Countdown to The Great Escape

In a break from the norm Mrs Cheesecake and I haven’t gone to the cinema today. It’s ok, before you ask, we aren’t sick. Preparations are currently under way for our road trip. It’s been about four years since we have been on a break that hasn’t been visiting either of our respective families. I plan to blog a bit while we are away so I’m not going to talk to much about our destination yet.

One of the things we are planning to do is a boat trip so it makes sense that we prepare for this. Turns out it is almost impossible to find an appropriate waterproof jacket that does cost loads of cash. Step forward e-Bay and your much cheapness. After trooping all over town we ended up coming home and purchasing over the web. Town wasn’t an entrie washout however. I did manage to end up with three new t-shirts and a new shirt and Mrs Cheesecake purchased a rather spiffing skirt. Take it from me loyal reader trying to get Mrs Cheesecake to buy something for herself is no easy task so I consider this a moral victory.

In other news, I managed to pick up a copy of the Windows 7 release candidate and have installed it on it’s own little partition so I can test it out later today. I had a sneaky look last night and I have to say what I have seen so far looks pretty good. Certainly a bit less clunky than Vista.

I feel a mini rant brewing. I’m kinda annoyed at my family. Not Mrs Cheesecake, I mean my family back in the old country. I made a point of e-mailing then and sending text messages and they never get in touch. I have a laptop with a webcam and a Skype account and I never get a video chat. Damn that’s pisses me off. Here is an example. Do you know how many times my father has visited me since I moved house four years ago? None. Not once. That is just poor. Don’t get me wrong if I meet him in the street tomorrow he would be overjoyed to see me but he memory of a goldfish and forgets that we haven’t spoken for ages.

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Cheesecake Salvation

Cover of Cover of Clash of the Titans

The weather today was truly fucking atrocious. At one point Mrs Cheesecake and I were in the car and we could hardly see where we were going. Fortunately we go to the flicks so often the car can almost drive itself there. We did get pretty wet and now I’m sniffly but these are the lengths that Team Cheesecake will go to to ensure the films you want to see continue to get watched. I like to think we are providing a public service.

Terminator Salvation is pretty good. Christian Bale is acceptable as John Connor. Anton Yelchin makes for a convincing Kyle Reese and I think Sam Worthington is a name to watch. Role on the Clash of the Titans remake. As frequent readers know (I’m know your out there) I don’t like to delve into plots to much. No spoilers round here Mrs! There are a couple of nice nods to previous Terminator movies. The Govenator does make a guest appearance and I reckon there is a good chance it this makes enough money we will see more of the same.

I’ve heard people say that the films not up to much. McG is not really a massively respected director is he? Probably something to do with dicking around with only one name like Bono or Sting. In saying that I’ve seen worse. The sound in particular was quite something. At one point my whole body was vibrating due to the amount of bass used.

In other news I heard a rumor the other day that Brian Blessed is potentially going to be in the big screen version of Thor. Specifically playing Odin. I for one think this would be just about fucking perfect. Seriously can you imagine him bellowing “THOR’S ALIVE!!!”. Flash Gordon is one of my favorite movies of all time and a lot of that has to do with his work as Prince Vultan.

Well it looks about time for some dinner. I see pizza on the horizon shortly.

Till next time. Dont play with it, it will drop off.

Cheesecake out

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Blogging in the great outdoors

Palace of Versaille - Lawn - Garden

Afternoon all. I have been very active this morning and mowed the lawn in my back garden. Its already that time of year that requires a commitment to green fingeredness that I am sadly lacking. Today, however, I have bit the bullet and I have to admit the garden looks better for it. As you can see from the attached photo (tee hee) I was kidding this isn’t my garden. What do you mean you guessed that!

Mrs Cheesecake has also been busy trimming her bush. Sorry couldn’t stop myself. I meant hedge. The garden is our own little escape from the outside world. I only wish it was a bit more secluded and quiet but who knows maybe one sunny day.

I had grand plans for writing a big old blog about stuff and nonsense but I now find myself filled with an ennui that forces me to stop straight away

Later loyal viewer

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Cheesecake me to Hell

So today Mrs Cheesecake and I went to see Drag me to Hell. The latest offering from Sam Raimi. It was pretty good. I normally don’t enjoy horror films much but Mrs Cheesecake is a sucker for them and I always like to see her enjoy herself.

I’m not going to go into to much detail (I dont like publishing spoilers). The film is a mix of jump out your seat moments and outrageous visuals that Raimi is famous for.

