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Archive for December 2009

Tomorrow, When the War Began – THE MOVIE!

December 14, 2009

It’s been over ten years since I read John Marsden’s ‘Tomorrow’ series (on a visit to Australia, where they are much more famous than in Europe). The hard hitting young adult series focuses on a group of teens whose camping trip turns into a fight for survival when Australia is invaded by an enemy nation. […]

Tinhatting ~ Misfits preview

December 13, 2009

There’s a great clip from the final episode of Misfits here at the E4 website, featuring ever-grouchy mindreader Kelly and the dorky/slightly psycho invisible boy Simon. The interplay of characters is one of the things that makes Misfits such a strong series. I hope it gets a second series, as there’s so much more to […]

Promo ~ Slingers

December 7, 2009

Hustle in space with a futuristic Mad Men aesthetic? Hubba hubba! You know I’m all over that! I kind of hate the title but otherwise really looking forward to seeing more of this in 2010. More info here. ETA: wait wait wait! You mean this might not even get made? FRAK! Someone fund this thing […]

Secrets of District 9

December 6, 2009

Thompson on Hollywood has a great interview with District 9‘s Sharlto Copley. District 9 was one of my favourite films of the year – not a flawless movie, and perhaps a little too much of a composite (much like my other fave sci fi of 09, Star Trek), but a great watch and a very […]

The kids are alright ~ three recent British ‘dramedies’

December 3, 2009

Peter Jukes makes some insightful points about the state of British drama here, noting the frustrating increase in hand holding the viewer through simple plotlines and an overemphasis on the primetime ratings behemoths (soaps and the euphemistically named  ‘continuing dramas’ like Casualty, which are basically soaps except they don’t run all year round). However, I […]