Archive for July, 2009

Notes from the AHP conference

July 01st, 2009 | Category: Comics, Paradise Syndrome

Fantasia 2009

July 03rd, 2009 | Category: Fantasia, Random, Rants

Oh, it’s the same every year. I always swear I’ll cut down on movies, remembering how many of them sucked last year, remembering the pain of waiting for the pitiful organizers to get their shit together, remembering the discomfort of those broken down seats in that half-assed theatre that is really just an outdated auditorium. [...]


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Fantasia 2009 – schedule

July 05th, 2009 | Category: Fantasia, Random, Rants

KC has requested that I recommend a few choices for this year’s Fantasia.  There are some movies that look good but don’t fit into my schedule so we will be trying to download what we can’t see.  But here are the movies I am planning on viewing: 
Yatterman: Kitchy Japanese superhero romp.  A live action version of [...]


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Moon

July 05th, 2009 | Category: Reviews, Science-fiction

Fantasia begins this Thursday so you’d think I’d take a break from movies beforehand but nope, I went to see Moon today in a proper theatre and it was time well spent.
Sam Rockwell is on a station on the moon and… stuff happens.  To say anything else would be giving it away but I will [...]


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Yatterman

July 09th, 2009 | Category: Fantasia, Random, Reviews

I don’t think I would actually want to live in Japan, if only because it seems to be a rather more overtly misogynistic society than the relatively respectful Canada I know and love (emphasis on word overt), plus you know, the whole I don’t speak Japanese thing, but damn it sure would be a cool [...]


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So long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye

July 10th, 2009 | Category: Comics, Paradise Syndrome

Infestation

July 11th, 2009 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews

Last night I went to a dinner party and my nuna-tube using friend told a story about being on holiday with her boyfriend in the Dominican Republic. They’d set the table out on the balcony and were about to enjoy a romantic dinner when they were ATTACKED BY A GIANT BUG! It was [...]


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Love Exposure

July 12th, 2009 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews

So yeah. I’m not really sure what to say. I know I want to give this 4 niqueheads. One for each hour. This is an epic story that takes its time getting to where its going but is never slow or dull. It concerns religion, sin, perversion, abuse, exploitation and [...]


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Instant Swamp

July 14th, 2009 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews

A woman is on a whimsical, quirky and cute journey of self-discovery. I was prepared to give this a solid 3 niqueheads for being adequately entertaining but then in the last ten minutes Instant Swamp earned a 4th niquehead for being so fantastically over the top and hilarious. I don’t think I’ve ever [...]


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Mutants

July 16th, 2009 | Category: Fantasia, Reviews

Lame. Cliché. Unoriginal. Uninspired. Ordinary. Every situation was dumb and every character dumber. I disagreed so vehemently with every choice the protagonist made that it wasn’t even fun to be annoyed with her, it was just frustrating and an exercise not only in suspension of disbelief but suspension of tracking down the writers and murderizing [...]


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