Archive for July, 2008

Waste Island #3 – Act III

July 01st, 2008 | Category: Graphic Novels, Waste Island

Taking a Break

July 02nd, 2008 | Category: Fantasia, Random, Rants

Although I acknowledge that announcing I am taking a break from blogging is like announcing the continuation of the status quo, because lately my posts have been infrequent to rare, I must nevertheless officially give notice of a month long hiatus from updates to this site.
This is of course due to the fact [...]


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Batman: Gotham Knight

July 02nd, 2008 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews

The day before Fantasia officially opens, there is a special screening of a film reserved for Ubisoft employees. Ubi staff vote on which movie they want to see, from a few options. Well, the ‘tards at Ubi invariably choose the suckiest option and this year was no different.
Batman: Gotham Knight utilizes the same concept as [...]


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First Fantasia Snafu

July 03rd, 2008 | Category: Fantasia

Alrighty, so remember how I was all happy about getting the VIP pass again this year? Turns out that while last year’s passes were good for two people, this year they changed it so they are only good for one person. Not that the pass people thought to mention this! Good thing we randomly ran [...]


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Machine Girl

July 05th, 2008 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews

Remember that movie “Planet Terror” where Rose McGowan has a machine gun leg and you thought it kinda looked like crap from the trailer but everyone said it was awesome and then you finally rented it (and thought it was bullshit that it didn’t come with Tarantino’s half of Grindhouse) and it turned out your [...]


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Genius Party

July 05th, 2008 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews

Genius party indeed. There are seven animated shorts on display here, if you include the brief intro piece. Of the seven, only two were stinkers, and even then, one of those would have been good if I hadn’t bothered reading the subtitles and had just enjoyed the trippy animation. And the other [...]


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Best of Ottawa Animation Festival 2007

July 05th, 2008 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews

So I guess these shorts were the best of the Ottawa Internatinal Animation Festival of 2007. It was, as one would expect, a mixed bag. Funny, cute, entertaining, weird, boring and at one point motion-sickness inducing.
3 niqueheads


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Le Grand Chef

July 06th, 2008 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews

Everyone knows I’m not a huge fan of asian food, but the meals on display in this Korean film are delectable delights. They didn’t exactly whet my apetite but they gave me an appreciation for the beauty and skill involved in what is clearly an art form: the preparation of gourmet food. I’m [...]


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Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer

July 06th, 2008 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews

None of us ever have high expectations when it comes to Canadian movies but sometimes if you give them a chance they’re worth a shot. I found “Jack Brooks” to be a solid effort in terms of acting and monster effects. No CGI here, just good old makeup and costumes and they do [...]


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Second Skin

July 06th, 2008 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews

A documentary about people who play MMORPGs. It was ok. Nothing particularly innovative here, nothing new to add to the discussion. A few laughs, a few groans, as one would expect.
2 1/2 niqueheads


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