Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sensory Overload #2

This certainly seems the way forward for getting everything in so without further ado...

FILMS

The Lovely Bones

Centers on a young girl who has been murdered and watches over her family - and her killer - from heaven.



Possibly the worst Peter Jackson film released to date (and that includes King Kong). The incumbent use of CG and terrible editing detracts from the story and even the acting talent on display can't save this film from being a complete let down. Stick with the book.

Triangle


The story revolves around the passengers of a yachting trip in the Atlantic Ocean who, when struck by mysterious weather conditions, jump to another ship only to experience greater havoc on the open seas.



Here's something you don't see every day; a horror film with a semi-intelligent plot. More of a thriller to be honest but worth tracking down for rental. Greek myth and modern tragedy.

MUSIC

Heaps of new music this month continuing with:


Beach House - Teen Dream

3rd album from the Baltimore, Maryland pop group. Their best yet?

Listen to Beach House here.

Video for Heart of Chambers.









Four Tet - There Is Love In You

A return to form for Kieran Hebdon. Welcome back.

Listen to Four Tet here.

Video for Hands.









Surfer Blood - Astro Coast

Debut album from a group in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Listen to Surfer Blood here.

Video for Neighbour Riffs.









GIGS

Saw Bonobo last weekend. It was a DJ set in the Black Box. Mr Scruff is playing tonight but will be missing it heading out for shits and giggles with friends. He's worth checking out for sure.

See ya next time.







Coming next week: new albums from Midlake, Spoon and The Magnetic Fields.

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2 Comments:

OpenID iamheatherjo said...

I have to admit that there were even parts of 'The Lovely Bones' book that I wasn't all that fond of that alone would have kept me from seeing the movie, but I haven't heard anything good about the film yet.

Thanks for your reviews!

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Blogger Phil said...

I quite enjoyed the book from what I can remember although it's been a few years.
I've yet to read a positive review of the film.
Ironically I saw an interview with Peter Jackson yesterday and he spoke about computer effects having moved on to provide support for a film rather than an effects driven movie. He should learn to heed his own advice!

1:05 am  

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