Monday, 29 December 2014


Had a very good time watching the movie Birdman today starring Michael Keaton. Directed by a Mexican film director Alejandro González Iñárritu who made a vaguely remembered movie a few years ago with Xavier Bardem called Biutiful. But this movie which I only had half an idea about seeing it some time but went past the cinema just ten minutes before it started and bought a ticket.

It appeared to be a washed up movie actor producing and acting in a play and all the troubles within and around it and how it effected him with his experiences of being a screen super hero, was actually very fascinating. It seemed to be the sort of film that might have been inspired by the Coen Brothers and Woody Allen, steering off perhaps in the direction of the oddity of when Terry Gilliam is making a movie based on someone else's script. 

There was wonderful slightly confusing deliriousness of overlapping realities where one start to ask what is real and what isn't and never have a final answer, in that way it might be said to have a touch of the recent Walter Mitty movie about it. But it showed that Michael Keaton despite not having much of a career over the last decade and so on, still has some go in him as a leading actor. This film is not likely to interest fans of superhero movies very much.

Friday, 26 December 2014

Exodus: Gods and Kings

Managed to see Exodus, a strange interpretation of the Moses story almost, quite bleak, and also enjoyed the performances enough and the film in general. Many scenes may well have bored a typical mainstream cinema goer Perhaps the exploration of what kind of world they were really historically dealing was a generalisation that they couldn't really afford to get too bogged down exploring but what they put on the screen was elaborate enough. So they had the plagues, ditched anything that seemed too visually supernatural unless it could be explained away as an internal mental vision and they ditched the golden ark as well. Not a movie for Indiana Jones fans to get obsessed by certainly. Perhaps in its own way was an essay about what sort of person Moses was and how he was being mentally led by something that at the same time in itself was acting as a catalyst for odd events. May need to see it again because a bunch of wide skilled irish gypsies with young triplets and a wailing baby couldn't keep their mouths shut in the back corner. Joel Edgerton had an interesting makeup job to play Ramesses, fifty years ago they probably would have been after Yul Brynner. It would good to see an extended cut of this.

Monday, 15 September 2014


The news now says that botox may well stunt emotional growth in the young. Already amalgamated as words for feeling rejuvinated by a dose of mass texting. So botox and texting may well go hand in hand with one another to do this. The brain is already transforming this writer's Blackberry with keypad. Into a much more sausage like form filled with Botulinum toxin. Out of its sides come little tendrils to inject the face of the user with botox. As he or she starts texting away to friends one foot away. Eventually leading to total paralysis of the human body by botox. Stuck with lethal mobile phone in hand that's slowly fuses with the flesh

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Jedi council take the back seat

Wmm's visual response to the photo of the new Star Wars cast sitting in a ring

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Fear of Wuthering Heights

1) Today I am erasing my misperception that in the song Wuthering Heights, Kate Bush sing "It's me. It's me , Oh Cathy, come home now!" instead of  "Heathcliff, it's me, Cathy, I've come home " 

2) And this would be followed by the line " So-ho-ho. I'm cleaning your window" instead of the line "
I'm so cold, let me in in-a-your-window " Indeed there would be no reference to Heathcliff at all.

3) The story might be that Cathy ran away, because her window was dirty and it was Kate who had to clean them otherwise Cathy would not return.

4) Kate had to show that she herself was in the act of cleaning the windows to show Cathy that she didn't just get someone else to do it

5) Did Kate have to phone her up where she was staying and make sure that the sound of the wet cloth rubbing against the window could be heard?

6) No answer to that indeed and now the very idea will fade away since I've watched the video after many years and finally read the lyrics and the story being told to me has changed..

7) The other thought begins to form immediately that Cathy was always home but not mentally, and the window was always clean but not to Cathy

8) And Kate has to simply mime out the action of cleaning the window with a dry duster , or perhaps. she might even be holding a piece of perspex in her hand or anything that looks glass like and cleaning this, every time t
hat Cathy's eyes look more and more distant.

