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The President’s Speech

How would this brilliant film have looked in the American’s had made it? Say, for example, Mike Tyson had been hired to help George W Bush take giant strides forward in terms of eloquence? Well, we know the ending, so perhaps the choice of language therapist could have been more inspiring, but its worth a […]

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Las Palmas Bar Antics

Very much doing the rounds, but after I previously blogged about the destructive habits of various under 5 year olds, it seemed rude not to also include this little gem. The best thing is that this is actually a preview of a short film to be released soon by Johannes Nyholm, who has a facebook […]

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The (baaaad) history of product placement

If you work in advertising, and even if you don’t, then you know the drill. Product placement is everything these days, and entire films are funded by it. One of my personal favourites was Wilson the Volleyball in Castaway (great film). My other favourite was the whole idea of the film Terminal. I mean, if you […]

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Indian Terminator

Continuing on the recent theme of writing about seriously mean dudes, the Terminator must surely count up there. Well I would take my chances with the Hollywood Terminator anytime compared to the one that Bollywood has managed to conjure up. I mean this guy is AWESOME (and you do not need to speak Hindi to […]

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Interpretations of Darth Vader

Darth was a cool guy. I mean seriously evil with that black helmet, cloak, lightsaber. All round one of THE great evil people. One of my favourite stand up routines is without at doubt Eddie Izzard’s genius interpretation of what the Death Star canteen would have been like. More recently, VW have come up with […]

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BBC Video Player Goes to 11

Has one of Spinal Tap’s old roadies gone to work at the BBC? Of course Spinal Tap were famous partly because their Amps all went to 11. Cos its louder, innit. And once everything is at 10, the amps are at 10, the EQs are at 10, the guitar is at 10, where do you […]

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Building the Six Million Dollar Man

“Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster.”… awesome! Fiction that will never happen? Don’t be so sure. 1. The bionic Video […]

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Facebook v. Twitter Movie trailers

Facebook and twitter. Two social media powerhouses of our time, and now both (sort of) with their own movies. Having seen the facebook film trailer while at the cinema recently, I actually thought that that trailer was a spoof (wrong I was). If you havn’t seen the facebook trailer, watch it first. Then watch this […]

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Death in the Sauna

Tragedy struck at the 2010 World Sauna Championships, when the two finalists were taken to hospital with burns after the sauna reached temperatures of more than 110 degrees. Full CNN article here. One of the competitors Vladimir Ladyzhenskiy (presumably the chap on the left in the photo) very sadly died in hospital. Wikipedia has a summary […]

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The amazingly awesome Kim Jong Il

Kim Jong Il is a pretty multi talented guy. For example, with thanks to 11 points for bringing this to the world’s attention, did you know the he  is the world’s greatest golfer, having scored a 38 under par which included 11 holes in one? What is arguable more impressive, is that North Korean’s feel that […]

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