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Meta-Burton

Posted in movies, pedantry with tags , , on 25/03/2010 by sangomasmith

I went and saw Alice in Wonderland today. My main thought (besides silently bemoaning the fact that I paid, again!, to have my childhood ruined) was that old Tim sure doesn’t do a lot of original stuff these days(Matt Bors agrees with me).

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An illlustration, or just pointless?

Posted in media, movies, pedantry, rant with tags , , , , , , on 25/02/2010 by sangomasmith

I was watching ‘Saved!‘ the other evening (it’s quite a nice film) and ended up in an argument.Now, typically, I’m trying to both defend my own position and apologise at the same time…

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Another opinion

Posted in movies with tags , , on 22/12/2009 by sangomasmith

Greg fish seems to have stumbled upon the same video I did. His opinion on the matter differs, however. On the subject of actual giant robots, though, we find ourselves in some agreement.

Aaah, hollywood…

Posted in media, movies, pedantry, rant with tags , , , on 11/12/2009 by sangomasmith

Often, the people in control of the media tend to be… conservative. Knowing that there’s no objective way to spot a potential ‘hit’ amongst piles of hopeful submissions, they instead gravitate towards milking returns on known quantities. This is why, after Twilight became such a huge success, all book publishers everywhere started publishing vampire romance novels. This is also why sequel movies are so common.

So it comes as no suprise that this clip has apparently garnered $30-million to be produced as a full-length movie. Somewhere, somebody heard about District 9 and decided that ‘give a non-American director $30-odd-million to produce an alien-themed movie based on a short film of theirs’ was the new ‘hit’ formula. I suspect that we will now see a flood of such movies.

Nailed it again.

Posted in movies, pedantry with tags on 09/12/2009 by sangomasmith

The editing room and cracked. Two wonderful reason for me to never bother blogging again.

Updated… updated!

Posted in movies with tags , on 28/11/2009 by sangomasmith

Also, this. That Jacob guy is so hot right now…

Updated!

Posted in movies, pedantry with tags , on 28/11/2009 by sangomasmith

Of course, cracked beat me to it years ago…