I know that all scientific evidence states that the moon actually has zero influence on human moods and behaviours, but sometimes I like to say 'fuck you science' and go with my gut, and when it comes to the beautiful and mysterious moon, I most certainly do not subscribe to science.
Ancient civilisations actually believed that the cycles of the moon were linked to a woman's menstrual cycle, after all it gets full every 28 days. That is why pagans worshipped the moon as the mother goddess symbol, and it is considered among pagan folk to be a sign of great fortune and fertility to have your cycles running in sync with the moon cycles.
Police have long complained that the full moon is always a far more active time for criminals, however, in all fairness that could be because it is just a lot easier to see at night during a full moon. However, when you consider that a lot of the crimes recorded around the full moon are of a violent nature, visibility does seem to be an unlikely reason for the rise in crime. It's like the moon just makes some people go a bit bonkers; hence the word lunatic, meaning maddened by the lunar cycles.
And aside from the old full moon werewolf tales, it is actually quite true that more people come to hospital suffering from animal bites around the full moon than at any other time. In fact dog bits are twice as frequent at that time of the month. Explain that science! I bet you can't!
All that I know for sure is that my own personal tide is also mighty high at the moment as well. I have a managed to catch a really annoying head cold, it is actually that time of the month and I don't seem to be able to get a lot of downtime this week because a shit tonne of things seem to be going on. Basically, it is just one of those weeks, one of those full on weeks when you could really use a second you to get everything done easily.
Luckily, I got to the movies on Sunday afternoon to see something of quality that has seen me bopping out in my car to it's soundtrack and losing my woes and myself in music for at least a few minutes every day.
Release Date: 2017
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 113 mins
A slick and fast paced action-crime, written and directed by Edgar Wright - better known for his work on the Three Flavours Cornetto Film Trilogy. After receiving massive critical acclaim, Baby Driver more than tripled it's production expenses and quickly became a cult hit and must see movie of 2017.
Getaway driver Baby (Ansel Elgort) uses music to drown out the internal buzzing that has occurred in his ears ever since he was involved in an accident that also claimed the life of his beloved mother. He is the best getaway driver in the business, which becomes his downfall when a conniving crime boss (Kevin Spacey) begins to think of Baby as his lucky charm.
A killer soundtrack, a tremendous cast and enough action scenes to thrill any diehard action fan, Baby Driver has certainly got a lot going for it. The car chase scenes are just phenomenal and the overall pace and tone of the movie is super exciting. Jon Hamm is the best that I have seen him since Mad Men as Buddy, Eiza Gonzalez brings sexy back to crime as Darling, Jamie Foxx seems to be playing a version of his own real personality as Bats and Lily James is impossibly beautiful as the Lynch-like damsel Debora. However, they are all outshined by Ansel Elgort's seemingly effortless portrayal of Baby, the cooler than cool getaway driver with a boy next door charm.
This is fresh movie making, think The Fast and the Furious with an art house feel; loads of thrills and spills but an edge of style and sophistication that leaves other car based crime-action movies behind in the rear view mirror.
FINAL SAY: The song's over, but you still have to face the music.
4 Chilli Peppers