Thursday, 11 November 2010

My top 10 films of all time

1. Kill Bill Vol's 1 & 2
Original, stylish and bloody. Both films are great femme fatale movies with great acting, cinematography and soundtrack, definately my all time favorite.

2. Schindler's List
This masterpiece is not for the feint hearted, it's a moving, visually stunning and timeless masterpiece. Being in black and white really gives it a more humane and rough feel to the whole story.

3. Inglourious Basterds
As a whole Inglourious Basterds is a stylish, provocative and great film. Quentin Tarantino did a great job in re-working the original film to his own style. 

4. The Green Mile
A great adaptation to the Stephen King novel, it is such a moving film and it is very easy to fall for the characters in this film, especially Micheal Clarke Duncans character "John Coffey" If you are not religous this may make you want to believe in a God after seeing this one.

5. Inception
The concept of this film is out-of-this-world, the film its self is visually stuning, and is definately one that will make you want to think.

6. Aliens
Directed by James Cameron, this sequal to "Alien" is definately the best one out of the quadrilogy, it is more of a horror/thriller but really puts you on the edge of your seat whilst you watch. Sigourney Weaver kicks ass in this movie, definately for those feminist liberators!

7.  Jackie Brown
This movie is a debut to blacksploitation movies, and Pam Grier does a fantastic job on playing the sexy and innovative Jackie. The soundtrack is awesome, and definately a hidden treasure from Quentin Tarantino.


To be continued...

My top 10 worst films of the year...

1. Paranormal Activicty - Direction: Good, Story: OK, Acting, OK - 1 *
2. Splice - Direction: Good, Story: Poor, Acting: OK - 2 **
4. Alice in Wonderland - Direction: Good, Story: OK, Acting: Good - 2 **

My top 10 movies of this year...

1. Inception - Direction: Excellent, Story: Excellent, Acting: Excellent - 5 *****
2. UP - Direction: Excellent, Story: Excellent, Acting: Excellent - 4 ****
3. No country for Old Men - Direction: Excellent, Story: Excellent, Acting: Excellent - 4 ****
4. Avatar - Direction: Excellent, Story: OK, Acting: Good - 3 ***
5. Toy Story 3 - Direction: Excellent, Story: OK, Acting: Great - 3 ***
6. Whip it - Direction: Good, Story: Good, Acting: Good - 3 ***
8. Four Lions - Direction: Excellent, Story: Good, Acting, Excellent - 3 ***

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

IOVILUS App review

Although I am keen believer in the paranormal I have tried and tested many attempts to contact the spirit world, and although I have had some positive responeses I never seem to be able to contact the spirits like others do so well on Youtube and there own pursuit with the unknown.

I purchased an app called the IOVILUS from the apple store, hoping that maybe it would be a useful tool to use in paranormal reasearch, yet to my dissapointment I have no such luck in communication with the dead. Visually it is pretty simple, and does have links in each corner of the image that tells you of what it supposedly does which is interesting, but apart from that it's very simple as an app.

Its purpose is for the spirit entity to manipulate the device by answering questions that have been asked. For example "Hello, what is your name?" is a typical question asked, and the response is you would think would be a name, yet it is some random word. It could depend on where I am at the time, it might help if I am in a old rickety house which is re-known to house a ghost, but I don't think so.

From what I can gather, whenever I watch someone on Youtube with this app and it spurts out some random word they immediatley think of anything that relates to that word, for example it says "car" then that person usually says or thinks "Yeah I was in a car!" or "Yeah I saw a car" To me this is just being naive, but hey.

In the end, I think this app does have its entertainment value, but it is just pure novelty and does nothing what it says. Worth the 59p if you want a bit of fun with your friends when the lights are turned off and you have had a few glasses, but other than that it doesn't do what it says on the box.