Tuesday, May 24, 2005

OMG Update...

And I don't mean just the blog part I updated the actual page, and added a new "feature", I have been toying with the idea of having a moblog of sorts for a while as I like taking photos with my digicam they can be seen here but really, I needed something more, so I looked around there are ways to do it server side, and I will get to that but for the time being moblogs.com.au will do, they are awesome in fact. So clicky on the left to have a looky. You will need to signup to see larger pictures, that and the big moblog logo are the crux that will make me setup my own server side thingy eventually, but for now enjoy.
Peace out all, even Deer Horn Dealers...

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Revenge of the fans

I don't know what was going through Lucas' head when he rubber stamped episode three, but I have a good guess, this is going to make me a heap of money on its opening weekend, and a ton of money in merchandising. Not once did he think this is going to be a classic that will be ageless like 4,5,6... but then again it does follow the same line of thought that was used in episode 1 and 2.
Yes I have seen it, and I wished I could have demanded the $30 and 2 hours of my life back, it was worse than episode 1 or 2, they were at least mildly adventurous and entertaining, the quick switching between action packed scenes that had very little explanation was annoying to say the least. I felt during one of the lightsaber duels that it was going to make me epileptic.
The earlier films were better because they didn't lean against the cruch of cg, the fights were a more realistic; block,parry,slice, thrust affair, not the blur of movement in todays lightsaber fights.
I find it interesting that looking on imdb at the reviews that people have given that there seem to be two crowds, those hired by Lucas to give it good reviews("hats of to ILM"), and those who are the general viewing public who point out the gaping plot holes and horrid stilted acting.
I am really disillusioned by this, on the way home we talked about the previews we saw: "Narnia Chronicles; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Fantastic Four" and although I was excited by the previews we came to the conclusion on the way home that, they would like Hitchhikers guide was, be destroyed, americanised/modernised and would lean so heavily on cg to carry over the abhorrent writing that they would leave the same sour taste in our mouths.
I think I am going to abandon Hollywood and in its place start looking for freely available quality like what what panickstruckpro came out with, or with others that are sure to pop up from time to time.
Hmm then again maybe I'll give fantastic four and the Narnia chronicles a go, one last chance for Hollywood eh...
Peace out all, even money hungry writer/producer/directors.

Friday, May 20, 2005

This ain't Right

This btw was painted onto a sidewalk near our house, isn't this just graffiti...american graffiti(pun intended). Shouldn't the promoters get fined, I mean really.
I have finished watching Star Wars Revelations, it was awesome. For a fan film to be this good, I think I have seen the future of cinema, all freely available, if it isn't quality you don't pay and you won't feel so bad leaving or stopping it half way through.
Haven't seen Revenge of the Sith yet, I am sure it will be full of action, but little substance as is the case with newer star wars, at least the old ones had a bit more substance even then I read an article the other day saying that they had set cinema back 20 years.
On another cinema note there are some of the photos I took from the filming of superman in the same directory here, they were taken on my phone, so yeah they ain't pretty, I will put some from our other camera there soon, they will be the huge ones...
Peace out all.
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