There were two moments in the film that were in turn laugh out loud funny and utterly gross.

In other news I purchased Krull on DVD this afternoon. Top eighties movie. Liam Neeson, Robbie Coltrane, Alun Armstrong and Bernard Bresslaw in bit parts. It doesn’t get any better than that. Mrs Cheesecake continues her Michael Sheen completist obsession by puchashing Underworld 1 and 2.

In other news I mangaged to connect the Wii to the interweb and then was able to view tech goodness such as I Player via the TV. Truly a techno marvel.

The weather has been fucking great today. Unfortunatley this means that I will have to cut the grass tomorrow. Oh well I guess it is about time. Last week I saw a tribe of pygmies in the undergrowth.

I am feelin sleepy now so I think I’ll sign off.
Later peoples

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Pablo Cheesecake: Year One

Can you believe it! A whole fuckin year! Now I admit I started slowly…ok very slowly…ok there were only three posts in the whole of 2008 but it don’t matter none. I still broke my blogging cherry on May 26th 2008 so I have managed to stick to something for a whole 12 months.

I’ve spent the last 24hrs reflecting about how my world has changed in the last 12 months. Have I evolved as a human being? Am I a better person than I was a year ago? Fuck knows and more to the point who cares. Much more importantly I decided it would be insightful to capture my many moods using the medium of photography.

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Ok so my first effort caught me unawares (damn you timer thingy!)

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Right looks like pic 2 not much better than pic 1. Actually if I loose a few pounds maybe I could audition for the role of Beaker in the live action version of The Muppet Show.

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Woah there big guy stop lovin the camera!

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I was getting sleepy by this point.

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At last success

In review over the last 12 months I’ve brought you the following.

  1. Multiple movie reviews of varying quality.
  2. In-depth discussion of the ultimate fish finger sandwich
  3. My opinions about some of the best shows on the box
  4. Interesting gadgety type stuff
  5. Drunken incoherent rage

Who know what’s next? I certainly don’t. Randomness is the way of the future. In the last year I have tripled my audience. That’s right 3 regular readers (and only one of them is my wife). In the next 365 days I’m going to double that or I’ll start posting naked pictures of myself on the blog. NOT A THREAT A PROMISE!

If I can be serious for a second. In all honesty I find writing a blog cathartic. Now I know not that many people read this. I know don’t provide earth shattering, life changing content but you know what it’s fun. I look forward to venting my spleen. I respect the fact that everyone out there is entitled to their opinion about everything. Well hello world here’s mine.

Anyway I’ve taken up to much of your time already (if you’ve got this far). I’m going to be here for the foreseeable future so if your every back this way again feel free to stop by.

Till next time remember

In 2008, a crackpot idiot was sent to prison by absolutely no-one for a crime he didn’t commit. This man promptly escaped to the internet underground. Today, totally un-wanted by the government, he survives as an utter jackass. If you have a problem, if no one else can help (and I really mean worst case scenario), and if you can find him, maybe you can hire… The Cheesecake-Team.

Coraline, The Action Pope & Cineworld

Having recovered from my drunken ramblings last weekend Mrs Cheesecake and I braved the crappy weather on Saturday and headed to the cinema. Two flicks on the agenda Coraline followed by Angels & Demons.

Coraline was a real treat. Not only was glorious to look at we also had the added bonus of 3D. Much like The Nightmare  Before Christmas Henry Selick has used his very distinctive style to enhance an already magical story. The voice work from all the actors worked well. Particularly enjoyed French & Saunders and Lovejoy as Coraline’s eccentric group of neighbours.

Angels & Demons  was pretty good to. It’s been a while since I read the book but I was entertained by Tom Hanks and Ewan McGregor (henceforth to be known as ‘Action Pope’). I’ve always been a bit of a conspiracy nut so nice to see the IIlluminati getting some big screen action.  Seriously though Google Illuminati these guys rock!

One slight dampener on the whole cinema going experience was Cineworld. I have been a card holder of their establishment for years. It make sense if you go to the flicks as often as I do why not pay a flat fee and then cram in as many films as you can. Recently however the price has increased. Now after some simple maths it was obvious to Mrs Cheesecake and I that this would still work in our favour so we continued with our monthly payment. This weekend however when we arrived to view Coraline we were informed and additional cost would be incurred due to the price of running a 3D film.  Now it was only £1.50 but that ain’t the point. We already pay a monthly fee which was just increased and now we have to pay more. WTF is that all about? Come on Cineworld don’t let me down now. You promised lots of exciting new exclusives as a card holder and so far that has amounted to us forking out extra cash. What gives?

