Aren’t Orange Wednesday’s good? Especially when you go and see something funny and engaging which takes you out of yourself for a couple of hours.
Tropic Thunder has a brilliant ensemble cast and features one of my favourite actors, Robert Downey Jr. It pays homage to films like Platoon and Apocalypse Now, and it is laugh-out-loud funny.
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I mention in the title up at the top of the page that this blog features writing. Up until this point that has been a massive fib – all I’ve really done is talk about cinema and music. I am doing a fair bit of writing when I’m not 9-5ing though, honest!
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First question – what’s wrong with it?! I think it’s really cool! There’s a whole lot of hate over it at the BBC website at the moment. I mean Jesus, we’re talking 90% pure, unadulterated hate. I think the problem is that it is for a Bond film, and everyone’s so quick off the mark to call it crap unless it’s exactly what they thought it would be. Before White and Keys were revealed as the singers I thought it was gonna be Duffy, who I’m sure would have done an ace little number. Muse would have been perfect for the job but I don’t think they were ever asked. I reckon Winehouse was hit and miss – she could either have done something fantastic, or frankly, pap. The fact that Ronson scrapped whatever it is that they produced is immaterial, he’s not exactly the next John Lennon, is he? Anyway, this tune is no way as bad as people are saying, it’s pretty catchy and I’m sure it’ll grow on me even more. It seems like people just want to hark on about how much they know about Bond and music, and why change is bad. Sod em!
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