Thursday, February 28, 2013

Twilight Box Set

If your a twilight fan then you have probably had this on back order for months and counting down the days till it arrives. If your an even bigger fan, you have probably not only order Break Dawn part 2 but the whole box set with all 5 films in it.

I have to say, i am a fan of the series since the books were released ( i read all 4 in twice in 4 days), i just couldn't put them down and couldn't wait for the films.

In twilight we fell in love with Edward (Robert Pattinson) and his 'family' of vegetarian vampires and saw the love between Edward and Bella (Kristen Stewart) blossom even in the face of danger coming from James (Cam Gigandet) and his coven.

In New Moon, we all probably cried when Edward left Bella to try and protect her after a disastrous birthday party and saw her relationship with Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner) develop, plus we got to see him shirt less ;P, I swear down when i was watching this in the cinema, a 40 year old women sat behind me went full on crazy when he took off his shirt it was bizarre  Not only did we have vampires, werewolves were thrown into the mix. We were all sat there pining away for Edward to come back and be with Bella, and we got our wish.

In Eclipse, we saw Bella struggle to chose between Edward and Jacob, (I was team Edward) and saw her relationship with Edward move to the next level when he asks her to marry him. It would have been perfect if it wasn't for the threat of attack on them by not only the volturi but from Victoria (Bryce Dallas Howard) and the band of new born vampires she had created to kill Bella. One of my favourite bit about this film was learning more about the secondary characters of Rosalie (Nikki Reed) and Jasper (Jackson Rathbone).

Breaking Dawn part 1, saw the marriage between Edward and Bella and there honey moon to the Isle of Esme, and i will leave it at that. But was does happen is that Bella ends up being pregnant with a half breed, and the issues with what is growing inside her start to emerge especially with in the werewolf pack which leads to Jacob going rouge to protect Bella. It ends on a particularly gory note with the birth of their baby which isn't very pleasant to watch, some girl fainted in the cinema at this point, but it does lead to the birth of Renesmee and Bella becoming a vampire.

Break Dawn part 2, the end of the story, with Bella being a vampire the issues around what sort of life Renesmee will have as she grows at such a fast rate, and Jacob has imprinted (bonded) with Renesmee and Bella isn't to happy with that. The Volturi are coming to attack the Cullens (again) after being tipped of about an imortal child, which leads to a big battle (not going to spoil with details just in case).

I did like the end though with the bit with the last words from the book and then images of all the cast through out the series with their names (character and real name) which i thought was just a really nice way to say good bye to such a successful series.

The series also stars Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Elizabeth Reaser, Billy Burke, Mackenzie Foy, Maggie Grace, Micheal Sheen, Dakota Fanning, Xavier Samuel, Anna Kendrick. I can't forget the amazing author who wrote the books Stephenie Meyer.

The box set is released as well as Breaking Dawn part 2 on the 11th March for amazon. The box set on blue ray ins £35 and the individual DVD is £16.

and here is one of my favourite moments from the Breaking Dawn part 2

What are some of your favourite moments from the series?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sound City

The nicest rock star in the world Dave Grohl, who lets face it is brilliant at whatever he does, has taken a turn at being behind the camera and has directed a documentary about the famous recording studio Sound City.

I have to say this now that i love Dave Grohl, pretty much loved anything he has done, so i new i would be bias towards anything he will ever do. Personally, i am not really into documentaries either but will watch them occasionally if they are about something i am interested in out is by a director that i like, so when i heard Dave mention the documentary on the Brits the other night i was straight on iTunes to see if it was available yet and just my look it was.

The documentary itself is not only about the recording studio itself but the artists that have used the studio and the stories that they have to offer. There are various different artists and technicians that Dave interviews about the history of the studio, and he takes the stories in chronological order from when the studio opened its doors. Artists from Stevie Nicks, Mick Fleetwood, Tom petty, Rick Springfield, Josh Homme, Butch Vigg, Corey Taylor to the crew that run the studio all get interviewed and share the experiences that they had at Sound City.

When Grohl found out that Sound City was closing he went down and bought the Neve 8028 mixing console and set about creating an album, collaborating with some of rocks greatest artists using the mixing board that Dave saved from Sound City, including Paul McCartney and Stevie Nicks.

If your a music fan then you will love this and even if your not then i still recommend that you check out as it is really fascinating, I enjoyed how Dave told the story of sound city and sharing its rich history with us. Its Brilliant!!!

You can rent it or buy it on iTunes and its available on amazon for pre-order for £8

So go and check it out.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Fast and the Furious 6

I love this film series, well maybe except for Tokyo Drift (possibly one of the worst films ever) and i can not wait for the sixth to be released, so excited, and not just because they filmed some of this down the road from my house.

Anyway, the last time we saw our favourite street racers they were robbing the most powerful man in Brazil, nicking about $100 million and living happily ever after, well Brian (Paul Walker) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) were living on the beach and expecting a baby.

Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) enlist the help of Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) to help bring down a mercenary organization in return for full pardons for all of their crimes which have prevented them from returning to America. But there are some shock in store as the second in command to the leader of the mercenaries (Luke Evans) is Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) who everyone thought died in the fourth film (she also happened to be Dominic's girlfriend).

Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, Sung Kang, Elsa Pataky and Gal Gadot are all back reprising their roles with Justin Lin behind the camera as director.

I am looking forward to seeing this film, its going to be good, well the action will be but maybe the story line won't be but who cares you don't watch these types of films for the story line anyway, but the trailer looks promising!

The film is due for release on the 24th May 2013.