Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Rank the Films: Fast and Furious

As any regular reader of feeling fuzzier will know, lists are pretty darn nifty. We have a profound appreciation for straight-up lists. This is the thinking behind Rank the Films, a regular feature that pulls apart the pros and cons of a series of films, ranking them in order of bad to good. 

With Fast and Furious 6 hitting screens across Australia on June 6th, in this instalment of Rank the Films we decided to take a look at the rest of the franchise (from The Fast and the Furious [2001] to Fast Five [2011] and rank them in order from worst to best. 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Voice of Reason #12: When Sequel Titles Go Wrong!

Whilst writing my most recent Rank the Films feature it occurred to me that the Fast and Furious franchise (on which the feature is centred) is a completely random hodge-podge of numbers, colons and puns. Put simply, the F&F franchise is a complete mess when it comes to sequel naming, potenially the worst out there.

Or is it? Brace yourselves people, because what follows is a fairly long rant/blog post that explores the messy consequences of when sequel titles go bad. This could get ugly...

Friday, 24 May 2013

My Top 20 Songs of the Last 20 Years

In order to celebrate 20 years of the Hottest 100, Australian radio station triple j is currently running a feature on the Hottest 100 Songs of the Last 20 Years. In essence, anyone around the world is given the opportunity to vote for their favourite 20 songs since January 1st 1993 (they can be anything and everything, from the Lion King soundtrack to Eminem) and then from there, a list of the Top 100 is compiled.

"So what!" I hear you cry? Well so this, that's what. I figured that I wanted to get people's thoughts on their personal favourite songs and how they would vote in the poll. I was curious to see what my readers thought and so, here is your chance to get thinking and let me know in the comments section below!

 In order to get everyone started, here's the top 20 songs that I personally picked (and voted for)...

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Thumbs and Ammo

"I will find you and I will give you a thumbs up"
Every now and again the Internet throws up something that is so brilliant it just has to be shared. Last month, I linked a whole host of images of superheroes emblazoned with product placement (my post is here whilst the original Benhance.net account is here.

This month however, a feature on Empire.com pointed me in the direction of a great blog that I also wanted to pass on; Thumbs and Ammo

Many casual movie-goers often complain that films can be too violent and that they glamorize guns. Well, Thumbs and Ammo go some way to setting the record straight with this ingenious idea; take a film still and Photoshop a great big thumbs up in place of the gun. I've included some of my favourites from the blog below...

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Verdict: Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2

Clara and The Doctor in action

Matt Smith and newbie Jenna-Louise Coleman swung into action aboard the TARDIS as The Doctor and Clara Oswald in the eight episodes concluding Series 7. With the series split into two unequal halves, this is my write-up on each episode from Part 2 of Series 7. 

Check out my write-up of Part 1 here: Verdict: Doctor Who Series 7 Part 1.
Also, for a preview of Series 7 Part 2, click here: TV Preview #3: Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2

Monday, 13 May 2013

Film Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

Spock always hated the way Kirk stared at his pointy ears
This review does contain some mild spoilers. Beware.

Prepare to journey into the final frontier once again with J.J Abrams' second entry into the new Star Trek canon. Kirk, Spock, Uhura and co. are back in action and this time their facing off against menacing villain John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch). This is Star Trek Into Darkness and it's life, but not as we know it.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Verdict: The Walking Dead Season 1

Soon to be into its fourth season, AMC's The Walking Dead is forever described as one of the best television shows currently being made in the States. Because of this, I got on-board with season one of The Walking Dead to see what all the fuss was about. 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Verdict: Russell Howard's Good News Series 8

Back on the air in Britain for its eighth series, BBC 3 satirical news show Russell Howard's Good News, is an undiscovered gem for many of us here in Australia. Brilliantly witty, silly and at times heart-warming, any fan of shows like Mock the Week, Good News Week and E!'s The Soup.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

The 10 Highest Grossing Films of 2013

Just some of the cinematic
heavy-weights hitting the silver screen
this year

As you may or may not have heard, a certain Marvel film hit cinema screens across the world in the last few weeks, kick-starting the 2013 blockbuster season. In just its first weekend, Iron Man 3 made nearly $200 million, effectively making back its entire budget in the space of just a few days. All this talk of money got me thinking; is Iron Man 3 set to make more than the gigantic $1.5 billion that The Avengers took this time last year?

So, with so many big releases set to hit the big screen across the next few months and beyond, I saw this as a great opportunity to hazard a guess at which 10 films would be making the most money in 2013.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Voice of Reason #11: Trailer Trash

The Wolverine bares all in his latest trailer

"Right, that's it." I close my Internet browser and turn to my girlfriend in a huff; "There's no need to see that film now. They showed the whole film in the trailer."

Know the feeling? Ever felt that a trailer has shown too much? Then dear fellow, read on...

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

60 Second Film Reviews #4

A round-up of some of the most recent films that I've seen on both the silver screen and at home, Gone in 60 Seconds is a regular feature that gives you the low-down on a film without the waffle. This month, we have The Croods21 Jump Street, Safe House and Moneyball.


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