nearer the former than the latter (although my fellow viewers erred towards the latter).
Tim has thrown the kitchen sink at this one. The effects (putting aside the 3D) are at times jaw dropping and some of his little vignettes are a delight (the Red Queen’s guilty frogs in particular). And Mrs Burton, Helena Bonham Carter, can surely never have been better in a completely show-stealing role. She is hilarious.
But it’s too long and it’s overloaded with ideas to the point that it begins to wash over you.
I like Johnny Depp in this, but my wife didn’t. He’s mad. But then, he plays a mad hatter.
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Filed under: humour, life, photography, Scotland, theatre, Uncategorized | Tags: fct, forth childrens theatre, gangs
Kieran Wilson rules the roost at FCT. You wouldn’t want to mess.