Category Archives: Films

To America on election day, from Leslie Nielsen

I just wanted to tell you all good luck. We’re all counting on you.

Once bitten, twice shy

A trailer for the film version of Watchmen has been released (large version, so may take a while to load) and it does look rather good. Mind you, I thought the trailler for V For Vendetta looked good, and the film turned out to be someone using the original comic series as toilet paper, so […]

Once bitten…

OK, in posting this I want you to remember that I thought the V For Vendetta movie looked good in advance shots, then the actual film turned out to be something that made me want to drag out the brain bleach afterwards to forget about. So, here are some pictures of the Comedian, Rorschach, Nite […]

The wisdom of crowds

Useful things to discover: Google finds only two hits for the phrase “as good as the Star Wars prequels” (OK, so there’ll be three now) and one of those is commenting on the fact that there’s only one mention of it. Infinite recursion, anyone?

No taking liberties, but we will take limbs instead

Taking Liberties sounds like it’ll be an interesting film, though it’s a shame it’s not on in any cinemas within 50 miles of me. Still, I can go and watch lots of films about people being tortured or doing horrific things to each other – it was a very strange experience to go and see […]

Mr Fantastic is not a Time Lord

I just saw a trailer for the film Amazing Grace, which featured the line ‘he changed history forever’. And so I’m wondering, is there any way you could change history temporarily?

RIP

Nigel Kneale – creator of Quatermass as well as the first (and best) adapter of Nineteen Eighty-Four – has died. I think to call him the ‘godfather of television science fiction’ is an understatement – while Quatermass was undoubtedly influential in the development of later SF, including Doctor Who, Kneale’s work on that series was […]

Resting

I’m still in Edinburgh, enjoying the second of my rest days. In fact, it’s almost 2 1/2 as Thursday’s trip from Falkirk to Linlithgow was really just a half-day of walking – 12 miles, pretty much all on the flat and with just a little pack rather than the full one meant I was done […]

But will there be a number 4?

Oh my, I think I may just have seen what’s either the worst or the funniest film of all time – Shark Attack 3: Megalodon. I don’t think they intended to make it a comedy, though… If Ed Wood was alive today, this was the kind of movie he’d be making. A movie in a […]