Thursday, December 16, 2010

Cotillard, Lynch, Dior oh my!

Once again I'm a bit slow to get onboard, but I just saw it on my virtual travels today and had to say, "I love you..."

Friday, December 3, 2010


This week my iPod has been dedicated to LCD Soundsystem. Oh I do love them so. I have just the tiniest crush on James Murphy at the moment, well actually I think it might be really big, but anyway.

I know it's hard to make a call of fave songs for a band like this, but I guess I'm feeling a little bit philosophical and melancholy, in a upbeat kind of way, at the mo, so my current faves are: To all my Friends, I can change, All I want and Dance yrself clean, but my absolute fave this very moment is, Home (video below). I only saw the video for the first this morning, and I think it's pretty cool.

I think there's a message in it for everyone...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

I know I'm a bit slow sometimes

I know I'm a bit slow getting onto this one, but I have recently gotten into Irish band Two Door Cinema Club after getting totally addicted to their first single Something Good Can Work. My favorite song at the moment is Undercover Martyn. It's a boppy tune and the clip's kinda cute; they seem like lovely young boys...

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fav song of the week

My new favourite song at the moment is Caeser, by I blame Coco. Sumner’s husky voice, like that of her father, Sting, is a really fantastic element to this rebellious gen-Y-esque sound. It definetly gets me pumped when I'm out riding my bike on the way to work.

Oh and of course it features my lady-love Robyn!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Um, yeh I saw Eclipse the other night. It was all right. The vampire army was pretty cool and I liked the special effects during the vampire fight where they broke apart like marble.

Also Bella and Edward got hot and heavy, which wasn't too bad either...

I know I'll go see Breaking Dawn, but I think my level of expectation will be pretty low, which surely can't be a bad thing.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Dancing on my own

I do enjoy all that Swedish songstress Robyn has to offer. This song is a little on the pop side, but it's catchy and I love the heart breaking narrative.

I love Robyn's style!

Robyn 'Dancing On My Own' (Official Video) from Robyn on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Last night I watched Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland in 3D and it was brilliant! I always feel a bit weird when I see films that have had loads of hype, but I enjoyed every second of this one. The sets were really fantastic and every frame was filled with magnificent colour and detail. I highly recommend seeing the 3D version as it really takes you inside the film, and there were actually moments where I actually thought like I could reach out and touch the characters. The costumes and make-up were phenomenal, so I am sure they will be up for an Academy Award next year. The storyline itself had a really good pace and all of the favourite characters were completely lovable; who knew the Mad Hatter was such a softy, while Twiddledee and Twiddledum were oh so cute - I just wanted to squeeze their cheeks. Of course the Red Queen was completely hideous, while the White Queen was exquisite.

I am a big fan of both Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham-Carter, especially when working with the brilliantly twisted mind of Tim Burton, because both bring such unique levels of quirkiness to the story, as well as so much heart and soul. I know it's controversial, but I even felt a little sorry for the Red Queen at times.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Getting excited!

I have just stumbled across the first of the previews for Eclipse, the third instalment in the Twilight saga, and I am preparing myself to be 'dazzled!'

Eclipse is my second favourite of the books, Twilight being my fave, so I am really excited to see this one and hopeful to enjoy it more than I did New Moon (see previous post for review). Looking forward to loads of sexual tension between Edward and Bella after all that is what it's all about!

PS. I am re-reading the book in anticipation...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

The Lovely Bones

In my opinion The Lovely Bones is one of the more honest adaptations to come out of Hollywood in the past year. I read this book about two years ago and wept. I always find it hard to watch a movie when the book has had a strong effect on me because I watch it with a far more critical eye and have difficulties accepting the movie for what it is. But if I were to describe this movie in one word it would be heart. When a story has as many layers as The Lovely Bones does it is sometimes hard to translate all of that onto the big screen, but Peter Jackson did a fantastic job of honouring Alice Seabold's novel. There were tears, laughter and suspense in all the right places. I highly recommend it, although as with the book it is a tear jerk, so take some tissues.