Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Curb Your Enthusiasm - Season 7 Episode 2

Okay, I am currently watch over 20 shows and I never thought I would be bringing up any of the stuff thats been running for a while now. But I really have to make an exception this time. I've been following CYE from the start and I always thought it was a great show. Larry David probably has one of them most repulsive, annoying and most irritating personalities ever on his show. I'm sure he's not the same in real life, but if he was that bad I wouldn't be surprised:). Anyway I've always enjoyed watching LD crossing the "red line" and going so far past limits that if the situations he puts him self in actually do happen in real life, the man would be losing friends and screwing his reputation by the second. In every episode, he does something incredibly stupid or rude, and when you think its about time he shut his mouth, he takes the word "rudeness" to the next level.

The most recent episode I watched last night entitled 'Vehicular Fellatio' really did it for me. If any of you guys out there fail to see the humor in this show you have to see the second episode of season seven. This episode is by far probably the most LD packed episode. This episode really defines LDs show. The man does not know when to stop and will be flying by you at 100 reasons you wanna stab him/second. You can be on your death bed and ask him for a can of coke. He'll go to the vending machine, get you one and make sure he doesn't leave the room before you pay him back.

Try giving this show a shot if you still haven't began watching it. Give this episode a shot in specific. If you love it then I suggest you start from the pilot, cause you're missing out on a whole lot of quality HBO.

Larry David has no limits - and will never fail to impress you:)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

FlashForward - TV Series

I think my last post I put up saying "fall of 2009 has nothing good to offer" was intentional:). I have a habit of purposely jinxing my self when I insist of wanting things to go my way:)

Now. FlashForward. I just saw the pilot and I was SOLD! The idea is somewhat fresh and filled with suspense. The plot is basically the following:- The whole world black out for 2 minutes 17 seconds and see their future on April 29th 2010. Each person sees something and some hope that day never comes and some are wishing their flash forward vision is actually true.

I love the idea and have added FlashForward to my list. This show has all the potential to be up there and will receive great ratings. If the writers are heading in the right direction FlashForward can easily become the next 'Lost', 'Prison Break' or 'Heroes'. People will be talking about this show in the days to come.

Talking about 'Lost', there is a little treat for you in the cast of this show - if you can't already tell from the photo above. Oh and John Cho (Harold & Kumar) is in the main cast, but he ain't stoned in this one :P. There is also another guest from 'Lost', but so far they are only scheduled for 3 episodes.

All in all, its a damn great idea and I LOVED the pilot. Can't wait for episode number two.

Check it out cause this show IS worth it.

On a side note, got my fingers crossed for 'Hank' and 'The Middle'. Pilots should be airing in the next few days. Will keep you updated.

Modern Family - TV series

I'm really starting to believe that Fall of 2009 has nothing worthy to offer. This show sounded good when I read the synopsis, so I thought I should give it a shot. After watching the pilot I can say thats it not a bad show, its not a great show either. The idea is quiet alright. The acting is satisfactory. Its a shame that a show like this could've really been something if they only chose the right people to do the acting. 'Modern Family' simple put, is the best of the worst. I don't know whether or not a show like this would continue or not, but I know for sure that I'm not impressed and I won't be watching it. Lets see how things go over the next few months. Will be reading reviews on character development, and won't mind giving it a second shot if I think I've done a mistake in letting it go.

All in all I think this show is okay and I don't think I would immediately flip the channel if I saw it on TV. Lets hope it gets better or worth watching.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Last King Of Scotland (2006)

When I first read the title I thought I was going to be watching another historic movie, and was so close of passing on this one and missing out on it. When I saw the poster I knew I was in for a real treat. This movie in short will keep you interested. Scratch that. This movie will keep you EXTREMELY interested from the first 10 minutes all the way to the end. The first few minutes are a little uninteresting but trust me, once Idi Amin is done with his speech things will start to really kick off, and you will be waiting immensely for the next scene dieing to know what will happen next.

Highly recommend it as I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Community - TV Series

Okay, I just saw the pilot of this new TV series. I wasn't impressed to be honest. I'm not saying the show is bad. Its just did not grab my attention. It doesn't have the factor that will make me love the show or even recommend it. Its no where nearly half as bad as 'Bored To Death'. I'm not going to flame this show, just because it did not meet my expectations. I just feel that it could have been better. If you feel like checking it out, do so. It might be your cuppa tea. I just wanna tell you that there are much better shows out there at the moment, and if you think this show is good then you'll easily be sold with the other shows. I'm talking right now about the 20 minute series. Anyway, I don't have anything good or bad to say about this show. All I can say is that I'll be shocked if the ratings go up. There are far worse shows than this, so I wouldn't be surprised if this show doesn't get the axe and makes it to the last episode of season 1.

