Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Happy Birthday Europe!

Forgive the sheer pro-european-ness of this blog, but with so many die-hard euro-skeptics out there, I felt it was necessary to mark the 50th anniversary of European Union.

Let's be honest here, the combination of so many cultures, languages and governments was never going to be easy. There have been some major screw-ups and embarrassing blunders.

However, when you consider that 60 years ago the continent was devastated and divided, while less than 20 years ago half of europe was shrouded behind the Iron Curtain, it is nothing short of astounding that we now have a growing and vibrant union; one that continues to rise to the challenges of the 21st Century.

What has Europe ever done for us? - enjoy!

Monday, March 12, 2007

300 breaks records

The movie adaptation of 300 has broken box office records for opening weekends in March, taking $70m in it's first 3 days of release.

I have to admit, this is far more than I could have hoped for. While Frank Millers comics are amongst the best available, I'd never really imagined something like 300 as having massive mainstream appeal, a la Spiderman.

Here's hoping it keeps going strong.

Friday, March 09, 2007

300 Trailer with sneaky single frame

Found this new 300 trailer I hadn't seen before. It's pretty cool and has some superb shots that look like they've been perfectly copied from the original comic.

However, once you've watched it. Pause it and drag the slider back to 1:52 and you'll find a sneaky extra frame from a recently announced upcoming Zach Snyder film.

Rorschach is here!!