jazzy_dave: (pipe man)
Well,all three visits and their subsequent reports are now done I picked up some pipe tobacco in Faversham and then waited for my connecting bus to Ashford - the ill number 666 bus!

It was a very mild day - approaching 15 degrees C by midday - and that are near the library is such a sun trap.hence i took two selfies.

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Once i did my other supermarket visit in Ashford i headed off to the cinema complex to watch the SciFi film "Arrival". I really enjoyed it,more brainier than some SCiFi fare on the big screen.

(from Google pages}

Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.

Here is a trailer for it -




Mild spoiler alert )
jazzy_dave: (Real Ale fiend)
Pam Grier , the badass mutha of the seventies blaxploitation movies re-emerged triumphantly in Jackie Brown. Then last night whilst watching an episode of Smallville , the early years of the man from Krypton,our Pam appears in three episodes - which are "Absolute Justice", "Checkmate" and "Sacrifice" from season 9. "Absolure Jusruce" introduced us to the JSA - The Justice Society of America - which had Hawkman in the team. Hawkman was part of the first season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

Anyway i know her as Foxy.

Foxy Brown Official Trailer #1

jazzy_dave: (Real Ale fiend)
The rest of the day has been spent listening to the radio, or reading ,or listening to music. I am thinking of watching the Beasts film tonight and if not it will be back to watching more DVD's of Babylon 5 from season 4.

There are two other films i want to see - Arrival , and A Street Cat  Named Bob Film.


Image result for bob the cat film

A Street Cat Named Bob  movie trailer

jazzy_dave: (Real Ale fiend)
The clocks went back an hour. That means we have lost gained an hour of sleep. Still, i had a lie-in listening to BBC Radio 3 this morning (for a change) whom are celebrating 70 years of musical service. So since nine this morning it has been non-stop music without interruptions.

Last night i watched the latest Marvel movie Dr.Strange. It was the first time i went to the independent cinema in Sittingbourne above the Bingo Hall. There are two auditoriums so you have a choice of two films per evening.

Back to the film anyway. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Benedict Cumberbatch was brilliant in it. The special effects are just awesome. A cameo by Stan Lee did not go unnoticed. The ending might hint at another Dr.Strange film to come.

Here is an analysis of the ending - Spoiler alert if you nit d=seen the film yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7wdBgRq9B4

Worth seeing i think.

Barton

Sep. 25th, 2016 08:47 pm
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
Another fine day. I had a relaxing day,reading and listening to radio drama and then watching a documentary on the iPlayer.

This morning i had eggs on toast ,not roast, (thank you [livejournal.com profile] coming42 for pointing out that gaff| ! )

For lunch i had a mackerel salad with a hint of celery , nuts and fruit salad mix that i bought at Aldi.

The local church in East Street sent us a care package of free stuff donated by their patrons, and hence i picked up two oranges, some satsumas, a tangerine , two plums and a couple of apples.The plums are already taking effect, since whist i love them they do not love me, and hence , i am expelling gas that would send a rocket to the Moon.

I also listened to a number of radio dramas such as Le Carre's A Murder Of Quality , and a Dick Barton Special Agent one from the BBC's extensive past.





Hammer Films did a few Dick Barton films -

Dick Barton At Bay (1950)




Dick Barton (Don Stannard) and Snowey are forced into action once more when an undercover agent (Patrick Macnee) is murdered while passing on a coded message. A chilling new invention capable of producing a "death ray" has been stolen by the Russians. Barton is forced to fake his own death in a race against time to recover the device from enemy hands...



Dick Barton Strikes Back (1949)



The mysterious and sinister Fouracada (Sebastian Cabot) arrives in England, capturing the attention of the country's top agents. Soon the bodies are piling up and Barton (Don Stannard) and Snowey have another mystery to solve as the population of entire villages are being wiped out, their brains dehydrated and shrivelled without a mark left on the bodies. What device could be capable of such destruction? And can it be stopped?


Enjoy.

Jobs

Aug. 30th, 2016 10:01 pm
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
Sometimes i really do not know what to put in a blog but that writer's block kind of reaction doesn't happen often . It did yesterday though.

