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Film: Best In Show

Another Mystery Night at the Prince Charles and this time we had a selection from one of the staff, and what a great choice. The film is a comic take of the professional dog shows in the US (like our Crufts) and features the team behind Spinal Tap doing a largely improvised production.
I'd not seen this before, which is always the gamble at the mystery nights, so it was great to finally get round to see it. I thought Parker Posey was great and Christopher Guest's Harlan Pepper character was great. 
I think I can recite lots of types of nuts having seen this. 

Graffiti: Leake Street

Film: Merantau

Merantau is the prequel to Raid and Raid 2, easily two of my favourite action films of all time. The start of that Iko Uwais also features in this and it was also directed by Gareth Evans. 
Because it's the first one, it's not as good as the Raids but the fight choreography is still really top notch. There is some noticeable wire work but there's also some wow moments, my favourite being a clever and painful way of stopping a guy from jumping on you.
If you're a Raid fan try to dig this out. I did find one rip on youtube.

Graffiti: Croydon

Film: The Mechanic

This film has little to do with being a mechanic, and more to do with copying the Hitman films. Jason Statham is Agent 47 and is sent to do a hit on Donald Sutherland, after that he takes Donald's kid under his wing and trains him to be a hitman too.
It's alright but if Blockbusters was still around, this film would be on the bottom shelf.

Event: Bug 52

With this episode of Bug I went along to the one where the director comes along and this time the guest was Ninian Doff who has done a few Bug-worthy videos in the past.

Vitamin X "About to Crack"
A lot of animation in a short amount of time made this a great video to start out with. They're a Dutch thrash metal band.
Roisin Murphy "Whatever"
After the fast start this was very slow and sort of washed over me. Not being a heavy app user I didn't get all the references in the video. 

DJ Shadow ft Run The Jewels "Nobody Speak"
This was a vid I'd seen a few weeks ago and knew it would find it's way to Bug. Some wonderful lip syncing as UK and US diplomats get into a ruck.
Schoolboy Q "JoHn Muir"
A day in South Central seen from the point of view of a car. This was alright.

Ralf Hildenbeutel - Disco
This was amazing with 12,000 individually drawn rotoscoped cells of 2 pro dancers put together. The music is good too!
The White Stripes…

Graffiti: South Bank

A copy of a Banksy stencil that he put in LA. Now in London.

Graffiti: New York

Graffiti doesn't have the presence it used to in New York but there are still pockets of it, mostly in Harlem and as part of the 100 Gates project in the lower east side.