Friday 6 February 2015

Jupiter Ascending

Hello all,

Not going to post a great deal on this movie as, frankly, it doesn't deserve to have a great deal written about it.

While on paper, saying that "the creators of The Matrix remake Star Wars" sounds good, I think we have to remind ourselves that outside of the original Matrix, the Wachowskis haven't actually made anything good. Ever.

They are a one-hit-wonder that keep having tens of millions of dollars thrown at them. They made a good, solid sci-fi movie but had to sully the water with an insipid love story that goes nowhere. There is no real emotion between Jupiter and Caine and the sham wedding sub-plot really destroyed my suspension of disbelief.

Feminism is a hot topic at the moment and while a lot of the more extreme examples online are, well, extreme, the general gist of feminism is a good cause that deserves backing. That Mila Kunis's "Jupiter" turned into a dumb, doe-eyed caricature as soon as she started falling for Channing Tatum's "Caine" is a travesty that shouldn't come from the creative minds of a sibling duo that have faced media backlash following Lana's gender realignment.

Maybe that's looking too into things for your liking, so I will make it simple - if you like Star Wars including The Phantom Menace, you will like this film. If you liked Star Wars but hated The Phantom Menace, you will hate this film. Imagine two+ hours of Luke and Leia looking at each other longingly and sharing awkward kisses and you essentially have Jupiter Ascending, plus a bunch of futuristic roller skating.

Avoid it.

Cheerio for now.

Saturday 7 June 2014

Super Duper Stream is back *open*

Hi guys,

Thank you for reading over the years.  I am now concentrating my efforts on two blogs:

A Wee Bit About

A blog concentrating on the UK wrestling scene and a few other bits and pieces from wrestling.

Super Duper Stream

My original "catch all" blog is returning as my default blog for everything non-wrestling related ie movie reviews, essays, etc.

I hope you all bookmark the above and continue reading. 



Sunday 3 October 2010

The Cellophanes - A Band

Formed within the expansive realms of the Glasgow punk scenes, The Cellophanes set themselves apart from their contemporaries with a strong grasp of vocal melodies, catchy lyrics and addictive rhythms.

Audibly, the band boast a strong catalogue of insta-classic punk songs laced with pop sensibilities. Live, The Cellophanes leave audiences entertained with their blistering playing speed and down-to-earth fan interaction.

With this attitude and these songs, it's a true struggle to leave a Cellophane's gig without whistling at least one of their musical delights.


Monday 26 July 2010

Baseball Review - 26th June 2010

Aloha all and welcome to a new segment of Super Duper Stream. Herein is contained a spreadsheet detailing the current leaderboard across the MLB, showing overall winners, losers, Leagues, Divisions and my predictions for the next day's games.

A couple of interesting things to note about this table. First, each of the Leagues and Divisions are fairly well balanced. The fifth best National League team (Cincinnati Reds) are just above the fifth best American League team (Chicago White Sox) for instance. Only two Divisions have their 2nd place outwith the top 12 - National League East (Philadelphia Phillies) in 13th and American League West (Los Angeles Angels) in 16th.

[Current Leaders - New York Yankees (63.9%), Tampa Bay Rays (60.8%), San Diego Padres (59.8%), Texas Rangers (58.6%), Atlanta Braves (58.2%).]
Generally as you go down the table, Wins go down and Losses go up, however there are a few blips - Los Angeles Angels have an extra win and loss amongst their peers, while Cincinatti Reds have only an extra loss.

Onto my predictions. A few I may be sticking my neck out on the line for include predicting Oakland will beat the Texan's winning streak, Florida will do the same to San Francisco, both away from home. On a personal note, I think my beloved Mets will continue their losing streak, unfortunately. They just seem spent - no catching, no batting, no winning. Here's hoping I'm wrong!

I'll let you have a look at the table for yourself, and please discuss below if you agree/disagree with my predictions and if you have spotted any cool stats and quirks of your own.