October 7th, 2006

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(Cinema Trip) The Departed

OK. I know I just complained bitterly about the price of cinema tickets in my last post but I'm a hypocrit.

Anyone want to come along and see The Departed with me at the 10AM showing at the North Finchley VUE on Saturday?

Leave a comment here or text me if you're up for it. I'll aim to be at the cinema about ten minutes beforehand to meet people if any of you are awake and/or interested.

The film looks like it should be fantastic - directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Ray Winstone, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg and Alec Baldwin to name but a few!!!!

The Departed IMDB Listing
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(Trailer) 300

Now this is a film that I'm really looking forward to seeing next year. It's another Frank Miller (he of Sin City fame) graphic novel adaptation but this time he goes a bit more historical...

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(Trailer) Casino Royale

I don't care what anyone says about the choice of Bond. Daniel Craig is probably going to rock in the role (and this coming from a massive Pierce Brosnan and 007 fan). I loved the Bond franchise and it has a special place in my heart.

This looks like it'll f**king rock :D

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(BBC) Robin Hood

Firstly, I sat through a very weak England performance to see them draw 0-0 with Macedonian. Many people seem to have felt that we should have stuffed them. We were lucky to win 1-0 against them last month and the previous time we met them we drew! OK, on paper England is the better team but people seem to take for granted that other teams outside the World Top Ten will be walkovers. They aren't going to be. Saying that England didn't do themselves any favours and could/should have played a lot better.

Congratulations to Scotland though for pulling off a 'real' shock of the afternoon! Scotland 1 - 0 France. I may be half French but I feel I can still appauld the Scots their win. Thoroughly deserved.

Anyway, onto Robin Hood. The brand new BBC program that's filling Dr Who's shoes for a bit.

A lot of teasers and commentary have been doing the rounds and I must say I'd become quietly optimistic about it.

That'll teach me.

I thought it was very poor. I really didn't like some of the cinematography with the repeat shots for certain moves to emphasise them. I thought the acting was fairly weak overall, the script hammey and generally let down over the whole affair. Comparisons will be made with the 1980's Robin of Sherwood but that show - now 20 years old - still beat the pants off this BBC reworking. It certainly doesn't do anything to make me want to watch subsequent episodes but I will certainly try and catch at least one more if I can but at present it's certainly not appearing on my 'DVD Want List'. It's a shame.
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Music - KGC

I'm surprised I haven't gotten round to hyping this band before now. I've been listening to them for the last month or so on Myspace and they are fantastic. I'm really looking forward to hearing more of their material when they start releasing stuff. I can't believe they are currently unsigned but I doubt that will last for long. The music deserves it let alone the fact that the actual people involved should have no problems getting a deal in anycase.

KGC consists of Sascha Konietzko (KMFDM), Dean Garcia (Curve) and Lucia Cifarelli (Drill/KMFDM).

KGC Myspace Page
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Sisters of Mercy Remastered and Expanded

The three albums that The Sisters of Mercy did all those years ago have been remastered, additional tracks and/or mixes added, and are being rereleased on October 30th.

Play follow the link for the full track listings...

First And Last And Always

Floodland

Vision Thing

There's also a Fields of The Nephilim album up on pre-order for release on the 23rd October called Genesis & Revelation (2CD with bonus DVD) at £12.99. It's obviously a compilation but they unforuntaely don't have a track listing on Play as yet :( (EDIT: Found the details here - lots of apparently previously unreleased versions and live performances/interviews)