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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Dod gud.

I love zombies, obviously. You should know that by now. So naturally I am looking forward to Dead Snow (aka 'DOD SNO') the first zombie movie that I know of to hail from....um... Norway. two words for you; Zombie Nazis. If you're not sold instantly, there's no hope for you. Even though the English trailer reveals these are running zombies ( a pet peeve of the true Zombie enthusiast) my enthusiasm cannot be dampened. The tagline? "Ein.... Zwei.... Die!" Pure genius. Cannot wait.

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ha ha ha ha ha....

...Ha Ha ha de ha!!! This is the sound of my laughing at all the fanboys crying into their Batman mouse mats because The Dark Knight didn't get nominated for best Picture at the Oscars. Well duh. I enjoyed the film, don't get me wrong. I thought it was awesome first time I saw it, admittedly the impact decreased on the second viewing. However some people seriously overreacted to the film. Anytime anybody dare criticise it, they were shot down in flames. Anyone who spoke out was accused of just doing it to try and stand out.

So basically people- relax and just get over it. You've got the film you wanted and be happy with that. It's already made a fortune and mainly positive records. But some people just quite like it, and that's OK. Hell- some people don't like it at all. That's their opinion. It doesn't make them wrong. Now it's time to move on. Look to the films of the future and enjoy speculating about (the inevitable) Batman 3 (then probably bitch about it when it comes out).

More to the point, I never thought it would get nominated. at the end of the day it's a comic book movie. And there's nothing wrong with that, but it's not the kind of film that wins Oscars. Anyone who thinks it should be rewarded simply because it broke box office records is also missing the point. The people who are now claiming that "The Oscars are over!" following this 'snub' are probably the kind of people who wouldn't be interested normally anyway. So when the results don't match their personal views, they have a tantrum. Well news flash- all awards are based on the opinions of others. And sometimes they won't match your own. That's the way it is. Anyway... everyone knows Wall-E should have been up for best picture. And that's not my opinion. That's a FACT!

Full list of nominations here

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

on the seventh day... he kicked ass some more

After a year and a half off our screens (not counting the TV movie Exile) 24 has finally returned this week. The sixth season was such a disappointment even the show creators admitted it was balls (admittedly not in so many words) and promised to do better next time. Add to this that the writer's strike and Keither Sutherland's real-life spell behind bars have bought them plenty of time to improve and suffice to say expectations for a return to form were high.

The first episodes have now aired, and while it's far too early to say if the Seventh day will be worthy the first two hours (which screened on UK channel Sky One on Monday the 12th) were promising. Even if the show's shocking big reveal was spoilt in the trailer we saw more than a year ago. It may not have been the best opening the show has had but it provided the requisite thrills and spills and it wasn't long before Jack Bauer was displaying his trademark badassery. Welcome back, Jack, we've missed you...

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