Thursday, 13 March 2014


a) Beforehand: Having ideas about going to see the movie "Her" today. He might just about get there in time.

b) Afterwards: "Her" almost had the feeling of a Canadian scifi movie without Canadians. It was quite pleasing enough, generally sweet and maybe at times cruel. Probably a movie to watch once. It also brought Wmm to consider various things going on in Nymphomaniac Part 1. However I think these days that if a software company came up with an artificial life form and it was capable of using your private information, you might not want to get as close as that to it, but the naive perspective of the situation was the only way to make a fun and unusual movie and it wasn't as if the artificial life form was going to start trying to sell you health insurance, or whatever it was you were innocently browsing for about five minutes on Amazon or Ebay for the six to eight weeks. There are questions though about what you would share with an AI that had access to every file on your computer and even a way of looking further.

Sunday, 2 March 2014


a) Beforehand
Had better get going into central London. Will I get to the cinema in time to see the new movie that stars Liam Neeson that takes place aboard a plane and has a title which Wmm can of course not remember, but is by the same director as Unknown which Wmm thinks of as Total Recall remake. I wonder if this new Liam Neeson movie will be like a disguised remake of another science fiction movie, but is not wondering as much as that. I'm prepared to accept all if today's plans disintegrate while sitting on the train.

b) Afterwards
1) The new Liam Neeson movie Non-Stop was wonderfully mind bending stuff but became disinteresting once one found out who was doing what and why and then mercifully it quickly finished. Explanations were not ultimately worth knowing about and how whoever was doing what and when was not ultimately explained. I'd would like some sort of a rumour about some sort of an alternate ending to float around.
2) Looks as if there are a good few disappointed by the ending
3) well, I suppose they bring in money, just wish the ending was a bit better, the cinematography was nice, it had possibilities. It might have been nice if he did Spielberg's movie about Lincoln but Spielberg left it too late and he felt too old to play the role  

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Inside Llewyn Davies

Before hand:A day to go and see the movie "Inside Lewellyn". Must now head out, it is raining indeed in London once again.

1)"Inside Llewyn Davis" was a wonderful movie indeed. To a certain degree the story was abstract in a dream like manner with some of the pointless scenarios one might experience in dreams, and the story maintained an ambient pathway throughout as the lead character goes through his life filled with ups and downs and perhaps he comes to a realisation about the repetitive circles that his life runs around in

2) Is Llewyn a real name or just a case of not being able to fit Llewellyn onto the American tongue 

3) I see it is called "inside Llewyn" and not "inside Lewelllyn" at all. A realisation indeed

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Robocop (remake)

Francis Bacon paintings on the office wall in the background
paintings found to be Francis Bacon's
Triptych inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus

7th February 2014
Very enjoyable remake and an interesting moment of mind bending horror too

21st February, 2014
Wmm feels very unhinged still from the time he saw the new Robocop movie last week and there was the big reveal where Robocop is allowed to see the remains of his own human body, he imagines that it must have had the same effect on the other people in the audience. Wmm almost dares say that the scene is worthy of something that a modern Jean Cocteau might have come up with. Perhaps there was something of Francis Bacon comparison with the scene showing Robocop mounted on his frame. Wmm will be off to see it again next week for that one scene. The rest of the film was enjoyable and interesting enough considering.

24th February , 2014 
1) Heading off to central London and should be rewatching the Robopoc or Ropocob movie or some sort of movie with a name similar to that.

2) It was good to see the movie one more time but had a strangely not so good time trying to get there. . Phantom bus listed that never arrived at the local bus stop listed on the internet, then no buses came at the cross road about ten minutes walk away for quite some time, and then when arrived at Piccadilly, it turned out the the underpass to the Trocadero was shut and then the front entrance to the Trocadero cinema was shut due to refurbishment. Should have listened to that intuitive statement about using the back entrance but the context didn't unfold until I found out why the hard way

3) Obviously must have had a strangely brilliant time getting there indeed, forget the "not so good".  Lateness was obviously perfect and just on time

Monday, 3 February 2014

Jack Ryan movie

a) Managed to finally see the Jack Ryan; Shadow Recruit movie yesterday. 

b) Still am attempting to stamp out the realisation that Kenny Branagh's pretending to be Russian, and the Jack Ryan movie is indeed almost quite passable and stylish at times. 

c) Still trying to work out which part of the world Kiera Knightly's character was from, not ultimately sure. 

d) Dracula's bodyguard from the TV series made an appearance but maybe he should have been armed with a saw, a woodaxe or even a pencil sharpener to stay alive. 

e) Unconvinced by Chris Pine as Jack Ryan but maybe that's okay. 

f) Yes, will see a sequel starring Chris Pine just to be unconvinced even further when the time comes. 

