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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Youtube Saturday: Getting later

Yep, it's THAT time of the week again!

Once again, we bring a late edition of the weekend specials, and for that I can only apologise. So there you are.

But anyway, I am inspired to post some videos of a more technical nature.

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YouTube Saturday – lemme exploit that for you, ‘kay?

Yep, it's THAT time of the week again!

Exploitation films (and Grindhouse films as they may be known to some) are an interesting bunch. My experience of them is pretty much limited to stuff that has been produced post-1965 and mainly made in the last thirty years, and so I wanted to share with you on this YouTube Saturday the five exploitation films I think you gotta go and watch sometime.

And most ain’t for the faint of heart.

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YouTube Saturday – my favourite European films

Yep, it's THAT time of the week again!

Paul has managed to drag me away from my Xbox 360 long enough to put together this week’s YouTube Saturday post. As you might be able to tell from the title, I’ve decided to look across the English Channel this week and give you the lowdown on five of my favourite films that are European in origin and very much not in English, but you know what? You should totally watch them even though they’re subbed and if you don’t watch subtitled films for any other reason other than blindness or illiteracy – then you are an ass. Enjoy.

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GEEK! The Musical – Part 1

Dr Horrible - written in the Writer's Strike of 2008, it's an amazing film!

Musicals aren’t usually my thing. The whole singing and dancing, etc.. It’s both unrealistic and often cringe-worthy. Although that’s the traditional Hollywood musicals that do that, there are ones that I do find very entertaining. These are specialised in the Geek way though.

I’ve always been a fan of Buffy since the first season and it’s something I find has influenced a lot of other things as well. The first time I saw the musical episode of Buffy, Once More With Feeling I’ve known that Joss Whedon could literally do anything and it would still be amazing. Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Proved this several years later, sporting Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day and Simon Helberg (Howard Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory).

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Youtube Saturday – Documentary advice

Yep, it's THAT time of the week again!

Documentaries aren’t something I talk about often. I used to really love documentaries (I still do to an extent), but I pretty much burnt out the subject for a while when doing my film course. It’s a form of filmmaking which is especially unique. In regular documentaries (i.e. not mockumentaries) you’re telling a real story rather than fiction. You’re usually telling the story in such a way as the viewer is made to realise they are watching a film due to the unhidden editing (using photos, documents, interviews, basically not having a fourth wall).

But anyway, this post is about creating a documentary. So here’s the videos and advice:

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Youtube Saturday – Nostalgia Chick!

Yep, it's THAT time of the week again!

I’m not sure if you’ve ever heard of this series on the web, but there’s something called Nostalgia Critic. He usually critiques various things, but I’m more interested in Nostalgia Chick. She critiques in particular older films and TV series. I thought since I have set up sections for the blog, I might as well do a good Youtube Saturday on the one that gets the most posts – The Critic’s Notebook.

Nostalgia Chick - a highly entertaining watch!

So anyway, here’s a list of 5 video reviews that make me giggle from Nostalgia Chick:

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