This may be absolute crap but I’m going to watch it anyhow.
Somebody on Twitter mentioned the TV series by the same name the other day (there are two seasons so far) and so I decided to look it up. What I found instead was the original film made in 2014 and OMG it is a tonic, just what I needed. It’s a “mockumentary” about four vampires sharing a house in New Zealand and I can’t even begin to tell you how funny it is. Apparently it’s only on Movistar until the end of the month so will have to rewatch again before that. Hard to imagine how the TV series will match up, but if I can find it I’ll certainly give it a go.
Perfect Saturday afternoon… chilled fino, hot buttered popcorn and this amazing film. I’d heard so much about it (including mixed reviews) but I absolutely loved it. Especially as it mirrored my own experience after visiting over a dozen different bodegas and getting more than a dozen different answers to my question “so, what’s the difference between an amontillado and a palo cortado?”. Also great to see so many people that I know. Check it out if you can.
I was prepared to be disappointed because the trailers were so tantalising I couldn’t believe the film would be that high energy and fun all the way through … but it truly was. I won’t gush on quite as much as Dame Elizabeth, but I did think that there were moments of sheer genius. And you could also see that MJ definitely lived on another planet, to put it kindly.
I’ve never considered myself a Michael Jackson fan particularly, though I did love the Jackson 5 when I was a kid and I remember being totally blown away (along with the rest of the world) when MJ made his very dramatic “come back” on the 25 Years Of Motown special, with his amazing performance of Billy Jean. Which was also one of the highlights of This Is It. Others that I especially enjoyed were The Way You Make Me Feel (fabulous West Side Story set), Beat It and Thriller. Astounding choreography. And really, that’s what made the whole film for me. I’ve never seen anyone move quite like Michael Jackson and I already want to see this film again.