Saturday Night Stay In Movie
Blog Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
August 19, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie (S.N.S.I.M). If you are new to S.N.S.I.M let me tell you what it is about. There are two groups of people on a Saturday night. The first group is the people that go out and party and have a good time. The second group of people are the one that stay in for what ever reason. This blog is for the second group of
people.




This week I am going with a comedy staring Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy, Heather Graham, and Robert Downey Jr. It is of course Bowfinger. Steve Martin stars as a producer that never got his break so he decides to make things happen for himself. He decides to put his life saving into a movie and try and shoot it with one of the biggest stars on the planet but the only thing is the star (Eddie Murphy) doesn’t know he is even in a movie.

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As you can expect it is bit mad, but that is what makes it brilliant. This is one of my favourite comedies ever. Steve Martin was at his best as the producer who will say and promise you anything to get his movie made. Eddie Murphy was also at the hight of his career and works very well with Martin, first as Kit Ramsey and then Jiff Ramsey Kits twin brother.

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This is your typical Steve Martin movie full of laughs and none stop puns. If you liked movies like Roxanne and the Man with Two Brains then you will love this movie too.

Over all this is a great movie that everyone can enjoy. Here is the trailer, have a look

Have you seen Bowfinger before? If you have let me know what you taught of it by leaving a a comment in the comment box below. If you would like to suggest a film for next weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie you can by leaving your suggestion in the comment box below. You can also check out last weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie HERE. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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TV Rewind
Action Blog Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
August 18, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks TV Rewind. If this is your first time reading this blog it is very simple, we take a look back at some of the show that have form the 80’s 90’s and the naughties.

I had forgotten about this show that I am going to talk about what made me remember it was the fact a few friends and I were talking about TV Rewind over a few drinks in the local, and they brought up this one.




Its VIP starring Pamela Anderson. Anderson stared as Vallery Irons, a girl who actadently saved a celaberty and then get hired to be the face of a protection agency.  The show was a mixture of action and comedy and proved popular. VIP first aired in 1998 and ran for four seasons made up of 88 shows Each week you got to see Anderson stumble her way through cases while her team does most of the heavy lifting. Each show usually ended up in a gun fight.

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I had forget all about this show, but when it was brought up I remember how much I loved it. I was 12 when the first episode aired and like most young boys at that stage (and men) I was in love with Pamela Anderson. There was one problem it was showing in Ireland at seven o’clock on a Saturday night. The reason this was a problem was the fact that mass was on at the same time so I had to go to mass and miss the show a good bit.

I haven’t seen an episode but one thing that I do remember is that when you sit down to watch this show don’t be expecting any great thought provoking story lines are anything thought provoking at all, just sit back watch some good looking people blow stuff up and make some cheap jokes. Over all it is an enjoyable hour of TV. Here is the opening credits check it out.

Did you watch VIP when it was on, if you did, let me know what you taught about it by leaving a comment in the the comment box below. If you would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind you can leave your suggestion in the box below. You can also check out last weeks TV Rewind HERE. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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Bad Moms Review
Blog Box Office Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
August 17, 2016
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Hi and welcome, I think it is about time for an other review. This week I took a look at Bad Moms. Bad Moms has an all star cast made up of Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith,  and Annie Mumolo.

From the people that brought us the hangover, they now bring us Bad Moms.




Amy (Kunis) has a hectic life she has one overachieving  child and one underachieving child that makes her do her homework for him. she also has a husband that doesn’t want to help around the house and doesn’t appreciated what she does around the house as well as holding down a full time job. Amy find her husband cheating with an woman online and kicks him out of the house.

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This is the final thing to push Amy over the edge, She finally snaps and decides that she is going to have some fun and look after herself for once. She meets some new friends that have kids and starts to party, as well as getting into a fight with the mother that run the PTA.

From the outset you know things are going to go wrong but you keep watching anyways.

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn are very funny together as the moms who decide to cut lose and look after themselves and have some fun.

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When I heard that this movie was made by the same guys that made the hangover movies it made a lot of sense, because the movie felt familiar to me like I have seen it before. This made me doing the review of the movie very easy if you liked the hang over then you will like this movie. It did do something that I wasn’t expecting It made me think about how hard my mother worked when I was growing. Now don’t get me wrong I knew she did a lot of for the family and I did appreciate it but I never really got how much stress that would put her under doing all that work which makes me appreciate her that much more.

This is defiantly a movie that a husband and wife can sit down and enjoy together, it is more so for the mothers out there. Here is the trailer take a look and see what you think.

