Oz – TV Review

OZ

It’s Oswald State Correctional Facility, and one unit within the prison is being run in an alternative manner – Emerald City. But despite the added observation and rules, things still go pretty bad in there. You know, prison. A whole bunch of serious bad asses with many of them trying to be top dog.

It’s violent, it’s angry, and it’s pretty hard to watch at times. But the structure is magnificent, with the story being narrated by Augustus Hill (Harold Perrineau) . I’m not sure if it is only because of his fabulous performance as Mercutio in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet, but there was a really strong Shakespearean feel to his narration, such a contrast to the violence and abuse in many of the other scenes.

Yet another magnificent HBO show, oh HBO I love you so much. There are six seasons of it and I’ve just finished season two. More to come – wonderful!

Miss Congeniality 2 : Armed and Fabulous (2005) Film Review

Miss Congeniality Two

After her successful mission in Miss Congeniality and the ensuing publicity , Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) is having a tough time working as an FBI agent as she is constantly recognized. On top of this, her relationship with her colleague ends unexpectedly and she is bereft. When the opportunity comes to become the face of the FBI in a publicity campaign, along with a book, an entourage and appearances on every television chat show across the land. Then, Miss America (Heather Burns) and Stan Fields, the host of the awards (William Shatner) are kidnapped and she ends up back in action with her new, angry FBI agent bodyguard Sam Fuller (Regina King).

This is exactly the sequel it needed to be. It had all of the humour of the first, and ridiculous costumes and slapstick and the lot. Plus add in Nick Offerman and Abraham Benrubi and you have a good, cheesy ridiculous film that many people would consider a waste of a few hours of your life, but that I just loved. To bits.