Saturday, November 15, 2008

Things, hair, and blorgies

Right, been a while, things have been catching up, some good, some bad, you know how it is. Sorry for neglecting you, blog-chums, I hope social services don't come and take you away from me. I can change! I'll get a job, and stop stealing your money to buy heroin! Just give me another chance!

Anyway. Every week, popular DJ chap Alex Zane presents a radio show on MySpace, and people can upload video clips of themselves to win the chance to be his co-presenter. If they get on, then people listen in, and can vote for them to stay for another week, or go. My nephew, also called James, got himself on, and is now there for a second week, which is fab. So go there and listen in, and vote for him to stay, not because I said so, but because he's skill and ace. Although he does have *way* too much hair on top of his head. Seriously, there's tons of it, about 5 times as much as most people. He's even got more hair than big-haired blogger James Henry, and that's just terrifying. But don't hold his massively high barnet against him, he only ever uses it for good, never evil. Vote for him now! Or his hair will come and eat you.

My Crusoe ep got just over 4 million viewers, as far as I can tell, and seems to have gone down well. It's quite bizarre to have something on in another country, before it's shown here, almost like sending off a message in a bottle. Ooh! See what I did there? In other telly and film news, I very much enjoyed the first ep of Apparitions, the new exorcism drama from Ultraviolet genius Joe Ahearne. If you haven't seen Utraviolet (the TV series) then get it on DVD immediately, or I will destroy you. Apparitions started off extremely strongly, explored lots of unexpected avenues, and gave me a real sense of creeping dread. Great stuff, if you missed the first ep, catch it on iPlayer, and tune in for ep 2 next Thursday at 9pm. Also tickling my fancy is Quantum of Solace, which I loved. I don't understand the sniffy reviews, I thought it was a superb Bond movie, a worthy continuation from Casino Royale, and delivered on the promise of that movie's final scene in the way that The Dark Knight failed to do for Batman Begins. Let me explain that briefly: CR and BB both reinvigorated tired franchises, and both had a final scene (a final shot, even) that left you desperately wanting more, and expecting certain things from the sequel. But whereas QoS gave me exactly what I wanted, and plenty more, TDK went off in an odd direction, and left me feeling unsatisfied. All in my humble opinion of course. But I *am* right.

I know I'm behind on all the blog stuff, so you'll have to hang on a bit longer for the Anus review and all the other stuff. I'm off to Cardiff for a day or two, so things will be slow for a bit longer. But when I get back, I promise to try and get all the late stuff posted. It'll be a blogging frenzy, a blog orgy, or possibly a "blorgy".


Piers said...

Can't we have a blenzy instead?

james henry said...

Follicular jealousy is a terrible thing.

*swishes mane luxuriantly*

Oli said...

Quantam of Solace, better than The Dark Knight? Surely not. Sh-hhuuuuuuuurley not.

James Moran said...

Piers: Don't be disgusting. You monstrous beast.

James: I'm not *jealous* of your hair. I merely remarked that you have too much of it. Far, far too much. If the entire continent of Asia suddenly turned into hair, and leapt on top of your head, covering your existing hair, it would look like you'd had a severe haircut.

Oli: Yes indeed. One is an overlong, unsatisfying, fairly directionless movie which doesn't have enough of the central character doing the things the central character is best at. The other is a tight, rollicking, ass-kicking slice of action cake, which thoroughly serves the central character, and does it in well under 2 hours. I am the audience, therefore I am correct.

Chuck said...

It's easy to mistake a good performance for a good movie.

The Joker was just brilliantly played / written.

The insanity of the character reached a high, which for me made the movie good even if it was only the performance that was great.

I really enoyed CR and now can't wait for a chance to see QoS.

Congratulations on your Crusoe episode.

Dim said...

Eeek! A Blorgy with your Anus in it...Still, got to be better than Blogging a dead horse...or a blog from an American college fraternity, which would be a Blog of Frats...Or one by William Shatner, The Captain's Blog...heh heh heh, Kermit the Blog....*Dim is led away gently by kind orderlies, still muttering*

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to say I enjoyed your Crusoe episode (as I do all your writty bits). Keep up the good work sir!

So, (I can't believe no one has made a joke about this here yet so, let me be the first to do the obvious thing)make sure you take the proper precautions and watch out for all that rift activity in Cardiff so you can come back to the keyboard and write to us in the blogoshpere sooner next time! We tend to have nothing to do with our sad, pathetic, lonely Saturday nights when you don't. ;)


Chris Page said...

Come on, James - TDK was the Dog's Danglies!!! Certainly better than the Faux-Bond movies.