Posts Tagged ‘thriller’

Underneath the genre

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Finding it difficult? Me too.

All too often when you go to the cinema or the video store you’ll see movies put into categories like ‘Comedy’ and ‘Drama’, but you’ll still feel left out in terms of whether to see it.

I mean, is it “Ha Ha!” funny, or “Hah…”? When you read the description, does it really give you an idea on what “full out laughs”?

Ever had a friend say to you “This movie is so bloody funny!”, only to sit there listening to your friend explain every joke and why it’s funny, and no matter how you interpret the jokes, are told that it “isn’t for everyone”?

I’ve devised three sub-genres that should be used in place of these titles. Feel free to print this out on the neck of your DVDs to remind you of what’s inside.

NOT funny

Comedy
* Temporary solution to puberty blues
* Requires a second viewing to realise subliminal message
* If you don’t laugh, you have no soul

Romantic Comedy
* She gets her man
* She doesn’t get her man, but realises her best friend was there all along
* She doesn’t get her man or best friend, then gets her man

Drama
* Will leave you feeling numb
* Protaganist is miserable through the whole movie and gets the girl
* Greek tragedy

Thriller
* He was crazy all along
* …BOO!…You like?
* It was all a dream

It really did change horror films

Horror
* Pre-Scream movie structure
* Post-Scream attempts at irony
* You will only see red

Documentary
* It’s all the government’s fault
* It’s all your fault
* Look at the weirdo.

TV Series
* Shows about nothing
* Watch the internet’s 30 second summary
* Same formula, nothing changes

Action
* Computer generated
* Real stunts
* Steven Seagal

I still don't know how to classify this

Foreign
* Book-reading with moving picture above
* Hilarious dubbing
* Designed to confuse you

Sci-Fi
* Something happens in space
* Alternate universe
* Your guess is as good as mine

Childrens
* For adults who love cartoons and need underlying adult theme to brag at end
* Don’t show this to your child, because the songs won’t escape your mind
* Don’t show this to anyone. It’s for your own good.


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Beatles, Dinosaurs and Turtles (Oh my!)

Friday, November 20th, 2009
Barney

Barney the Dinosaur?

It’s true – They never broke up. Say what you will about The Beatles, but after James Richards travelled to another dimension, he came back with a tape that PROVES that they not only stayed together, but had another album.

It’s a great mash-up of all the members with bits and pieces from solo projects put together and given out as a free album. Even if it’s fake, it’s a free album. It’s like getting a free lunch. You may not be hungry, but it’s free!

Ninja Turtle

Leonardo?

There’s a neat package for the remastered discography of The Beatles. It’s a USB hard drive loaded with all the Beatles’ remastered albums in pristine quality,  mini-documentaries and heaps more in a cool apple.

But if The Beatles still exist in another dimension, and Captain Kirk still lives in another dimension, then…what’s real, and what’s fake? I can’t tell anymore. I mean, soon we’ll be seeing things we thought were only fiction.

I also found this video that got me thinking that the dead may actually live among us.

Imagine walking past your city centre, and seeing thousands of zombies in unison. Would you scream? Would you run?

Or would you dance like you’ve never danced before?


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UK Album Charts – February 24th

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

The_feeling_join_with_usAfter 3 cool weeks Jack Johnson topples off the top spot and lands at #8, only to be replaced by The Feeling with their 2nd album Join With Us.
This is the follow up to their debut album Twelve Stops and Home – check out the album review on CD WOW!

UK Album Charts for the week ending February 24th
1. (-) The Feeling – Join With Us (album review on CD WOW!)
2. (2) Nickelback – All the Right Reasons
3. (14) Amy Winehouse – Back to Black
4. (22) Mark RonsonVersion
5. (9) Mika -  Life In Cartoon Motion

Nickelback_all_the_right_reasons6. (3) Michael Jackson – Thriller
7. (4) Adele – 19
8. (1) Jack Johnson – Sleep Through The Static
9. (-) Jonathon Ansell – Tenor At The Movies
10. (11) Rihanna – Good Girl Gone Bad

Honourable Mentions;
Morrissey – Greatest Hits
Scouting For Girls – Scouting For Girls
Michael Buble – Call Me Irresponsible (special Edition)
One Night Only – Started a Fire
Amy McDonald – This is the Life
Mary J. Blige – Growing Pains
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
Hot Chip – Made In The Dark
Bullet For My Valentine – Scream Aim Fire
Hoosiers – The Trick To Life
Britney Spears – Blackout… keep it together girl!

UK Album Charts – February 17th

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

Nickelback_all_the_right_reasonsSo here it is… hot off the presses… Jack Johnson hangs onto the #1 spot with Sleep Through The Static (album review), Nickelback move up one place to #2 and the old prince of pop himself debuts at #3 with the 25th anniversary edition of Thriller
As well as the 4 new entries, there are re-entries for Michael Buble, and Mika slips into the #9 position after 54 weeks in the charts. Not bad!
And Morrissey is back in the charts with his Greatest Hits album featuring a number of 2007 remixes… I’ll be ordering my own copy in a few minutes!

UK Album Charts for the week ending February 17th
1. (1) Jack Johnson – Sleep Through The Static
2. (3) Nickelback – All the Right Reasons
3. (-) Michael Jackson – Thriller
4. (-) Adele – 19
Jack_johnson_sleep_through_the_stat5. (-) Morrissey – Greatest Hits

6. (13) Michael Buble – Call Me Irresponsible (special Edition)
7. (9) Amy McDonald – This is the Life
8. (5) Scouting For Girls – Scouting For Girls
9. (11) Mika -  Life In Cartoon Motion
10. (-) One Night Only – Started a Fire

Honourable Mentions;
Mary J. Blige – Growing Pains
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Raising Sand
Rihanna – Good Girl Gone Bad
Hot Chip – Made In The Dark
Bullet For My Valentine – Scream Aim Fire
Hoosiers – The Trick To Life
Britney Spears – Blackout… keep it together!
Amy Winehouse – Back to Black… you too girl!

Cause this is Thriller! 25 years on… WOW!

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Michael_jackson_thriller_2‘Cause this is Thriller! Thriller Night! 
Welcome back Jacko! The 25th Anniversary Edition of the magnificent Thriller was released in the UK last Monday and is sure to be HUGE for MJ the second time around.

Thriller was Michel Jackson’s 6th album (including Jackson 5 releases) and sold 40 million copies in its initial chart run, with seven of its nine tracks reaching the Top Ten. You don’t see that too often!
It is alleged to have sold 100 million copies worldwide since it’s launch which would make it the best selling album ever… but according to the Recording Industry Association of America, the best selling album ever is The Eagles Greatest Hits. Hmmm… I know which one I remember best!

There are 3 versions of the 25th Anniversary release – with different album covers and some featuring Kanye West, Akon, Will.I.Am, Fergie (Black Eyed Peas) and Paul McCartney.
Thriller – 25th Anniversary Edition (Original Cover CD+DVD)
Thriller – 25th Anniversary Edition (Zombie Cover CD+DVD)
Thriller – 25th Anniversary (Special Edition Hardback Cover CD & DVD) – my personal favourite, it’s worth the few extra quid for the previously unreleased tracks.

Michael_jackson_thriller_originalI’m sure some of you remember the first time you saw the video for Billie Jean, Beat it or Thriller. Good times.
Check out The Official Michael Jackson Channel on YouTube. It has great interviews with all the contributors and the original producer himself Quincy Jones!

Well done Michael. Now, try and keep it together!