All in all, its alright. If you absolutely have nothing to do, give it a shot.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Bored To Death - TV Series

Is gonna fuckin bore you to death! Please don't watch it. As soon as I saw the pilot I felt sick. Shwartzman haircut made me sick. Oh and the lighting! The lighting is the worst! The show is so dead. When I watched it I entered instant depression mode. There is something about this show that makes it suck. Its only the pilot, I know. But a pilot should be interesting enough for someone to invest time the following week to sit there ass down and watch episode 2. The more I continued to watch it the more I felt dead. I really don't know what type of people would enjoy such shows. Probably smelly people who got shit stains on there beanbag cause they jerk off butt naked to Brittany Murphy and stuff the tissue under the carpet.

Man I can't believe what this show got me writing. I was looking forward to September, to the new shows. Thanks to BTD, thats one shitty show I don't have to add to the list. If you really think this show is funny then keep it to your self. In fact, if I ever meet someone who likes this show or doesn't change the channel when its on, FUCK THEM. I don't want to be friends or even acquaintances with this person.

To sum up the pilot in a few words:- dull, boring, painful to watch, anyone with Schwartzman's haircut should face death penalty , and Zack should dedicate his life to smoking pot, and stop trying to be funny.

I will provide some visuals to save you 29 minutes of your life. Oh and before I forget. ITS HBO! WTF HAPPENED TO HBO! At one point I watched any series on HBO, cause they had class and knew whats good and bad -except Sex & The City.

This is the face you will be seeing until 'Bored To Death' gets the axe. Are you willing to go thru this every week?

Watch this show sink faster than whale shit*.

Given that its a big chunk, and of course, doesn't float.

American Chopper - Abu Dhabi Police Episode

I thought this episode was pretty cool since I currently live in the GCC. I never provide download links but what the hell. I'm sure some of you out there who live in the UAE would love to see this episode.

Below are the rapid share links, and its only 2 files so shouldn't take a lot of time:).

A Time To Kill (1996)

Matthew McConaughey got it right and spot on in 'A Time To Kill'. This film is a fine example of a great movie. It has all the elements one would look for in a movie. From the first scene until the last it keeps you interested. None of that 45 minute wait before things start getting good. Its a little over 2 hours long, but damn well worth it. Movies like this are what make an actors career and give him his big break, and I'm pretty sure McConaughey did get his big break after this one.

I have added this film to my list of favorites and highly recommend it! You will be entertained and on the edge of your seat for from the start until the credits start rolling.


Sunday, September 20, 2009

What the F#$% was Mr. McConaughey thinking?

There is a point in an actors career where they start off with something stupid and funny. Something that people wouldn't criticize heavily. A fine example would be ALL of Seth Rogens work. This man will always be stupid, and funny to some people. Asking a critique to sit down and see his work is like asking Simon listen to me sing. I suck at it and always will.

Back to Matty. I haven't the slightest idea what he was thinking when he decided to be part of 'Surfer Dude'. If you haven't seen it. You don't really have to. Its nothing great. Its a mistake that had been done and should never be repeated. You want to know why its the worst decision he ever made or will ever make in his acting career. This is why.

To sum up the movie. Its about a dude who says 'dude' every 7 seconds, who's a surfer, who is always high. I have no problem with the character and the plot. I have a major problem with someone who decides to be in such movies who's been acting for over 15 years. I wouldn't have had a problem if say, Sean William Scott was in this movie instead. Would've been a lot funnier thats for sure. But for someone who is trying to build a respectable acting career Matthew has screwed up big time.

I found something interesting a few days ago which even made me despise 'Surfer, Dude' even more. In 1982, a 22 year old actor decided to start off his career with a movie the dumbass (see above) decided to act in at the age of 39! If you don't know who I'm talking about please see below.

Do you see the resemblance?

Sean Penn's second movie he had ever done had him as a stoned, surfer, dude. The man was 22. Today he is something Mr. McConaughey will never be.

If you're really bored and want to see someone famous make an ass out of them selves watch 'Surfer, Dude'.

In case you want to see Penn's movie, its called Fast Times At Ridgemont High. Not a bad movie for someone who just started acting.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Assassination Of Richard Nixon (2004)

I'm just a little biased when it comes to Sean Penn's work. It is just me or does he really deserve more than a couple of Oscars? I don't care what anyone says, he is the only one who knows the true essence of acting like a retard:) I'm talking about I Am Sam, not this film. Sean Penn is the greatest retard of all time, whether you like it or not. Hoffman is a sack of ****. End of story.

