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 0Posted on Jul 3rd, 2012 | re: The Amazing Spider-Man Is As Fun As It Is Unnecessary (36 comments)

Whilst not a qualified lawyer, I am a qualified nerd and I can confirm that DC will never ever ever (ever) lose the rights to Superman – if the Siegel/Shuster estates win their case (which – come on, they’re fighting TimeWarner!) then it just means DC will have to pay them more money to make Superman comics/films. There was some nerd wish fulfillment that they’d get the rights and they could publish their own version of Superman and Superman could do what he wanted and FUCK LOIS LANE, SHE BORING… but that’s nerd wish fulfillment. Nothing will ever change. Capitalism, you know? Corporations win.

Did you guys see the cheque that Siegel & Shuster got for creating Superman? It was, like, $138. Which is still a lot in the 1930s, but they created one of the most famous super-powered Jews since Jesus. Hang on, I think I may have misconstrued that Mel Gibson film…

 +3Posted on May 21st, 2012 | re: Game Of Thrones Open Thread (101 comments)

Jerome Flynn is a pretty big (but forgotten) celebrity in the UK. He used to be in a show called SOLDIER SOLDIER with his celebrity best friend Robson Green (who now does extreme fishing shows for Discovery Channel) and then went on to become a singing duo. I’m trying to think of an American equivalent… I messed with several UK co-viewers’ minds when I pointed out the nigh-unrecognisable Bronn was Jerome Flynn.

 0Posted on Dec 20th, 2011 | re: The Gummy Awards: Your Favorite Movies Of 2011 (80 comments)

I know the answer to this question already, but did nobody see Kill List? It was on a very limited release schedule over here in the UK and was probably only shown in some guy’s cupboard in Manhattan in Yankeeville, but it is easily one of my fave – if not my actual fave – films of the year.

It’ll be out on DVD in the next few weeks, so I advise everybody to go and see it. It is one of the most brutal and creepy films I have seen in years. And you have to see it twice because you will HATE it the first time.

 +3Posted on Nov 22nd, 2010 | re: Source Code Trailer, You Guys (57 comments)

Way to kill off any excitement I had for a hotly anticipated movie, Mr The Trailer For This Movie.

That looks ridiculously bad. Like, “Nicolas Cage Turned Me Down” bad.

 +1Posted on Oct 20th, 2010 | re: Best New Party Game 35: #BoozeMovies (413 comments)

Jokes only Brits will get! Insular humour – I loves it.

BUCKFAST 2 FURIOUS
CARLING ZOE (or THE CARLING FIELDS)
Guillermo Del Toro’s KRONENBURGOS
STAROPRAMEN WARS (or A STAROPRAMEN IS BORN)
THE ARTOIS OF WAR
TURNER & HOOCH
AIR BUDVAR
THE CHICK MAGNER’ST.

And I’m out.