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Black Sheep

Get the flock outta here!

Just for relaxation, this weekend myself and Deena watched a film I’ve been longing to watch the moment I saw the first trailer.

Black Sheep is from Jonathan King and features mad, angry carnivorous sheep, which run amok on a remote New Zealand farm. Henry Oldfield has a rather silly phobia – he has a fear of sheep after being the victim of a rather horrible childhood prank by his older brother, Angus.

After spending a good number of years working and living in the city, Henry returns to the farm to see old friends and to sell off his remaining share of the place to his brother. At the same time we’re introduced to two environmentalists who are trespassing onto the property to expose Angus, because according to them he is performing genetic experiments on his livestock.

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem


Eeep! "One Ugly Mother Hubbard"

Transformers

Stupid looking CGI bots ahoy!

When I first heard that the yanks, well Micheal Bay to be precise had bastardised the Transformers film by ‘updating’ it to modern day movie standards I like many fans was less then happy. However to cut a long whining story short, I had to swallow my pride upon seeing the film tonight because even though I said it’ll suck, it was in fact superb. Me and Deena rushed to the cinema to watch this as we were strapped for time. Over in my home town, this sodding film has been booked solid for weeks, hell we couldn’t even get a Saturday late night ticket, so Sunday evening had to suffice.

After munching on Pizza’s, which are strangely becoming a weekly addiction for us two we bounced off towards the cinema. We barely made it in time just as the mysterious Cloverfield trailer was airing before the main film.
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The Simpsons Movie

Spider Pig! Spider Pig!

I’ve been feeling rather run down this weekend. To tell the truth, I’m missing an old friend who I haven’t heard from in quite a while. I’m sure she reads this blog, so wherever you are – I hope you’re doing alright.

I needed cheering up, and given that Transformers and The Simpsons movie were both released here in the UK, I wanted to try and watch both in a day, sadly it wasn’t possible as Transformers is completely booked up until Tuesday! Given that Deena is a mad Simpsons fan, we ended up going to watch the early Sunday show.

Now, I’ve got to admit that I am no Simpsons fan. It is probably the longest running cartoon that comes to mind, and I do admit that the handful of episodes I have seen have always made me smile. After watching the movie though I can simply state that the critics of this film have possibly had a sense of humour bypass as I found it very amusing, in fact I ended up laughing like a demented school girl at quite a few of the gags.

So I bought Firefly….

How superb is this?  

I’ve got to say that I have seen Serenity four times so far and failed to even remotely enjoy it. I just could not see what the big deal was about this film until I recently purchased the HD-DVD version, with its extras. I watched the film a fifth time and began to understand bits, so I watched again and began to like it. Serenity is a follow up to the huge cult US TV series Firefly, which was sadly cancelled after just a single season – mainly due to the TV network making a screw-up upon airing the episodes.

Curious as to why Firefly is so well regarded in the sci-fi community I downloaded the first three episodes of the series. Inside 20 minutes of the pilot episode I was completely hooked. How the hell did I manage to even miss this? This morning I ordered the 4 disc DVD boxset from Play.com for just £12.99, so I can’t wait for that to arrive!

Firefly was possibly the best TV show FOX developed alongside X-Files. It had an old school retro western quality to it, with horses, spaceships, and pistols. It was a unique mix of these elements that made Joss Whedon’s (creator of Buffy & Angel) show such a massive hit. A brilliant cast of lovable actors, great episode plotlines and comical humorous bits just make it a joy to watch. Whilst FOX can argue that the show never had decent viewing figures, they can’t ignore the fact that the DVD had immense sales that put a lot of premiere titles completely to shame. Firefly is a show that deserved to stay alive to shine like Buffy and Angel did. Sadly during the time of it’s ‘phasing out’ a lot of shows were being wrongly cancelled due to various reasons and it seems to be a very popular trend even now.