Monday, January 22, 2007

Media frenzy

OMG. I wrote this entire post and while I was trying to insert links, something else opened up in this window and the entire post disappeared. Sometimes I hate computers.

Anyway time for a shorter rewrite ... so by "media frenzy", I really mean my frenzy about the media. In terms of comic news, there's very little that I haven't already posted in the forums. I have, however, learned that I can't draw horses or people falling. Argh. But I can draw people staring into space. In any case, back to the media:

1. Pan's Labyrinth. I wrote a long, gushing testament to the movie which I don't want to rewrite. Especially since there are reviews and an interview (spoilerific!). Needless to say, this movie has now usurped Donnie Darko as being my favorite movie. I highly recommend it you don't mind gore (I just looked away XD) and gothic sensibilities.

2. Hot Fuzz. Despite it's name, it's not a movie that's rated M. It's a comedic cop movie by the makers of Shawn of the Dead, a hilarious romatic comedy with zombies. Zombies! I'm not a zombie fan, and I was disappointed (and traumatized) when the comedy suddenly became Dawn of the Dead, but I still remember the movie fondly because it was the funniest thing I've seen in a long while. The Hot Fuzz trailer is hilarious. And they spoof themselves! Just watch the trailers for Shawn of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and you'll see what I mean. It's awesome.

3. Heroes. Watch it. It's cool. It's back tonight. It's about ordinary people who gain superpowers (think Spiderman x 10! But less corny and without Kirsten Dunst. Yay!). It's got angsty heroes, japanese heroes and cheerleader heroes! I usually hate anything related to cheerleaders in general, but the actress and the writer just make her instantly likable.

4. Battlestar Galactica. Also back in action and as good as ever. But more angsty. The twists are just as shocking as ever.

5. Ugly Betty. Not so happy with where this show's going. But the actors have superb comedic timing, so I'll forgive them as long as Henry keeps coming back.

posted by bluebug at 5:18 PM


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