Top 5 Tunes (14)

Top 5 Tunes (14)

Here’s another Top 5 Tunes to add to your earphones or stereos.

Madonna feat. Nicki Minaj – B*tch I’m Madonna (Sander Kleinberg Remix)

The best version of this song and forget about all the celebrity music stars involved, this one is rockin’ thanks to the mix of Sander Kleinberg. What a tune. Instant replay!

Tough Love – So Freakin’ Tight

A funny and cool poolside beat.

Jinny – Keep Warm

An original come cheesy pop beat with Summer thrill that is nothing cheesy at all.

Lunch Money Lewis – Bills

A cheeky Jazz-esq/ blues footapper about today’s painful finances.

Rumors – Pep and Rash

A cool club feel sound.

Film Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Starring – Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

Director: George Miller

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Set in a post apolocalyptic world, freedom fighter Furiosa (Charlize Theron) leads the way in a revolutionary feminist appeal, transporting five wives from the main capital on the road to nowhere, seeking homeland. The journey across arid desert lands with no hope in sight, fleeing the tyrannical Immortan Joe, an enslaver of his people, the six females encounter one, daring hero, fighting for his own freedom.

A glossy remake of the original, now cast with an excellent choice of Tom Hardy as ‘Mad’ Max Rockatansky to take up the once perfect stance Mel Gibson gave to the role, continues to keep the film strong in the principal of avoiding a clichéd Hollywood casting that would ruin its momentum. Thanks be to Miley Cyrus not being in the back of that truck.

Though the film does stroll into some negative areas. The film is a long trek becoming comfortable with itself. While some films require this and work well within the framework, this is not its best asset. Having to wait too long to grasp a snapshot of the movie and its background loses the feel among a backdrop of boredom, isolation with the desert lands and no direct concept of what Theron sets out for.

It will certainly have the feminists raving for inclusion, but only conducted to seem more diverse makes the film stumble in its adoration for audiences. Weird costumes and wardrobe design for the gas mask type look with a distorted reality is a difficult watch. While trying to make new concepts the story here is somewhat off and does not bode well together at all. It is interesting attempt at feminism however will contradict itself with its prime example of typecast groups of females, with the appointment of the five wives. One is a model, while another is a previous actor from Transformers who adds to the warrior-esq, fighting style which contradicts feminism and its very core values. The names of the ladies are also very peculiar.

mad max tom hardyA guys film with a super hot stud and a level of warrior nature will appeal to some fans that like a different style on the average muck churned out by Hollywood today. Though the problem served remains trying to be too different that sets itself way apart from any level of a reality, even if the story is supposed to have a far-fetched mentality.

The story goes back and forth, has no clear direction and has moments of instable or lost ‘stilled air’ where moments are forgotten. Stunts are somewhat awkward, but have their place adding tense action for a thrill in some scenes. Though again, after the buzz, the thrill is there but distilled. Needing a little more craft and attention to detail would prevail, but is overall passable.

While it is a better, new age, feel good, non-traditional movie, backed up with a very difficult, bulky feel of hardman meets hardbabe to demystify gender boundaries, the film is more of a gender showing off than what Mad Max was originally intended for. It is passable to score highly but still has its flaws which make it lose out on its full potential. It tried to be too non-modern, epicness with fans that lost it some fuller excellence. While it is a very good film for today’s modern age, it is still, just a film, which is crippling to the Mad Max hopes of being somewhat more than average.

This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows, from left, Abbey Lee as The Dag, Courtney Eaton as Cheedo the Fragile, Zoe Kravitz as Toast the Knowing, Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa and Riley Keough as Capable, in Warner Bros. Picturesí and Village Roadshow Picturesí action adventure film, ìMad Max:Fury Road," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. (Jasin Boland/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) ORG XMIT: CAET486

A cross between a zombie flick with an actual plot and a modern hero saving the princess from her castle. Attempts to be gritty have made it, in part, a mess, instead, which is upsetting to be a part of in viewing and critique. But that is where it is at. It will probably captivate a few teens, but overall, will it be enough? Plus the demographic of the Mad Max franchise is modern young adult boys growing up with the flick in the first place. For teen fans they will rave and “Yay!” For others, “Meh!” “It was okay.” For trying to stand out with a new stance on Hollywood and the pure gritty film resurgence, Mad Max’s Fury Road is a little off course. Perhaps it can stop for gas and refuel. Only time may tell. Surely there will be a sequel. It’s the new age of capitalist conveyor belt. It seems reviews only come in at a high bias simply because they want it to be meaningful, rather than judged purely on this credentials. Want for a film to succeed won’t make it happen. It either has it or not.

