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Alien Addendum

April 14, 2012

I’ve now seen Alien:Resurrection, so wanted to add a few notes to my previous discussion.There are some spoilers in this post, but tbh if you can’t handle spoilers from 1997 because you’re so desperate to watch this movie…well…. ‘A Chick Thing’ There aren’t many girls in this movie. One is background Alien fodder and another […]

Lady Business ~ Ellen Ripley and the female body

April 4, 2012

If you know me you know I LOVE ladies who kick ass. So when my housemate and I began an impromptu Alien series marathon some weeks ago (unfinished as yet – we still have Alien Resurrection to go, plus the Predator and Alien vs Predator series handily included in his bumper box set), I jumped […]

Tomorrow When The War Began

April 1, 2010

With thanks to ONTD user manwhore, here’s the TWTWB teaser!

Tomorrow When The War Began ~ Movie News

March 21, 2010

I get quite a few hits from people searching for TWWTWB movie news, so I went hunting and found some new info for you: – The film will open in Australia on September 2. Nothing on an international release yet 😦 . I guess it might depend on the performance and reception in Australia. – […]

Alice in Wonderland 1903

March 3, 2010

From the BFI, this charming silent version of Alice in Wonderland from 1903. The effects are surprisingly, well, effective:

Percy Jackson

January 31, 2010

I’ve been hearing bits and bobs about this Percy Jackson and the Olympians franchise, which has been a series of books and is coming out as a movie soon – not least from the kids I teach, who are super excited about it. Looks like the PJ cast and crew have been in my locale […]

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. […]

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 […]

A Gattaca tv show?!

October 31, 2009

From digitalspy: ‘Denis Leary’s Apostle Films recently acquired the rights to 1997 sci-fi film Gattaca for a TV adaptation. The company plans to develop the property as an hour-long crime series set in the future, reports Variety. NCIS writer/producer Gil Grant has been tapped to pen the project, which is being developed through Sony TV’s […]

Nine Rehearsal Montage

October 20, 2009

I’m looking forward to this movie. Chicago may be radically different from the stage show but it’s still a pretty good film, and Nine looks to be basically the same style. It’s also got some awesome actresses in it – Cotillard, Kidman, Cruz, Dench…and, uh, Fergie. And DDL, who is amazing.