Have you seen Bad Moms yet? if you have let me know what you taught about it by leaving a comment in the comment box below. You can also check out some of the other reviews that I have written up here. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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Saturday Night Stay In Movie
Blog Cult Drama Review
Aaron Tansey
August 12, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie. If this is your first time to hear about S.N.S.I.M it is simple.

The way I see it there is two groups of people on a Saturday night. The ones that go out partying and having fun and the ones that stay in for whatever reason. S.N.S.I.M is for the second group of people.




I will suggest a movie that you could watch with that will pass the time for you.

This week it is Dangerous Minds staring Michelle Pheiffer as a former Marine who get a job teaching a class of at risk underachieving students that has no respect for authority.

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She must gain the respect of her class before she can start teaching them anything. This was based on the autobiography of LouAnne Johnson a retired U.S Marine who took up teaching at Carlmount High School in Belmont California.

The movie was a panned by critics when it was first released but went on to make over $170 million at the box office.(It just shows you that reviews are just the opinion of the writer and just because a movie gets bad reviews doesn’t mean its a bad movie but some reviews do get it right like Fantastic Four)

I didn’t see this movie when it was first released It must have been 5 years later when I first got to see it, but when I did finally get to watch it I did really like it.

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I taught Michelle Pheiffer was very good in it and I just liked the story over all. I don’t want to call it a feel good movie but in a way it is. You have a person trying to do the right thing and help the kids out and to a certain extant it works but she cant change them all. Check out the trailer

When you talk about Dangerous Mind you have to talk about that song as well which became an instant classic. Coolio’s Gangster Paradise. Too this day when it comes on the radio I cant help but sing along.

Have you seen Dangerous Minds if you have let me know what you taught about it by leaving a comment below. If you would like to suggest a movie for next weeks Saturday Night Stay In Movie just leave you suggestion in the comment box. You can also check out last weeks S.N.S.I.M here. Thanks for Reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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TV Rewind
Blog Cult Drama SciFi/Fantasy Series
Aaron Tansey
August 11, 2016
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Hi and welcome to this weeks TV Rewind. If this is your first time reading TV Rewind, then welcome. The Idea of TV Rewind is to look back at some of the shows that we used to watch growing and maybe still watch today. This week is no different.

This week we are going back to 1987 and we are taking a look at Star Trek The Next Generation.




Star Trek The Next Generation was the follow up too the original Star Trek show. It first aired in 1987 and ran fro 7 years and 4 movies. The show stared Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaten, and  Whoopi Goldberg to name a few. It was set 70 years after the end of original Star Trek finished. This was the sixth crew to take charge of the famous Enterprise.

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The show enjoyed the same success that followed the original show and became one of NBC’s most watched show on their network. It ran for  over 170 episodes.

The show was cancelled after the seventh season which was a shock to the cast and crew because it was enjoying constantly high ratings, plus the cast was contracted for an eight season. Many believe it was cancelled because the cost of wages would get to expensive also there was movies planed and the network taught the movies would perform better if there wasn’t a show on at the same time.

When the Next Generation came out it cause a divide in the Star Trek fans. They could not agree on who was a better captain, was it Captain Kirk, Star Trek Original (William Shatner) or Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) Which was your favourite let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Over all Star Trek The Next Generation was a much loved show and could have gone on for a few more seasons if it wanted. Did you watch Star Trek the Next Generation, if you did let me know what you taught about it by leaving comment below in the comment box. If you  would like to suggest a show for next weeks TV Rewind you can leave you suggestion in the comment box. You can also check out last week TV Rewind here. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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Suicide Squad Review
Blog Box Office New Release Review
Aaron Tansey
August 7, 2016
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On Friday night I got the chance to go and see the most highly anticipated movie of the summer Suicide Squad. It had already had its world premiere a few days before that. The reviews were out and it didn’t look good. Matter of fact it was nearly as badly reviewed as Batman VS Superman, and we all know how that ended up.




I chose to ignore all the reviews and go into the movie with an open mind, mainly because the first trailer I seen was so damn good. You know the one Im on about, it was the second trailer for Suicide Squad with Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. It was one of the best trailers i have ever seen for a movie.

On the back of that I wasn’t going to let a few bad reviews stop me from enjoying this movie.

I would like to point out that Suicide Squad is indeed better then Batman vs Superman (that wouldn’t be hard), but it is still a movie that I didn’t enjoy.

First of all the first half of the movie seems to be one big long music video as they are introducing the characters they have song after song, which is ok to a certain point, but when you get to the stage when your sound track is better then your movie you know you have done something wrong. I think they had such success with the trailer they tried to brig as much as that into the movie as possible, but less is more in some ceases.

