See that Film Dump logo up there? That was drawn by a bearded friend of mine called Alec Hugill. When he’s not drawing pictures or reading comics about people with STD’s he plays guitar and occasionally warbles in a band called Falling Out Of Love At This Volume. They’re making a push for getting some notoriety now with their new second album, called Disaster March, which is released today! After the link below there will be links and stuff so you can hear them and maybe buy their stuff.
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Some of you may have noticed that I do have a soft spot for micro budget horror. I’m not saying I’m the most clued up on what’s out there, but I do like to see it all the same. Even backed production of one such film on Kickstarter last year. Today I got sent a trailer and a press release for a little horror film called Gilgamesh. After the link I’ll post the teaser trailer and a little information about the film.
So a fellow blogger, and regular commenter here, who’s site is called Thoughts From The Booth recently awarded me with The Liebster Award. My initial reaction ranged from “what is that?” to “Has Joe’s account been hacked and now he’s sending complimentary spam?”. I get a lot of complimentary spam, by the way. If in doubt, Google the potential spam comment. That’s my advice for today. Where was I? Oh yeah, Liebster thing. The Liebster Award is a blogger network prize the origins of which I’ll explain after the jump. Effectively though one blogger nominates a number of other bloggers they enjoy, all of which have a limited number of followers, in an attempt to spread the word and get some juicy subscriber cross-pollination going. In the process you answer a series of questions the nominator poses to you. So, Thoughts From The Booth nominated me and after the jump I’ll nominate someone else and answer the questions posed to me.
So WordPress does this stats thing each year to show how your blog was viewed and whatnot. Here’s The Film Dump’s review of 2013. A bit slower than last year but I think that’s partly down to Google image search changing how it finds pictures. Turned out that whenever someone looked at a pick in image search previously it would load the website in the background and deliver a hit to the site. When that changed my views dropped by two thirds, which was shocking. At least now I have a more accurate view of how often the site is looked at though. Anyway, happy new year and all that. Got a film season planned to start fairly soonish. Just gotta collect up all the films first. There’s a lot of them. Click the jump to see the report.
I like Ashens. He does funny little reviews of some of the greatest pieces of tat the world has to offer from the comfort of his sofa. Or, more precisely, the comfort of the floor he’s kneeling on whilst hunched over a camera pointed at his sofa. Actually, that doesn’t sound too comfortable. Anyway, he made a Indigogo thing a while ago to fund the production of an Ashens film. Now usually I’m in the camp of many people who are dead set against anyone making a film based on their Youtube channel. But these things happen and I’d rather see an Ashens film than Fred: the Movie. The trailer for the Ashens film (subtitled Quest for the Game Child) was released today and honestly, it looks really, really good. Has an actual professional tone to it. I figured it was going to look halfway well made but wasn’t expecting it to look this well made. Certainly looks better than that Angry Videogame Nerd film. What happened to that anyway? I remember seeing the trailer about a year ago, posted it on here even, and now it’s vanished. Well, no point stalling any longer. Click the link below to see the trailer itself.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 84,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
I have no idea what this is all about. Something to do with the stats and posts I made this year. Still, kinda neat. Enjoy. Next film review coming up will be Chapter 4 of the Tarantino season, review No.209: Jackie Brown. This will likely be posted tomorrow.
Well That Sure Is The Giant Robots Vs Giant Monsters Action I Was Promised. Pacific Rim Trailer In Here!!!
So for some time Guillermo Del Toro has been promising the world some giant fecking robot action. After At The Mountains Of Madness was cancelled he set about making this giant robot movie and he’s only gone and done it. Pacific Rim looks like the movie I’ve been wanting to see produced with Hollywood sized budgets ever since I watched Godzilla and Robot Jox style films as a kid. I’d imagine people a little younger than me would likely parallel the feeling they get from this to Power Rangers. Pacific Rim is about giant robots fighting monsters from beneath the sea and it looks pretty damn spectacular. It does make me ask one question though. Isn’t it time that our films started to scale down somewhat? We are really losing character and story behind huge effects and high concept scenarios. That said, giant robots kick all kinds of arse. Watch the trailer after the jump.