American Horror Story – TV Review


A man and a woman and their child move into a house that is somewhat creepy. Turns out – it’s haunted and lots of scary stuff happens. Heaps of violence and sexiness and some funniness.

As with so many shows, the most graphic and freaky stuff happens in the first episode. Being a wuss, I was more than happy with that being the case. Horror, but not too much horror, thank you. Personally, I was pretty happy with the characters and what happened to them, and while I am not racing out the door for season two, I am looking forward to checking it out at some point.


The Bling Ring (2013) Film Review


A bunch of rich kids in the Hollywood discover that many rich people leave doors unlocked when they’re out. Including celebrities. If they can figure out when the celebrities are out-of-town (say, for example, on the internet when they are publicising  their publicity events) they can hang out in the celebrity houses. And steal a whole heap of stuff. Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr, Lindsay Lohan and (repeatedly) Paris Hilton. And then they get caught.

It’s based on a true story, and it’s a pretty interesting tale but it’s not such an interesting film. It’s not bad, there’s just not a lot to it. There are only so many shots of wealthy looking teenagers trying on stuff and being stunned by the mansions of the rich and famous that I could bear. It’s shown at the start that they will get caught, but once they are finally caught, there’s not much on the consequences. I’m not sure if that would have made a different, but perhaps.