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Film Review No.269: Pirates Of The Caribbean – On Stranger Tides

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Ugh, hate long titles. I have this kinda steadfast rule that I won’t abbreviate titles, no acronyms either. It’s always bugged me. Guess I’ll just have to avoid referring to the film’s name during the course of the review. So, who asked for a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film? Wasn’t me. Someone must have. Regardless of who asked here it is. Before you click the link below for my full review try answering the following question. When has an unnecessary sequel, such as this, ever been good?

Why’s the fun gone?

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Film Review No.267: The Nightmare Before Christmas

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After realising that the Rescuers Down Under was squashed at the box office by Home Alone I thought it would be good to follow up my last review with that particular Christmas treat. That plan was soon squashed worse that The Rescuers potential financial success when it turned out that not a single TV channel in the UK was showing Home Alone on Christmas Day. There was Home Alone 2 and, apparently, there’s a 5th film now, but not the original entry in the series. So the hunt was on at the 23rd of this month to find a suitable replacement Christmas film. Man the choice was dire this year. Even Die Hard was missing from the Christmas schedule. Thankfully I managed to find a channel showing The Nightmare Before Christmas, and here we are. Click the link below.

I wish I was a clown with a tearaway face


Film Review No.266: The Rescuers Down Under

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Most of the time I plan out what films I’ll be reviewing on here. As a result I’ll only watch films that I plan to review. Sometimes I just watch a random film due to circumstance. Then I have to write a review of that film because that’s the rules around here. This is one of those times. As a lad I had seen both the Rescuers films multiple times over. I still own them both on VHS. I sat down to watch the Rescuers Down Under the other day with little memory of the film itself, but it’s odd how your brain works, because a few minutes into watching this I found I remembered the whole blooming thing. Good job it didn’t suck! Click the link for my review.

There was an odd period where US cinema was a little obsessed with Australia. This is one of those this is.


Oz The Great And Powerful Trailer. It Looks Really Quite Great.

Well it’s time for trailers to start coming out of the San Diego Comic Con. First up is Oz The Great And Powerful from Sam Raimi and starring James Franco. Was not expecting something this visually varied from Raimi but I guess I should have known better. I love how it switches from a 4:3 ratio black & white image to a vibrant full colour widescreen sterescopic eyegasm. One thing that caught my eye was objects leaping out of the edges of the screen for 3D moments. I’ve been saying that something similar would have a great effect in 3D for some time. Will be interesting to see how well it works here. My idea was based around THAT famous scene from The Ring. I figured it would add an extra level of scare if the whole film was presented in a false ratio and when Sadako comes out the TV she keeps crawling forwards and then puts her hand over the edge of the frame giving the effect of literally coming out of the screen. Bet they don’t do that in The Ring 3D. Anyway, click the link for the Oz trailer and for a retro style trailer for Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie.

Flying monkeys…. I’m there.


#SayNoTo3D Let’s Get this Thing Trending!

Click the link for my rant/attempt to rally a rebellion against unavoidable 3D showings!

#SayNoTo3D tweet it.


Film Review No.108: John Carter (Of Mars)

Better late than never eh? I mean me getting around to seeing this. Not the fact that a film based on Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter novels has been doing the rounds for about 80 years now. Also it only took Disney about 1 year to suck the life out of the film prior to release by making some really bizarre marketing choices. But how has the film actually turned out after all these years of countless cancelled projects? Click the link to find out.

I was actually disappointed that there was no Wilhelm scream.


Well Look At This… It’s 10 Minutes Of John Carter (Of Mars)

Yup, that’s right. I’m making yet another post about John Carter. Looks Like Disney have finally decided to do some actual real promotion for this film and have provided us with 10 minutes of the film to enjoy. I like this format for previewing a film. Generally the first 10 minutes of a film has to hook you so putting it out there for an audience to view is a great idea. You watch your 10 minutes and are hopefully interested enough by the end to want to go see the film. Same method of promotion made me go see the Dawn Of The Dead remake years back and that film rocked. So click the link to see the first 10 minutes of John Carter.

Look! It’s Malcolm In the Middles dad!


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