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Next thing I didn’t like about the movie was Jared Leto’s Joker I seen what he was trying to do by been even crazier then Heath Ledger’s Joker in the Dark Knight. There was two problems with that first of all Heat Ledger played the perfect Joker in that movie and no one will ever be able to top that performance. Second was that Leto’s Joker seemed to be angry the whole time and that was why he was crazy where I think the Joker did all the evil stuff cause he enjoyed doing it and that is what makes the Joker crazy but that could be just me. Let me know what you think.

The next thing that I didn’t like about the movie was the bad guys. In the comics the Suicide Squad was fighting for the good side because they had a chip in their heads that would explode if they didn’t. In the movie this is the same way but the Squad also want to risk their lives for the greater good and that doesn’t sound like something the worst of the worst would do. The Squad are trying to atone for their actions it felt like.

Also the people that are controlling them are meant to be good guys (how good can they be if they stick a bomb in someones head so they will do as they are told) but throughout the movie you see the good guys are as evil or more so then the villains. I would of enjoyed the movie more if you had the Squad fighting their captures as well as the big bad but again that is just me.

This was the first time that Will Smith was to play a bad guy. I don’t think he did played a bad guy, he played a guy who wants to change for his daughter but in the comics he has a death wish and that is why he said he would join the team this would drastically change the way Deadshot should be played I think.I do think that Margot Robbie played Harley Quinn as the girls who was driven mad by the Joker and wants to get back to here love. I think that she stole the show from Will Smith.

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Star Trek Beyond Review
Blog Box Office New Release Review
Aaron Tansey
August 4, 2016
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I was ment to do this last week but I just didn’t get around to it so here we go, it’s the Star Trek Beyond Review.

First of all I would like to say that I am not a big Star Trek fan.




I have seen a few of the older movies but never watch the shows. In saying that I am really enjoying relaunch of the franchise. I taught the first movie was great. It looked great, it was well acted and it had a good flow to it. I also seen the second movie Star Trek Into The Darkness, which wasn’t as good as the first movie but still watch-a-bill.

That brings us to the latest instalment, Star Trek Beyond. First of all when I seen the trailer I taught this would be the end of the franchise. To me the Enterprise was as much as a character of the movies as the actors themselves, and as you seen from the trailers the Enterprise doesn’t last long in this movie at all.

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That was just the trailers and Im here to talk about the movie. First of all it starts off with a traditional captains log where captain Kirk lets us know what the crew has been up to since the last movie. They are 900 days into a 5 year journey and Kirk and the crew are feeling the strain of prolonged missions in space. Kirk is questioning his position as captain of the Enterprise and even looks into leaving and taken up a post on a deep space port.

Don’t worry lades and gentleman he has to go on one last mission before he can leave. His mission was to save the crew of a ship stranded on a planet. He embarks on a what should be a simple rescue mission. When they get to the planet they quickly find out it is no ordinary mission. The ship is attacked and crashes to the planets surface after the crew is captured, Kirk and few others manage to escape and start to plan on how to save their crew members.

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That is all of the plot I am going to give away I don’t want to ruin the movie for you. I enjoyed this movie a lot one of the main things I noticed was the fact that this is the first movie in the new series that moved away for the old movies and started to tell its own stories. The story is told at a fast pace you will not fell like over 2 hours has passed.

There was a lot of character development in the movie and not just with Captain Kirk. The likes of Scoty and Bones got a lot more screen time this movie which I enjoyed as I like there characters and the way they interacted. There relationship is a really looked at throughout the movie. I think the fact that they got more screen time is down to Sean Pegg taking over the writing of the movie. I think he did a great job with it.

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I enjoyed this movie a lot. It did fell like it was a stepping stone for more stories to be told away for the original movies, which I am happy about because the old movies were good but it is time for new stories, what do you think, let me know by leaving a comment in the comment box below. Over all I would recommend this movie to and Sci-Fi fans and any Star Trek fans you will enjoy the ride. Let me know what you taught about the movie by leaving a comment below.

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Writers Block
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Aaron Tansey
July 28, 2016
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Hi everyone.

I’m currently trying to write a script for a short movie to make this September, but I’ve got a bad case of writers block!!

Its Difficult! Who Knew!!




I started thinking about what causes writers block and perversely decided to write about it in the hope of purging my tortured writer’s soul.

I claim full responsibility for all opinions (no one else will), and although I’ll admit to having a small bit of guidance on the mechanics of writing scripts I’m no expert.

The layout is crucial but I’ve been assured that you can write whatever you wish.

Google defines writer’s block as;

 “the condition of being unable to think of what to write or how to proceed with writing”

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And there my problem right there, I have my start, I have my middle and I have the conclusion I’m just struggling to piece it together. There’s no flow.

