Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Sucker Punch

January 22, 2013

What a film! Combining action, thriller and fantasy, it also has a real video game feel about it, and the girls kick ass!

A quick plot summary for those who haven’t seen it (although you should! NOW!!) – a girl is put into an asylum by her evil stepfather as she accidently killed her sister in self-defence against him. She imagines the asylum is a club, where the girls are all clients.

Each time Babydoll dances, the girls are transported into an alternate reality, where they need to complete a mission to gain an object. Hence the video game feel.

The visuals are breathtaking, with 3 different levels of reality presented.

The Asylum:

The Club:

The Game Levels:

Great characters, great costume design and visuals!

I love the fact that the girls are empowered by using their sexyness and are amazingly skilled, strong warriors!

The soundtrack is excellent combining Bjork’s ‘Army of Me’ and re-makes of ‘Sweet Dreams are made of these’, sung by Emily Browning (the lead character). The music is strong, wistful, sexy and energetic, progressing the plot as much as the action.

As the Wiseman said: “If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

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The Andrew Sisters

June 1, 2011

I love the Andrew Sisters! All of their tunes just make me want to dance! Their 1940s swing and boogie woogie tunes always get me dancing, humming, singing and playing air instruments like the trumpet! Most of their songs were about love and boy meets girl but are surprisingly unsoppy. Instead, their lyrics ring of nostalgia and a simpler time…especially their song ‘Hold tight’ which is about FISH!!! What’s not to love?