300

Today finally see's the release of the movie 300. Based on Frank (Sin City) Miller's graphic novel of the same name, which was in turn based on the true events of the battle of Thermopylae which took place in 480BC.

The battle, between the Persian Empire – numbering between 100,000 to about a million Persians, (the numbers vary greatly depending on the source material) – and 1000 Greek soldiers, lead by the eponymous 300 Spartans, has gone down in history as THE example of courage in the face of overwhelming odds. On the first day of the battle, the Greek historian Ctesias tells us that 10,000 Persians were “cut to pieces” while the Spartans only lost 2 or 3 men!
Review coming soon!

Stardust

Being a fan of Neil Gaiman I signed up to his RSS about this time last year and keep track of hte various projects that he is enaged in. Sadly after my recent computer drive failure I failed to re-add the feed, an error on my part, so I have missed out on how the progress on this film had been going.

The film features a rather nameful cast including: Claire Danes, Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ian McKellen to name a few.

The film is based on the Neil's novel and the screen play writen by Jane Goldman AKA Mrs. Jonathan Ross and Matthew Vaughn (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels/ Snatch/ L4yer Cake) who is also the director on the project. Filming was shot in

How to describe stardust …
A fairy-tale for adults would be a good start, it's about a guy named Tristran Thorn, who untakes a quest to retrieve a fallen star for the girl he loves. Venturing into the forbidden lands that lay beyond the walls of his village is just the start of his journey as he is not the only one seeking the star.

An in his own words about the film …
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I've been trying to think of what to compare it to, but it's leaving me a bit blank — it exists half-way between The Princess Bride and Pirates of the Caribbean, and there's nothing I've seen quite like it out there in the world before.
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Film website : http://www.stardustmovie.com/ hopefully to host a trailer soon.

Hot Fuzz

htofuzz.jpg So last week, we took a trip to the Cinema to watch the lastest Film directed by Edgar Wright.

Hot Fuzz was utterly wonderful, a smooth blend of stupidity and humour, with a dash of seriousness.
Once again, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost take to the silver screen and captivate the audiance with a title of suspend and mystery.

One thing to note: don’t expect Shaun of the Dead, this isn’t a zombie film or love film, it’s an action film filled with small pisstakes along the way.

I’d advise anyone that find the Pegg/Wright combo funny to see this, you’ll not be dissapointed.

Starring a wonderful cast inlcuding : Timothy Dalton, Edward Woodward, Billie Whitelaw and Anne Reid

BBC Special Feature

Hot Fuzz Website

Mister Moran

Ricci, Dok and I when to see the stand up show of Dylan Moran last night. After missing the rest of the tour this year it was so great to get to see him at last.Some of you (ok maybe very few of you it seems) may remember him from the sereis he created called Black Books or maybe his role in Shaun of the Dead.Anyways one of the primary reasons I like the style of his stand-up is because of the grumpy-old-man methods it which is used to describe his view on life. After the first half I was aching from laughing, during the second half I had trouble catching by breath I hurt so much.
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During the intermission/fag break, Dok managed to point out Sean Hughes who breifly appeared at the top of the stairs and minutes later he spied the ever busy Edgar Wright (said to be working on a film based on a superhero) walking past.A big thank you to Ricci for find and sorting out the tickets, it was a brilliant evening.

Thirty days hath September

So what does September have to offer except the looming threat of dark mornings and evenings combined with rain?

Well I’m finally going to see Dylan Moran on the 15th, with Ricci and Dok, after missing his shows in the past I am really looking forward to it.

I was informed today about a American Head Charge tour with 2 support acts Panic Cell and Twin Method whos website has a good choon on it.

Sadly we see another go, R.I.P. Jesse Pintado.

I have a cold too, well the start of a cold (cough), see!