Quote of the Day

"We're only here briefly, and while I'm here I want to allow myself joy. So fuck it."
- Amy, Her.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

An Unexpected Image: First Hobbit Picture

Here's the first image of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in the first part of Peter Jackson's The Hobbit adaptation epic, An Unexpected Journey. Pretty sweet, eh?

Those are some hot looking dwarves (and ears).
This comes soon after the news that the first "block" of shooting on the prequels is finished, leaving Jackson with some time to do some sweet, sweet promotion before the next, beginning in August. Whilst I'm here, I guess I ought to also mention that Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock himself, no less) will be starring alongside his Sherlock side kick as the voice of the dragon, Smaug. And - get this - will also be providing the motion capture for the quadrupedal, winged beast as well as lending his voice to another character, Necromancer.

      Smaug plays a pivotal role in the novel's main plot, as the story's lead antagonist who guards the Lonely Mountain and its vast hoards of treasure. Necromancer, on the other hand, is a character only mentioned briefly within the books as a great evil the White Council (wizards) had to overcome, if my memory serves me right. Seeing as the book is being split up into two movies, it's highly likely Smaug's role will be a  lot more crucial to the second half, entitled There and Back Again, coming December 2013. Necromancer could slip into either one, as Jackson has stated before that a lot more not seen in the books will be explored, including where Gandalf kept mysteriously leaving to...

Hit this link to EW for a couple more little shots, and then enjoy the excruciatingly painful wait for December 14th 2012.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Once More With Feeling

I've been feeling rather disconnected from the blog for the last month or so, in case you hadn't noticed from the lack of near enough anything. I'm missing my weekly features (Supdates, Trailers), not doing anything particularly new and have overall just become bored with the whole process.

  The problem is I've become too structured; it's all "This is for today!" and "I'll plan this for tomorrow!" or whatever, and it's got to the point at which I frankly have no feeling in my stuff. After looking at other niche blogs I realised something. Something crucial which I really think I've drifted from. And that's just winging it. Logging in and just writing whatever comes out of my head at that time. Like this, I've just gone out on a whim after looking at various future plans and feeling that enough is enough. (Is enough, I can't go on). See, now that's what I'm talking about, just finding myself randomly quoting cheesy 70's pop songs! 

  It's like I've been writing in this odd, almost essay like way that would be treated like some exam piece or something. I'm not saying I won't do stuff like that, but when in comparison to other blogs and such, they've got so much more. Yeah, I'll keep my features but ultimately I want to stray from just that style of writing and lean toward a new more personal and emotive technique alongside all that "professional" jargon.  And I'm not promising daily blogs, but just a little personal dump of memories and feelings and thoughts in response to internal and external affairs of my little world. 

   Now it's at this point where I might say "So you can expect... blah blah blah", which would be a critically contradicting statement to what this little blog is all about. So how about you all just stay tuned and wait for what might just pop up, and enjoy this blog for just being a blog.


Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Trailer Tuesday: Games Special

Okay, so I know E3 (annual gaming conference) was last week, but as I was without computer, the slew of new trailers for some awesome new games had to be postponed until this week. No breakdowns, because there simply is not enough time, but maybe a few comments on a select few. Here we go:

Oh Agent 47, how I've missed you. Can't wait to see Hitman hit the current gen after a few years of inactivity, and shall definitely be reminiscing the good times with my Dad (He played, I watched/gave strategic commands).   

The Uncharted series seriously makes me wish with I had a PS3...

And there's more!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

What The Fridge?!: Week Two

Sticking with the Llama (at least that's what I think it is...?) theme from a couple of weeks ago, here's a completely "dope" photo of one of those mexican sheep. 

"Huh??" indeed...

Sunday, 5 June 2011

The Sunday Supdate: 05/06/11

What did we learn this week? Well, Twitter is an effective method of plugging. 59 views from just one simple comment on a meaningless image of Swayze's snot. Who'd of thought it? And that generous donation of hits managed to push me through the 3000 barrier. Woo!
I swear there's an image for every single different hit marker...
  Which was a bit of a save, since nothing else has found its way onto the blog this week (No RE:Views, features unfortunately). But if we can just make it through another week and a half, then perhaps there'll be a stirring. Although I am very determined this week to actually write a review, so there'll be that to keep you satisfied. X-Men: First Class, in case you're wondering, as I would have seen it twice by Wednesday, allowing for a much more observant RE:View of the spectacle. Spoiler: It's incredible and its name pretty much reviews itself.

In other topical news, there was the Britain's Got Talent final last night, which I consider to be a complete waste of time. I mean fair dos to the winner, Jai McDowell, but he was just a singer. And a fairly boring singer, in my opinion. Shows like X-Factor are for those types of acts and yet we still end up with just singers in the final 3. Granted two of those singing acts were kids, but there's still a lack of variety; coming from a show which lands the winner in the Royal Variety Performance. And all that controversy over little (mega camp) Ronan Park, which potentially was his downfall in the final 2 was surely a pretty unfair smear attack. It felt as though after being accused of fixing, the show was then fixed as to not look like it had been fixed. Hmmm... Anyway, I was disappointed for my favourite, pianist Paul Gbegbaje.

Never mind, Mr Silent G.

 Ah well, another year, another talent show over. I'll have to do a cut and run here now, as I've got my first Maths GCSE tomorrow (wish me luck?) and better get my z's on soon. Until next week, amigos.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

What The Fridge?!: Week One

And the debut WTF comes from none other than Mr Nathan Fillion, who posted this rather crass picture of the late Patrick Swayze on his Twitter.

Why, what and when this is happening, I'll leave up to you...