I’ve decided to put my three main hobby updates here in weekly sections. Music, Movies, Reading.
Movies: I watch a film last night, which has got to be the bloodiest film I’ve seen in ages. It was called Ninja Assassin (just by the name alone, I knew I had to watch it). It was basically about a rouge ninja student going against the other ninjas to foil their assassination attempts in revenge against his mentor. (there was a government side story, but I thought it to be boring). It was very well put together and the fight scenes… although very bloody and savage, still kept hold of a artsy dance kind of look. It was weird.. kind of like a 70s Bruce Lee film. The last scene for example. The main character pits his skills against his mentor. The whole floor is covered in blood and the main character is sliced more then a chopped up cucumber but still finds a way to walk about the place. It is cheesy and something women stay well away from, but still, for pure action lovers, its a film thats well worth checking out.
Books: I’ve been reading Sherlock Holmes lately and really enjoying it. Not because of the recent movie (although it has strengthened my interest) but because of an iPhone app called Wattpad. It has thousands of classic novels on it including the works for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and I had been meaning to check them out for a while now. I started off with the short story collections under title “Adventures of / Memoirs of” and I must say I’m hooked. What attracts me to the books is the eccentricity of Sherlock Holmes and his methods of solving the crimes, the bafflement of the people around Holmes when he comes to his conclusions, the why people talked at the start of the century and mostly, the way the stories are depicted from the view point of that other then the main character. I’m going to move onto Hound of the Baskervilles next I think and then onwards through the collection. :)
Music: For the past month or so, I’ve been listening to the Stereophonics’ new album Keep Calm and Carry on. Whenever a song from the album comes on my iPhone, i dont skip at all. The Stereophonics are a Welsh rock band that formed in 1992 in Cwmaman, Wales and are a part of the Cardiff Rock Scene. They’ve brought out loads of songs in their career and many of them I’ve loved. They did take a break from the rock sound they started off doing by doing mellower songs like Have a Nice Day and Mr Writer, which were alright, but I thought they didn’t suit it.
They gradually got back on form with their Language, sex, violence, other? Album, and have come into their own with their latest album, which isn’t as recognised as it should be in my view. It has classic a Stereophonic but also a bit of Oasis too (one of my other fave bands). Nearly every song on their new album I love. Kelly Jones's rough, Rod Stewart-esque voice belts out on the songs on this album, such as Shes Alright, Innocent, Uppercut and 100mph. Check out the album when you can and you'll be blown away.