Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Baggies Blues

They were terrific last night but unfotunatley penalties were too much to bear and the baggies went out of the F.A. cup once again, to add salt in the wound Blues movesd above us in the Championship. Grrrr!!!

Still at least some of our key players were rested in readiness for the might of an on form Sunderland for Saturday we have to keep up our current form.

The results

Best picture: The Departed (0/1) I said the Queen

Best director: Martin Scorsese, The Departed (1/2)

Best actor: Forest Whitaker, The Last King of Scotland (2/3)

Best actress: Helen Mirren, The Queen (3/4)

Best supporting actor: Alan Arkin, (3/5) I said Eddie M

Best supporting actress: Jennifer Hudson (4/6) knew it!

Best foreign language film Das Leben der Anderen (aka The Lives of Others), (4/7)

Best animated feature film: Happy Feet (5/8)

Best adapted screenplay: The Departed (5/9)

Best original screenplay: Little Miss Sunshine (6/9) knew it would have a consolation Oscar.

Achievement in Cinematography: Pans Labyrinth (7/10)

7 out of 10 - Not a bad score at all.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

The Millionairess, the Teenager, the Divorcee, the Lapdancer and the friend.

You couldn't make this up my mate RB is wooing so many women that he is literally juggling his own life to accomodate.
He literally changes his persona with every girl / boy? friend he has.
He reminds me of old dog Angus when he was at University, although Red is a fair bit older and should know better. You have to amire the sheer audacity.

Ian and I might just take him out for a beer when he next comes to Swansea, although I'm sure my better half would not approve - might give me some ideas.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Election Fever

Ok I knew that it would be busy and tough on the countdown to the election but this is incredible - the silly season is in full swing.

Canvassing, leafletting, interviews, visits, 7 day work weeks, it's started.. oh boy.

Reaction on the doorstep had been good, the AD brand is strong and Welsh Labour had bought in some strong successful policies, free buses for the elderly and disabled, free prescriptions from april 1st for all, free school breakfasts.

I could go on but I won't bore anybody...

Valentines came and went with the obvious juggling that occurs at that time of year. I know RB had much the same problem.

When I have time I'll do a quick run down of the Bafta's - everyting went per my Oscar predictions witht the exception of Eddie murphy losing best supporting nod and Greengrass receiving the director nod.

Finally saw Hot Fuzz at the weekend (a review we'll be appearing here shortly) with Nick - most enjoyable movie in ages.

Off to get ready for welsh party conference in North Wales ...... can hardly wait.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Francis Urquhurt... "You may think that but I couldn't possibly comment" - R.I.P.

Genuinely one of my fave actors and shows, you will be missed Ian..

Actor Ian Richardson, best known for his role as scheming chief whip Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards, has died suddenly at the age of 72.
The stage and TV veteran had not been ill and had been due to begin filming an episode of ITV's Midsomer Murders next week, according to his agent.
Born in Edinburgh in 1934, he was an honorary associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
He recently appeared in the BBC's Bleak House and Sky One's Hogfather.
Famous for his sonorous voice and stern demeanour, he was made a CBE in 1989.
You may very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment
Francis Urquhart's famous one-liner from House of Cards Richardson won a Bafta award for his role as the Machiavellian Urquhart in 1990's House of Cards.
He went on to be nominated for both its sequels, To Play the King and The Final Cut, as well as the 1992 drama An Ungentlemanly Act.
Other TV roles included Sherlock Holmes, Lord Groan in Gormenghast and Sir Godber Evans in Porterhouse Blue.
His many films included Terry Gilliam's Brazil and Jane Austen biopic Becoming Jane, due for release next month.
But it is for the deliciously devious Urquhart - a character he based on Richard III - that he remains best known.

He was recently seen as the Chancellor in the BBC's Bleak HouseThe Tory politician's famous one-liner - "You may very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment" - has since passed into Westminster parlance.
"I'm grateful for the part as it put me on the map," he said in 2005.
"The only trouble is getting rid of it. So many people seem to think that I am like him,"
Richardson died in his sleep at his London home in the early hours of Friday morning.
He is survived by his wife, Maroussia, and two sons.
Author Michael Dobbs, who wrote the novel on which House of Cards was based, described him as "a superb actor" who was "very careful not to let the fame get in the way of his personal integrity".

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Miserable Failure

Type the words "miserable failure" into Google's search engine and it will take you directly to the White House's biography of George W. Bush - brilliant

Monday, February 05, 2007

Boyfriends and Dreamgirls

Thursday was a great night out with the gang for C's 30th birthday. The bindy creature was also present looking as awful as ever, still much fun had by all.

An interesting weekend that began with the Golden wedding of Gordon Carrithers and culminated in a musical extravaganza.

We launched AD's campaign Saturday and had a good response in Townhill, this was followed by an enjoyable English Rugby match. Although I fear the headlines Jonny B God are overestimating Wilko's presence in the match.

The evening was spent in the delightful company of CO who whilst proving once again he is charming, delightful company and a delightful companion.
Nevertheless he does where the most God awful clothes that I ahve ever seen - named goods they maybe but Primark or Officers Club they appear. Still we had a rather enjoyable night even if after 3 pints of stella he feels dizzy and sick.

Yesterday following the Welsh defeat and they played well there is no doubt about that, I watched Dreamgirls.

A cracking little musical with Oscar worthy performances from Eddie "little richard" Murphy and former American Idol finalist Jennifer hudson.
It was fun, energetic and enteraining. I predicted the above 2 would receive Oscar nods and now I'm certain.
The story follows a trio known as the Dreams (read that Supremes) throught their motown roots into their disco diva final days. Beyonce does an admirable job as the Diana Ross character but really the supporting turn from Jennifer Hudson is nothing short of incredible....she'll go far.

and finally... is anybody else suspicious of why Tony was in suffolk last week with a couple of sickly turkeys? - and I don't mean Reid and Brown