Sunday, 19 April 2015

Sunday, Sunday (8) + (9)

Today marks the end of the Easter break for me, in turn meaning that I need to get back into a routine. Which doesn't bode well for me, but does for this blog. Thank God.

So obviously I saw John Wick last week, and I'm still not over it. At all. I've never seen a Keanu Reeves film on the big screen before, so that was something to tick off the list for things I wanted to do as a kid. Meaning that I'm still bitter about not being able to see The Matrix in the cinema when it came out, seeing as I was obsessed with the film when I was younger. Which I can't help, seeing as I was three at the time. I'm going to be posting a review of it tomorrow, which hopefully will make sense seeing as my hype and general fangirl-ness has died down since I first saw it. 


Low and behold I ordered more stuff over the past few weeks. Which included (finally) my copy of Foo Fighters HBO series - Sonic Highways - on Blu-Ray with three hours of extra content. Three. Hours. Talk about a slice of heaven.

I also ordered my first lot of stuff from Sub Pop which has been a goal of mine since I was eleven. I finally got my hands on a trucker hat, which they shipped with a few stickers which was awesome. I got more excited over the stickers than the hat.

Aquarius is finally releasing new promos, still short promos though. I wouldn't mind a two or more -minute trailer or some preview scenes. But at least they're showing off their music choices. Which it seems like I've predicted seeing as the two songs used in the trailers are ones that are already on my playlist for the show. Either wa, I cannot WAIT for it to air, it looks so gritty. Not only through the cinematography but what they've done with the coloring fits the tone and period of the show so well. Plus, it's Duchovny. Anything with him in and I'm sold.

Speaking of cinematography, I started watching Daredevil on Netflix a few days ago. Now I'm not really one for Marvel television shows. I'm actually really picky when it comes to Marvel itself actually. I'm not a die hard fan of the collective universe, the only film so far that's really stuck out to me (and that I've fallen in love with) is Guardians of the Galaxy. That was my sort of Marvel movie. All the hype around all the Avengers characters doesn't really do anything for me. Which is a bit bias, as I was all over that when it came out. But I kind of got fed up with the fandom surrounding it which ultimately wained my enthusiasm for it. And the television shows are another story entirely. They always seem too cheesy for me, and that is totally just me. If I can't sit through the pilot of a show, I won't watch the rest of it.


Daredevil was different entirely. And I only started watching it because my Brother defended it (without actually having watched the thing) when a friend of his said it 'was too dark', and he retaliated with 'it's dark because it's atmospheric seeing as the lead character is blind'. And I can totally see where he's coming from, it really puts you in the zone. It enables you to align with Matt Murdock and establishes a uniqueness to itself. I'm nearly half way through now with no intention of stopping.

I've got back into reading recently. My main goal being (along with film, television, and music) to be more culturally aware of things. So I'm trying to read everything that I should have read by now, Ready Player One being one of them. A much, much more recent book than others on my list (it was published in 2011), but I have now found my favourite book. Ever. I'm not going to spoil anything by trying to explain what it's about, you should go into it blind like I did. It's way more fun that way. All I will say is that it's an 80s nostalgia trip, for someone that wasn't even born to live through the 80s, but has been obsessed with the decade anyway since I watched Back to the Future when I was six. And Ernest Cline is now on par with being my favourite author, although no one can beat Bukowski for me. So much so that I've pre-ordered his next book, Armada which is coming out in July.

And who could forget the onslaught of trailers that came out over the past few days. First Terminator: Genisys, then Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

I'm still not entirely convinced about Genisys, especially since they revealed a pretty major plot point in the middle of the trailer. So, either there's an even bigger one in the film that they're keeping under wraps, or they got spooked from the amount of negativity the first trailer got and tried to catch everyone off guard. Either way, I don't see why this needed to be 'revived'. The original two and the ride at Universal Studios were all this franchise needed to be honest. But that doesn't mean that I'm not going to go out and see it. I'm pretty much obligated to as a fan of the franchise. Even if I do end up being disappointed, which I feel I am going to be.

Star Wars on the other hand, I have nothing to say. That video going around that someone edited of Matthew McConaughey watching the trailer is exactly how I reacted once it was released. It's safe to say the nostalgia is flooding back. Even more so when they release the new Jurassic World trailer tomorrow.  


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