Finally, after a week of searching I’ve found the earliest surviving movie adaptation of A Christmas Carol, titled Scrooge; or Marley’s Ghost, directed by R.W. Paul. This version is so elusive that the only known print is held by the British Film Institute, and it’s incomplete to boot. Though absolutely silent, this over 100 year […]
Day 3 brings one of the oldest recorded film adaptations of A Christmas Carol a 1910 silent film version produced by Edison Studios. Perhaps I spoke too soon about the accelerated pace of yesterday’s Mickey version as this one doesn’t even bother to give real scene transitions and clocks in at just under 11 minutes. […]
Day 2 brings a Disney short film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, titled Mickey’s Christmas Carol. This 24 minute version moves at a breakneck pace, the intro credits being longer than most of the scenes. They really blasted open the vault for this one, as they bring in as many old Disney characters as they […]
This holiday season, dear readers, I’ve decided to treat you with something special: my own potential breakdown. Perturbed with commercial overload of all things Christmas, I’ve taken drastic measures. For twenty five days, including Christmas day itself, I will watch a different adaptation of A Christmas Carol and post my impressions. Any version I can […]
Netflix and SCEA have reached an agreement to get the popular movie rental company’s “Watch Instantly” service onto the Playstation 3. Unlike the Xbox 360 version, which requires a Gold account to access the service, the Playstation 3 version will be completely free to the user. There will be, however, a few steps in order […]
I know it looks like shit, but you have to understand that nobody outside of SDCC 2009 was able to see this trailer and these video clips unless they sat in a long ass line and fought their way through crowds of Twilight-nerds.
District 9 premiered to an enthusiastic crowd most of whom are claiming that Blomkamp has a promising future ahead of him. For those of you that don’t know Blomkamp was signed on as the director for the Peter Jackson produced Halo movie, after several months of pre production the film fell apart because of budgetary […]
Summers over! At least for the summer movie season as the action movies start winding down and we move into the award season, August is bringing us the newest property based on a toy; G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and the latest Tarantino release; Inglorious Basterds as well the Peter Jackson produced alien movie; […]
The penultimate month in summer movie season is filled with movies for kids, as such there’s not to many big blockbusters but July looks to be filled with a couple of quality films none the less.
We’re back after a great start to the summer movie season in May. June gives us some high profile comedies, as well as arguably the most anticipated film of the summer; Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
The summer is apparently here and now that it’s finally started to warm up, what does everyone do? They run to their local cinema to watch some of the biggest films of the year that get released. As well as the blockbusters, I’m going to pick one smaller film for each month and try to […]
Original Release: 1 November 2007 Watched: 27 April 2009 The Darjeeling Limited was released in November 2007 and co-written and directed by Wes Anderson. The film tells the story of three estranged brothers Francis, Peter and Jack Whitman (played by Owen Wilson, Adrian Brody and Jason Schwartzman) who go on a spiritual journey through India […]
Boy, I never realized how much shit is released on a weekly basis on DVD and Blu-ray until I started making this list. This week’s releases have a few surprises that I might have to go pick up. All I know for sure is that Pinocchio is a ‘for sure’ purchase for me…have to keep […]
Just like remembering that time a drunken Uncle Jack stumbling into your room at 2AM asking you to pet his snake, Hollywood is now assaulting my childhood memories. Now we’ve already been subjected to this in a different way with our old TV shows jumping to the big screen. With the upcoming releases of GI […]
There are movies, and then there are MOVIES! Today I hope to share with you my shining examples of the MOVIES that make you glad that you have a dick. You know, the truly testosterone pumped films that blur the line between awesome and homo-erotic. We’ve all seen them hundreds of times but there is […]