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Something for the Weekend

7 Nov

This week has been a busy one – I’ve mostly been preparing for my trip to Glasgow for the MTV EMA Awards this weekend (which is very exciting), so didn’t have chance to post the Weekly Viral Vaccine. In it’s place I’ve put together a little ‘Something for the weekend’ – a couple of juicy links to keep you entertained when you’re on the bus or waiting for a friend at the pub.

Enjoy!

  • Honda The Other Side – this incredible video allows you to switch between two stories with the click of the ‘R’ key. Beautifully (and meticulously) shot, it will have you watching again and again to see the different sides of the story.
  • The Motherlode of Deliciously Disturbing and Disgusting VHS Horror Art – naturally!
  • The John Lewis Christmas TV Ad Recut – the internet has been inundated with comments and tweets about Super-Agency Adam&Eve DDB’s newest heart-melting festive ad, but I always have more of a soft spot for the parodies – this one is winning by a country mile. Introducing The Babadook recut:
  • All the Best Fake Commercials from the Movies, in One Amazing Supercut – some of these are awesome!

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How to become a better ‘morning person’

28 Sep

Are you a morning person or a night owl? Check out the handy infographic below for tips on becoming more productive in the morning and getting a better night’s sleep.

morning infographic

Trailer Drop

17 Sep
I’ve been scouring the web to find some of the best, new trailers to be released online this week. Enjoy!

 

SERENA

 

First up is Serena. This is the third film that Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence have worked on together, and the high-profile pair will no doubt draw a big crowd for this Depression-era Drama.

 

 

 

 

JOHN WICK

 

20 years after Speed and Keanu Reeves is back in the Action Thriller saddle again with fast-paced revenge flick, John Wick. The moral of the film? Don’t piss off ex-hitmen! Count me in.

 

 

 

DAYS AND NIGHTS

 

An ensemble cast that promises a great performance for this comedy drama, set in rural New England in the ’80s. A Memorial Day weekend that turns sour after an unexpected event, reveals some truths and ultimately salvation for a troubled family.

 

 

 

THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN

 

A modern re-take on a 1976 horror movie ‘loosely’ based on a true story, The Town That Dreaded Sundown picks up in Texarkana, 65 years after the original ‘moonlight murders’ took place, with a new masked murderer on the loose. Is it the same guy or a copycat? Is there more to this plot than meets the eye? Perhaps not, but it looks like it could be a fun horror flick anyway…

 

 

 

THE BOY NEXT DOOR

 

If I told you this stars Jennifer Lopez as the lead, would you be surprised to know that it isn’t another dull rom-com? The latest addition to the growing trend of Creeper Thrillers, The Boy Next Door looks like a promising take on obsession movies, a reverse Fatal Attraction, if you will. It’s not out until January 2015 though…

 

 

 

EFFIE GRAY

 

Written by Emma Thompson, Effie Gray is an historical drama starring Dakota Fanning in the titular role. It tells the tale of the first woman in history to seek a divorce from her husband. Fascinating stuff!

 

 

 

GTA V

 

Rockstar has just released a new trailer for GTA V to celebrate the new-gen console version release date announcements. Xbox One and PS4 players will be able to buy the new version from November 18th. Additions to the game include new vehicles, new weapons, and even new wildlife!

 

 

RESIDENT EVIL REVELATIONS 2

 

Capcom has released this new trailer, and announced that the game will be released episodically (odd, but perhaps a smart move).
“The party is crashed, Claire and Moira are knocked unconscious and taken to a mysterious detention center located on an island. They soon encounter demented, writhing enemies called Afflicted roaming the halls of this abandoned facility, and have to team up to survive. The real question is, who brought them here? And… why?”

 

Merry Christmas! Some Light Reading…

22 Dec

First of all I just want to say Merry Christmas everyone! It’s been a bit of a funny old year and if you’re anything like me, you’ll already be looking forward to 2012; wishing away the week between boxing day and New Year because it always seems to go on for ages and there’s only so much Bubble & Squeak and Turkey sandwiches a girl can stomach.

I didn’t think I’d be posting again before Christmas, but then I realised that from today a lot of people will be making their way back to family and friends for Christmas and if you’re lucky enough to not be driving, sometimes it’s nice to have something to read or look at to pass the time…

So I’ve listed a couple of fun sites that are guaranteed interesting reads for all things geeky, techy, movie-based or all three – Enjoy and let me know if I’ve missed a gem!

Film

http://www.chrisandphilpresent.co.uk/ (The Ultimate Movie Podcast site) You can find my movie reviews on here and hopefully my ‘Top 10 films of 2011’ in the next few days 🙂

 

http://www.eatsleeplivefilm.com/ (Best Overall Blog winner in the Total Film Movie Blog Awards 2011) Click on the link to jump straight to the ESLF Christmas Countdown, with some cracking reviews of the best Christmas Movies to watch this festive season.

 

Geekery

http://xkcd.com/ (A Webcomic of romance, sarcasm, maths and language)

 

http://io9.com/ (io9 is entertainment, science, and futuristic culture for people who want to escape the everyday).

One Way To Fettle Noisy Neighbours

4 Jul

In my experience, noisy neighbours always win – no matter what you do. You could go round and ask them to turn it down (but that rarely is a long term solution for persistent noisy neighbours), or as a more drastic measure, get your local Environmental Health Department involved and make a formal complaint.

However, I particularly like this method – a more good-humoured approach: