It was a bolt out of the blue when baseball on Five was cancelled this year with no apparant reason. Ok so there was something about the cost of USA sports being imported but that hasnt stopped things like basketball, nascar et all. Now with one of the other channels getting the superbowl its now obvious why five has given up with the usa sports…
Gah, frustration of the first degree this weekend. After being back in the uk for a little under a month now having time off I have to take the trip back there to finish off, only this time its a bit of a bigger trip, if things work out…am I coming back.
Dubai is a place for the wealthy and the jet set but you ahve to be in a certain mind set to work there and survive. In a lot of ways you deal with the punches and it pushes you to carry on to actually at least try, well at times. Other times you have the shizzle kicked out of you. Ones thing for sure, business mind wise and hand on heart its definatly not me, to say im out of my depth there. My life is dealing with 10 and 20s life of there is the same but always add a few more zeros to the end.
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i’m sitting here smelling my hair and wrapping it around my fingers. i’m a little wordless. i never met someone like you beforesomeone who talks like that, that is
Ive blogged that comment because right here and now, such an amazing compliment…
its 6 o clock and I want to go home
Why the hell does that lyric keep floating through my head for no good reason what so ever , however what a weekend, the sort of weekend that makes the week worth going through for,enjoyment, having a blast, being amongst people and you know having …fun.
But its with sadness that I endulge those happier moment in my life. Because without one you cannot have the other, happiness is always precluded with sadness. Take the last relationship which did indeed bring happiness but ultimately the most painful and most miserable time in my life.
Its at thsi point I reach a cross roads where do I carry on a path or try and believe in another path that might take me to a better place. Tie that along with the constant thought of is the grass greener on the other side and you end up with one thing.. fucking hell I hate logic at times.
To know and always appreciate each side of a converstation based on all its merits leats to the head being messed up with to say the least. My one solace is sleep, the reality is wondering and then realising that when you take the chance to believe in something each and every time thats the ultimate failure, belief. Thinking that some people are good, you have friends to rely upon, having a backup plan none of that exists. There is no past and present there is only the moment you live in.
For a month I took up a belief, a religion and to be honest it was the devout faith in Karma. And after that month its obvious that a religion or belief is one thing and one thing only, fear. Fear that we are not invincible, fear that there are consequences to what we all do. Perhaps attaching coincedental events to something that is tangible makes things easier in life. On the other hand the good is that it stopped me doing stupid things, on the other hand. Its stopped me doing stupid things. Hell I feel lost.
So just got back from the cinema after finally seeing Star Trek, the plan was to see it last weekend but somehow I ended up being dragged into see the oddly placed prequel, wolverine.
I have to say that all in all it was one of the better films Ive watched since the Dark Knight. The plot is plausible and fits right in there with the pre TNG era and does do a lot of work for the original star trek era, introducing pike (who was taken hostage in the first trek episode) and bows more than one or two considerable nods to the movies and foibles of the previous / future films.
its a film that has a lot to do and a lot to carry. First off its trying to establish the characters for almost a new era of star trek viewers. TNG has been off the air for some time and with the last franchise going in a brave but doomed season arc based episode format it does hold its head up above water but at times, just.
Being in the early thirties there was an almost childish glee of seeing the Enterprise in the dock, some class one liners, an interesting turn around on the Urhura, spock and then the smile bringer to bring all smiles… Seeing Leonard Nimoy. Somehow his presence in the film whilst at times feeling forced did seem to make this a proper Trek movie. However for a film that’s bordering on fun and serious its not without its flaws.
This is a film that more than begs for a directors edition to pad out things. There were more than one or 2 cut aways and cut scenes that just seem chopped and almost out of synch. One being where Scotty, not long introduced is dropped through a water pipe and hints at a nice bit of banter which suffers from one of just a few awkward cuts.
You cant blame the producers in a way as there is a backlash going on with films that tell a story for more than a hour and a half. A few scenes could of been replaced to allow for more dialogue between characters.
Most of the dialogue on establishing the ships crew was limited to either pleasantries or one liners for the old guard trek fans. You feel the attachment right at the end between Spock and kirk but for the most the other characters seem bolted on. There is some slightly odd casting as well but any film that Winnona Ryder stars in and she doesn’t manage to wreck it. Sylar, sorry Zachary manages to flit between an odd sense of feeling to then suddenly being new / old spock like an old glove. Its the end bond between kirk and spock that alone brings his performance out.
With the ship now finally under sail this film defiantly lends itself to a sequel. Its been a while for a film to enduce a smile fest and nostalga from a prequel make. Whereas with Wolverine you were watching it as part of the ride at parts there is a little of involvement but thats if you are familiar with the Trek franchise. If not, theres a lot worse to be watching.
So a marxworld rating of 4 out of 5 based on films seen so far this year.