The title of today’s entry pretty much sums me up right now after two days of doing little else than watch films and TV shows. This is because we have now finished for the year other than placement and so there is no work to be getting along AND everyone has either been out, at home or sat in their rooms, leaving me nothing to do and no-one to do it with. Fortunately I had the internet and most of Josh’s DVD collection so that kept me entertained for a while. So here’s what I watched and my thoughts on them all.
The Italian Job: Class British film from 1969 starring the legendary Michael Caine. The tagline “four million dollars through a traffic jam” pretty much sums the film up. It’s all about a gold heist and sees three Mini Cooper rush round the streets of Turin. It’s a classic British film with a lovely soundtrack, some good stunts and the classic line “You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off”. 7/10
Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Monty Python were a British comedy troupe from back in the day that featured heroes such as Michael Palin and John Cleese. Somehow other than their classic sketches I have seen little of their material. I found the Holy grail a little odd. It seems like a load of sketches that vaguely go into a story. Many of them were very funny (my particular fave being the killer rabbit) but I found it a little too weird to really like it. 5/10.
I am Legend: This 2009 film sees Will Smith playing a lone surviror in post apocalyptic New York. Him and his dog Sam have to survive the mutant plague victims whilst he tries to create an antidote. I didn’t quite know what to expect from this film but it turns out it’s bloody good! Smith acts his socks off and the story is unpredictable. The character’s back story gradually develops over a few flashbacks and it’s full of awesome action. The ending is not as predictable as you think and overall it’s flipping awesome! Only cost me £3 too! 9/10
The Inbetweeners (Series 1) and some of series 2: This is a sitcom about four sixth-formers and their life trying to get girls and try and be cool. I watched series 3 when it was on TV but missed the first two, which is a shame I have discovered. It’s hilarious and as for painting a picture of sixth form life it’s fairly accurate : I’ve been there and I know. OK so it exaggerates a bit but the general point comes across. It reminds me so much of my sixth form experiences with Chris and Mike. Absolutely hilarious, looking forward to the upcoming film version. 9/10
I have also watched a raft of other things but I’m not going to talk about every single one, I’d be here forever. Two little bits to finish with now.
There is an application on Facebook which allows you to create a montage of your 2010 statuses. I created this one and was amazed at how much it sums up the year. It’s almost all about exam results and coming to university which I guess sums up the main goal of the year. I did it and here I am three months in and it’s gone fairly well.
Finally I have quite enjoyed the big NSPCC campaign on Facebook. The idea is to raise awareness of violence to children by everyone changing their profile picture to a cartoon character of their childhood. My Facebook is full of them including Looney Tunes, Disney films, Shrek,The Magic Roundabout, Pokémon and many many more. Mine had to be from one of my fave shows as a kid, Rugrats and the loveable character that was Chuckie!