JJ Reviews: Dark Side of the Moon Transformers

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There was a time in the Autobot's history at their darkest hour, when the future looked bleak and as the credits to Revenge of the Fallen rolled, Transformers fans wondered if Micheal Bay was actually the right guy to be directing these giant fucking robot vs giant fucking robot movies. It turns out he can and that we can squarely lame most of the blame for Revenge of the Fallen's plot failures on the the writer's strike cos Bay has delivered the smash that we all wanted Dark of the Moon to be.


Let's face it, a site called The Optimus Prime Experiment is going to give props to any Transformers movie but this time, I'm giving BIG props to Dark of the Moon. This was a fearless movie. You thought it was bad ass when Jazz was killed in the first movie? This is a movie where EVERYONE dies. And jeepers is it satisfying.

Sam finally has a true moment of glory against a Decepticon when he manages to remove Starscream's eye and replace it with a bomb. Sentinel Prime murders Ironhide in a classic movie betrayal plot point and well, Megatron finally got was coming to him, killed by his one armed brother, Optimus Prime. That's right, one armed!!

It was a bloody long movie with a whole 'building collapsing' plot point that served us nothing but a vehicle to show bad ass Shockwave was. Or wasn't. The trailers made him seem like he was set to rule the planet but in the end he was just there to make some fan boys happy.

And indeed, the fan boys will be very happy with what's going on in this movie - lots of head severing, Prime with his swords and finally, he has a trailer to lug around some awesome weaponry. Bumblebee gets a few by now  mandatory heroic moments and Sam Witwicky actually gets a pretty decent run this time as he's matured from  love struck teenager to love struck man about town with his newest sexy warrior goddess in tow. The Lazerbeak character is utterly brilliant and convincing as an evil bird.

If you enjoy Star Trek, there's an awesome bit where they get Sentinel Prime (voiced ably well by Leonard Nimoy (who voiced Galvatron in the animated movie)) to say the classic line the "needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few"   which is sure to be a classic Dark of the Moon quote.

You still have to check your brain at the door to enjoy this movie. It's one of those awesome thrill rides, that if you have enough pop corn to get you through, you're going to love.

U2 Glastonbury Set List 2011

U2 made up for a non appearance at last year's Glasto gig due to Bono's Bad Back (though the Edge helped to make up for it) with a truly epic performance and set list for the 2011 Glastonbury Festival.

Bonovox was is fine form, while The Edge chipped in with some chiming guitars too. U2's set was notable in that they brought a lot of their own stage with them to the Pyramid Stage - the usual routine at Glasto is bands jump on, do their thing then let the next act on. Not U2, who brought the kitchen sink with them and gave the Glastonbury punters what they wanted.

Fans were treated to an Actung Baby centric set list  It was Zoo-TV on fire.

U2's Glastonbury Set List

Even Better Than The Real Thing, The Fly, Mysterious Ways - Independent Women, Until the End of the World, One, Jerusalem - Where the Streets Have No Name, I Will Follow, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Movin' On Up, Stay, Beautiful Day - Rain, Elevation, Get On Your Boots, She Loves You - Vertigo - Garageland, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Bad - Jerusalem, Pride

Check out Radiohead's Glastonbury set list from their surprise gig.

A costume too far?

Julie Feeney concert set list Crawdaddy, Somewhere in Ireland.

Julie Feeney concert set list Crawdaddy, Somewhere in Ireland.

June 10th, 2009

Granbanjo has a crush on this chantueuse and asked me to spread the good word on her so here's Julie Feeney's set list from somewhere in Ireland on Thursday.

You Broke The Magic
Wind Out Of My Sails
The Reaper

Nothing To Declare
Valentine's Song
Mr Roving Eye Guy
Life's Nudge
Knock Knock
One More Tune

Julia's Encore:
Love Is A Tricky Thing
Impossibly Beautiful

2nd Encore:
One More Tune

U2 Seattle Set List

Are you gonna go U2's way?
So U2 decided to turn up in the city that gave birth to Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden to play a few songs from albums that outsold all those bands... ;)

U2 played their set Qwest Field just after Lenny Kravitz played a pretty decent set. He's a dude I'd be keen to see play. Hey Lenny! Come to Wellington! You can stay at my place. I have new curtains.

U2's Seattle set list:

Even Better Than The Real Thing, I Will Follow, Get On Your Boots, Magnificent, Mysterious Ways, Elevation, It's the End of the World as We Know It - Until the End of the World - Where Have All the Flowers Gone, All I Want Is You, Beautiful Day - Space Oddity, Pride, Miss Sarajevo, Zooropa, City of Blinding Lights, Vertigo, I'll Go Crazy (remix) - Discotheque - Life During Wartime - Psycho Killer, Sunday Bloody Sunday (lyrics), Scarlet, Walk On - You'll Never Walk Alone

Set encores:

One, Will You Love Me Tomorrow - Where the Streets Have No Name - All You Need is Love, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me, With or Without You, Moment of Surrender

Comments from U2 Tours: A new video debuts before Beautiful Day. It features astronaut Mark Kelly (Gabby Giffords husband, who is still on board the Space Shuttle) holding up a series of word parts that leads into the song, and then saying 'tell my wife I love her … she knows.' Kelly then reappears again throughout the song on the video screen, and recites the bridge lyrics ('See the world in green and blue,' etc.)

Members of Pearl Jam, R.E.M (hence the song snippet) and Heart are at the show.

Also at the show is one of Aung San Suu Kyi's sons - for those that do not know about this remarkable lady, read the link at her name.