Archive for December, 2008

2008: With English Subtitles

Something strange happened this year. Not just to me, but to my friends it seems too. I hope that this epiphany happened to others as well, because it makes me pretty happy. I was contemplating writing a wrap up of the year — you know the sort of thing that you do at this time […]

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TOP5: Time Trips

Having recently been recommended the Spanish Sci-Fi thriller LOS CRONOCRIMENES (Timecrimes) — which I throughly enjoyed — I’ve once again had good old time travel adventures on my mind. And given that I’m currently working on the next episode of Remote Viewing and haven’t had a chance to sit down and put another review together, […]

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Horror*: Frontier(s)

The opening line of this (subtitled) French horror film perfectly exhibits everything that is wrong with the appallingly half-assed, and undeservingly grandiose script. The character Yasmine (Karina Testa) introduces herself while the viewer attempts to interpret the images from an ultra-sound machine. “My name is Yasmine, I’m three months pregnant” she says. “One day, someone […]

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Ben 10: Alien Force Vol 1

I think I’ve finally figured out where my fascination with the Ben 10 franchise comes from, but I’ll get to that later. Back when I first reviewed the Ben 10 animated film SECRETS OF THE OMNITRIX, I was really intrigued to discover that not only had the series spawned both an animated and a live […]

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DVD: Monkey Magic

Old televisions shows and Japanese Cinema are two sources that have been gouged mercilessly by unimaginative Hollywood studios in recent years. Sadly the results are seldom an improvement on the original material. Too often the Hollywood remakes leave anyone with fond memories of the original, disappointed… Of course I’m generalizing here, but given that I […]

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