Thursday, 25 April 2013

Fine China is quite fine indeed!

I've completely changed my mind about Chris Brown's new song and video "Fine China" which was released online on April 1st 2013. At first I thought that it was a really bad imitation of an epic Michael Jackson video! I found watching it was a bit awkward and the imitating just felt a tad cheap! BUT strangely after watching it a couple of times, I've come to really like it if not love it. In this video Chris Brown seems to be able to project all of the dimensions of a Michael Jackson-style video and actually does so quite well! Good vocals, good dance moves, a video story line, a fight, a sexual muse and in true "Jacko" style the song even manages to stir up a bit of hearty controversy! It features the particularly sketchy chorus"it's alright I'm not dangerous, when you're mine I'll be generous" . The lyrics seem to hint at the unfortunate physical violence that took place between himself and Rihanna and reveal his plea to get her back! True or untrue? Have your say! Whether you're anti- Chris Brown or opposed to the greatness of Michael Jackson, WATCH THIS VIDEO!!!

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Django Unchained

Django Unchained (2012) is Quentin Tarantino’s new western film, which focuses mainly on the wealthy societies of the southern states of America and their relationships with slaves. Django is the name of the protagonist, played by Jamie Foxx, he is a slave that is met by a German bounty hunter who frees and convinces him to come and join his quests to find wanted men. Django agrees in the hope of finding and rescuing his wife, who was sold as a slave also. Together they encounter many nail-biting situations and over time develop a remarkable friendship. Tarantino’s comical flare brings some light hearted humour to a film that touches on some incredibly sensitive issues, which has been deemed to be a disrespectful element of what could grow to be an incredibly iconic film. I would argue though that the humour Tarantino has incorporated into this film is a helpful aid throughout the graphic scenes of violence and themes of racism and rape, which occur throughout the film and can be things which are uncomfortable to watch for some. The cast of this film is a long list of A-list actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Christopher Waltz, Samuel Jackson and Kerry Washington. It is a story you’ve never heard before brought to life in a way you’ve never seen. It is definitely a must see!