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Serenity Wow, what a great sci-fi movie. There had been quite a lot of talk about Joss Whedon’s first movie but I can’t say I was all that excited. Why? Mainly because I never watched Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and his other series, Firefly, which Serenity was based on was never shown over here. Serenity is one of the best sci-fi films of recent times and I agree with Dave in that it shows what Star Wars was doing wrong. You get a real sense of character from every cast member and the script is witty, intelligent and downright scary. These people are friends and they need to stick together to survive. I’ll definitely be looking out for this when it comes to DVD. 🙂

Oh and Jewel Staite is f*cking hot.

Tony’s Verdict: 9/10

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Weekend Roundup

Had a fairly busy weekend which started with football on Friday and finished with “Red Eye” last night. I’m conscious of this blog just descending into lists of things I’m doing but I promise I’ll be back to better posts soon.

  • Friday: There was a disappointing crowd for football as its been for the past few weeks. We had 9 this week which isn’t all that bad considering we only had 6 the week before. EDIT: The photos are now up on Flickr.
  • Saturday I went out to see if I could sort out my cousin’s PC. They don’t live close to a major town so wired broadband isn’t there yet. Some company called ilDana are providing satellite broadband in the area but the service is crap. He was getting no ADSL signal from the antenna at all. He rang his neighbour and he had the same issue. 😯 Basically it meant that I couldn’t do the work I needed to on the PC. 👿 Plus they don’t provide weekend support. WTF? Saturday night I went to see Des Bishop in Vicar St. I went with a crowd I know from his web site and it was a great laugh. We got free tickets which was a bonus and they were front and centre on the balcony. His new show focuses on the experiences he’s had in living in disadvantaged communities around the country. Basically he’d go into an area for a few weeks and do comedy workshops with the locals who would then put on a show at the end of it. The TV series is due to start in January but the stand up material he got from it was very funny. :mrgreen:
  • Sunday: I woke up at about 11.25 with my phone ringing. It was Mark who wanted to go down to the pub to watch the Manchester United vs Liverpool game on tele. I reluctantly got out of bed and was in the pub a half hour later. It turned out to be a rubbish game with only 4 shots on target. 🙄 It was confounded by the fact that Roy Keane broke a small bone in his foot and is now set to miss Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifying game against Switzerland. 👿
    Last night I went to see Red Eye with Cillian Murphy and Rachel McAdams. No, I didn’t go with them, they are in it. 🙂 It was an enjoyable thriller and had some genuinely scary moments. Overall I’d give it a 6.5 out of ten.
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The 40 Year Old Virgin

The 40 Year Old Virgin Was really looking forward to this one and I wasn’t disappointed. Most people won’t be familiar with Steve Carell who has had smaller parts in a number of Brat Pack comedies over the past couple of years. This is his first major role and he also produces the film.

The story is pretty self explanatory in that Steve plays Andy Stitzer, a bit of a geek who collects action figures and works at an electronics store. The film tracks his attempts to get laid and it manages to balance the funny set pieces with lighter material based around a burgeoning romance. There were some real belly laugh moments and if you don’t come out of the cinema smiling then there’s something seriously wrong with you. Best comedy of the year so far. 🙂

Tony’s Verdict: 8/10

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Wedding Crashers

Wedding Crashers Haven’t done a review in ages so here goes. I’ve been looking forward to this film since I heard about it as I’m a big fan of Vince Vaughan and Owen Wilson. The film itself isn’t as gag-to-gag as Old School or Anchorman but the story is endearing in a way the storylines in these films normally aren’t. 🙂 Rachel McAdams is fantastic looking along with Isla Fisher so even if you aren’t interested in the story, at least there’s good eye candy. Some of the sequences in the film literally had me busting a gut. Look out for the dining table incident along with the “midnight visit”. Definitely going to pick this one up on DVD as soon as it comes out.

Tony’s Rating: 7.5/10

Synopsis: John Beckwith and Jeremy Klein, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Clearly.

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Sin City

Sin City Wow! If one film this year can be encapsulated in that word it’s Sin City. I had a choice between this and “Mr and Mrs Smith” and boy am I happy I made the decision in favour of this. The film starts with an encounter between two strangers on a roof top and sets the tone for the rest of the film. Yes, it’s full of blood, guts and ultra-violence but this is an 18s cert entitled “Sin City” so you know what to expect, it ain’t gonna be a chick flick. The film follows three disparate stories which are sort of linked together but the concentration is put on characterisation rather than making sure everybody meets each other. Mickey Rourke is superb as Marv, an ex-con who avenges the murder of his one night stand. In fact, as Dave says, all of the cast are superb. Elijah Wood’s part definitely dispelled the Frodo image from my mind anyway. 🙂 The women are fantastic in it too. Especially Jamie King and Jessica Alba. Ding dong.

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