Browse Month: July 2006

The wicker man – remake

Won’t someone please think of the Children!

Don’t the film industry giants have enough on their plate churning out mindless garbage? Are times that bad that they need to turn to the art of film butchery disguised as a ‘remake‘ to help fill their coffers?

Nicolas Cage takes on the role of the outsider (Sheriff) on Summerisle investigating the disappearance of a girl.
I’m struggling to see where the whole bee allergy has been dreamt up from and how the lack of sexual tense and torment that is used in the original can be left out without making the film worse.

In some kind of bizarre ode, they have given the missing child the surname Woodward and the main characters first name is Edward.

With the original director Robin Hardy going to court to have his name as screenplay writer (not even true) taken off references to the film and Christopher Lee’s numerous outbursts, one can only image how ultimately rubbish it’s going to be compared to the original. Computer effects and gore, over-used and over-rated.

A 3 Disc DVD set being released of the original 1973 Wicker Man film in September around the same time as the new movie. It will contain the directors cut and commentary from Mr Lee and Woodward, it will include a 50 minute documentary entitled Burnt Offering: The Cult Of The Wicker Man.

For those that want to see, below is a trailer for the remake set for release in September 2006:

Ultimate Keyboard

Only just read up about the new keyboard Microsoft have in the pipeline.OK apart from the overly pretentious name, it doesn’t look all that bad, espically if you have media center. The wireless and rechargable keyboard look like it is clad in rubber ( ahh ZX Spectrum feel), guess to avoid people like me spilling JD on it and to stop crumbs getting under keys when you happen to be eating toast over near it. The backlighting seems to be the highlighted selling point of the new keyboard, with it adjusting based on the surrounding light available.Limited amount of uses to be honest, erm keyboard and thats about it*. Oh it comes with a mouse that also looks like it has a rubber fetish too.

Won’t be rushing out to buy one.

* would have come in handy when i had my foot in plaster

 

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