Thursday, May 29, 2008

My Week Off





I'm really lucky on this blog. Lovely people visit it and leave comments on it even though I don't update it regularly, write bollocks and post music that they don't like. Last week I promised that I'd get posting and that those posts would be worthy of reading.

Well it's a week later, I've added nothing to the blog and there is nothing worth reading. I've drunk every night this week and then spent a large part of the week in bed (I do believe I have to catch up after seven weeks of eighteen hour days though...)

It's been a great week though, I've thoroughly enjoyed myself! I've played lots of games, watched some excellent films and television and spent quality time with friends and family! I've eaten out twice, been to the pub twice, watched Ricky Hatton (Manchester boxer) triumph in his home coming fight and got very romantic with Mrs. K.

So firstly, the films! Well I'll only tell you about two, but what stellar films they are...

Number one: Blade Runner. Based on the novel "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?", Blade Runner is the epic film from director Ridley Scott, starring Harrison Ford as a 'Blade Runner', a specialist cop in 2019 LA, whose job it is to 'retire' killer robots known as 'replicants', virtually indistinguishable from humans. The plot of the film is sublime, but is eclipsed by the cinematography, soundtrack and above all the vision of a future metropolis, all hover cars, giant moving billboards, decaying art deco buildings, a very Japan influenced America and techno punks. Subtle references to the present such as product placement (especially Atari! - how wrong they were!!!) antiquated American gas guzzlers and even the Hare Krishnas jostling down the street make it so cool. 10/10!



Secondly: Twelve Monkeys. It's hard to know where to start with this time travelling, mind bending, paranoid psychosis inducing epic, but it's a trip and no mistake... Directed by Terry Gilliam (of Monty Python fame) and featuring stunning performances from Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt, the film tells of an apocalyptic future where five billion people have been wiped out by a virus spread by the mysterious 'Army Of The Twelve Monkeys'.

Bruce is sent back in time to find information on the army and get a sample of the virus before it mutates. Of course when he arrives in the past,spouting his futuristic babble, he's slammed straight in the nuthouse. This is where he meets Brad Pitt, who gives an Oscar deserving performance as a well erm... loon. If I wrote all night I couldn't explain it, so have a look at this lovely wikipedia page.

In terms of TV, I caught loads of episodes of my favourite TV shows, Everybody Loves Raymond, Malcolm In The Middle, South Park, Family Guy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Futurama, Simpsons, Maury Povitch and Jerry Springer. YES! I love trash TV!!!

Games? Hmmm... Since you asked, it goes like this... After a late birthday present (cash) from my parents I was able to buy myself the following games...



1.) Dead Rising- Capcom produced zombie-fest loosely based on George A. Romero's 'Dawn Of The Dead'. The game is great looking and although I've not played that far into it, it looks great.

What's not to like about a mall full of zombies with '72 hours' to waste them and uncover whatever it was that caused the outbreak? Wanna know more? Look here...



2.) Dead Or Alive 4 - Originally this title raised it's head on the Saturn and provided a great alternative to Virtua Fighter. It was a solid fighting game that introduced brilliant characters, all American stereotype's who speak pure Japanese! The size of the female protagonist's breasts (huge) was a bonus (huge!!!), as was the destructible environments and two tier fighting arenas. The current gen incarnation rocks and at only £10 represents my best purchase!

3.) Viking- Battle For Asgard. Hmm.. This Sega produced opus has stunning graphics, an amazing musical score and a huge free roaming environment. But it hasn't grabbed me yet. However, it got the thumbs up from my Portugese homie Nebacha and I trust his opinion totally, so I'll wait for it to 'grab me by the booboo!!'

Talking of Nebacha and great gaming, today saw the second clash between myself and Nuno on VF5 online. This time it was pretty evenly matched! We showed up as Kage (me) and Akira (Nebacha) and we'd both gone to the trouble of donning new costumes! LOL!

It became a 'family affair' when I said hello to Nebacha's mum over headphones and Nuno played VF5 with my youngest son Ted!

So there you have it!! A great week and hopefully a post of some substance! Now all I need to do is get me and BJ playing VF5 online and post some more music you don't like and my work here is done!!!! Peace out my brothers!!!!









6 comments:

Junlee said...

Nice LONG post fatherk! :)

And ya know this is crazy, but I have never seen Blade Runner.

NebachadnezzaR said...

You look like me when I'm depressed, talking about the things I do like they're shit. You're as lucky to have us reading this as we're lucky to have you and this blog :)

Junlee, you're not the only one, I've never seen Blade Runner either.

As for 12 Monkeys, that one I saw, and it was everything Father said. Original, twisted, mind bending and a definitely a good watch.

As for Viking, it's like I said when we were playing VF5, give it time to grow. It's like an epic movie, it doesn't start as an epic, but it slowly builds upon itself until it gets there. Also, you'll probably get hooked to it as soon as you cut your first foe in half or sever his arms before beheading him...

FUNNYMAN said...

I thought Viking was an average game. It seems like I had more issues with it than Neba.

DEITRIX said...

Great Movies!!!

I need to get the new edition of Blade Runner... Re-Mastered and all..

fatherkrishna said...

Yes dear Deitrix you must! (and you too Junlee and Neba...) Bladerunner is a definitively cool film!

gnome said...

What a FANTASTIC post! Couldn't agree more with the movie selection either. Oh, and let me suggest "Zombie Strippers" too...