Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Video of the Day > Horrible Bosses - 15+ Trailer

A trailer can really 'make or break' a film (hence there's big money in trailer production!) and this new 'red band' (I assume is some American phrase) trailer for Horrible Bosses is very funny. I hadn't heard of this movie until today and watching the trailer (below) has certainly made me want to see this in the cinema! To be honest, I'm not a fan of films that Jennifer Aniston features in (don't get me wrong I love Friends to the extreme!) however this film looks genuinely funny and taps in to everyones' humour from around the world. There are many American blockbuster comedies that I don't find funny, but the Horrible Bosses trailer made me laugh a lot. I enjoyed Charlie DayJason Sudeikis performance in Going the Distance and I think Kevin Spacey is an amazing actor. Also Colin Farrell is totally rocking the half-bald look (reminds me of the Tom Cruise look in Tropic Thunder) and I liked Jason Bateman in Juno. So this certainly has a solid cast, not to forget Jamie Foxx and Ioan Gruffudd also features, so I'm expecting big things!

The basic plot is that 'Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.'- (IMDb.com) This is going to be released 22 July 2011 in the UK.

My favourite dialogue in the trailer is:

KURT                          Wait Wait, what's this for?
WETWORK MAN                   Wouldn't want to a leave a stain now, would we?
DALE                          Your ad says you do 'wet work'
WETWORK MAN                   I urinate on other men for money. Why else do you
                              think my ad was in the 'Mens  seeking men' section
KURT                          You fucking idiot!
NICK                          Could you be any dumber?
DALE                          We are MEN looking for a MAN!


Friday, 8 July 2011

Video of the Day > Best Thing I Never Had - Beyonce

So I've decided to do a new feature... 'Video of the Day' which will include videos such as music videos, film trailers, fashion films, random vlogs or even a funny video from Youtube.
Just watched this new music video from the fabulous super talented Beyonce, 'Best Thing I Never Had'. This video was just released yesterday yet already has half a million views... the only 2 reasons this is because Beyonce has a huge fan following (as she is awesome) and she looks damn sexy in bridal lingerie! :P I've been listening to this song non stop from her new 4th studio album, 4. I love the upbeat major key to the song and casual beat to it making it a funky 'ballad'. Though this song has 'Beyonce' style written over it, there's nothing wrong in being typical especially when the song is so catchy. Watch her new music video here:
P.S. (I want to look that beautiful for my wedding! haha)

Further Reading:
BeyonceVevo   /   Beyonce Online   /   Beyonce Facebook

Thursday, 7 July 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY M.A.S.H! It's been a Year!

Wow, it's been a year since I've been running this blog! Time does go by fast! Technically yesterday was the anniversary since my first post.. so now it's been a year and 1 day!

I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who reads & follows my blog (it's hard to tell sometimes whether what you write goes out to people) however if just one person reads my blog it's all worth it at least. :)

Though running this blog has been tough and I admit there have been long absences when I haven't blogged often (due to college commitments) I've always managed to stick to this and try to blog as often as possible :)

This year I unfortunately got flagged by someone which has meant that I've had to keep an adult content warning. I have since removed objectionable material and hope to make this 'adult content' free very soon & hopefully get more readers!

Despite not having a huge readership (eg. in the thousands) I simply enjoy writing and researching what's hyping and just discovering amazing talent that is out there.

I'm also hoping to change the layout slightly and make it easier to navigate through this blog and easy links to click on. Also do more M.A.S.H street style posts. :D If you have any requests or suggestions on what this blog could do better than comment below, email me at nish.nash@sky.com or 'like' and comment on M.A.S.H facebook page.

However in the meantime would like to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY M.A.S.H! and I hope to continue this on for a very long time.. so I 'ain't going anywhere! haha


Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Photograph of the Day > The Tempest by Jenny & Lee

In the latest issue (#14) of Ones2Watch I came across this wonderful shoot by Jenny & Lee called The Tempest. 'Tempest' meaning 'A violent windy storm' (Google Dictionary) is also a Shakespeare play. I believe this shoot references Shakespeare's 'The Tempest' play (however I haven't read it); also the studio set features blistering garments.

I chose this photo as I really like the expression on her face and the clothes she's wearing is marvellous. The dress is a Kristian Aadvenik design. Black & red are 2 bold striking colours signifying love, power, war, rage, passion. I particularly like the symmetry in this pose and the intense look the model, Lisa Bommerson is giving.
Photography by Jenny & Lee
Styling by Nicole Freeman
Set Design by Stéphanie Kevers
Hair by Maki Tanaka using Bumble & Bumble
Makeup by Christopher Phillips
Model(s) Lisa Bommerson @ FM Agency
Photographer Assisted by Catherine O’Gorman
Stylist Assisted by Ronnie Kenlock
Special Thanks to Big Sky Studios



Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Lookbook > Death by Stripes

I recently did a set of self-portraits (May 2011) originally intended for my Chair A2 Photography project but never got round to editing them in time for the deadline. I sifted through this shoot which I wasn't too happy about but managed to find some editing-worthy photos out of the 250ish photos I took!

I thought these shots were worthy of a Lookbook.nu entry... so Hype / Like it if you like this style!

About This Look: I decided to wear my zebra print dress as I wanted to play the role of a hunted down prey, a zebra, with a fashion twist especially as zebra print is in season this summer. The papers on the floor represent the endless work that is 'killing' me and the chair signifies the countless hours sat down working (on that particular chair).

I have yet to wear this dress out in public (give me an occasion to wear this to!) plus I would like for this to be tailored in as when I bought it online from boohoo.com it was a little big. ... Can a zebra change it's stripes.. hmm?

Anyways Hype away ppl! haha btw, you can check out more photos on Flickr from this set: http://bit.ly/my8sCF

Monday, 4 July 2011

Summer Movie Guide (UK)

Despite the majority of posts being about photography and fashion I still love to blog about general things that interest me; in particular I'm a big film fan and regularly spend my evenings being up-to-date on imdb.com.

Due to my local cinema (which only has 2 screens btw!) which has only recently boosted to 3D technology digital screens a few months ago, I've certainly been trying to see as many new releases as possible. So far this year I've been to see (click on film titles to link to imdb.com page)



So far this year I would say my top 3 films would be The Hangover Part II, Thor and X-Men: First Class and a special mention to Submarine; one of the best independent British films I've seen in a while.

I loved the humour in The Hangover, 'manly' action in Thor, drama and effects in X-Men: First Class...
... and the sweet & simply touching storyline in Submarine.

The films I'm looking forward to this summer (UK release dates) are:

10th June: Kung Fu Panda 2
17th June: Bad Teacher  
 8th July: Super
22nd July: Cars 2
 19th Aug: Cowboys & Aliens
 2nd Sept: Fright Night
 9th Sept: Jane Eyre


Looks like this summer of movies looks like a good one! What are your anticipated films of this summer?