Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Karate Kid

I've got love for you if you were born in the 80's is something that Pineapple headgear man Calvin Harris would say to you. Personally, I agree.
If you were a kid being raised in the 80's not only did you get the best kids shows, music and TV series, but you got the best films too.
Which brings me round to the subject of this particular ramblingation.
My long suffering lady wife Louise, (who doesn't read these ramblings by the way, so I could write anything about her without her knowing, but know my life isn't worth living if she found out) was born in the late 80's so missed out on a lot of the stuff that made my childhood bearable.

I don't mind so much that she doesn't get certain references I get, as I can re-watch the classics (which sometimes aren't as good as I remember them) with her and re-live my childhood, complete with cola flavoured chewits and ghostbuster toys.

So I picked up Karate Kid from those rent boys known as Love Film! I was actually amazed at how well the film stood the test of time. Mr. Miyagi is as Yoda like as I remember him and Daniel-Son is the perfect model of teenage Angst.
To my horror then, as I loved that film so much, I learnt that the powers that be had decided to make a remake. Now, I'm all for remakes, if the original was made in the 50's or was an idea not fully realised due to the technology of the time or the directors lack of vision, but for me Karate Kid is still a great movie with some surprisingly touching moments (and not in a creepy way)

So Hollywood... why remake it!?
CHA-CHING! That's why. Sponduli, pesetas, yen.
Accident prone Jackie Chan, who is a crazy bastard but entertaining none the less takes on the role of Mr. Miyagi... except his name is Mr. Han this time round. Good job too, as there truly is only one Mr. Miyagi... and he's dead.

Daniel Russo is replaced with Dre, who's played by Will Smith's spawn. I thought the kid was great in The Pursuit Of Happiness, but the trailer for this looked really really bad. It doesn't help that he's 11 in this movie as oppose to Daniel being about 16.
But my main point of contention dear reader is the title itself. Jackie Chan, is a Kung Fu master, not a Karate Guru. So in this film, he teaches Dre, Kung Fu, not Karate...

SO WHY... OH WHY!?!? Is this film called Karate Kid?! I know WHY, but surely it should be called Kung Fu Kid?
I'll probably rent this out, just to see how badly/goodly they do, and will fill you in. If there's no Crane in this, I'm going on a spree.
Waxing off for now, Ciao!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Banana Men From Feline V : Directors Cut & Other Filums

Good morning, or as they say in wales "Khhhheee Khaaaa"

Last night I spent half an evening re-editing "Banana Men from Feline V" with Kristofus and John John the Potters Son, and have got to say that although it's lost a bit of the B-Movie feel to it, it's actually got some interesting new additions and some footage that we didn't use has been included.

It's great going back over this film as the first time around, I was left to it and edited the whole thing together myself, usually Kristofus sits in and helps out but on that instance he was going through a weird phase, where he believed anything he wanted to happen would happen if he thought about it hard enough. So he wasted an evening trying to materialize popcorn.

The reason I'm going over this is to try and get it polished enough to send off to a film festival. I'm also sitting down at some point and going over Magic Bean Man, editing both parts into one and lighting up some of the darker scenes now that I have a better knowledge of the package (careful) I'm using.

Also in the pipeline is a re-make of Edward Lobe, which is being scripted this time round by myself and Alexis, and of course our main project this year The Dark Spirit, has been moved back till October so that we can have more time to prepare and get a cast that doesn't keep dropping out like a BT Internet signal.

On another note, it's my birthday this time next week... maybe I'll develop superpowers on my 27th birthday? I live in hope.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

The Life and Times of Adamicus the 3rd

Greetings fellow randoms, I hope that you're enjoying the shit crazy weather we're having right now. I know I am.

Thunderstorms are great aren't they? I mean, now they are, in 2010, but back in the cavemen days it must have been a pretty scary experience... also Edward Scissorhands probably doesn't relish thunderstorms... he must be a pretty good conductor (for electricity, not for a concert)

I've found myself becoming more and more of a recluse on this blog, thanks partly to some stellar xbox 360 games recently and the fact the only computer I can use to type on, is at work. And usually I'm working when I'm a... sorry... I couldn't lie to you faithless readers. We all know I do some work, but the kinda work that I get paid to do isn't the work I'd be doing. I tend to write screenplays, or work an idea out like you do with a particularly hard poo using a pencil.

I do intend to keep you updated about certain thoughts and events that are happening at present or in my future(present at time of writing) and random stories and so forth. But at the moment I'm finding hard to get time to do it, what with a bigger workload, the fact that I now have to wrestle alligators on my lunch break, and my evenings are taken up with xbox 360 and fighting crime.

Greece, by the way, should have won the Eurovision song contest with their amazing "Opa!" song. I mean, that was one catchy tune and better than the Germanic entry by a long shot. You'd think people would remember World War II and not vote for Germany at all... ah well.

Next year, I may compose an entry to Eurovision. I reckon we'd win. :D

Ok, well, I've gotta go check my pulse as I seem to have stopped breathing. Ciao for Niao!