This poster is so sexy. I was contemplating buying the DVD from work today, only I just realised that it had a Blu-ray release in 2008. Unfortunately, the cover is horrendous, but what can you do? I’ve decided that I need to see more Ridley Scott films (he did direct the greatest motion picture ever, of course, and the only ones I’ve seen of his are Hannibal and his three sci-fi films) and this looks essential.

One of these days, I’m going to have a The Graduate/Midnight Cowboy/Straw Dogs triple bill and watch Dustin Hoffman evolve from a frustrated toy boy into a disabled con man and then into a bloodthirsty mathematician.

I really wouldn’t be surprised if either this or Sexoteque was chosen as the first single. Gotta love Elly complimenting a little girl’s hair colour at the beginning of this live recording.

(I apologise for the La Roux-dominated posts as of late, but I’m ridiculously hyped for the upcoming album).

Against my better judgement, I just pre-ordered the 40th Anniversary Edition of Carrie. I never got the 25th Anniversary Edition of It, so there was no way I could miss this. 

It cost £50 (and that’s not including postage), but fuck it.

LA ROUX #2 IN JUNE?

"During FFF - their first appearance this year - will present the world premiere recording of the upcoming, second album which will be released before the holidays."

"In June will be released long-awaited new album La Roux. Tracks from the new album will be presented at the show on FreeFormFestival 2014."

Thank you, Google Translate. It looks like it’s June, guys.

Somehow this evaded me until very recently. It’s notes from a test screening for Blade Runner in which the producers basically bitch about how dull the film (supposedly) is.

i-call-it-cunt-tube:

burningwiththefiresoforc:

Oh, Lord. Are Elly and Ben even working together anymore? It’s my day off work and I’ve done little else than scour the Internet for more on the ‘what’s holding up the second La Roux album?’ front.

I might just listen to Tropical Chancer repeatedly and drown my sorrows with a bottle of Frijj.

Not to make it worse, but he posted this a month before as well-

-Let’s hope it’s nothing that’ll keep Elly herself from releasing the next album. Not doing so would be extremely unfair to her fans.

Yeah, and I found yet another tweet in which he said something along the lines of ‘taking a backseat on this one to concentrate on new things.’ Hmm…

In other news, the ASCAP site credits Grace Jones as a co-writer of Tropical Chancer.

Oh, Lord. Are Elly and Ben even working together anymore? It’s my day off work and I’ve done little else than scour the Internet for more on the ‘what’s holding up the second La Roux album?’ front.

I might just listen to Tropical Chancer repeatedly and drown my sorrows with a bottle of Frijj.

Beautiful-looking people in their prime (Elly Jackson, Oliver Reed, Miley Cyrus, Ian Curtis, Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, Alexandra Daddario, George Lazenby and Kate Bush) followed by the person I consider to be the most beautiful of all - my lovely girlfriend Hannah.

At Comic Con on Saturday, I bought a rather lovely Blade Runner print, limited to 300 copies and drawn by an artist named Tim Doyle. Not bad for £25 framed.

I WATCHED ONLY GOD FORGIVES LAST NIGHT

I think it’s fantastic.

I’ve wanted to see the film for some time but I’ve always held off in the fear that I would agree with the majority - that it’s hollow and pretentious. I recently saw Drive with similar expectations and instead found that I thoroughly enjoyed it. From that moment, I knew I had to see Only God Forgives. Not because I was expecting Drive 2 but because I appreciated the director’s style and so I wanted to see what else he was capable of.

It’s refreshing to see a film in 2013 that doesn’t necessarily look and sound like a film released in 2013. It doesn’t follow contemporary trends. The cinematography isn’t generic. The music doesn’t resemble something scored by Hans Zimmer. Instead, it moves at a deliberate pace and I was constantly reminded of one of my favourite horror films, Dario Argento’s Inferno, another film which is less about plot and more about stylised lighting and people walking around slowly to the beat of a distinctive score. It’s a modern arthouse film, abstract and bizarre and unlike any modern film I’ve seen in recent memory.

I’m not surprised in the slightest that the film has divided people, although I can certainly see it being re-evaluated in years to come. If a film like The Fountain (a film which I do consider pretentious) can develop a cult following and gain respect with time, I see no reason why a masterpiece like Only God Forgives shouldn’t.

TUMBLR HAS FUCKED UP THE MEANING OF ‘SOCIAL JUSTICE’

It’s sad to see that this site has devolved into a pit of hate and hypocrisy. If you’re white, you’re evil. If you’re straight, you’re evil. If you’re male, you’re evil. If you’re all three combined, you may as well be the fucking Antichrist. If any of these labels applies to you and you voice any sort of displeasure about the way you’re treated, your opinion is immediately shot down with the classic, ‘boo hoo, it must be hard being so privileged’ bullshit. I’m pretty sure anybody with access to the Internet is privileged to some extent. It’s not a competition to see who’s got it worse. On that basis, when my mum died a little over a year ago, I wouldn’t be allowed to mourn because hey, there are people who have lost both parents! I should consider myself lucky and stop complaining!

I’m sick and tired of the pseudo-feminists who litter this site. If you’re a genuine feminist who sincerely believes in equality, good for you. But a lot of the supposed feminists tarnish the word by constantly bad-mouthing men. Misandry is no better than misogyny. There’s nothing hip and cool about it. I honestly can’t comprehend that there are self-proclaimed misandrists on this site with a legion of followers agreeing with their every toxic word. If a man made a blog in which he routinely expressed his desire to kill all women, he would be castrated, so why is it acceptable for women to do it? Don’t get me started on pseudo-feminists who oppress other women, because if you’re pro-life or if you willingly shave your legs, you’re betraying the sisterhood or something?

The point is, everyone is capable of being on the receiving end of discrimination. This is so fucking obvious and yet many people don’t seem to grasp that. People should have the right to speak up when they’re not being treated properly and if you honestly believe that white people can never be the victim of racism or that misandry and biphobia doesn’t exist, you need to re-examine your existence.

Okay, so I just watched The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy. The amount of circle-jerking was ridiculous.

"It’s comparable to The Godfather.”

"These are the first comic book films to be regarded as artistic."

"They pushed the boundaries of superhero films."

"They’re in an entire other category of their own."

Ugh, the snobbery. Did you people even watch Batman Returns? Burton was dealing with depth and complexity long before Nolan was.

Due for release in July. I just came.
On the subject of films-I’ve-wanted-to-see-since-birth-being-announced-for-a-UK-BD-release: Eureka are releasing if… in April.
Too much good news in one day.

Due for release in July. I just came.

On the subject of films-I’ve-wanted-to-see-since-birth-being-announced-for-a-UK-BD-release: Eureka are releasing if… in April.

Too much good news in one day.