Links! Links All Around!

Haven’t done much with the reviewing, lately, since I’ve been busy with the work and the NaNoWriMo and the sleeping . . . oh, the sleeping . . . but I thought I’d post a few things here that I found on io9, because they are (mostly) AWESOME.

First, a PSA for an issue that concerns all parents: when to talk to your baby about Star Warshttp://io9.com/5691703/the-talk-when-is-it-time-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-star-wars

Then, College Humor lets us know what The Social Network would have looked like if it had been directed by Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo Del Toro, Michael Bay, etc: http://io9.com/5691586/what-if-guillermo-del-toro-directed-the-social-network

Also, I’m posting the link to the Red Riding Hood trailer here, but only because I’m a little disappointed in it, and I wanted to know what everyone thinks. When I first heard about the project maybe a year ago, I (perhaps foolishly) got it in my head that our new, big screen Red Riding Hood would be a little more kick-ass or something. Instead, the film is directed by the lady who directed Twilight, and according to this trailer, the main plot is Amanda Seyfried having sex. Sure, there’s a wolf attacking people. But mostly, it’s the sex: http://io9.com/5691742/red-riding-hood-trailer-explodes-in-a-woodland-orgy-of-sex-and-fur

Finally, if you haven’t watched it yet, BBC’s five-part series Dead Set is incredible. It’s funny, and it’s bleak, and I very much loved the ending. One image in particular has been stuck in my brain since yesterday. Also: there is gore. There is awesome, awesome gore.

Here’s the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQjq639WPiU

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3 Responses to Links! Links All Around!

  1. Fatpie42 says:

    “the main plot is Amanda Seyfried having sex. Sure, there’s a wolf attacking people. But mostly, it’s the sex”

    That sounds like someone decided to make a more explicit version of “The Company Of Wolves” (which is also blatantly about sex, but it’s all rather neatly implied).

  2. Fatpie42 says:

    “Finally, if you haven’t watched it yet, BBC’s five-part series Dead Set is incredible. It’s funny, and it’s bleak, and I very much loved the ending. ”

    Um…. you didn’t think it was awful and a horrendous letdown?

    *hides*

    I mean, I really didn’t find it very funny and I couldn’t help but notice all the way through just how much I don’t give a s**t about Big Brother. Yes, it was very bleak, but that ending would have been far more effective if I’d been given rather more reason to care about the characters in the middle. Of course, the plot gets moved on for most of it because of a couple who have been separated by the outbreak. The thing is that, having resolved that plotline, they didn’t seem to know what do next. So then it’s like “well what happens next in a zombie story? Oh I know!”

    Maybe it’s just me….

    • I think it’s just you : )

      No, I thought it was great. It wasn’t funny like Shaun of the Dead-funny; it’s more subtle than that, but I did find it amusing. And I never felt like they didn’t know what they were doing.

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