g) If I remade the movie, I'd have the actors wandering around trying desperately to avoid being caught in a world governed by idiot plots and British actors trying to fight off their transformations into characters with dodgy accents as if it were a weird brain affliction taking over, and the American actors were slowly turning into dummies and puppets carved from wood that's quickly petrifying. There must be a cure for these people.  

h) Appreciated the blue tones in much of the cinematography.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Fragmented images fired off by cheap action movie in the early hours of the morning

This imagery report comes after watching Shadow Man, another straight to video film starring Steven Seagal during the early hours of the morning while it was on TV, while half asleep. It is not supposed to make sense or have any real connection with the film that was watched, but remains a document for me at this present time

I.    In a large dimly lit office the hero of the story walks around and sees that there is a man sitting in a chair that begins to transform before his eyes into something very futuristic, he can not believe his eyes as back of this chair transforms. He realises that there is something not quite right about the reality that he is in any more. Is he missing something.In a large dimly lit office the hero of the story walks around and sees that there is a man sitting in a chair that begins to transform before his eyes into something very futuristic, he can not believe his eyes as back of this chair transforms. He realises that there is something not quite right about the reality that he is in any more. Is he missing something.
    II.    In the hotel lobby, the young girl leaves the hotel under the gaze of her father, enters a car and then as she sits in the front enters a compartment that forms beneath the bonnet, the car seems to have a whole second level to it full of crawl spaces with a rail along it and the girl lies on a trolly that moves along this crawl space that seems to go off into nowhere and it doesn't make any sense, maybe she has gone into some miniature railways system beneath the ground. There is a rumour going on or a theory that she has been abducted by aliens and they can't really bring themselves to realise it so they must live out existence in this fragmented reality. Maybe the chair that he saw earlier on came from a memory of the space ship in which the aliens were.  The hero doesn't believe in aliens, he doesn't believe that he has a daughter either, he wonders how people have cobbled together such nonsense and are trying to get him to believe it
    III.    Car Chase: For the sake of the child who seems to have been lost somewhere and because he feels that he would be doing a good deed for the community, he gets into a car and starts driving around the streets, he is supposed to be in a car chase but there is no other car that he seems to be chasing, he doesn't see the point of it and would rather go home. There are other cars moving around streets but these cars are not even running around the same town, they knew only that a car was driving around a similar street somewhere in another town and that was near enough to being chased by that car, men with radios sitting before tracking screens give them information over mobile phones and walky talkies about which way to drive. They are driving around for a long time as if they are being chased but with no one visible chasing them but they wonder if it has been enough, they'd like to go home and feel that they must have impressed someone enough with their driving, however there's a car coming from the neighbouring town into this others car's town and they are due to crash into each other at the corner of a street as their long distance trajectories are set to connect. Who out there is imagining these cities to be one place in this clever plan. The hero is being assured that driving around like this is a way of driving further and further away from the idea that his daughter has been abducted by aliens, his car drives past more pieces of futuristic technology that would be found aboard the space craft but none of this can be true.
    IV.    A villain drives around on a motorbike and then seems to crash in the side of a truck but it's as if there is a special space for him to purposely crash into and a sphincter like hatch opens up where the motorcyclist is pulled in while his bike remains embedded in the side of the truck, and he suddenly turns up in the steering wheel of the vehicle before he drives the vehicle off, turns a corner and then suddenly the truck over turns immediately. the driver remains trapped in the driving seat bleeding away.
    V.    Under a hail of bullets, a car drives between the tables outside of a restaurant and a motorcyclists drives between the tables the other way as diners are sitting there eating their meals, while a  rider on moped suddenly drives the other way and the car then drives through the side entrance of a hotel and then from one hallways into another turning around a corner under a hail of gunfire from men standing by the walls and the car drives down a landing into another hallway and then disappears through the kitchen, the kitchen opens up to two alley ways with directional signposts. The gun men stand there watching the car drive off into the distance and one speaks into a walk talky. These alleyways may well continue off to another city twenty five or fifty miles away without any break in the walls or places to turn off.
    VI.    The hero finds himself in the club, he drags a young pretty woman out of the woman's toilets screaming at everyone else to get out of their and soon finds himself talking to her in an empty room at a table , the woman  sits there with her hands tied behind her back on purpose, she asks him if he wants to tighten the knot on the rope around her wrists, the entrance into this chamber soon becomes smaller and smaller.
