Saturday, 31 January 2009

FIlms I'm Anticipating

With 2009 coughing up two great films already in Slumdog Millionaire and The Wrestler. There are a few films set to be released later this year and beyond that have caught my two eyes.

Invention of Lying a.k.a This Side of the Truth

IMDb has just informed me of the name change to Ricky Gervais' big screen directorial debut. Starring folks such as, Jennifer Garner, Jonah Hill, Gervais himself, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Rob Lowe, Patrick Stewart and Christopher Guest, you can't doubt that it will be very hilarious. Everything Gervais has written and directed himself up to this point has been quality, hence this should be a winner. Thumbs up from me.

S. Darko, sequel to cult hit Donnie Darko is out later this year. Curiosity more than anything will bring me to the pictures to watch this bad boy. As a fan of Donnie Darko, I expect to be disappointed, but can't risk missing out if it is any good.

J.J. Abrams' Star Trek is a guarenteed box office smash, which I will probably go and see due to my desire to fit in. Afterwards I can say stuff like "Abrams is a genius" just like I did after Cloverfield even though I thought it was average. Speaking of remakes: a new Sherlock Holmes film is due out November this year, starring the usually excellent Robert Downey Jr and directed by the usually shit Guy Ritchie, but if it's good we can blame Madonna for Swept Away.

Funny People is the next Judd Apatow comedy starring Adam Sandler and the usual suspects (Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill). I think it's about cancer or something, which is always good for them old punchlines. Monsters vs Aliens is one of them animated things, which looks like it might be quite good - Seth Rogen, Hugh Laurie, Paul Rudd, Jack Bauer and Reese Witherspoon are all voice acting, that's good innit?

Friday, 30 January 2009

My Video Diary

With the birth of TropicalTV comes the first of the hopefully frequent Video Diaries, recorded by myself, Patrick, Harrington and Luke. The first of which documents my desire to convert my week into quantitative data. I recommend you check back for installments by the rest of the gang, purely based on the fact that I'm talking to Luke via the internet now, after he has consumed five 'Blue Bolts', and is getting 'the shakes'.

Harry Diary 1 from Tropical on Vimeo.

Sunday, 25 January 2009


This is the evil child of the beast that is TropicalTV we will write, vent and blurt out all of our feelings and more reguarly frustrations, on this here blog. Keep an eye on it. Also head on over to the official site, it's up and functional, things will be nipped and tucked for a while until we get it just right. We are perfectionists.

And of course have a look at our videos, just go to the 'videos' page on the website(you can see what upcoming releases we gotz cooking up for you also), or you can go directly to our vimeo page, which is lovely, but doesn't have such features.

Peace and love...