- Finally got around to seeing The Quiet Earth, the mid-80s New Zealand sci-fi movie about a guy who discovers that, as a result of a scientific experiment he worked upon, every person on Earth has disappeared. It’s flawed: needs better actors, and the tail third kinda drags a bit – but it’s still very compelling and well worth seeing if you’ve got the means. (By which I mean the internet.)
- Caught Total Wipeout, the British version of Wipeout, this week, and it’s all the dumb fun of regular Wipeout except the jokes from the host are actually clever and kind of witty!
- Maybe it’s a bit harsh to say I “didn’t like” Public Enemies, because Johnny Depp and Marion Cotillard are both amazing and Christian Bale quite good, and they are the bulk of the acting time in the movie – but the movie just drags. Even the gunfights are boring, and this is a movie about frigging bank robbers. How can a movie about bank robbers have boring gunfights? Well, this one does. (I’m also not a fan of the DV cinematography in this case; it sometimes makes the film look cheap.)
- People have been emailing me to ask if I’ll do a remix of Justice League: Cry For Justice, and I don’t really see the point, because this comic is so painfully bad the jokes are too obvious to bother making. This is a comic where Green Lantern demands the heroes be more “proactive” and nobody bothers to point out that he already did that, and in the process temporarily destroyed the universe, except whoops it was a giant yellow space bug controlling him or something. This is a comic where the Atom tortures a bad guy by stomping on his brain and nobody points out that his wife killed one of his closest friends by accident doing the exact same thing. This is the shittiest comic I have read in god knows how long. Ultimatum is a better comic than this, because as stupid and offensive as Ultimatum is, at least in that comic people in tights fight other people in tights. This is stupid and offensive and absolutely jack shit happens.