Sunday, 29 June 2014

Gomorrah




Gomorrah is the best film I've watched in ages. 

I've got Gigabytes of movies that are supposed to be good, but when I get round to watching them, most don't make the cut and end up on my shit movies blog.

 I don't write these posts to review films, as others can do that much better but I do type up something to recommend them to like minded people and hopefully add some context, because most of the time I'm criticizing brainless Hollywood movies on Twitter.

However if you'd like a sound bite I'd describe Gomorrah as an Italian "The Wire". I'm so grateful quality art and story telling is still around in the film category. 

So little else really grabs me these days in the written form.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Brideshead Revisited




The entire series of Brideshead Revisited  is up on Youtube for the time being. I've just watched the series again for the second time in 3 years and it's completely fresh. I'm looking forward to watching it again in a couple of years when I've forgotten a few details.

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Many Thanks for all the Retweets





I've never run my Twitter account to be popular

In fact, I think about 50 people a day unfollow me. Fortunately more people are prepared to stick around than leave so I want to thank you all for the very important (for me and I hope for you) retweets. Usually the reach is around two million Twitter users a week but lately it's been getting up to 3 million and approaching 4. My tweets are not candy floss subjects so I appreciate you all for getting the word out on subjects the mainstream media can never touch, because of who owns them, and who advertises in them.

The exception to this rule is Russia Today who featured one of my Tweets on the fiasco that is NATO backing the same psychopaths they call freedom fighters in Syria and are now obliged to call terrorists in Iraq (even though they trained many in Jordan recently). It's a classic example of the Orwellian double speak world we live in that only the internet can call out this media nonsense that people are being spoon fed.

Many corporate media consumers have no idea what is going on, or are silent over it for reasons I assume are to do with keeping their heads down below the parapet, or putting money before conscience.

We are the media now. So be it.

Update: My tweet featured in Al Jazeera






Update 27 July 2014 - We smashed the 4 million barrier - Thank you
Update: We tore through the 15 million mention reach metric, so either something is very wrong or very right ;)

Friday, 20 June 2014

Four Lions - A Comedy of Suicide Bombers




Four lions is a genius dark/slapstick comedy about a group of inept suicide bombers. I'd heard about it before but my initial attempts to find it failed.

I was listening to a review of it last night and had to press stop in order not to hear too many spoilers and I was not disappointed when I located it earlier today.

There is of course a serious message in this movie and there are some sobering scenes even when the laughs are piling up thick and fast. I recommend you watch Christopher Morris's movie as soon as you can. All the actors are first timers if I'm not mistaken and if you recall Christopher Morris was the comic who made us laugh about media obsession/portrayal of paedophiles long before Savile was outed. It would be interesting to see a new and contrasting episode on media silence of VIP paedophiles in Parliament and Royal circles.

 Many a serious point is made in jest.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Joyeux Noel - Christmas Truce




During the first world war the French, Scottish and Germans took a break from the massacre of trench warfare to meet in no lands on Christmas Eve. On Christmas day they had a football match before resuming the carnage of war, but not before sheltering in each other's trenches from the artillery fire.

The Generals and the Bishops were most upset over the Christmas Truce and charged many of them with fraternising with the enemy or sent them to another front of the war.

Joyeux Noel is a must see true story movie about how synthetic war is. 

Poor, largely uneducated people fighting on behalf of rich white men with the flag as their incentive.

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Unsung Hero - Sadvertising Feels Less Fake




Instead of being hammered with advertising that sells materialism, ego driven lifestyles and a disregard for the planet and humanity this commercial takes a different route.

I just wonder if there's a way for brands that have sincerity to stand out and stand up for values that don't trash the planet or ignore some of the most important issues that we face as a species?

There's more examples on Sadvertising and Thai commercials over here.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Jon Stewart on Bergdahl




One thing Obama does better than any other president in history is he understands the media more than most and/or has better advisers. I totally disagree on the use of false flag shootings for socially engineering the removal of guns and many more issues, but the comment that Bergdahl's Dad looks like Duck Dynasty is too sweet.

It's fun watching the right and left rip each other's throats out over non-issues while planes are spraying chemicals on them like cockroaches.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

People Hate Science if it Forces Them to Question Reality




Pseudo sceptic and exterminationist Michael Shermer is up on rape allegations so his days of pimping the establishment line or taking on plucky myths like the Loch Ness Monster are over. David Cole has the recordings that prove Shermer is a man without honour who has made a tidy profit out of duping people who don't have enough time to do the science.

9/11 science is basic. Holocaust science is unambiguous, but people go nuts if you try to talk about science on heavily propaganized versions of history. They go back to posting I fucking love science visuals on their Facebook page.