Monday, 30 March 2009

Andy Hallet RIP


Reports say that Andy Hallett (singer and performer) perhaps best known for his portrayal of Lorne in the Joss Whedon series "Angel" passed away tonight.

Eonline

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Mini Movie Reviews

[Rec]

This is a Spanish horror movie filmed POV style and follows a TV reporter and her cameraman on a nights visit to a emergency service operation. A seemingly routine callout to help a woman who may be in trouble in her locked apartment turns into a night of terror.
The movie is subtitled but once the action starts you could quite easily get totally immersed and forget to read them, horror doesn't need talking to work.


Quantum Of Solace

The second Daniel Craig outing as James Bond follows on from Casino Royale and I quite like the idea of an overriding arc to the movies. The problem is that the story is pretty weak and even some seriously good stunt work and action direction fail to raise the movie above any number of by the book action flicks.

Wednesday, 25 March 2009

New Trek Trailer

A final trailer for the Trek movie has been released, watch it at the official website and I have to admit even this TOS devote is pretty impressed despite it stomping all over what I consider the genesis of Kirk.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

BSG Thoughts

A most satisfying finale to a fantastic show.
The first half of the finale dealt with the assault on the colony and was everything a action geek would desire and the second dealt strongly with the mythology of the series and covered most of the issues raised but not all.

QMX have released a Special Edition Dog Tag Plaque, quite expensive and looks good but at this time with the economy as it is well it's not a good time to buy something because it looks nice.

Friday, 20 March 2009

BSG Finale

So after 5 years and 4 seasons we have the final installment of the journey tonight on the US scifi/Syfy channel, I'll be watching tomorrow morning and I don't think any finale has has this level of anticipation. Mash and Cheers spring to mind but they were not scifi so don't really count, you know what I mean:)

Dollhouse and Knight Rider have been acquired by the UK Scifi channel, tells you how in demand they must have been if they turn up on a mid level PAY channel.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Skellig

Well we knew that Going Postal was pushed back so no new Pratchett on SKY this year but quite under the counter SKY1 has started to promote their adaptation of the childrens novel Skellig by David Almond.
The show stars Tim Roth as Skellig a mysterious figure found in the shed of a house a family have just moved into.

Official website.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Work News

We had a meeting at work triggered by an EU wide letter from the companies home office in Memphis. I'll admit I feared the worse but it only went on about a freeze on internal promotions and cost cutting at all levels which includes no wage rises until March 2010. Our part of the company negotiated a pay rise last December but it never got the final sign off from the European head cheese so right now we don't know if that is going to be negated by this decision.

It's not great news but I'm still working and nothing has been said about redundancies or short time let alone a wage cut in the manner announced today by the workers of Toyota in the UK.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Bitch Slap The Movie!

I only came across this movie after reading up on Michael Hurst who appeared in this weeks Legend of the Seeker and probably better known for being in Hercules along side Kevin Sorbo.
It says it's a throw back to the "B" movie exploitation era and with the babes, guns and general mayehm then Bitch Slap seems to be the business.