Tag: Russell Brand
Eccentricity and excess is Russell Brand’s mantra. The globally revered comedian, actor and author may be infamous for his loopy and in past-times drug-addled behaviour, but in 2012 he is on a natural high; he’s just performed at the Olympic Closing Ceremony and embarked on a world tour – including stadium-sized shows around Australia.
The reason Katy Perry: Part Of Me is so effective is that, while pop singer Perry is its ostensible subject, it’s not really about her at all – it’s about you. It’s about you, the gawky young dreamer with a talent your family and friends don’t yet understand. It’s about you, who are so pretty and don’t even realise it. It’s about you, who will one day show them all. It’s about you, a firework just waiting to explode. Well, okay, maybe that’s not you specifically, but it’s certainly a large chunk of Perry’s young fanbase, and the target demographic for this very strange film. Part Of Me is part-3D concert film and part-documentary, but mostly, it’s an exercise in empowerment. It’s an hour-and-a-half-long affirmation that if you follow your dreams, you too can burn as brightly as Katy Perry.
Get Him to the Greek – Released June 17 I love Judd Apatow’s films – by which I mean the broader family of films that bear either his directorial or producer’s imprint: 40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Funny People. Okay, so some I like more than others – and Year [...]