If you are looking to blacken an already dark Christmas season, look no further than these twisted film picks by the BTSB staff, ranging between the good, the bad, and the truly Ebenezer-esque...
BTSB talked to Séamus Holohan of the Helsinki Distilling Company to get a whiff of what's to come in Alkos near you and how he and two Finns are about to change drinking culture in Finland.
The 144-minute-long Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies manages to be a slightly more tolerable viewing experience than the mind-numbingly lengthy previous installments. The last hurrah of this over-stretched mess of a trilogy is another CGI-filled blockbuster that can’t help but squeeze loyal fans out of their last dimes. While somewhat entertaining at times, the film is doomed from the start.
Senna and many other Formula One drivers retain a near-mythical image of defying death while clocking blistering sector times, in fuel-rigged vehicles occasionally referred to as “bombs on wheels”... Filmmakers have been recently addressing the bipolar nature of F1, in which safety concerns are seemingly contrasted by drivers’ and constructors’ determinations to build the fastest car possible.
Remember Drive? That film with the awesome soundtrack? You know, the one where Ryan Gosling drives a car and is a total badass? Every single poster promoting Nightcrawler expects you to remember Drive. People, we need to get up off Drive.
Outlander, the new fantasy-romance series on Starz, can’t be described without sounding at least slightly ridiculous: a nurse from the World War II-era time-travels back to 18th century Scottish highlands through a sacred stone circle, and ends up captive in a Scottish laird’s castle. Plus there’s a massive amount of hot sex and mind-boggling violence. It’s no wonder then, that comparisons to the HBO hit series Game of Thrones arose quickly...
The cafe opened their doors early. As I waited to pay the five euro entrance fee, a low, assertive meow sounded right next to my ear. A large, black manx stared at me from an eye-level shelf. The cat made unblinking eye contact and meowed again, letting me know whose house I was in. "Hi," I replied. The cat stared, a perfectly round, perfectly still ball of self-possession. I knew I'd come to the right place.
Positive thinking is generally a great driving force in life, we should all strive to think positively, but I swear sometimes the only remedy to stress, gloom and the autumn-blues is a good old rant about the petty little things that get on your last nerve.