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"No Goats, No Glory"
Released - 6th November 2009
Run time - 94 mins
Certificate - 15: Contains drug references and brief Nudity
Director - Grant Heslov
Writers - Peter Straughan (Screenplay)
Jon Ronson (Book)
Cast - George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Stephen Lang
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It's not very often I get a chance to go to the cinema, usually due to a lack of funds or not being brave enough to go by myself. Luckily, I was able to go with my friend Skwiggles, to a screening of the Coen brothers new film, "A Serious Man". Sadly though, his homework wasn't very good and the film wasn't showing that evening, it didn't seem that the film was on at that cinema at all, just endless screenings of "Up" or "Twilight: New Moon". After much groaning and one Subway Sandwich later, the decision was made to go see "The Men Who Stare at Goats", I had heard abit about it but was intrigued to find out for myself whether it was worth the ticket price, which actually turned out to be quite reasonable.
Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is a journalist. He's recently divorced and like all heartbroken men, he goes to war. While trying to find a story worthy of rubbing in the faces of other war correspondents, Bob meets Lyn Cassady (George Clooney), a guy who claims to be a former member in the US Army's First Earth Battalion, a unit that practised paranormal skills in their missions . When Lyn has to make a business deal somewhere in Iraq, Bob tags along to find out whether there is some truth to it all. Along the way we learn of the mentor Lyn looked up to so highly and what happened to the rest of the Jedi Warriors. What really happened to "The men Who Stare at Goats"?
Firstly, I must point out that this filmed is adapted from the best selling book of the same title, if I had know that I was going to see this film, I would have read it beforehand. Trying to get understand the film as a bigger picture can be difficult otherwise. The film can easily stand alone but the experience may be better if you do your research first. "The Men Who Stare at Goats" is based upon a true story, more of it is true than false. That can be very hard to grasp, no matter how hard it is for us to accept that Paranormal studies were once used in the US Army, it happened.
It's always nice to see a film starring George Clooney, most of us have seen his work and he always seems to fit the role, as if spending months trying to make the character workable. All I can say is, he certainly has talent. Jeff Bridges makes an appearance as a strangely familiar person. For those of you who are fans of the Coen Brothers, you will easily be forgiven for suggesting that Bill could easily be mistaken for The Dude, from "The Big Lebowski" fame. I'm not a fan or actors putting on accents, especially not when it's British to American. Ewan McGregor had to put on an accent for the role of Bob, even though it's a very good accent, I'd rather hear him in his native Scottish Tongue. With a story like this, it's hard to not get a Star Wars reference in and without reading the book I can't give you a great account of the truth about some of the names in the film.
The paranormal super soldier program in "The Men Who Stare at Goats" is known as project Jedi. The script certainly plays off this fact, many references to the force and the darkside crop up in intervals that are UN-satisfyingly short. I still can't work out if the role of Bob was given to Ewan purely for that reason. Having a constant in-joke that Ewan was in the Star Wars Prequels certainly tickles but was defiantly unnecessary. Another thing that's blatantly clear, is that the film struggles to define itself. The first 20 minutes alone position the flick for a thriller/drama overview but 5 minutes later, it turns out to be a comedy and when you finally work out what pillar it's leaning against, it returns to the blender for another thorough mixing. There are two ways to watch this film, either as a Mockumentary, taking thee mick out of the Americans for practising paranormal activities in the army, or a comical Documentary, non-fiction with comical tendency's to draw in a different crowd. Take your pick.
Some films sit highly with me, I watch them then buy them. With "The Men Who Stare at Goats", I'm still undecided. When it comes to DVD in late March 2010, I may be willing to give it another chance to blow my skirt up, I honestly don't think this film is for big screen viewing. A night in with the family maybe, I don't think it's worth the cost of transport. Just keep it in mind if you're struggling for viewing pleasure next year.
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Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Recently I’ve started my first proper scribble book; I’m in dire need of some more thinking space, so it’s going to be jammed with all the things going on upstairs. Snippets of this book will no doubt be popping up on my Flickr page soon (http://www.flickr.com/chrissaltmarsh). I’ll also be making my own blog soon, which’ll probably run in conjunction with the scribble book. I’ll keep you posted.
I’m also keeping you up to date with The Impossible Project; thank God these guys are bringing back Polaroid! Lots of messing about with fresh new stock in the new year.
I’m once again getting involved with Myspace layout design for various clients; currently got one in the pipeline for a dubstep duo, ‘Arclight’. That’ll be completed in the next few days. If you’re into dubstep yourself, they’re worth a listen, and if you’re around Bristol, come check out one of their DJ sets! (http://www.myspace.com/operationarclight). Also completed one over the summer for a sick band called ‘Workhorse’, WELL worth a listen (http://www.myspace.com/workhorse3).
That’s about it really, Errey. Hopefully that’s covered all the bases!
