3D – How and when it works

There's been many types of 3D films, but recently they've become more sophisticated

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 2 years, you’d have noticed a massive boom in the rise of 3D movies and games. There’s a lot of criticism out there about it – It doesn’t really work, it’s a gimmick being pushed down our throats, it’s simply not good enough, etc… Well, I prefer to take a more constructive approach when it comes to film criticism, so here I’m going to list both when it works and how it should be done.

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Unpopular Opinions – Final Destination is a great horror series

The original Final Destination poster, complete with teenagers and skulls

–WARNING! THIS POST IS AN OPINION PIECE AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH!–

Final Destination is a series of films that I think are underrated. I don’t mean they should be more commercially successful, because they’re already a great earner, but they’re underrated in terms of popular opinion. From the original concept all the way through to the later films, I believe the idea is both original and a sign of how contemporary horror should be done. Here’s why…

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Hollywood and 9/11

The heroes of 9/11

9/11 has become synonymous with being one of the greatest atrocities the world has ever seen. In talking with people I have likened it to being the Pearl Harbour of my generation which is true in many respects. I don’t think I can name one single thing prior to 9/11 that sticks in my mind as much as of this. There certainly are out there such as Oklahoma and Bali bombings but not of something of this magnitude and of this significance. I have a very personal connection to the USA, I have family out in New Jersey across the river from New York. I have visited New York twice and was there one year prior to that fateful day. I’ve seen what those magnificent buildings looked like and feel saddened that I will never see them when I visit next.

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Comic Caption Sunday – The next day

It's another Comic Caption Sunday!

Apologies once again for the lateness of this post. Once again, it’s a Comic Caption Sunday – brought to you on Monday. Unfortunately the working monkeys required the Sunday off, and since they unionised, my hands are tied. But thankfully they have managed to bag a selection of Johnny Depp captions with them. Huzzah!

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Unpopular Opinions – The Matrix Reloaded was good!

The Matrix Reloaded - Opinions may vary!

–WARNING! THIS POST IS AN OPINION PIECE AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH!–

It’s often the case where not everyone agrees. It can be tough to admit you actually like something when everyone else seems to hate it with a passion, but we all have opinions and all of them differ. People need to accept that. I’ve found that talking to many people about The Matrix Trilogy, there’s a lot of people that didn’t like the second film. I actually love the second film and am going to try to justify myself here.

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Thoughts on the Joker in Batman (1989) and The Dark Knight (2008) (via My Not So Fictional Life)

Forgot Emily did this post. Earlier this month, Emily took a moment to consider the differences between the two main film interpretations of the Joker in the Batman films of the last twenty plus years. While some prefer the camper version in Burton’s film, Emily makes a good case for why the one in Nolan’s The Dark Knight could be considered more effective.

Whether you agree or not, definitely worth a read. And tomorrow, she’ll be giving a presentation on Batman at a local graphic novel group. We plan on filming it and putting it up on YouTube, so we’ll probably link to that once it’s filmed and edited.

Thoughts on the Joker in Batman (1989) and The Dark Knight (2008) I’ve been reading, watching and playing a lot of stuff to do with Batman lately. I’m not sure how it happened, but it has. Having now re-watched Batman and The Dark Knight, I think I’ve decided on which interpretation of the Joker I prefer. Whilst the character … Read More

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GEEK! The Musical – Part 2

An awesome film, with sadistic dentist, an unlikely couple and a villain that would happily eat vegitarians!

Leading on from the blog post earlier today, is GEEK! The Musical part 2. Musicals aren’t often associated with geekdom, in fact many of them are targeted solely and specifically at women. Others are very much accessible to other groups, such as Little Shop of Horrors. Some are not even available on DVD (Yes, I’m referring to the sublimely awesome Avenue Q). Some are just random and genius like Rocky Horror Picture show. There’s a fair variety out there and I think it’s a little unfair how some have seemingly high-jacked the musical genre.

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