Anyway after a surprisingly fine sunny bank holiday Monday today the weather notched a step up to become even sunnier with temps rising to 27 degrees C. I popped over to Faversham to sell some paperbacks gacked from the left out books from outside a charity shop that is having a refit in Tunbridge Wells the other day. They were in a box with "take for free" on it, and i sold them for three quid - the rest i kept - i took eight books and sold four.

That was the highlight of the day. I spent a couple of hours sunbathing and watched the Steve Jobs biopic DVD. Can i say , what a control freak and dick he is - well that is my opinion of him ,genius or not. I also felt sorry to Steve Wozniak being belittled by Jobs. Fascinating film though.

In the film towards the end, John Sculley (former Apple CEO) arrives in secret at the launch of the iMac and the two make amends. Jobs and Sculley discuss Jobs' life as an adopted child, and Jobs admits that his need for control stems from his feelings of powerlessness in being given up. At the behest of Hoffman, Jobs apologizes to Lisa for his mistakes, admitting that he is "poorly made". Lisa watches her father take the stage to introduce the iMac.

SteveJobsposter.jpg

I also finished the whole eight seasons of Charmed again, Think i will leave it for awhile,I am steadily going through Season 10 of Supernatural and so far it's a blast.

Hopefully tomorrow  i will have a remittance from React Surveys as it is the last day of the month. Can it be September so soon?

Stax

Jul. 20th, 2016 11:55 am
jazzy_dave: (Jazzy D in da house)
Very windy day , with a lovely Socorro style breeze that is so cooling as the forecast is to rise to around 31 degrees again.. Last night it felt weird with a full moon and all that. Go figure, wolfman.

Watched a documentary DVD of the rise and fall of Stax Records. Fascinating stuff, great music too. Found it for a mere fifty pence in a charity shop.

Respect Yourself: The Stax Records Story [DVD] [2007] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
In Faversham i sold a few paperbacks before heading off to Dover to do a charity shop visit. The weather was sunny for most of the day except for a period around midday when it rained heavily. It did so again on my walk back from the station to the house.

At the covert shop visit i purchased a DVD, A CD and some books. The DVD was the Woody Allen film "Midnight In Paris" with Owen Wilson, Kathy Bates, Micheal Sheen and Rachel MacAdans. The CD is "Our Verizon Of Events" by Emeli Sande.

The books are -






Watched a couple of episodes of Jessica Jones tonight. Off to bed now.
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
So Sarah Michelle Geller is going to star in a Cruel Intentions TV series and resuming her role as Kathryn. i wonder if this is a good move for her.

Meanwhile the ending of the original 1999 film with the music of The Verve "Bittersweet Symphony" in the background.

jazzy_dave: (agent phil)



Another crappy rainy morning but at east it wa a drier afternoon.

Last night i watched the latest episode of Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D and a film from the 90's called Practical Magic starring Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock. in it
Bullock and Kidman play sisters Sally and Gillian Owens, who have always known they were different from each other. Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical—their aunts fed them chocolate cake for breakfast and taught them the uses of practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens' sorcery also carries a price—some call it a curse: the men they fall in love with are doomed to an untimely death. Now adult women with very different personalities, the quiet Sally and the fiery Gillian must use all of their powers to fight the family curse and a swarm of supernatural forces that could take away all the Owens' lives.

Practical magicposter.jpg

It was an enjoyable fluffy romantic comedy type of film.
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
Classic sci fi movies on You Tube -

Based on the Roger Zelazny book -
Damnation Alley

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsKYJdHe4xo&ab_channel=BrunodiazIII

Richard Matheson's novel "I Am Legend" as the film -
Last Man On Earth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPK5rYXeOV4&ab_channel=billbellychik
jazzy_dave: (darker willow)
A clip from Dennis Wheatley;s The Devil rides Out. Classic Hammer Horror!

Baphomet - The Goat Of Mendes



Original full film here -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiimxfU4gH8&ab_channel=ModernArcane
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
I watched episode 4 and 5 of Supergirl this evening followed by a film called the Oxford Murders (2008) - the latter being a strange noir style thriller that is extremely wordy and that the characters debate several mathematical, physical and philosophical concepts such as logical series, Wittgenstein's rule-following paradox, Heisenberg's Principle of Uncertainty, Gödel's Theorem, circles, the Vesica Piscis, the possibility of perfect crime, Fermat's Last Theorem and its proof by Professor Wiles, the Taniyama conjecture, the tetraktys and the Pythagoreans. There are references, also, of the Butterfly effect.A film that best unraves after a few settings.