Take it easy,
Sunday, 29 November 2009
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Alongside day to day college life Jonny owns and runs his own clothing business as well as doing freelance design work
(including our new YEAH banners)
You can check out JW's shirts at
or on the relic which is myspace if you're feeling old skool
Also follow JW on Twitter
You won't be disappointed, the boy's a pro!
JW is a stand up bloke! He is hilariously funny and very very helpful.
When Errey can afford a PA he will be it!
You can see the new banners on
Whilst your there please pick up a copy of YM004!
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Tuesday, 24 November 2009
Nicole Rebeiro is one of the most lovely people i have ever met! For a long time i had no idea for she sung, but blimey oreilly!! Does she sing!! I first saw Nicole sing at the Blissfields Festival a couple of years back and i was blown away!
Check out her new songs on myspace!
Monday, 23 November 2009
YEAH a few weeks ago was contacted by a lovely person called Warsan ( shes a girl ) lol
Warsan was been working very very hard to create the Youth-Led Media Summit 09 on the 15th December in London! The Summit would have loads of interesting people attending, all there to help projects like YEAH and the people who run them. The day will also consist of work shops that are designed to help People in the Youth-Led Media all run by industry professionals. The Summit is going to be the voice of Projects like YEAH. So perfect to help us!
ALSO there will be many interesting people there including...
The Editor of DAZED and CONFUSED!!!! Rod Stanley!!! (excited Errey!)
So yeah we were like coool! This is going to be very helpful to us and we cant wait etc, thought nothing more of it..
In mean time Errey sent a mag to lovely Warsan to look at...
And Today Errey got a call.. Warsan on the line! They liked the magazine sooo much that they have given us a 5 minute slot to address the whole summit!! They thought it was sooo good that they think we could inspire others! Quality!! =)
This could be a massive break for The YEAH Project!!! We are soo excited!!!
SOOO Thanks to the lovely Warsan!!
( Who btw said she would introduce us to Rod Stanley! OMG lol )
AND please everyone wish us luck on our 5 min presentation!!!
Thursday, 19 November 2009
We Really like his style of work! The image of James's we chose to go into YM004 Really jumped out at us! WE LOVE IT.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Ramona (left)and Kiara (right) are two very talented Photographers and Models from Bristol.
In YM004 the pair switched usual roles;
Ramona took the shot and Kiara was model...
We are SURE we are going to see great things from these two. Great talent emerging and at the age of 16 + 14! If YEAH Model Agency existed
There online Presence is a bit Limited atm but check out Kiara's Flickr on the link bellow.
Thanks to Ramona + Kiara for their contribution to YM004!
You two are lovely!
You can get a copy of YM004 off www.yeah-magazine.com now!
Please support the Project and buy a copy!
Sunday, 15 November 2009
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Hey Lovely YEAH Peoples!!! Our 4th issue Winter 2009 YM004 Urban is out TODAY!!! YEAH Magazine has grown up. Stevie and I have worked our bottoms off to make this issue look amazing! Thank you to all the contributors we have in the issue, Your work is brilliant! Sorry to the people that didnt get in, your work is brilliant too!
YEAH is here to support you guys! But to exist we need your support. Help us to Help YOU! The Magazine is only £1.95!! ONLY £1.95! Every penny we can get means soo much to us. Thank you!
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Friday, 13 November 2009
Amy is a very talented and VERY active photographer based in Manchester.
'Interested in creative work for magazine submission... make-up artists, hair stylists, wardrobe stylists and models'
She also runs the famous Graffiti studio...
We think she will go far! :-)
See more of Amy Allen Check the links -
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YEAH loves it and loves her!
We are going to be getting Ally to work for the mag, Well we hope!
Check out Allys full project! Let her know what you think!
"Jack Gramm has eighty-eight minutes to solve a murder. His Own"
"Deborah Kara Unger makes the most sinister impression per minute of screen time" - Empire "The movie works like a charm" - Village Voice
Director - John Avnet
Writer - Gary Scott Thompson
Cast - Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Amy Brenneman, Deborah Kara Unger, Neil McDonough
Thriller is a great word, much like elongate or Toot. It flows from your mouth into the ears of all those who just happen to be listening. Even the late Michael Jackson must have known it was a great word, his most popular tune was called "Thriller". When it come to films though, Thriller turns out to be a hit or miss. I like Thrillers; it's a fantastic genre. The Ninth Gate (1999), Stigmata (1999) & North by Northwest (1959) were all very in-depth and were all indeed very Thrilling. For those who don't know what exactly a thriller is, here's a lovely definition. A thriller is a book, film, play, etc...Depicting crime, mystery or espionage in an atmosphere of excitement & suspense. I'm sure you can now name a few from memory or with the thanks of Google, but if I were to choose a credit crunch beating Thriller, 88 Minutes would be near the top of my list. Hey, I can't give you the good stuff so soon into my writing career, I have to keep something back to wow those marvellous people at Empire.
