Tales of various events and adventures in Edinburgh and soon to be London.
This documentary style film was released in 2010, and describes the intriguing series of events that central character Nev experiences, all initiated by, and immersed in Facebook. Nev, who embarks on a virtual adventure of both mystery and potential romance is shocked to find that this suspense-filled journey leads down a road of heartbreaking dishonesty. The trailer for this film has been slated by critics for being misleading in conveying the film as a horror, something I do agree with, but overall the film is definitely worth watching and will have you gripped from the start! Some reviews regarding this film have been questioning the authenticity of the film, saying that it is suspicious how they started filming something that may have not unfolded in such a riveting manner, deeming it to be too coincidental and most likely fabricated.
This is also something I question myself, and with the success of The Social Network, this subsequent film involving a story based on Facebook would surely amount to success!
Well, whether it’s true or false, the film is filled with intrigue and definitely worth watching, even if it is just to stare at a very good looking boy’s adventures.
“Kingfisher’s Takeaway Throne in the Bin”
Having received a leaflet in the post for what looked like a true student-friendly take-away on Bread Street, Edinburgh, displaying a wide range of tummy-warming food on their menu, I decided to avail of their services and ordered a baked potato a la chicken salad. At under 4 pounds I was happy to pay for what was pictured as a nicely presented jacket potato with all the trimmings. To my dismay, I was delivered what looked more like a pile of vomit mashed into a crumpled burger box with oil seeping through the packaging. Mmmm, tasty…for the birds outside maybe, or more generously for the mouse that has been an unwelcome resident in my bedroom for the last few months, but that is another story entirely! Anyway, as well as my own feelings of disgust towards this potato palava, my two roommates were no more happy than the pervert that lives in our bin outside our house. Again, that is another story for another time! Moral of the story at hand is: Never order from Kingfisher’s Takeaway on Bread Street in Edinburgh. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll just be taking the rubbish out…
“Sushi? Yes please.”
Enjoyed a lovely meal with friends last night at ‘Yes Sushi’ restaurant, on Hanover Street in Edinburgh. I have been talking incessantly about sushi since I arrived here nearly a year ago, and only relished the experience last night, one which I hope to indulge in again soon! The restaurant is really nice, and the service was pretty quick. We also revelled in the fact that it was 30 per cent off for students; always a good way to lure in us poverty stricken uni-heads! I have posted a pic of the food I had, called Prawn Futomaki, a delectable dish I will be devour again I’m sure!
Visit their website for more on info on their menu and locations of their restaurant!
“Harry Potter and the Deathly 3d Experience”
Reluctantly, I admit that yesterday I succumbed to the excitement and hype of Harry Potter and saw the final Potter frontier in the cinema in Edinburgh. To think that ten years of refusing to see or read anything about Harry Potter, and proudly admit I never conformed to the magical madness of this unstoppable iconic boy, I ended up surrendering to the requests of a certain avid Harry Potter fan who demanded I accompany them to the cinema. Not to say that I don’t enjoy a riveting fantastical film, such as Twilight and all the Disney films that entertained and shaped my childhood, but the whole fascination with Daniel Radcliffe’s character confuses me as he is probably the most irritating of all personalities in film! I’m aware that after writing this, I will have consequentially caused a “We hate **** Group” on Facebook, unbeknownst to me as there are millions of obsessed fans out there but I still don’t understand the overwhelming appeal to this film. On the other hand, I’m sure the books do more justice to the story than the films, just like a lot of other stories, so I am not in a position to comment on this in it’s entirety. What I can say, is that the 3d experience made the whole film a lot more inviting, especially seeing as I am pretty removed from this Harry Potter Pantomime, all self-induced of course. What I thought could have added to everyone’s experience at this film, was if the staff were dressed in Harry Potter attire, and the whole cinema decorated in Harry Potter paraphernalia, as well as competitions/games hosted by the assigned staff. Could have made it more fun/brought the film to life/made the experience more engaging/unforgettable. Also, I do think that cinemas could have invested in more marketing and advertising as the film itself creates so much hype. Fans would inevitably be bought into any little in-store events/games if they were given the chance, allowing for more profit to be generated. These are just my thoughts.
Anyway, to bring this write up to an end, just as the end has come for Harry Potter; maybe not the end I had hoped for, but alas, I dont regret seeing the final chapter of this ridiculously, incredible film extravaganza!
“MorningTide Waves Goodbye to Nice Weather in Morningside.”
Awoken by the incessant pelting of torrential rain on my bedroom window, a storm was likely to brew shortly after. Not the kind of brew I would have been comforted by to nurse my unforgiving hangover, but all the same it provided some entertainment for the inevitable monotonous day that lay ahead. Myself and my roommate/partner in crime, Kev, stormed into our living area (suitable use of words, I feel) to witness the gushing of water cascading onto our windowsill from above our house. To add to the climactic show of rare climatic conditions, thunder and lightening bolts terrified the last of the blue skies into non-existence, as the dark, insidious clouds colonised the sky. Without hesitation, we decide to investigate the seemingly dangerous elements outside our door, and of course, take photos to relive the moment. As sad as this may sound, this short-lived adventure proved to be far more stimulating and invigorating than what we really should have been doing. Clearly sickened by even the word itself, (it begins with a ‘d’), it involves research and a level of concentration that exceeds ten seconds; something I am currently struggling with. And, not naming names, but there are a lot of people in the same boat as me, so we paddle the same canoe- something that may come in handy what with these bloody floods. Anyway, I feel my dramatic descriptions of the weather conditions needed visual verification, hence the photos; The proof is in the flooding :P
“Thank God you’re here. Grandma’s been raped.” ~ Mr. G
Chris Lilley brings a fresh style of witty and absurd humour to the comedy table through the diverse and eccentric characters he plays in Summer Heights High. ”Angry Boys” and “We can be Heroes” are an additional, consecutive series, that also include the same characters as Summer Heights. Different characters are introduced throughout the episodes, and each of their stories intersect in some way, gelling the programme as a whole very effectively. Chris Lilley, of course, is at the forefront of every trivial matter that arises throughout the series.
“Hide & Seek girl never found, presumed dead”
~ Kevin’s room