Monday, 11 May 2009

Hank is back

Across the pond
Unlike American viewers, the UK has only just got access to the second season of Californication. Last week Fiver began showing the second season.

Everyone needs a bit of Duchonvy
I'm a bit of a fan of the actor, so once again having a weekly dose of him suits me just fine.

If you're easily offended don't watch this series. It'll save people like me from hearing your ranting and raving.

Anyway the series is about a writer, Hank Moody, who moves to California from New York, and finds that his writer's block and personal relations can only get worse as time moves on.

Why watch it?
Well if you enjoy watching series with characters whose lives are far more complicated than your own, you'll want to give this a go. My main endorsement is that this show is its extremely adult nature, I'm not just talking sex, I mean sex, booze and drugs and uneasy relations.

The series tends to be well written and has some class acting. I always like how it's plotted out.

Catch it
Watch it on Fiver, on Thursday at 10pm, and repeated Sunday at 10pm.

Related links
Official Showtime site for series
Fiver site for series
Wiki entry

Monday, 4 May 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Well, I liked it
I saw the film last Wednesday afternoon. Been a busy girl, so this is my first chance to say here how much I loved it.

I don't care
I don't care if this film in no real way adheres to the comics, at least it fits into the version of the universe created by the previous films. It's not the most deep film ever created, but as far as an action-come-comic based flick, it's a whole lot of fun. I just wish it had been longer so they didn't have to rush from scene to scene so much.

Those who downloaded

Yes, those who downloaded a post production version of the film that didn't have all the effects in, and blue screen dealt with, were a bunch of sad gits. Pirating films is stupid.

Err, what's the film about?

Right. The film is essentially what the title says
it is: the origin story of the X-Men character Wolverine, aka, Logan. It takes you from his childhood all the way up to a time not too far away from the beginning of the first X-Men film.

Forget about canon
If you want to watch a comic book inspired film that follows the comic book universe the character comes from, please, get lost. I'm fed-up with 'fans' who have no idea how the Hollywood Machine works. Adaptations are rarely straightforward, unless you've got Kenneth Brannagh involved. Enjoyable films are only ever concerned with story, and that's all.

So if you don't care about this film not being canon to the Marvel Universe, go and watch it. If you're some pedantic comic book fan, please just shut your gob.

Oh yeah
There's a nice bit of nudity in the film.

Related links
Official website
Wiki entry on film
IMDB page