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Link to the post at SH on LJ

The first one was decent, but I don't really have high hopes for this. I'm not miserable about it, and I'm willing to be pleasantly surpised, but...


Article text under cut for linkphobic. )


May. 8th, 2010 11:20 am
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So, there's a new big ARG/Viral Marketing campaign starting up that I'm excited about.

This one is for JJ Abrams new movie "Super 8", which is set in the 70s and about aliens, the trailer for which is running before Iron Man 2.

I'm not really interested in the film itself, but big budget ARGs always have something to bring to the table with their cash-reserves that grass roots games can't manage. Plus, an ARG on a national scale always has a bigger community, which is nice.

If you're interested, you can read the dissection so far here at UF.

There's only one site involved so far and it appears to be a glorified countdown, but it's pretty intriguing and worth checking out.

-"Detective" D


Mar. 10th, 2010 10:05 am
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Corey Haim's dead of an "accidental overdose".

KTLA reports that Haim was found unresponsive in his apartment around 3:30 a.m. PST; his mother was home at the time. Haim was pronounced dead at St. Joseph’s Medical Center shortly thereafter. That’s about all anyone knows right now about the Lost Boys and Two Coreys star’s demise....

The man was 38. That just isn't fair.

How long before this kind of thing happens to Jonathan Taylor Thomas, or the Olsen Twins?

We need to develop a culture of all roles being played by adults. The 'celebrity' industry is toxic to people who haven't been allowed to settle into their true identities before being thrust into the spotlight.

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Saw 'Shutter Island' in the theatre yesterday. I think the appropriate genre to classify it as would be 'Physiological Drama' because although its quite tense, and has some lovely imagery, for all that it was set in an insane asylum it wasn't much of a 'thriller'.

That said, I quite liked it. I went into the movie sort-of spoiled for the ending, but even so, surprisingly the movie managed to keep me guessing until the end- mostly without using any cheap tricks to do so.

The film was engaging, and beautiful, and a stern reminder that no, Leonardo DiCaprio is not just 'that guy from Titanic'.

I'm not sure I know many people who would enjoy this film the way I did; after all, I'm quite fond of The Legend of Bagger Vance, and while Shutter Island isn't nearly as quiet a movie as that, it still doesn't have much in common with your average thriller, and if psychological self-discovery and a decent mystery aren't enough to keep you engaged, you're going to be disappointed.

While the story might have been quite low-key, at least compared to the way the movie was advertised, the visuals were something I don't think anyone could be dissatisfied with. No, there were no major 'special effects' scenes, etc, but the use of color, composition- well, let me say this, as its not a spoiler. The main character Teddy has recurring nightmares in which falling ashes feature prominently. And it was gorgeous.

Anyway, I'm just rambling. The movie was introspective, beautifully shot, amazingly acted, and had hats.

I give it an 8.5/10

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- X what you saw
- O what you haven't finished or saw sizable portions
- Bold what you loved
- Strike what you disliked/hated or got bored of in my case
- Leave unchanged if neutral
- If the list is missing something important - add it!
- Also if you're an animation fan comment and recommend 3 films on this list I haven't watched

this is really long you guys )


Aug. 9th, 2009 08:01 pm
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I *hate* disaster movies. I hate hate hate hate hate hate hate HATE disaster movies.



May. 21st, 2009 11:18 am
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Saw 'Monkeybone' last night, because my parents just saw it, and were massively enthused by it. (My mom already ordered the DVD)

It was, not bad. It reminded me of a kind of fusion of Beetlejuice, the Mask, and the crappy Sonic cartoon. Well, the first half I really liked, it was very sureal- had a lot in common with Beetlejuice's Neitherworld (especially the cartoon). The second half of the movie was set in the real world mostly, and so not as entertaining.

Stylistically and functionally the movie was a mess and this morning why. It's based off a graphic novel that was never finished, and there was a huge amount of executive meddling. I found a final draft of the script from before the started hacking it to pieces. I can see why it was greenlighted.

But gods, any movie like this without a single story at ffnet REALLY flopped.


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