Sunday

Quick review of the social network

fantastic, was a little hard to get into, its very fast paced and can sometimes feel like your losing the plot of the film but you're not. watching it made me understand a lot of what people were saying about it, yes it is about facebook, but there is also a lot else to this film, i think you only see the actuall facebook homepage once so yeh. really fun, really exilarating, and i learn a lot about the beginings of a website i care so little about but i still enjoyed it.

Thursday

Reviews without reviews

I'm going to perform a simple bit of abstraction here I'm going to write my scores for the films i have seen recently without writing description or reasoning. if you want me to fully review or to write a short bit on a certain film, comment down below.
RUBBER: 11/10
Machete: 9/10

The Prestige: 7/10
The Taking Of Pelham 1, 2, 3: 7/10
Man On Fire: 9/10
True Romance: 7/10
Benjamin Button: 9/10
Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: 8/10
The Shining: 7/10

Oldboy: 11/10

Limitless: 7/10
Shutter Island: 8/10
Dinner For Schmucks: 5/10
Full Metal Jacket: 6/10
Paul: 9/10

The Social network: 10/10

127 Hours: 8/10
Pulp Fiction: 10/10
Moon: 9/10
Reservoir Dogs: 9/10
Grindhouse: 8/10
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: 9/10
The Girl Who Played With Fire: 7/10
Iron Man 2: 8/10
The Expendables: 1/10
V For Vendetta: 10/10
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas: 4/10
Watchmen: 8/10
The Road: 8/10
Broken Flowers: 2/10
The Lucky Ones: 8/10
The Weather Man: 10/10
King Of California: 8/10
Without A Paddle: 8/10
Collateral: 10/10
Toy Story 3: 7/10
Inception: 10/10
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: 9/10
The Crazies: 5/10
Zombieland: 10/10
The Men Who Stare At Goats: 8/10
Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time: 3/10
The Losers: 6 or 7/10
The Godfather: 5/10
Scarface: 7/10
The Untouchables: 9/10
Public Enemies: 7/10
The Shawshank Redemption: 11/10
The Dark Knight: 11/10

I'm also making amendments to the list of films that i want to see as i see them. i might add new films that i see to this list, I'll add them at the top and mark the top three newest in RED so that you can keep checking back to see what films I'm watching.
I also started a T****r, wait what, i said a T****r. a T-U-*-B-*-R. FUCK!. anyway your not supposed to talk about this certain website elsewhere on the web so here a link phatrob.t****r.com dunno what I'll post on there mainly got it so i could follow other people.

Wednesday

ang aking maliit na mahirap na kalagayan

so a while ago i was looking desperately for work experience or something to do in film, like at the BBC or something, turns out they're really hard to get into, and after about 2 months of getting nothing, i decided to give up. i decided a better way to go at this would be to work from the bottom, so radio, the bottom of the pile of media. however it also seems its not that easy to get work experience at the local radio station, so i have to go right to the bottom, hospital radio. I've emailed the guy that organises it and he has said that they're quite desperate for workers, but i could end up hosting my own Saturday morning hospital radio show. now I'm pretty sure that this is my way into the business and i know that the starts were gonna be a little hard and gritty, but my own show on hospital radio. I'm keep thinking about how impressive that will look on my CV , but I'm also looking at the time and the commitments i have to make to get it there. if i do do this i better end up with a bloody good job.

Monday

how to solve problems

at the moment in Evesham it is extremely windy and if you'd had any experience with wind, you'd know it likes to mess with your gazebos a lot. one thing i despise and hate is when something or someone messes with my gazebo collection. so what do i propose to stop this wind, a giant wall. yes that's right a giant 800ft wall that would stop the wind coming through. this just happens to be my solution for multiple things for example, the council asked me to stop the polish getting in, i said 'why?, they're a friendly people and they dispose nicely of the swan nuisance', however the council complained about a housing shortage, so i suggest a giant wall in the direction the polish were coming from and then paint some scenery on the other side that way when the polish get there they be all like 'o, i thought there was a town here but its just some scenery painted on a giant wall, better go back to Poland'. suffice to say they never used my idea.

