We all have to start somewhere in our careers. For some of us it’s answering a phone, scrubbing down a bar or pumping over some fermenting wine. It’s a part of life which, unless you strike it lucky, we all have to deal with. Often times it means sucking up a bit of pride and do something which is piss-boring and a waste of our time in our opinion. But that’s how it goes. Even big shot celebrities like Brad Pitt, Matt LeBlanc, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Affleck, Tina Fey and Meg Ryan had to slog it when they were no bodies. The problem with their slogging was that it involved them acting in shitty commercials, punting brands like McDonalds, Burger King, Pringles and some sort of haemorrhoid cream. Shame. But look where they’ve ended up.
You’d think that this story has run its course, right? Clearly not. You know this story. You know this haunted house. The one somewhere in New York State with the creaky floorboards, lurking ghouls and horrific past? The house which haunts the male character to the extent where he wants to off his entire family? Heard it before? You should have because it’s been done over and over and yet they still claim that each new tale is another ‘true story.’ Pfffft! Despite it having been done since ages ago, this new addition – ‘Amityville: The Awakening’ – actually gives me the creeps and is guaranteed to scare the shit out of me.
GoPro’s have changed the face of video content forever. This supercut of 178 of the best GoPro clips so far this year is testament to that and gives me hope for humans. The fact that people are getting off their asses and making an effort to do the shit seen in this video is inspiring and makes me want to buy a GoPro and take up hang gliding. Well maybe not hang gliding. Maybe something a little tamer like SUPing or yo-yoing. Please forgive the awful soundtrack and appreciate the awesome footage. Continue reading →
Here’s the second trailer for Brad Pitt’s latest movie ‘Fury’ which has the makings of another entertaining WWII tale. Besides the epic storyline, it has a killer cast with Brad at the helm, supported by the likes of Michael Peña, Jason Isaacs and John Bernthal. Unfortunately it also stars that douchebag Shia LeBeouf who – besides irritating the shit out of me – is currently experiencing a public meltdown of enthralling proportions. Which is probably the reason you haven’t heard his name and this movie in the same sentence in recent times. Let’s not dwell on LeBeouf though, he’s not worth the effort. Check out the trailer and tell me you’re not going to catch this one on the big screen.
Of late, I have really been digging the advertising which I’ve come across from Johnnie Walker. They ooze class and refinement – as their whisky’s do – and yet appeal to the everyday man on the street. It’s an ethos and general vibe which I try to achieve here on The Noblest Rogue. Whilst the short film – starring Robert Carlyle – is somewhat aged, it gives an awesome history lesson on one of the top whisky producers in the world. The short tells the story about a lad named John who went for a walk one day and ended up building the foundation for the most widely distributed quality Scotch in the world. It’s the story of how Johnnie Walker started walking, kept walking, and never looked back.
There is something about old buildings which I enjoy. They’re normally quite grand in size, have large wings which are out-of-bounds and the walls seem to want to tell you all their secrets. It gives me shivers up my spine just thinking about it. Throw in a couple of loonies and a few twisted doctors and you’ve got yourself the makings of a seriously creepy tale. ‘Stonehearst Asylum’ is just that and has a ‘Shutter Island’ feel to it as it too tells the story of a mental institution where everything is not as it seems on the surface. Directed by Brad Anderson – ‘The Machinist’ and ‘Session 9’ – the movie stars Michael Caine, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Kingsley and Kate Beckinsale. It looks like a nail-biting-edge-of-your-seat kind of movie. Continue reading →
It’s always cool to see how far our favourite actors have come. Or in some cases, fallen. Once upon a time your Bob De Niro’s, Tom Cruise’s and Natalie Portman’s had to read for parts and whilst none of the above ever have to again, there are those – the Lindsay Lohan’s, Matthew Fox’s, Lea Michele Relives’ and Megan Fox’s – who seem forever doomed to have to audition for parts due to their serious lack of acting talent. Either way here’s a compilation of some of Hollywood’s finest auditioning for the roles which put them on the map, so to speak. Watch out for Gerard Butler’s audition for ‘Dracula 2000’ at 2:36. How far has that man come?