Till next time – Damn the Man!

I has been to the Pub

As a social type experiment I decided earlier this evening I would write a blog after going to the pub. I thought it would be interesting to see what would happen. I will not make anyt amendmets to this blog and i willl type what ever I am thinmking about at the time.

So I wenty to the pub. It was good and I drank lots of very strong cider. Damn Tescos and their new policy about plastic bags!!!! How dare they try and charge me fors aservice they should provide for free. Bastards!!!

Norther rock are a shower of fuckwits as well . We cancelled a direct debit by mistake nd tey have sent us not 1, not 2 not 3 not 4 but 5 feckin letters . what a showeer of outragesous arseholes!

and another thing that really gets my goat is the fgact that Sky has advertistedd Sky Hd and then when you fill out the form they send you an e-mail saying it will take 3 months before thay can sort you out. Twats! How about playing ahead and havig some spare units available. 3 months for a delivery come on that sucks Sky. Pulll your fecking finger out.

Ok I think that rant is just about complete. The good news is that tomorrow I will wake up and stumble across this and be horrorified by the conetents.

Nighty Nght interweb. I loves you all

Mr P Cheesecake

Pablo Trek: The Wrath of Cheesecake

So I didn’t bother blogging about X-Men Origins: Wolverine. I saw it last week and it was pretty good but I was less moved by the experience than I had hoped to be. I’m sorry Huge Jackman (can we still be friends?). Loved the hair, big fan of the action but some spark was missing. That’s not to say I won’t go and see more if it appears – of course I will.

Today however I got to see the new Star Trek movie. Ironically I was not that bothered about seeing this but enjoyed it a lot more than I was expecting. The first 5 minutes actually even stirred some emotion in me I was that caught up in it.

PabloTrek: The Wrath of CheesecakeI don’t want to give away the story. You lookin for spoilers keep feckin’ looking. I will say however I was concerned that a reboot of the franchise would not work but I think I can safely say I was wrong.

The performances were all good. Chris Pine made a convincingly arrogant yet charming James T Kirk. Zachary Quinto was channelling Nimoy which was particularly odd when they were on screen together. Everyone’s favourite rider of Rohan looks quite a lot like DeForest Kelly and seemed to be having fun. I’ll even forgive Mr Pegg and his attempt at a Scottish accent. Harold had left Kumar at the White Castle and was cutting about with a sword! Even Charlie Bartlett was there. I have to say I was disappointed he didn’t say ‘noooclear wessels’ but perhaps next time.

I’m sure there will be a sequel. The film zips along at a frenetic pace and is eye candy of the highest order. Its all good and I look forward to what happens next. Thanks Mr Abrams…more please

Till next time loyal reader Uncle Pablo says ‘keep it clean’

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Got my Gadget head on….

Mrs Cheesecake and I have been discussing what gadgets we would purchase if money was not an object. Both of us are gadget-heads and love new tech. The list that follows is by no way complete (I’m sure there is other un-necessary rubbish we would by!). I guess you would call it a taste of the sort of junk we like to spend our pennies on.

  1. Pinnacle Video Transfer
  2. Blu-ray Player
  3. Crackberry
  4. iPod
  5. MacBook
  6. HD Projector
  7. Messenger Bag
  8. Netbook

If there is an eccentric millionaire out there that stumbles upon this bag feel free to send us all this stuff. I’ll be grateful (that’s all though no sexual favours or nothin)

Later great unwashed

Let the right Cheesecake in

So I promised that I would post about this at the weekend and never got round to it. In retrospect I wasn’t sure what I was going to say. I found Let the Right One In to be an enthralling story. It’s taken me a couple of days to come to a conclusion so sorry for the delay.

Based on his own source material screenwriter John Ajvide Lindqvist has written a very subtle and engaging film. It captures the loneliness of the early teenage years (when no-one in the history of the world could ever be feeling the same way you are) and compares this with the loneliness of eternity.

Without giving to much away the story is that of a relationship between Oskar and Eli. I was impressed by the two young leads. Both their performances where great. Though I did feel sorry for the young chap playing Oskar as he seemed to spend a vast portion of the film with a snot moustache.

The thing I liked best was the fact the there was a lot that was left to the viewers own interpretation of events. Things happen and different viewers will take different things from the events as they unfold.

I strongly suggest you seek this out. Worth the admission price!

I hope the writer’s other work makes it to the big screen as I think the world needs a Swedish zombie movie.

Later loyal viewer.