one of my most famous problem solvers was my wall i proposed for the Russians in 1961. the problem was west Berlin and they decided to cut it off and they had no idea how to so i suggested a 96 mile long David Hasselhoff proof wall, they accepted but said there was no need to make it David Hasselhoff proof and so just built a regular 96 mile long wall around west Berlin. they should have listened though because in 1989 David Hasselhoff tore it down. stupid Russians.

and now for something completely different:
a note to Alexander of Bailey

Mr Alex you said the other day you were stuck on the idea of actually wanting to go to university or stay here and carry on with a full time job at the w h smith you work at. now either you was completely off your knocker and you was having a really bad day. my point being that you're and intellectual, and where do intellectuals go, uni. do you really wanna spend the rest of your life working at a w h smith, is that really you, no it isn't, and i now you well enough to say that. even if you eventually end up wanting to do something unrelated to your degree it'll be easier to do simply because you have a degree, and then you'll be happy, rather than having a boring low paid monotonous job at a w h smith on the m5

top ten films rob has not seen (but wants to)

films which i know i will love if i watch them, but i haven't.
note: i have no way of rating them so it just a list of films i need to see, the number has nothing to do with the film itself

10. inglorious bastards (2009) (tarantino)
9. shutter island (heard great things) 8 or 9/10
8. resivour dogs (yet again tarantino) 9/10
7. full metal jacket (kubrick) 6/10
6. the curious case of benjamin button (dunno, heard its bad, curious) 9/10
5. casino (keep hearing about it, need an opinion)
4. the social network (NEED TO SEE) 10/10
3. the good, the bad and the ugly (yet again keep hearing about it, also it seems to be referanced everywhere, already know i love the soundtrack.)
2. memento (nolan FTW)
1. citizen kane (heard so little, yet loved so much, why?)

Sunday

REVIEW: grindhouse (planet terror and death proof)

o hai, time fur anufur mooovy revuew. shit it would be annoying if i wrote blogs like that. so OK, time for review.

i got Grindhouse special edition sent on blu-ray, both films looked spectacular. if you don't know grind house is a double feature (two full length films in one). one is directed by Robert Rodriguez (planet terror) and one by Quintin Tarantino (death proof). I'd seen planet terror before separately, for some reason the Grindhouse version has about 20 - 30 minutes cut out, don't know why, but it doesn't take away from the quality of the film or the story it tells. overall I'd give it a 7.5/10. Rodriguez is well known for doing 'over the top' type films (not including spy kids or shark boy) and this was a perfect example so fun to watch and so well done. death proof i give only a 6/10, reason being lack of characters. its a film about a car chase and the last hour of the 1 and a half hour film is a car chase, being about a car chase there is no time nor need to build and make characters. i personally love characters so that made the film lack something for me. but any other film without characters i would have given a 1 or a 2 out of ten the reason being this is a brilliant fun, exhilarating film, that is excellently directed and fantastically shot, but hey what do you expect from Tarantino, this is the best shot pure action film i have ever seen and will probably ever see. i think now that I've seen 4 of Tarantino's films and absolutely loved all of them i can classify myself as a Tarantino fan, actually next in my lovefilm list is reservoir dogs.

Grindhouse overall i give an 8/10. like whoa it higher than both film singly. that's because the films go together so well and the two directors worked well together. you can see the difference in the direction. and also there is a major difference in the quality since Tarantino refuses to work with digital film media and Rodriguez films most his stuff on digital media. you can really see the difference when i though there wasn't, its actually one of the things i have to learn as a student within the next 3 years like the differences between the different types and stuff. essentially i enjoyed the films together better than i would have separately. also the order in which the films are played adds to the set so brilliantly with planet terror first then death proof, even though chronologically death proof occurs first.


yeh my rating system changed from stars outta 5 to the rating of the cakes i thought of over the entirety of watching the film out of ten. like time 8 chocolate gateaux out of 10.