    VII.    The hero sits at the desk twiddling around with his mobile phone, spinning it around, twiddling it with a pen and tries to construct a gun or something else out of it, he pressed all kinds of buttons to make it open up or or do something as if it were some sort of a transforming puzzle but soon gives up and begins writing death threats to the pop singer Spritney Beavers, he sits around in peoples cars, in cinema seats, at bars and cafes writing these death threats to send to her, he feels that she must appreciate them in some way since she had sent him many pairs of her panties in appreciation but he could never actually believe it was all for real because there was a big furore with the police trying to track down his identity when she went into hiding although she would never actually hand his address over to the police to have him arrested and he had been writing some of the most vicious death threats to her for more than a decade as far as he could remember and he spent that whole decade waking up every morning wondering what would happen if the police came to his front door to arrest him and what he might have to do to fight his way out, and had even since organised a group of people in a small wooden club house who are all dedicated to writing death threats to her all desiring the same response to see if they could cover his tracks, he would have the blame put on one of them but he hadn't quite figured out which one it would have to be should the worst come to the worse.
    VIII.    The hero is about to be shot by someone, he can sense that it is going to happen any moment he does not have a gun and then suddenly he opens up the bonnet of an old car, pulls out some pipes and other engine parts and magically assembles a gun and shoots the man who is about to kill him, once he has shot the person, the engine pieces seem to disconnect as if they could never had come together to form a gun. Blood and brains are spattered all over the door and the gunman who whose blood and brains are to be spattered all over the door has not been shot yet, it is only a matter of seconds before he is. He realises that his doom is coming. The hero shoots him in the head , there is no repeat of an explosion of blood and brains on the wall, the victim falls on the floor dead
    IX.    Another villain is suddenly shot repeatedly by the hero, but the villain although peppered with bullets doesn't think that they've gone deep enough within and it is a question of identifying the person who is to be shot dead within even further although it is possible that the other person with the gun may never see the victim within far enough. It is a question of addressing the core of the gun target rather than just as a distant target. The villain says "you never really kill me until you really know what you're shooting at"
    X.    Never the less the hero thinks that he has shot all of these people dead whether he actually killed them or not, whether or not he had  gun to shoot them with even, or if they were within a hundred miles of the killing scene, they all seemed enough like the people he remembered from the days that he stood around with these people in bars and pubs seriously talking about the pop singers that they wanted to marry, how the Boris the Bloph with his glazed expression spoke about how Keelie Minogee was so amazing, his short fat stubby fingers were still reaching out to her as if her face were manifesting before his own and he was trying to touch her cheeks and no one could tolerate the very idea that he might somehow succeed in getting her attention, Joe the boxer who had intensions of changing his own name to that of his best friends was sure that he was going to marry Beyoncé, he would phone the hero up every other day to ask if it seemed like a good idea to change his name from one friends of his to another and would threaten anyone who seemed like a contender to Beyoncés hand in marriage or even claim that he wasn't good enough. Norris McRoberts had ambitions to play piano with Mariah Carey and live with her in Acapulco making a living as a musician.  They all got into heated discussions about who was the most important singer, on the verge of killing one another with a variety of weapons trying to prove their point. He saw Joe the boxer's shot dead body hanging out of an open car door, the shooting and the death may not have taken place at all but that didn't matter anymore.
    XI.    The hero went to see his boss, known as the dragon lady, she has a surgical collar and titanium implants in her neck, she gargled volcanic lava every morning. He wondered what else she had in for him. As she grinned, her mouth opened up wide to the back of the jaw, as if cracking open to reveal rows upon rows of teeth like shards of broken glass. She told him that she couldn't stop what was going to happen next even though whatever was about to happen wasn't something of any interest anyway.
    XII.    In the sky soldiers in a helicopter have come to shoot the hero as he leaves a mansion and finish him off, this seems to be the final test by the agency who he works for, as if they wanted him dead or they were willing to have good soldiers die for no good reason other than they were not as smart as this secret agent. He shoots at the helicopter with a small gun , and something odd happens, the helicopter starts to burn away slowly break into three pieces as if the three pieces connected by sliding pegs, the divides between the pieces of the helicopter becomes bigger and bigger and somehow it still hangs in the air, the troops aboard the helicopter didn't know what was happening, there wasn't anything in their operation manual about this, it must have been some alteration that they made at the last minute, a secret way of destroying helicopters that only secret agents knew about. The car that it is shooting is starting to come apart as of it looks like a zigzag from above but somehow is still driving through the woodlands.
    XIII.    The hero buys the little girl a pony to thank her for tolerating being so ugly and not trying to commit suicide. He still can't believe that she must be his child and instead that there must be a mixup somewhere and would like her to be replaced by a prettier child or at least have her face altered by the best of plastic surgeons because no daughter of his ought to have a face like hers. However other people come to tell him how pretty she really is but he can't see it for some reason, perhaps he has been disillusioned for too long and it results in this sort of perception, he still can not believe that what they are saying is real but is however acknowledging their point of view even if it is not his own.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Wolf of Wall Street

