MINDHORN looks fun

Some funny British people. And a Manx connection

Not sure if this one will make it to SA, but where there’s a will, there’s a way.
And having seen the trailer, there’s certainly a will here.

I might give this a go

I’ve never used Vimeo on-demand before. But at $4.99 for a rental, this from director Luke Huxham, looks worth a watch:

Because it:

…promises to be one of the most beautiful and in-depth looks at one of the deadliest races in the world. An annual event that’s taken place for over a century, the TT is a complex road course that spans the majority of its namesake isle, where top-tier superbikes and their riders go all-out — often just inches away homes and people. On-board footage from motorcycles in the race can be terrifying enough to make you queasy.

There have been a number of attempts at making this sort of film before and none of them have really worked. The general suggestion is that this one will be a bit different. It comes out on June 26th.

To the best of my knowledge, there was “only” one rider death during this year’s TT – that was Frenchman Franck Petricola.

Good People, For You

I watched a film last night. Regular readers will be aware that this is somewhat of an unusual occurrence, so it probably deserves a mention here. The flick in question was called Good People and scored a massive 11% on Rotten Tomatoes. And I can understand why: it was a bit shoddy, wholly implausible from start to finish and rather (very) predictable. But, that said, it was quite fun if you overlooked the nonsense and there was Kate Hudson, so it wasn’t all bad. What definitely deserves a mention is the theme music of said film, and so I’m doing that too:

I’m getting whiffs of Shirley Bassey, Amy Whitehouse and a thick layer of Bond Theme on the palate. Serena Ryder is a 32 year old Canadian singer who I had never heard of, but that’s quite a voice right there. I’ll be exploring a bit more in the coming weeks. Incidentally, the only other music mentioned in the credits was:

Excerpt from ‘Mansquito’ Written by Joseph Conlan and Sophia Morizet Published by Brevity Music, Inc.; Asymptotote Music BV, Inc.

and was dark and brooding in a very David Arnoldesque way. Upon further googling, ‘Mansquito’ appears to be a 2005 TV Movie with the following plot synopsis:

While trying to find a cure for the West Nile virus, a scientist turns herself and her subject into mutant insects.

Which sounds only slightly less believable than Good People. Film: 5/10 (for the lolz) Theme music: A strong 8½/10 (dem lungs)