Today I launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to publish a collection of short stories in a book called 'Dark Matters'. The money raised will go towards printing the books in both hard back and paperback variations as well as marketing the books online. I hope you support and share this campaign and will help me get my book published! Thanks, Matt.
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Soon world, I shall unleash the second part of the Thoughts of a Dying Atheist story which follows a disturbed psychiatrist on his day to day life. It will be published in a collection called 'Dark Matters' along with two other shorts, "The Collective" and "Mockingbird", so take note and keep checking back here for news! Thanks, Matt.
Friday, 8 June 2012
So, Prometheus. One of the year's hottest releases and easily the film I have been most looking forward too. Other than The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers, this had the most to live up to in terms of fan expectation. People wanted a lot of this film and were hoping that it would deliver the goods. So what were my thoughts you ask? After seeing the film in an Imax screening a mere three days ago I can successfully say that I have digested the events of the films 124 minuet run. I have concluded that it is one of the most spectacular things I have ever seen. In the opening shot we see planet earth in all its majesty, shot in a way that is reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey. In a similar way to that film, Prometheus then goes on to explore the origins of man. A weighty theme that I feel it carried well through its course. The story is at times cliche and predictable but never in a way that detracts from the overall spectacle of the movie. Far be it for me, a humble nerd, to critique the directorial efforts of Sir Ridley Scott but I feel he handled this film better than any other. His last effort, the disappointing Robin Hood, left me wanting more and I can safely say that I got what I wanted and then some. From the opening shot to the closing shot Prometheus is a ride that delivers visually and in the story department. While the script is sometimes shaky with some strange story directions and poor character development, on the whole it delivers. I can't talk about the film without giving mention to the trio of actors that lead the cast. Fassbender, Theron and Rapace are all on top form here with Theron providing a different take on the 'company woman' and with Rapace offering a faith driven lead that is as good as Ripley from the original films. It is Fassbender however that steals the show with the most impressive performance that mixes child like wonder with Sheldon-esque genius qualities. He is perfect as the curious android David and quickly becomes the driving force behind the film. So to sum up, Prometheus delivers. Its not as good as Alien or Aliens and won't be stealing any praise from Blade Runner but it is easily one of the best science fiction films of the past decade. A must watch.
**** - 4 Stars
**** - 4 Stars
Sunday, 3 June 2012
Just because the last one bored me so much I started a new book today, something will a better story I think. Its all still highly dysfunctional and cynical, but hey. The title of this un-polished turd 'Fuck Everything'. Its very much a working title. But in the interest of fairness, here my few followers is a taste of its majesty.
“I had an interesting gift of Jacks sister”
It would have killed me. The conversation that is. If I hadn’t been protected by my good friend Jack Daniels.
“I sat there, family and friends gathered around, and proceeded to open a small rectangular box. After sifting through the blue paper I found…” she pauses for a moment, laughing slightly at what she’s about to say, drawing out the tension.
“A vibrator.” She finishes.
Another casualty of war. Another slave to a system that sucks in the youth of this country and then uses them as pieces of meat to fuel their fire. Put simply, the biggest arms dealer's in the world cash in on these poor souls. Now of course their not innocent in all of this mess, they signed up for it after all, but just because they are willing participants doesn't give the government and the media the right to exploit them. But at the end of the day we don't live in a democracy, we live in a business. This country is just a huge business and we are the employees getting fucked. Happy camping to all this bank holiday, I hope that the weather doesn't depress the fuck out of you as much as it does me. Trask out!