  1. Headed off into central London once more. Will I get there in time to see the Wolf of Wall's Ice Cream or Wall's Sausages (which are popular British brands) or what ever the movie is called. Wmm is losing touch with the title already.  
  2. Well, indeed I enjoyed the movie enough, some great visuals, didn't find funny the parts that everyone else was laughing at and noticed that it had a lot in common with the previous days film. DiCaprio however is becoming more and lined in the face, soon they'll have to digitally de-age to make him look convincingly older. It's as if his face is cracking up into hieroglyphs every seventh second 
  3. This Wolf of Whatsit whatsit is pretty much a toxic movie but certainly a lot going on in it to remember.
  4. One thing you might be relieved to know, as I sat down, I found myself behind a young man with thick frizzy hair who rested his hand on the top of the side of his head and I thought, I'd better move seats rather than sit behind this person , and I did, I went to the other side of the auditorium and sat down. It was the best thing to do.

American something or other... thistle... whistle... bustle... whatever?

a) It's not American Splendour that I went to see yesterday but had trouble remembering the second word on his journey into central London to see the movie. Was the second word in the title Thistle , Bustle , Missile, Rissole? Some such thing! And once I saw the movie I realised that the second word must have been Hustle but the word continued to disintegrate in the back of my mind, fading into nothing

b)  Obnoxious characters but great film, the characters even though one started to find reasons to like them and be entertained by the situation in the movie, remained still slightly obnoxious even when one thought that one was getting to know them for who they were. The way the plot unfolded was entertaining enough. Probably wont ever see it again but still it was excellent

c) Interesting hairstyles to say least. Bradley Cooper's was the most courageous transformation but the other leading men's were noteworthy

d) I don't usually talk about men's hairstyles in movies but has to talk about this one. Jennifer Lawrence had a fairly different look too

e) Seeing these hairstyles may have transformed the very lives of many film viewers in numerous ways unforeseen as much as a Wayne Dyre's books

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Secret Life of Walter Mitty

  1. 18th December  2013. Went to see the Walter Mitty movie yesterday evening starring Ben Stiller turned out to be fresh and enjoyable with surrealistic action scenes and generally a good feeling. Wasn't a typical Stiller movie designed to make you cringe at all, and aimed to be a family movie with long lasting critical respect. And maybe one doesn't need to think too much about it afterwards other than find the day brightened a little. There is a chance that the new Walter Mitty movie might appeal to Coen Brothers Fans. Sean Penn's five minutes or whatever in the movie were well spent.  Can't say another thing about the movie without spoilers but it seemed good to be taken into the distant landscapes where it went. 
  2. 9th January 2014. Off to see again to see the Secret Life of Walter Mitty movie once again later today. It is a film that I managed to enjoy and looks forwards to seeing it again. If Ben Stiller returns to his usual methods of comedy in films after this, it'll be a long time until I seee another Ben Stiller movie again. Rain pouring down right now and the sound is good.
  3. I think he made a good Walter Mitty in this movie. His "zoning out" problem that he seemed to be suffering from was viewed in a plausible way.  If Jim Carrey had made the movie a few years ago, he has done a few too many movies of a similar sort of oddity. And maybe the new direction that this film took was a lot more interesting to me than a rehash of the old movie and some of the day dream scenarios in the original short story have been used over and over and over again in one film after another, and this movie manages to bypass a number of those well trodden paths. Have been spreading the news earlier on today locally that this wasn't a typical Ben Stiller comedy so now a couple more people are interested in seeing it now