Yearly Archives: 2009
A really talented journalist is writing an article about the best classic films everyone should watch and asked i-like it a lot to contribute:
Kill Bill 1&2 Submitted by: Clifford Wilson of I like It A Lot www.i-likeitalot.blogspot.com
Kill Bill 1&2, Originally conceived as one film, it was released in two separate volumes. The movie is an epic-length revenge drama, with an extensive use of popular music and pop culture references and deliberately over-the-top violence. It is stylish, graphic and postmodern. The film is a perfect cultural mélange of eastern culture and Hollywood cinema. It’s uses amazing mise en scenes, is ambitious and has this element of no bullshit. It’s true to the conventions of a novel as it has a convoluted plot, rich visual cinematography and explicit content. Like a novel it is not in chronological order and starts in the middle, adding to the suspense. Kick as director Quentin Tarantino creates a cinematic spectacle sensory overload. Kill Bill 1&2 all star cast includes Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Daryl Hannah, David Carradine and Michael Madsen.
Author and illustrator Michael Roberts has created a kids story book titled Snowman In Africa in collaboration with Gucci and UNICEF. All proceeds from the book raised between 16th November to the 31st December will be donated to UNICEF. The book is published in English, French, Italian and German. Snowman In Africa is £18.00 and can is available in select Gucci Stores and via the online store. The images and concept manage to be very cute and stylish. The characters from Snowman In Africa also feature on s limited edition range of accessories including key rings and bags.
Exciting news! From Sunday 13 December 2009 the Circle line won’t just go round and round anymore. Transport for London are adding a new section – from Edgware Road to Hammersmith. Hopefully this means that there will be no repair works required as this will run on the same tracks as the Hammersmith and City line.
Mariah Carey will be at Westfield tonight to turn on the Christmas lights and to perform songs from M of An Imperfect Angel. According to reports Mariah Carey has requested: 20 white kittens to surround her while turning on the lights, 100 white doves to be released during the celebrations, 80 security guards to mind the singer during the event and Pink confetti in the shape of butterflies. An amazing car perhaps One Rolls-Royce to drive her through the shopping centre. One pink carpet for her to walk down as she makes her way to the podium 15 members of her personal entourage including company executives, her PAs and PR people. The event is scheduled to start at 6pm however no one knows what time the Diva will actually take to the stage.
Rihanna previewed her Rated R Album at the Brixton Academy On Monday night, tickets were free and could be won via the nokia live website or by bringing a Nokia handset to the Nokia Flagship Store on Regent Street and asking a member of staff for a free ticket, all 500 tickets were gone by 3pm. The show which was streamed online started at 8pm and was done and dusted within 30 minutes. Highlights included appearances from Jay-Z and Young Jeezy but the crowd seemed very sterile and a majority of journalists described the show as awesome despite the fact that Rihanna needed a backing vocals to sing sitting in a chair, I enjoyed the show from home however it was too short and I was expecting greater things from Rihanna this time around. Rated R is a good studio album but I feel Rihanna just wasn’t bringing it live like she should have been for this exclusive album preview which included performances of three tracks (The wait is over, Hard ft young Jeezy and Russian Roulette). Rihanna did look stunning and naturally beautiful in HD. A friend who actually attended said that Rihanna live was “rubbish, underwhelming and shit.” Highlight of the show Jay Z and Young Jeezy. At around 10.30pm, on the way out the driver did not close the boot of the van and Rhianna’s luggage spilled out all over the road. After the luggage was locked away, Rihanna and her entourage headed for some sushi at Nozomi. They then headed to Mahiki nightclub to party until 3am, where she was joined by Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Beyonce Knowles really was not lying when she claimed that she was a “Hip hop star, a rock star”on her Dangerously In Love album. When she took to the stage at o2 London amazing fans with a mind blowing show on Monday 16th November. having attended two dates of the I Am Tour in London I can say that each and every night is an amazing show and because the vocal is live and the energy is high you never know what to expect as Beyonce constantly steps her game up, sometimes with the help of artists who have featured on some of the hottest Beyonce tracks. Monday night which was the finale of her shows at the 02 Arena London for 2009 was no exception as Beyonce set pulses raising by crowd surfing during her performance of Halo. Beyonce was note perfect and or was that was Sacha Fierce! Without a shadow of a doubt Beyonce is Wavy.
Special thanks to gracebryant for capturing this moment!