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Alien: Covenant

So yesterday I watched the new Alien movie. After the mess that was Prometheus, I hoped that this one would put the franchise back on track. Being both a huge fan of the franchise and Ridley Scott. To give you some context, I am a huge fan of movies overall, and have a very basic way of determining if I liked a movie or not. The way I do this is to examine how I feel within the first few minutes of leaving the theater –  assuming no one ruined the experience by talking, using their phone or eating popcorn with their mouths open through said movie. as the credits began to roll on AC, I felt disappointed with the  direction the director and writers had elected to take the movie in. There are no spoilers here – just in case you were wondering.

There is a huge disconnection between the very first Alien movie and Prometheus made wider with AC. Often, with prequels, we’ve seen writers and directors struggle to get into the heads of their predecessors and guide the ship so to speak. The end of AC may be able to save the prequel series if a third movie is made. But for now, I think I’ll re-watch the  originals and enjoy them just like I did all those years ago, when I watched them on video – at least now, I can watch them in all their blu ray glory.

New Authors I’ve discovered

Tim Downs

Scott Sigler

Chris Golden

Tim Curran

Stephen Moss

Carsten Stroud

Peter Cawdron

Brian Harmon

Bob Mayer/Robert Doherty

Bobby Adair

W.J. Lundy

Brian Keene

David Moody

Jonathan Maberry

Deon Meyer

James Lovegrove

Jo Nesbo

 

This was AWESOME !!

Those were the Days – 60’s Revolution [13 March – 11 May]

Those were the days’ is the grooviest show in town and this Sixties Party is just what the doctor ordered!

The show features the crazy host, Awesome Powers, who will get you tuned in to some of the greatest music of our time.

The Sixties has got to be the most popular decade of all time where the music is timeless.’Those were the Days’ features music from the Mamas and Pappas, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Louis Amstrong, Tina Turner, Jimi Hendrix, Simon & Garfunkel, Janis Joplin, Shirley Bassey and mny more.

Come relive hits like ‘I’m a Believer’, ‘Those boots were made for walking’, ‘Bad moon rising’, ‘Proud Mary’, ‘Have you ever seen the rain’ and many more show stoppers that will have you dancing all night long!

So get ready for that nostalgic trip that will have you rocking and reeling to the decade of the Swinging Sixties, when the world was free and the party went on forever!

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Heroes

http://www.nbc.com/Heroes/ without a doubt one of the finenst shows ever brought to the Tv screem. How empty was my life, until the heroes filled it. Hiro rules !!

Shrek 3

Vey cute movie, brings the trilogy to a nice close.

Transformers

Was bloody brilliant, as one would expect from Michael Bay ! The effects alone make the movie worthwhile, as does the eye candy Megan Fox. Shia LaBeouf is also really cool, and can bee seen in upcoming Disturbia and Surf’s up. Come on summer, come on !!!

The Unit

One of the best shows that has ever been on our Tv screens – http://www.unitfans.com/

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Bought and watched the above last weekend, it was so brilliant I was stunned. To think, my wife had to force me into watching 50 First dates, as I didn’t like Adam Sandler. Now, I have a special place for him on my shelf !

The Departed

Was absolutely brilliant, as was Employee of the Month.

300

In 480 BC. 300 brave men sacrificed themselves, in the name of freedom. Thier actions set in motion events that lead to what we today, call democracy. Weak and spineless men, realised that the ignorance of the masses could be put to good use, and the politician was born. All over this brave world of ours, men of weak character manipulate thier way into power, and are steering the ship towards the iceberg. Blinding the world with false truths, and starting wars. 

I rate 300 as one of the best movies I’ve ever seen. Not a movie for the faint of heart, or weak in character. Watch this movie, it will leave an imprint on your soul, and hopefully, make you a better person.

Go tell the Spartans, stranger passing by, that here obedient to their laws we lie.