Casting? Good. Dialogue? Fair. Motion and story? Good. Concept? Passable. It’s decent but needs work in forming its own reality and its story, with a look that isn’t so Alien female meets Prince Charming of an underworld without glossy finesse outside of a Hollywood bubble. Difficult to achieve, yet that is what was set out for the film and now, its future challenges.
The film was originally delayed after 2001, for good reason. Since focusing on animated projects, Miller, who achieved well and much on those projects may have attempted to rebirth this project under the basis of changing from the too sweet animative directions taking up his new time. The project at the heart of his desire may have been formed by the previous films’ stance and trying to get away from being seen as a sweet director since the gritty to the kind came about. In doing so, Miller may have gone too far back to try and be original. The boundary would be in the middle, with a modern day take on the world, while understanding audience need. His passion involved and the attempts of efforted change have been noted, though needs to find the right balance if ever to further achieve what it hopes to set out for.

Film Rating – 4/5



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Film Review: Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike XXL (2015)

Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Maganiello,

Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash

Director: Gregory Jacobs


Sweaty, hot, hunk studs are all the rage these days. After the original frolic of oiled up, lubricated pleasure and Channing Tatum’s irrepressible smile, filled with inane pearly white gnashers, the brazen slutfest come strip joy was bestowed onto audience once again. This time, filled with hip-hop stripping, Hollywood’s highest earner Channing Tatum returned in it’s lacklustre sequel, relying heavily on overindulgent female and neglected realities of men. Those who work as strippers, those who like them and those who might want tips to please their women were overlooked.

Instead, the self indulgent overpraise of Channing Tatum’s incessantly annoying square jawed gawk and forced love of self workout regime in a hunky body show off was on offer.

Bland blokes with no t-shirts.

Bland blokes with no t-shirts.

96% of female audiences stormed the Box Office to witness Channing and his troupe take of their clothes in what was an abysmal show of muscle clad, empty expressions on Tatum’s chiselled hipster white boy gaze.

The film’s estimates were hugely lower than expected, earning a pitiful $12 million at the weekend and $27.1 Wednesday to Sunday, last week. The original, in 2012, drew in $39m.

The self-belief of Tatum’s acting and directing of the film could not be more inane, thinking the actor himself would be able to command gay audiences, assumed to like it, regardless, among the stereotype of lots of hunky men taking clothes off because women will cheaply come rushing in their thousands, as predicted to see a run down sex style topless pageant. They did. Though the gays didn’t. They would not be played into a level of idiotic, female framed, rubbish that consisted of letting bodies talk for themselves. The shameful technique could not even appeal Matt Bomer to secure their parting cash.

Tacky tactics, loose ideals and slutty attitudes to sell a film have slapped Tatum and his crew firmly in the face. A wake up call is needed. Not as great as Tatum clearly thinks of himself, just because Hollywood keeps him on the books, makes the show even more loosely idiotic with its non-existent plot.

Tatum’s stripper slutfest could not pass The Terminator and was outdone by Inside Out and the new and epic cinematic masterpiece, Jurassic World.

A few blokes in jeans and sneakers with extra few outfits now and then making a poor show of the Village People made everyone of them devoid of any emotion, captivation and desire.

Tatum needs to lose the vanilla gangsta look and stop larking around in a hip-hop sex fest for fun and hope it does well. It was cheap, sad and did not on any level suggest anything worthwhile.

Oh, and Alex Pettyfer isn’t in this one. Tatum was so jealous of Pettyfer’s limelight making the first a success that Tatum wanted to show off his vanity to be its main star. It flopped. Matthew McConnaheuy is also out. (Of the film.)

End result? Embarrassing waste of time. Don’t bother and spend two hours on a better film instead. Plain, boring and mundane.

Good ol’ Channing likes to just hope for the best, coin it in, rip people off, assume an audience and expect praise because he loves his own abs and maybe everyone else should. Ever an overrated blurb of inconsistency in Hollywood if ever there was one. Let’s get some new, mature and wider actors who don’t just take up the easy, free for all options.

Jupiter Ascending, which was Tatum’s attempt at a space drama with budget actors for a bit of fun in the genre because he likes it, went so well, right?

Leaving a shameful distaste in the self, without any negativity to prudishness of audiences prove a monumental problem for the film and its already announced third instalment. This time he wants fans to write it and it’s clear to see why. Tatum’s writing, ideas and directive stance while clogging up the main stage made the film as cheap as it comes, while making his background troupe forgettable. This film was built on encouraging the stamping of that out and influencing the lovers of the first flick, which has been missed, vividly.

There were simply actors walking through the movie, lacking choregoraphy, not sex appeal and a bundle of bodies with no tee shirts or personalities, where fans did not feel they received their financial worth. It was meant to be comedy based, Tatum revealed, yet not even any laughter could give it a free-pass clause.

