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So Space Nazis proved to be as amusing onscreen as they are in concept.

I saw "Iron Sky" tonight and thoroughly recommend it. It's been ages since I've seen a decent black comedy and this one really hit all bases - social, political, racial, gender, fashion and sexual mores all coming in for a good poking, as well as sprinkles of wit and some light dashes of situational comedy. The big 'twist' - although obvious - had myself and the rest of the audience cackling with glee. It was also worth going to see it on the big screen for the kickass battles and space effects.

A big Thumbs Up from me and I'll be buying the DVD when it's released.

ETA: In terms of stars, I'd give it 4/5.

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Yes, the Iron Sky is open again.

After the much-protested single solitary showing of the film in London, the UK distributor has bent due to demand and will now be showing Iron Sky throughout the British Empire UK and Ireland (though that does rather make you wonder if it was a PR stunt on their part).

List of screening cinemas available here

Iron Sky is a dark science fiction comedy directed by Timo Vuorensola and will feature musical score composed by Slovenian industrial musical group Laibach, and was mostly shot in in Germany and Australia. 

"In the last moments of World War II, a secret Nazi space program evaded destruction by fleeing to the Dark Side of the Moon. During 70 years of utter secrecy, the Nazis construct a gigantic space fortress with a massive armada of flying saucers.

When American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) puts down his Lunar Lander a bit too close to the secret Nazi base, the Moon Führer (Udo Kier) decides the glorious moment of retaking the Earth has arrived sooner than expected. Washington claims the mission is just a publicity stunt for the President of the United States (Stephanie Paul), but what else could the man be but a scout for the imminent attack by Earth forces? The Fourth Reich must act!

Two Nazi officers, ruthless Klaus Adler (Götz Otto) and idealistic Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), travel to Earth to prepare the invasion. In the end when the Moon Nazi UFO armada darkens the skies, ready to strike at the unprepared Earth, every man, woman and nation alike, must re-evaluate their priorities."

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Oh Brendan Fraser, how far thou art fallen!

His latest movie? - "Furry Vengeance"

So many things wrong with that...
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So tonight I finally watched 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine', which I thought - sad to say - was kinda ho-hum.

Don't get me wrong - I love the Wolverine character and comics, and have the first fifty or so issues of his independant series, but whilst he's great in ink and quite good in an ensemble cast movie, he just couldn't carry the film by himself. Which really? Should not be so.

I blame the writers/producers/director myself, because [mild spoilers herewith] despite the fact he's a kickass fighter in any format, I thought the best action scene in the movie was not even his, but was Wade Wilson (later Deadpool) being supreme with a pair of katana. That's the scene where I went: 'Now that - that was just cool'. 

They're currently making the Deadpool movie - with Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool again - and will apparently be sticking close to the comic book character, in that he mentions his little yellow boxes and breaks the fourth wall. At least the character spouts a constant stream of strong, if off-beat, humour, which I think was a problem with Wolverine  the movie. Wolverine has a dry, sometimes dark, sense of humour but we got to see too little (if any) of it in the film. The only light touches were injected by secondary characters such as Wade and Remy le Beau/Gambit.

So thumbs up for Ryan Reynold's performance in Wolverine and of course I loved him as Hannibal King in Blade Trinity, which was by far and away the best of the series and is one of my favourite films. His King was also more fun than the comic book character, though Blade is prettymuch a judgemental jerk in both film and print (Nightstalkers - I was very good at collecting series that crashed and died). I'm looking forward to Deadpool - and hoping it's not as flat as Wolverine was.

Also coming out soon is the Green Lantern film. Never one of my favourite superhero comics - they were all a bit too wholesome and goody-two shoes way back in the '70s & '80s when I originally read them  (as a kid! I'm not that ancient). Guy Gardner made me laugh my ass off when I first read him in JLA. But they've cast Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Mr Squeaky Clean himself (until, you know, the whole turning-into-a-supervillain-for-a-season-or-two thing). Not quite sure I can see that casting - Reynolds himself has said he always wanted to play The Flash, which seems to me a more apt choice - so I'll be interested to see what they come out with.

Yes? No? What do you think of that casting? (has anyone else even read all these comics or have I just outed myself for no good reason?) ;-)
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Haha Rodney, I know what John's ordering on the next Daedelus run...

The Back To The Future Flux Capacitor Replica

From the Things From Another World website (found through Shiny Shiny):
"A Diamond Select Release! Get your own time machine up and running with this high-tech replica from the 1985 classic Back to the Future! Reproduced with full light effects and adjustable power settings, the Flux Capacitor replica recreates the 1.21 jigowatt-controlling heart of the De Lorean time machine. Measuring over sixteen inches tall and twelve inches wide, each replica features hand-numbering with a matching box, Certificate of Authenticity and Care Instructions!"

As you don't have your own local insane eccentric genius, it will cost you the sum of $220 (£110).


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