Any who, back to Nixon. Only 30 mins into this movie and I knew this was going to be one of my favorites. A little biased I know. But the man can act. If you don't know what's so great about him, watch these movies in this order
  1. I Am Sam
  2. Dead Man Walking (By this time you'll know what I'm talking about)
  3. Sweet and Lowdown (Shows you how far he can go)
  4. The Assassination Of Richard Nixon (Guaranteed to love it if by this time you've become a fan)
  5. Everything else he starred in to see how he grew and matured
I will recommending a few more movies in the future for Penn so get use to it:) I don't want to ruin this movie but if you loved Robert De Niro's No.1 movie of all time, you will enjoy this one too. If you don't know which one I'm talking about then tough shit. I'll give you a hint. It was in the 70's and I've already recommended it earlier in my blog.

So yeah, watch this film, and if you don't like it, then close this window and don't come back again.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hamburger Paradise

If you are a burger lover don't even think of letting this one pass. Even if you aren't a lover, I guarantee you that you will be eating a burger within a few minutes of watching this documentary. It was aired by The Travel Channel, so I don't know how easy it will be to get your hands on it. But if you do, enjoy:) I've seen this show 6 days ago and have eaten 5 burgers already:).

True Blood

See, here is the thing with 'True Blood'. Its a fantastic show. The idea behind it is just what we've been waiting for. I considered my self a vampire fanatic. When I was 15. I find it really hard nowadays to watch fictional shows or movies. Specially Sci-Fi and vampire related crap. I know that if I was still into Angel - which btw is probably the best vampire series ever - I would've fallen in love with True Blood. The pilot episode last year was great but I've really moved on and don't think will ever consider watching those kinda shows or movies ever again.

I was so obsessed with the whole blood sucking thing in my teens I decided to write a paper on how vampires do exist in real life and I remember writing something about an extra chromosome people have which make'em crave for blood. That was me 6 years ago. Today I've grown and none of that crap will ever do it for me anymore. I'm not saying 'True Blood' is a crap show, I'm just saying that unless your still a fan of Vampire related entertainment, part of you will be enjoying the show and the amazing concept of this show, and the other half of you will be sayin "I can't believe I'm actually watching this show?!?! Its so great but why am I still watching it?"

So on a final note, if you are a fan of these kinda shows, there is no way you won't love this one. I would definitely recommend it. Otherwise don't bother.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Modern Times (1936)

If by this point you have begun appreciating Chaplins work then this is a defenitive must see.

I initially wanted to recommend this a few weeks back but had to mention 'Gold Rush' to the people in denial of Chaplins work and talent. 'Gold Rush' is what made it for me, and is his No.1. 'Modern Times' is just another one of his flawless material he had come up with.

Give it a shot, its surely one of his top 5 films.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A month later...

And I'm finally done watching According to Jim and King Of Queens full season pack. It ussually takes me a day or two to finish one typical 24 episode season. But things have been slow on my side and I've been busy with a few non-tv related activities:) I'm kinda looking forward to this month cause I FINALLY finished my stupid thesis and will be handing it soon next week. It took a while, but finally its done. Sorry, thats not why I'm looking forward to September. I'm looking forward to September cause all the shows are back! I got this "cool" feeling inside of me when I saw the first episode of the second season of Sons of Anarchy. Man I dunno what it is with that show. But you cannot not feel some what awesome and badass when you sit and watch it. Its not all bikers and harley davidson loud noises bullshit. Its got an actual story line and a very interesting one. I got hooked from the pilot last season and could wait for season 2.

I also caught up with Curb Your Enthusiasm. Man I thought that show would never be back after the 17 year break LD decided to take. But its back packed with a suprise that made my day! You know what, fuck it. I have to spoil it for you since I'm sure you've already heard about the big news. Seinfeld is back! But not the actual show. The cast will be past of CYE this season and the best part is Jerry, George, Kramer, and Elaine will all be improvising! Yup, no script! Newman is back too:).

One Tree Hill, one of my favourite shows is back today. I don't care if you think its gay. Everyone who watched that show from the begining loved it. Yes you will think its not all ballsy if you see it on cable without knowing the history of what has happened to all the characters. As shows start coming back I'll post more often and recommend a few sitcoms and series old and new. I have about half a dozen sitcoms piloting this month lined up and if I see anything I like I'll keep you posted:)

I thought I'de give 'Park and Recreation' a shot. The one with Aziz Ansari, and Rashida Jones (The Office). I naturally thought it would be a great show since we got Aziz, but I was kinda dissapointed in the pilot episode. Its starts off funny, then god damn slow. Then followed by me turning the show off and never looking back again. You know me, if it ain't got it, then I ain't gonna watch it. Its ratings weren't all that great anyway, no wonder it took me a whole year to realise the show exists. Its missing the Michael Scott element we see in 'The Office' and it will never be no where close to that show.

I've lined up over 100 movies I'll be watching over the next 3-4 months, and as usual only 20-30% if not less will actually deserve a recommendation. So I'll hopefully be updating more often.

Stay tuned and thanks for reading:)