Not Good.

The dialogue in particular is difficult.

When I’m writing dialogue I start by sitting down and thinking about each characters back story. Figuring out the sort of personality each character would have is important as each will have a unique voice shaped by their story and experiences.

So develop a complete, comprehensive history and profile for each character which you can refer to as a source which informs your writing dialogue.

You’ll know immediately if this sounds plausible and works.

A second common tip is to write about what you know, (some people would say that’s my problem solved right there),

If you know a subject writing about it comes more easily. For example I have a back ground in both Rugby and Boxing so I feel comfortable referencing these in storylines and building these into character backgrounds

When you stray from what you know however that’s when the difficulties begin.  You need to start researching points and this makes for stilted, disconnected content which lacks flow and credibility.

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I don’t know a great deal about science so I would not try and start writing a movie about science or scientists. I wouldn’t have a clue where to start or what the characters should sound like.

Always get a second per of eyes on your script and ask for constructive criticism. This is important because looking at your own script for an extended period causes tunnel vision. You risk missing plot holes or areas for improvement.

So for example if I am writing a female part, I ask one of my female friends to take a look at the script and confirm that the dialogue is believable.  Does a woman sound like this, would a woman act in this manner? (make sure you show them the characters back ground so they can understand the characters motivation).

The person you show it to docent have to be able to write a script they just have to be able to read it.

So to recap writer’s block is a pain and it can happen to anyone at any time. I’ve suggested a few things which help me to get over writers block.

Have your characters back story written and understand the temperament of your characters. Ask someone to read what you have written and ask them to give you some pointers (even a bad idea might get you writing again). These don’t always work and there are multiple ways which people use to get over it.

The main thing is you find what works for you. If you have never written a script before keep an eye out as I will be putting up another post specifically about this topic very soon. Thanks for reading.  If you have any question leave a comment in the box below and I will get back to you.

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TV Rewind
Blog Comedy Review
Aaron Tansey
July 27, 2016
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Hi guys and welcome to the 38th addition of TV Rewind. For those of you who don’t know what TV Rewind is about its pretty simple. TV Rewind is where we take a look back at some of the great shows that we used to watch (are maybe still watch) when we were younger. This week is no different. This week we are taken a look back at one of the best loved comedy show that has ever been on TV, it is M.A.S.H.

M.A.S.H. stared life out as a black comedy film first released in 1970 and depicted the horrors of the Korean war. It also dealt with the doctors that were charged with keeping the men alive and how they dealt with the whole situation. It stared Donald Sutherland as Hawkeye, Sally Kellerman as Hotlips and Gary Burghoff as Radar. Burghoff was the only person from the movie to come back for the show. In 1972 M.A.S.H first aired with Alan Alda as Hawkeye Loretta Swit as Hotlips and Gary Burghoff as Radar. The first season found it difficult to find its audience and was in fear of being cancelled, but unconfirmed say that the wife of the head of the studio loved the show so it was giving a second season. It was also moved to a better time slot which did the trick and the show quickly broke into the the top 20 watched show on TV where it stayed for its 11 year run.

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M.A.S.H. stand for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital. It generally operated close to the front line in many cases as little as 5 to 10 miles away. This was so that the casualties would get seen by the doctors faster and had a better chance of serving. For the sergeants it was a never ended converabelt of wounded people that needed fixing and the show delt with this showing the doctors working long shifts with limited supplies doing what ever they could to save lives. They managed to have hummer in the OR but it was when they were out of the OR that they were able to let there hair down and try and forget about where they were. They did this by drinking having relations with the nurses and pulling pranks on each other. Hawkeye was the main character of the show even though he didn’t start out that way, Alda just stole the spot light and made everyone fall in love with him.

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The main target of Hawkeye was Major Burns and Major Houlihan (Hotlips). Burns and Hotleips wanted everyone to act like they were in the army but unlucky for them most of the doctors and nurses were drafted so they were just civilians put into a bad situation and they were trying to be as normal as possible in an extra-oderdany place. Whit this in mind you can see why the show has got 2 episodes in the TV Guid’s top 100 greatest episodes of all time. It was also ranked the 5th best show ever written in 2013 by the writers guild of America. Over all this was a brilliant show. I have to confess I didn’t start watching it till a few years ago but I am glad I did because the mix of comedy and drama is near perfect and it just is an entertaining show to watch.

Have you seen M.A.S.H. before let me know what you think about it by leaving by leaving a comment in the comment box below. IF you like to leave a suggestion for next weeks TV Rewind you can by leaving it in the comment box below. You can also check out last weeks TV Rewind here. Thanks for reading until next time keep on Viewing.

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