Thursday, March 29, 2007

Joe-If I Was Your Man

I'm not really a slow song kinda girl but somehow I always end up liking Joe's ballads and his latest 'If I was your man' is my current favourite. It has a great beat. Us women know that a man would never give up the world for us so that is probably why we love hearing it in a song.

Personally I think the girl was right to choice Blair UnderWood, I mean who wouldn't choice Blair?

So yesterday I went and watched 300 and I wasn't disappointed. From the beginning to the last scene, this movie kept me enthralled throughout without any boring moments.

It made me say 'wow, what happened to all the real men?' but afterwards I felt bad because really, what is a real man and does having a 6 peck and being mad to love war make a person a real man? No it doesn't, but it was fun to watch what men thought real men should do and act in times of war and uncertainty also it was just entertainment for an hour and a half.

Also what I liked about this film was the characters of women. The women of Sparta were not weaklings who had to be defended but women who could talk to the same level as men, who's words were taken to be important and who were capable to fight as well as the next men, albeit in other ways of cause. The Spartan men were also very gorgeous in this film, if I had been a Spartan woman I would have been very happy indeed. The Spartans were portrayed as the perfect nation; strong, beautiful, brave and the Persians, well I could see what the Arabs were complaining about but in the end you have to have the hero and the villain and Persians were really dark villains who used black magic, deformed human monsters and evil animals to fight the handful Spartans and the Spartans defeated them all but in the end it was betrayal that defeated the 300 Spartans.

I also heard some perfect quotes from these movie. Here are a couple of my favourites:

Spartans! Ready your breakfast and eat hearty, for tonight we dine in Hell!

After Xerxes offered to make Leonidas Warlord of his Empire, if he would only kneel before him] Wow. That is generous. But you see, there is a problem. After slaughtering so many of your men today, I've got an awful cramp in my leg [stretches] and thus kneeling will be difficult.

If you have watched the film and loved the dialogue as much as me then you can go here for some more great quotes.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Ciara - Like A Boy (Music Video)

First I have to start by saying Ciara really likes her name and always has to say it like someone would forget that they're listening to Ciara.

Ok, that's out of my chest so I can now say 'I LOVE THIS SONG'. I think it's subject is something that ALL girls could relate to. Sometimes guys do things and we're like 'WHAT! What's he thinking?' And if we did the same thing he'd be MAD as hell and won't get over it but they would expect us to just accept it and move on.

That's why I like it when she says 'can't be getting mad, what you're mad, can't handle that' because they can't..Handle that is.

I also love the dancing, it's really cool especially when she's doing that bending thing..That rocks!

Monday, March 26, 2007

300 opens up in Botswana on the 30th March 2007 but I can't wait that long so I"ll be going on the preview on Wednesday, even if I have things to do like work I'll cancel. I simply can't wait to go and see this movie. It is beautiful, and I swear I wouldn't be concentrating on the storyline or the characterisation, which according to same critics is 'lacking', I would be enthralled by the cinematography. It really does look like a comic book coming to life which as a child was my dream.

I know that Sin City did the same thing, but this one somehow seems better and much more interesting in it's use of colour and comic feel, if you get what I mean.

300 is a film adaption of the graphic novel 300 by Frank Miller the brains behind Sin City. It is a semi-historical account of the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC.

A movie about two civilizations killing each other in battle will have its share of controversy and this one isn't so different. The Iranians are complaining bout it's depiction of the ancient Persian Civilization and they have a right to say something, I mean it is about their culture but I also think people should accept that in those days, everyone was brutal and brutality was a means to survival. They really should say 'thank goodness we weren't wiped off the face of the earth like some civilizations that don't exist now.'

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Prison Break started last night on M-net and I'm excited! It has been a long wait for the second season so I'm looking forward to see what happens next. The one thing that worries me about Prison Break is the question 'how long?' How long are they going to carry this premise? Last season is was fun to watch every Tuesday to see how they were going to break out but now that they are out, are they going to be running for the rest of their lives? But I won't worry about these questions now and just continue watching. I hope the producers don't get greedy and carry it out like the 'Lost' peeps and actually finish it before people get bored with it. Plus Wentworth is worth tuning in every week. The casting people were brillant when it came to casting him, they knew that millions of women including me would watch the show because of him.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

This won't be a review of Diddy's album 'Press Play' because I'm really not a reviewer but what I am is a music lover and I felt compiled to say something.
I had a first listen of 'Press Play' a while back and I wasn't so impressed, not to say I'm really impressed right now with the whole album but there are some songs that require a five star rating. My favourite being 'Last Night' featuring Keisha Cole. I actually really heard it last night while doing the dishes and I was moved, literary moved to dance with the mop. The beat of that song is infectious, it gets you to do things you would not normally do, for example, I'm not an exercise person but I swear I was doing aerobics moves in the form of dancing.
I do enjoy some other tracks from the album meanly 'Come To me' featuring Nicole Scherzinger the only singer in the PussyCat dolls group and 'Tell Me' with Christina Aguilera. I'm sure they will be other singles that will come out of this album and I'd be "that's cool" but 'Last Night' is going to be my favourite track this year. I wish it had made the rounds this summer but I'm sure it was released now for the American summer, but it doesn't matter, will chase the winter blues in the dancefloor moving to the techno beat of the song. I won't say that this album is Hip-Hop or dance but it is instead a huge melting pot of all genres of music placed together in a 19 track album.
To describe his album, Diddy had this to say:
"Press Play is based on all my musical experiences - from the Uptown era, when I was working with Jodeci, Mary J. Blige, and Heavy the Biggie, 112, Mase, Total, and No Way Out era. As time evolved, and I started traveling around the world and going into dance and techno clubs, I began to see music from a global point of view. It all came together on Press Play, all those sounds in my head. I've evolved, studied the game, been a part of it, had success. It all comes down to press play. After you press play, it's gonna make or break you in this game."
Unfortunately the only weakness to this album is Diddy himself. The man cannot rap to save himself and his lyrics are laughable. In order to enjoy any of his songs one has to tune out his rapping and concentrate on the beat and the guest star. Diddy is a genius when it comes to producing and knowing a great beat but when it comes to rapping/singing he really should retire.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Lionel Richie - I call it love

I absolutely love this song! Lionel hasn't lost his touch at all. I just wish someone would feed his kid but anyways. Adam is hot!

Beyonce feat. Jay-z- Upgrade U

This song is actually one of my favourites in her latest album 'Bday'. I would have done some things differently, but they are some shots that are really good like the reflection shots and the rap scene which is a bit different from what's been done over and over again.
Beyonce has actually been credited as a director as well in this video. I wonder what she really did to get it.