There’s some inclusion of a few chicks now, with Amber Heard, Andie MacDowell, and Jada Pinkett Smith. All three’s involvement is plainly ridiculous and has no drive. All three are great actors, but this really did them no favours. Stick to Gotham, Fish. That really works for you. Not even the MILF vote for the mature woman could add any maturity to the already flawed childishness of the entire production.

In essence, MMXXL is just another film. One with no noticeability, humour or passion. It is simply an afterthought, of which you and this reviewer has already spent way too much time on.


Film rating




Tel-Star Film


Mustn’t Embarrass The Queen: DWP Blank Out Statistics Rather Than Admit To The Failure Of Workfare

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In the Queen’s speech this morning power crazed Elizabeth Windsor announced that her Government – her fucking Government – would introduce a new mass workfare scheme for those under 21.

She also claimed that new measures would lead to full employment, but what she really means is that people will be forced to work for the pittance of benefits.  Who’d have thought it?  The Queen of fucking England demanding her subjects labour full time for barely enough money to even eat.  Nothing changes, unless we make it change.

What she probably doesn’t know, although David Cameron does, is that workfare schemes are on the brink of collapse.  Most decent charities don’t want to be involved with workfare anymore after realising the horrifying impact of benefit sanctions inflicted on those who don’t want to work for free.  According to the latest Labour Market Statistics there were less people on unpaid work…

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The Biggest Attack On Wages Yet, Sectors With High Vacancies To Get Thousands Of Workfare Workers

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The Government is claiming that up to 100,000 unpaid jobs are set to be created over the next year in a hand out to the corporate sector worth up to a billion pounds.  Astonishing some of these work experience positions will be targeted in areas which already have high numbers job vacancies making a mockery of the claim that these schemes are intended to reduce unemployment.

According to a recently updated document, produced to explain the various workfare schemes to the first victims of Universal Credit, the DWP are claiming that “An extra 100,000 work experience and sector-based work academy places have been made available between April 2015 and March 2016 for 18 to 24 year old jobseekers.” 

These are the corporate workfare schemes which have already seen almost half a million young people bullied into working for…

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Worse Than The Poor Law, Universal Credit Slammed By Councils, Charities And Even Landlords

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cih-poor-lawSavage new rules, which could leave newly unemployed, sick or disabled people with no money at all for six weeks, have been slammed in a consultation carried out by the DWP’s own advisors.

The Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) ran the consultation after the DWP warned that the seven day waiting period already introduced for current out of work sickness and unemployment benefits is being extended to Universal Credit. As the SSAC rightly point out this will leave most new claimants without any benefits at all for six weeks due to the monthly payment cycle of Universal Credit.  Perhaps most shocking of all, this will include payments intended to cover rents, meaning new claimants will not just face the trauma of losing their job but immediately be plunged into huge rent arrears.

The plans have been met with outrage by charities, housing associations, local authorities and even landlords.  One organisation…

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TRUTH Seekers


Two blogs in the past 24 hours, have both raised the issue of the newly elected Tory Government and it’s Ministers continuing to Lie, to the Commons, the Upper House and the People!

Joe Haleswood enlightened us about Freud, Lying to the Lords about the bedroom tax, whilst Mike Sivier over at Vox Political informs us how the IT system at Downing St deleting emails allows staff and #Cameron to ‘forget’ what has been said/written. Further to this, relating to Mike’s fight for DWP to reveal the truth, a petition to HM Courts & Justice, demanding them to publish the statistics of how many people have died after their benefits were stopped, has at time of writing gained 149,594 signatures.

Regular readers will be well aware of the #TRUTHCampaign, that Debbie Sayers & I have spent the past two years slogging on; this includes our own successful petition, to the Work & Pensions Committee to Hold IDS to…

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Priti Patel Hands Award To Poverty Pay Employer That Pays Just £2.68 An Hour

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priti-deathThe DWP’s new Minister of Death Priti Patel last night handed out an award to a company who pays just 11 pence an hour more than the minium wage to staff in a supervisory role whilst retail staff on Apprenticeships earn just £2.68 per hour.

Patel was the main speaker at the annual awards ceremony held by the Employment Related Service Association (ERSA), the trade body established to lie of behalf of the welfare to work sector.  Every year the likes of G4S and A4e gather for a slap up meal at a luxury London venue to celebrate another year of fleecing the tax payer and dole out awards to employers who have helped them gain ‘job outcome’ payments.

This year’s Large Employer of the Year award went to Poundbakery, a not very large employer who run a chain of bakery shops.  Accrding to ERSA, this was for demonstrating “exceptional…

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