What would you do if you received a phone call saying you only had 88 minutes to live? Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) is a forensic psychiatrist and college tutor in Seattle who just happens to be in that situation. After successfully putting a murderer and rapist behind bars (Neil McDonough) 9 years ago, Jack is now under fire after a wave of copycat murders crop up all over the city. Could he have got it wrong all those years ago? Did he put an innocent man behind bars? With the rest of the force watching and his own students doubting him, can Jack save his own life. Time's running out. Tick-Toc Do...Tick-Toc.
Everybody who's anybody has heard of Mr. Al Pacino, even hermits probably know who he is. Some of them must have seen Scarface (1983) in there many years of nothing to do but wonder whether or not their life choice was a sound one. I liked Scarface but I do honestly believe that his acting talent has grown with age and now as a gentleman of the bus pass variety, he can sit back and enjoy life but he decides not to. Jack Gramm wouldn't have been such a high impact character if somebody else were behind the wheel. Pacino adds a sly yet reassuring aura to a character that is hard to work out even in the final, edge of your seat moment. Red haired firecracker Alicia Witt makes an appearance as the oddly suitable sidekick, Kim. Kim isn't the love interest, she could be very easily but it would spoil the urgency off the film, which is what makes the film so attractive.
The film has a runtime of 103 minutes, just about the perfect length for modern day attention spans. What make this so important is that the film itself contains a storyline that is 88 minutes long, which is actually very important to the speedy subplot. The time between Jack receiving the phonecall and the very end of the credits is 88 minutes. I love useless trivia.
88 Minutes brings together a concoction of fast paced crime drama and psychological mind screw. I can see the character of Jack Gramm fitting in on some sort of crime or medical drama, I would love him to appear on House M.D, Hugh Laurie and Al Pacino would make my life complete. The clichéd crime solving isn't a bore, it is loose enough to allow the classic front room favourite, "Who did it?” Trust me, it's not the easiest to work out if you don't stay on the ball.
Thriller is a great word, much like coagulate or antelope. The lonely credit crunch evenings need a bit of a thrill, especially as the winter is coming upon us fast. 88 Minutes can easily be described by the classic movie clichés...but I can't be bothered to write them. Check it out.
Big Al's Score: 8/10
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I love it.
Also I'm sure it all helps that shes gorgeous =)
Week Forty Nine. 6 months down the line.
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Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
Seasick Steve - Man From Another Time
Released: Out Now
1.Diddley Bo 3:51
2.Big Green and Yeller 4:15
3.Happy (To have a Job)
4.The Banjo Song 3:30
5.Man from another Time
7.Just Because I Can (CSX)
8.Never Go West 3:30
11.My Home (Blue Eyes)
12 Seasick Boogie 5:24
Country music has always been close to my heart, I usually like thinks no one else done. Weird taste I attribute to my blood, we aren’t the most sensible of families. I listen to the classics from Conway Twitty, The Statler Brothers, Willie Nelson and of course the legendary stylings of Johnny Cash. These are but a few artists from one of the most expressive music genres out there. It's always nice though, to see a little change to a well set way of making tunes, and no one mixes up the country and western scene more than the unique stylings of Steve Wold, better know as Seasick Steve.
After already unleashing three best selling albums onto the world, Steve is back to dominate this year’s Christmas list. Man From Another Time combines the solitary sounds of traditional country and what I can only describe as Euphoric Blues, yes I know that sounds illogical but Seasick Steve has a way of picking you up while telling a story, straight from the tales of Steve. It's a story of a man just trying to get on in life, make a living and settle down with the people they love most.
Of course, Steve once again has produced some outstanding work. He wrote all the tracks himself, a talent in itself. The worlds favourite guitar, The Three String Trance Wonder, is back and is still produce that obscure, broken yet energetic sound with the (literally, I'm Sure!) blistering "Seasick Boogie", which is just a song for the sake of it. Seasick Steve always has a wildcard on his albums, this one being no different with the song "Diddley Bo". Not many men can play a guitar, let alone well but Steve has gone one step further with his home-made ONE-string guitar, The Diddley Bo. If you want to get your hands on one of these musical wonders, no worries, the song is its on instruction manual. Basically it's a piece of wood, a guitar string and a couple of tin cans, but I don't think anyone can play it better than Steve. On Percussion this time round is Dan, Steve's long time pal and a gentleman straight out of the Muppets. There has never been a better Dead Ringer for Animal! His drumming style is indvidual to say the least, Hypnotic doesn't do it justice. The "Not so Secret, Secret Track" has guest vocal by Amy LaVere, a young American singer making a name for herself in recent months. They duet the beautiful "I'm so lonesome I could Cry" by Hank Williams. There is also a recorded phone call at the end of the album, odd but worth a listen.
I didn't know what to expect from a forth album. I was worried that maybe Steve should quit while he's ahead, I don't know how long his trance blues will stay fresh with today’s music scene. I will say that Man From Another Time is some of his best work, "That's All" is an instant classic. Even with all his recent success here in