January Entertainment Reviews
Dukes of Hazzard
This central character in The Dukes of Hazzard has a fantastic body, does not know how to act, and every other shot is from behind. That?s right, if it wasn?t for the bright orange 1969 Charger muscle car that plays the General Lee there would be no Dukes of Hazzard. The Duke boys (played by Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott) are cousins that are closer than brothers. When their Uncle Jesse?s (Willie Nelson) farm is taken by Boss Hogg (Burt Reynolds) by devious means, they set out to discover what plans the Boss has, and so follows over an hour of car chases, moonshine, Daisy?s (Jessica Simpson) short shorts and fun.
Love My Way ? First series
After watching the whole of the first series of Love My Way, it?s really not a surprise it received the Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Drama Series at last year?s awards. This show is really a cut above most drivel on TV at the moment. It features Claudia Karvan as the central character of Frankie. Her world is unconventional but comfortable. She lives with her 8-year-old daughter Lou and her ex-boyfriend?s brother Tom. Lou?s dad and Tom?s brother Charlie lives down the road with his wife Julia and their newborn Toby. Add parents Di, Gerry and Brenda and a variety of friends and lovers, and you?ve got the Love My Way cast. We see their raw struggle with love and hate, disappointments and failures, anger and death. Unfortunately, as it?s screened exclusively on Foxtel, most Aussies miss out on watching it. Thankfully, its recent DVD release at Video Ezy means everyone gets a chance to check out the show, and sign up for Foxtel before the second series begins on Sunday 5th February.
Before you see Heath Ledger in Casanova, check out this version. Giacomo Casanova is a legend. From wooing ladies, to, well, wooing more ladies he is world famous. This fun drama and comedy follows the life of the younger Casanova (David Tennant) through the eyes of the older Casanova (Peter O?toole). Witty, insightful and sometimes more than a little naughty, this made for TV production has brilliant costumes and sets with more than enough romance makes this a very entertaining period piece.
If you were devastated to miss out on the first series of Australian Princess, you?re in luck. The series has recently been released on DVD. As well as featuring the whole series, there are added extras such as video confessionals, unseen footage and profiles of the girls. For the uninitiated, this reality series features 14 ordinary Australian girls all learning the art of being a princess. They are introduced into the world of style, elegance and grace. The aim is to reach the pinnacle, a lavish ball where she?ll dance with a prince, become the first Australian Princess and receive $100,000 worth of prizes. Of course, to make this at all entertaining, the creators of this show have chosen 14 of the most unlikely princess candidates. There?s the tomboy farm girl, the race car driver, the girl who?s never been kissed, the stripper, the surfie, the Christian, the single mum and the rest. Probably the best bit of the whole series is the girl who cries at the mention of the death of Diana, then compares her death to that of 2Pac. Who?d ever have thought that comparison would be made?!