My 30 Best Movies Ever

My 30 Best Movies Ever

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Pump Up The Volume
Star Wars Trilogy
The Exorcist
A Clockwork Orange
Mad Monster Party
Taxi Driver
Blade Runner : The Final Cut
Reservoir Dogs
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Dumbo
Monsters Inc.
Hostel
The Machinist
Toy Story Trilogy
Drive
Wizard Of Oz
Withnail And I
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure
Look Back In Anger
The Little Mermaid
Casablanca
Mary Poppins
The Godfather Trilogy
Life Of Brian
Last House On The Left (Original)
Superman Trilogy
Velvet Goldmine
Goldfinger
Quadrophenia

Eli Roth, Esquire

Eli Roth, Esquire

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Yes, yes that headline is a gag for which I can only apologise, hehe. My favourite horror auteur continues his press junket for the forthcoming Last Exorcism II by talking to Esquire Magazine online about his career, sequels and the possibility of an Eli Roth musical. No, really.

Read it here:
http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/eli-roth-interview-last-exorcism-part-ii-15154932?

Undertaker Ready For Wrestlemania

Undertaker Ready For Wrestlemania

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It seems that after much discussion backstage and doubt hanging over his wrestling future, The Undertaker is ready to get back into the big time by returning to defend his streak at the biggest show of the year Wrestlemania.

Undertaker returned last week at a house show, apparently to see if he was still capable of pulling off a great match and it seems that he is now locked in for the big one against CM Punk, which should be the highlight of Wrestlemania 29. It seems that Punk’s big speech on Raw was to set up the encounter and it seems that we should see The Undertaker soon, possibly on Monday’s Old School Raw, which would be a perfect chance to dim the lights and ring the bell for one of the best of all time.

My Life With The Beatles

My Life With The Beatles

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A few days back I put up my top ten The Beatles songs of all time. Never an easy thing to do but it was fun working them out. Then my awesome friend Paul Conium said he wished there was an explanation which is certainly fair enough, especially as The Beatles are his (and my best buddy Leo’s) favorite band.

I’m not gonna justify my choices, there is no point in that when it is a personal top ten, but I will comment on how these songs changed my life and where they fit in the puzzle of Kendall.

I remember first discovering The Beatles as my mom had the first five albums n vinyl from when she was at college, her and her best mate Rosemary used to be totally obsessed with them and it was funny that they wrote their names in pen on the back of the covers. I fell instantly for Help! and A Hard Days Night, I’ve never really liked the first two albums much but I’m sure they wont lose any sleep over that!

I remember one day being in my mom’s car, she had a white Allegro and it had a square steering wheel, I always remember that, anyway the radio played A Day In The Life and I remember asking why she didn’t have the album that it was on, but it seems it came out after they’d finished college and maybe they stopped caring so much about pop. Luckily I was just in the right time and I went straight out after and got the Sgt Pepper album, which is a very strange animal, stunningly original and varied but still not as great as Help! despite showing many more sides to the band which would come into play with my favourite Beatles album..The Beatles.

It was Helter Skelter that drew me to this record, it remains my favorite Beatles track to this day, a stunning heavy metal rampage where the country’s favourite pop band became the world’s greatest rock band. I have a few things to thank for discovering this, I mean when I was young, the White Album was never really talked about, you heard about Sgt Pepper and She Loves You but not this epic double record.

I first heard Helter Skelter when Motley Crue covered it brilliantly and then got reacquainted with it when it appeared on Aerosmith’s Greatest Hits album. I didn’t hear the original until I started reading about Charles Manson and read what he considered each song to mean and how he told his Family what to do and what was about to occur. It was then that I finally went out and purchased The White Album for myself, although it was not easy to find, pre internet, I got it from Woolworths in Torquay and remember smiling all the way back in the car as I anticipated what I was about to experience.

The White Album soon became my favourite Beatles record which shows up in my top ten with Helter Skelter, Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Dear Prudence and Savoy Truffle all represented. Stunning.

Aside from that record though, I tend to go back to the start, I guess when I was younger I ignored the greatest hits but as I grew I discovered that such tracks as Ticket To Ride and She Loves You were stunning beautiful pop singles and I will always love them more than later works. (The Beatles aside, of course) I remember sitting in Camden, whenever I was in The Dublin Castle and The Good Mixer I would play a couple of these songs and everyone would smile and feet would be tapping all around.

So yeah, that’s how I created my top ten Beatles songs, I consider them one of the 3 greatest bands of all time, certainly the greatest English band ever and a stunning example of pure pop and strange psyche , noise, experimentation and epic tunes ever to burst over the consciousness of the entire world.

I’m glad my mom got to experience them firsthand and kept a glorious collection for me to catch up.