Sunday, April 26, 2009

Got my Gadget head on….

Mrs Cheesecake and I have been discussing what gadgets we would purchase if money was not an object. Both of us are gadget-heads and love new tech. The list that follows is by no way complete (I’m sure there is other un-necessary rubbish we would by!). I guess you would call it a taste of the sort of junk we like to spend our pennies on.

  1. Pinnacle Video Transfer
  2. Blu-ray Player
  3. Crackberry
  4. iPod
  5. MacBook
  6. HD Projector
  7. Messenger Bag
  8. Netbook

If there is an eccentric millionaire out there that stumbles upon this bag feel free to send us all this stuff. I’ll be grateful (that’s all though no sexual favours or nothin)

Later great unwashed

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Let the right Cheesecake in

So I promised that I would post about this at the weekend and never got round to it. In retrospect I wasn’t sure what I was going to say. I found Let the Right One In to be an enthralling story. It’s taken me a couple of days to come to a conclusion so sorry for the delay.

Based on his own source material screenwriter John Ajvide Lindqvist has written a very subtle and engaging film. It captures the loneliness of the early teenage years (when no-one in the history of the world could ever be feeling the same way you are) and compares this with the loneliness of eternity.

Without giving to much away the story is that of a relationship between Oskar and Eli. I was impressed by the two young leads. Both their performances where great. Though I did feel sorry for the young chap playing Oskar as he seemed to spend a vast portion of the film with a snot moustache.

The thing I liked best was the fact the there was a lot that was left to the viewers own interpretation of events. Things happen and different viewers will take different things from the events as they unfold.

I strongly suggest you seek this out. Worth the admission price!

I hope the writer’s other work makes it to the big screen as I think the world needs a Swedish zombie movie.

Later loyal viewer.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Crank: High Cheesecake


Sorry couldn’t resist.

Ok so yesterday Mrs Cheesecake and I did the double. Doesn’t happen very often but we went to see two films back to back. I think it’s fair to say that the two films selected could not have been more different – Crank – High Voltage and Let the Right One In. More on the latter in my next blog, at the moment I want to take a few paragraphs to discuss Crank.

The phrase I kept hearing was ‘bug-nuts insane’. I have to be honest I was dubious. The first film was mental and I thought they are going to have to go a long way to top that. I needn’t have worried. After the the first five minutes we had already had various killings and an enema involving a shotgun!

Don’t want to over analyse the story to much. No point as there isn’t one. Just more of what has gone before. Jason Statham beating down anything and everything that gets in his way.

Other comparisons I have heard are that this sequel is like a live action version of Grand Theft Auto and I can kinda of see it. Every character is out for themselves and everyone is like a walking stereotype. Not that this detracts from the film in any way. I wasn't looking for characters I liked. I wanted to see bad guys get fucked up in a spectacular fashion and that’s exactly what I got.

Everyone looks as though they are having a absolute blast making this. Statham all glowering and pent up aggression, Amy Smart wearing little but pink hot-pants, David Carridine as a geriatric Triad gangster, Corey Haim and his much needed uber-mullet action and Ginger Spice as Chev’s mum (WTF!!!)

Fuck knows where the will go next. There’s bound to be another sequel but I’ll be damned if I know how. Mind you I said that about the first film.

Later ‘Let the Right Cheesecake In’ first lunch

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Cheesecake and the Furious

A groovy Easter break thus far. I have even managed a whole 24 hour period without the internet.

On Friday Mrs Cheesecake and I went to the cinema to see Fast and Furious. I would give it 6 out of 10.

That’s all folks. Frankly I cant be arsed tonight. I am feelin bolshie and I’m not going into extensive detail.

till next time

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Cheesecake that Rocked

Bet you can’t guess what this blog will be about can you?

So the adorable Mrs Cheesecake and I have just returned from our local cinematorium. We have enjoyed the latest effort from a Mr R. Curtis (I believe he has previously had some success on the telly box and with other cinematic efforts.)

Set in 1966 at the height of pirate radio the film is choc full of whimsy and nostalgia. Now you’ve known me long enough now to know I am all about the whimsy and nostalgia.

There wasn’t much of a story but that’s not really an important factor in film like this. It was just a group of people doing something for the sheer enjoyment of doing it. That’s pretty fucking groovy in my opinion.

As you would expect in a film about the medium of radio the sounds were all classic. I particularly enjoyed it being the middle of the road stick in the mud that I am.

The cast were all excellent but special mention has to be made of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bill Nighy. I should also salute Jack Davenport for taking on a character called Twatt. Lets be honest that could haunt him for the rest of his career!

You've taught us so much Pablo Mrs Cheesecake and I got all rebellious on the way home and sang along to ‘Can I Play with Madness’ on the way home. Fuck Yeah we rock!

In other music related news I have started blipping on This is great fun and I have come across so sounds that, I have to be honest here, I would never have purposely sought out. If you want to hear my eclectic little collection of noise search out the Cheesecake.

Later minions!