Supergirl was as sweet and fantastic as always.

supergirl gif
via xfly gif 7 things we learned from the Supergirl trailer

Dawn

Oct. 21st, 2015 03:15 am
jazzy_dave: (charmed paige)
Short film directed by Rose McGowan on You Tube. Worth seeing.



Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life.

A short film directed by Rose McGowan.
Writing Credits: M.A. Fortin & Joshua John Miller

Dawn: Tara Lynne Barr
Franklin: John Grady
Mary French: Hannah Marks
Charlie: Reiley McClendon
Doris: Julia Sanford

Executive Producer: Coleen Haynes
Producer: John Nguyen
Music: Elijah Hanford
Art Department: Patrick Mitchell
Sound Department: Bastien Benkhelil, Romain Bigorgne, Colette D. Dahanne
Script Supervisor: Catherine Cobb

Black Dog Films
RSA Films

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ41Y2Gp4io&ab_channel=RoseMcGowan

And here is a long fascinating interview with Rose in Toronto 2014/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsUwFjd-Spc&ab_channel=RoseMcGowan

Yo-Yo

Aug. 10th, 2015 08:21 am
jazzy_dave: (agent phil)
It is overcast. A far cry from yesterday. Typical British weather, up and down like a yo yo.

So, today, posting of Ebay sales, and perhaps a trip down Folkstone way.

Last night watched a DVD of Get Shorty, based on the Elmore Leonard novel. Described as a crime thriller comedy, it is a very good film, with a great movie soundtrack provided by John Lurie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Shorty_(film)
jazzy_dave: (agent phil)
This also looks good, from director Tim Russ -

Inside Out

Jul. 30th, 2015 10:48 pm
jazzy_dave: (Real Ale fiend)
I really did enjoy that Pixar film Inside Out. It was funny and sad , and with all the subtext, and the abstract thought section, just so amazing. Yeah, i am a sucker for these Pixar films!

Then back in Sittingbourne a pub visit with curry on the menu. Plus, the real bonus, a few beers with Phil.

Just completed my reports. Up early to do my visit to the Sussex coast.

Talking of coastlines, well obliquely, here is a classic tune -

The Doors - Riders On The Storm



Good night amigos.

Inception

Jul. 15th, 2015 11:38 am
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
Another film i watched on DVD recently is the mind boggling Inception. This is a tour de force of a film. Although billed as a science fiction heist thriller ,with a slight tinge of film noir, it is much more than that, as it touches very much on the idea of reality,the nature of reality, the certainty of epistemology or lack of, the ontology of the human condition, as well as the Baudrillian sense of simulations and simulacra. It is also about the nature of dreams, and the kind of vivid dreamscapes based on lucid dreaming. It can also act as a metaphor for film making itself. In fact there is neurological evidence that brain activity is strikingly similar during film-watching and sleeping. In both, the visual cortex is highly active and the prefrontal cortex, which deals with logic, deliberate analysis, and self-awareness, is quiet.

Perhaps seeing the movie in a cinema is a kind of exercise in shared dreaming. In a cinema one enters into the space of another's dream, in this case Christopher Nolan's, as with any work of art, one's reading of it is ultimately influenced by one's own subjective desires and subconscious. This is how i felt after re-watching it on DVD.

You can view this film on so many levels, including psychological, philosophical , and in cultural terms. That is why it one of the best films to watch, not just for the pure entertainment value, but the deeper analytical conundrums it poses.

A man in a suit with a gun in his right hand is flanked by five other individuals in the middle of a street which, behind them, is folded upwards. Leonardo DiCaprio's name and those of other cast members are shown above the words "Your Mind Is the Scene of the Crime". The title of the film "INCEPTION", film credits, and theatrical and IMAX release dates are shown at the bottom.
jazzy_dave: (beckett thoughts)
Just finished watching the DVD "Robot And Frank" which i found really quite funny and endearing.

Here is the Wiki entry about the film -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot_%26_Frank

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