Posted on April 27, 2010April 27, 2010Categories Film & Music, South AfricaTags , , , , ,

27 Songs of Freedom

Free Ride – The Edgar Winter Group
Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young
Stay Free – The Clash
Freedom Now – Tracy Chapman
Free To Decide – The Cranberries
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Nina Simone

Free Ride – The Edgar Winter Group
Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young
Stay Free – The Clash
Freedom Now – Tracy Chapman
Free To Decide – The Cranberries
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free – Nina Simone

Posted on February 18, 2010February 18, 2010Categories Film & MusicTags , , , , , 4 Comments on Vampire Dire-ies

Vampire Dire-ies

With boys and girls getting a hard-on or wet panties for marble man Robert Pattinson, it was inevitable that TV execs would create a weekly teen bloodsucker attraction. But did they have to resort to the drek that is Vampire Diaries?

Set somewhere in middle America, Vampire Diaries, or VD as I prefer to call it (since it’s just as ugly), makes New Moon look like a Fellini masterpiece.

At least something happens to Twilight vampires when they go in the sun, even if it is fairy sparkling. In VD, the vampire hunk is named “Stefan” (say it in a girlish whisper), sits happily in full sunshine and doesn’t have to fight any bloody-thirsty urges. He even plays high-school football for fuck’s sake.

With boys and girls getting a hard-on or wet panties for marble man Robert Pattinson, it was inevitable that TV execs would create a weekly teen bloodsucker attraction. But did they have to resort to the drek that is Vampire Diaries?

Set somewhere in middle America, Vampire Diaries, or VD as I prefer to call it (since it’s just as ugly), makes New Moon look like a Fellini masterpiece.

At least something happens to Twilight vampires when they go in the sun, even if it is fairy sparkling. In VD, the vampire hunk is named “Stefan” (say it in a girlish whisper), sits happily in full sunshine and doesn’t have to fight any bloody-thirsty urges. He even plays high-school football for fuck’s sake.

Posted on July 30, 2009December 7, 2009Categories Film & MusicTags , , , , , , , , , 4 Comments on The Other Cult Classics

The Other Cult Classics

Matrix, Blade Runner and T2 all have their classic box-office place, but these films challenged reality without the fanfare. Dark City is my all-time favourite.

Matrix, Blade Runner and T2 all have their classic box-office place, but these films challenged reality without the fanfare. Dark City is my all-time favourite.