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Review – Clash of the Titans (2010)

6 April, 2010

Laura, my wife, and I went to see this on Easter, caught the earliest show which was nice and uncrowded.

Clash of the Titans begins with a potted history, which totally screws up the Greek creation myth and the conflict between the gods and the titans.  The coherence of the story does not get any better from then on.  The special effects are quite good, the action is above average and the movie looks good but the plot is weak, contradictory and does constant violence to the fabric and ideals of Greek myth.   If you can let the plot wash over you in a Zen-like state to enjoy the action scenes and the pretty visuals, you will be better off for it.

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Review – Avatar (movie)

24 December, 2009

Short, non-spoiler review: Go and watch it for the CGI world of Pandora and the Na’vi.  An amazing realization of an alien environment, the best so far.  Ignore as much as possible the ham-handed plot that lacks all subtly and shows that Cameron does not understand what science fiction is.

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Spoiler filled analysis after the cut.

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Review – The Lost Room (TV Miniseries)

11 October, 2009

I had heard about this when it released, it was all over the Unknown Armies mailing list, but only recently saw it (thank you Netflix). Amazingly, The Lost Room is a SciFi original production and one of the best high weirdness pieces I have even seen.

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The United Network Command for Law and Enforcement

22 September, 2009

It has been pointed out to me that tonight is the 45th anniversary of the premier of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. series (on NBC).  The Man from U.N.C.L.E. was a spy series, an action series and a hope for a better world.  A series known to me only through reruns and novels.  But it was ground breaking in its time.

There is a lovely tribute to the show at St. Crispin Day Society’s LJ page which is well worth reading.

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