Would you believe me if I told you that before watching Prometheus I have never seen a single film from the Alien franchise? At best, I know some bits, information and watched a few clips from the first two films, but I never bothered to watch any of them in their entirety. And I don’t know why. That changed last Saturday when I saw Prometheus.
I don’t have anything against Adele’s voice and 21 is a pretty good album (my fave track is Rumor Has It). But I’m sickened of her overexposure and every single motherfucker covering her songs in hopes of getting famous as an Adele imitator (though I’m a hypocrite for being very impressed with that Kurt Cobain impersonator from Peru). But when I read about Adele surpassing MJ’s Thriller — a masterpiece of pop music — in album sales via Twitter, my blood boiled… until I realized it was only in the UK and not of all-time. Thank God.
The artists that Adele needs to surpass are:
- Oasis – (What’s The Story) Morning Glory?
- ABBA – Gold
- The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
- Queen – Greatest Hits
While Oasis’ overall career dropped halfway through, I’d be pissed if Adele surpasses this album in top sales. And I would rage if she gets to be #1. But considering how things go with fame and publicity, Adele might surpass them all in sales (except Beatles and Queen). :S
I have some thought aout Steve McQueen’s Shame. But some of the thoughts might be spoiler-ish.
First of all, I only started watching AMC’s Mad Men a few months ago despite hearing lots of great things about the show. The first time I saw bits from the show was during Season 3, with the hilarious lawnmower scene and then Souvenir, which was pretty much a January Jones highlight reel.
So I waited patiently for a moment to give Mad Men a shot. This year, thanks to new Latin American channel HBO Signature (the show airs on HBO in Latin America), I finally got to see it in its entirety and it’s really worth the watch.
As for Season 5 goes, I only saw the season premiere. Pretty good episode that had comedy bits that could rival the likes of Louie and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Looking forward to what the rest of the season comes up with, especially for Don Draper.
Random mention: I just saw The Town a few hours ago. Great film. Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm was great in it. But even better was Jeremy Renner. I wish he could guest star on Mad Men one day.
Here we go again… for now:
I finally decided to watch Captain America: The First Avenger. I know what you might think of me watching it very late.
“You went to see Thor, Harry Potter, DOTM and X-Men on the big screen, yet not Cap? Fucking Nazi!”
J/k there. Let’s go with the thoughts.
- First of all, I wasn’t sure of watching this at the theaters last year. The trailers didn’t do much for me to begin with — not to mention me dreading the idea of Cap having a heavily pro-America feel to it.
- Somehow, Captain America: The First Avenger turned out to be a better than expected film.
- It may not be as comical as Thor, cool as Iron Man 1, bromance-esque as First Class or Oscar-worthy like TDK, but Captain America had a great retro vibe, serious tone and pretty good story from start to finish. If there’s a sequel for Captain America, count me in.
- The story takes a while to settle in, but once Steve Rogers gets his upgrade, things start to get better, story-wise and action-wise.
- The acting was pretty good. Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Hayley Atwell were great in this.
- Damn, Dominic Cooper could have been Tony Stark. Dude looked great as Howard Stark.
- Speaking of Stark, the only connection Cap has heading into The Avengers is knowing Tony Stark’s father.
- The ending was sad and nicely executed, while setting up The Avengers briefly.
- If I had it my way at the 2011-2012 Oscars, I would have given Captain America: The First Avenger two nominations: Best Original Song and Best Art Direction.
- Art Direction was amazing here. Everything looked aesthetically beautiful.
- Star Spangled Man should have gotten a nomination. Sad how the Oscars only went with two songs from The Muppets and Rio.
- Overall, I liked Captain America. But I wonder if the film is a endorsement for steroid users, considering what Cap had to go through to become what he is. Cap is enhanced genetically and later viewed as a hero, just like it happens with athletes using steroids on American Football (NFL), Baseball (MBL) and Wrestling (WWE, TNA, etc.). Lol.
- Lastly, I’m still looking forward to The Avengers, but the advertising for the film isn’t really that exciting except for the Super Bowl trailer.