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Updated: 2017-10-15T08:25:46.699+01:00

 



It was some sort of marketing ploy which amazingly...

2010-02-04T12:32:36.689+00:00

It was some sort of marketing ploy which amazingly enough, somewhat worked. I guess they wanted to try to attract some viewers naturally adverse to 'science fiction' by going more techno (or something?) but it was pretty much mocked by the world...then somehow got them more ratings. I don't mind a networking renaming itself to signify a major change (and I do think SyFy brought in a few new shows and programming choices) but changing the mere spelling is just plain stupid.

Or plane stupid. Make a network out of that!



Oh dear, Emily. That remake doesn't sound too ...

2010-02-04T10:39:13.216+00:00

Oh dear, Emily. That remake doesn't sound too good. Which brings me to my next question - WHY has the Sci-Fi channel changed its name to syfy? It just doesn't make sense... :/



Oh yes James, there's a remake of Children of ...

2010-02-03T12:30:05.841+00:00

Oh yes James, there's a remake of Children of the Corn: http://deadlydollshouse.blogspot.com/2009/10/kid-nation.html

Technically, it's just another adaptation of Stephen King's short story. It has its moments, but it's also cursed with the two of the most obnoxious and hatable leads I've ever seen in a movie. I've never wanted to punch a woman in the face more. Produced by the Sci-Fi--wait, I'm sorry, SyFy channel in 2009, but there's an unrated DVD floating out in the world also.

And yes, I'll probably give the original Long Weekend a shot fairly soon. It's been creeping up the queue.



Hey Emily - I've read lots of mixed reviews of...

2010-02-02T22:29:42.728+00:00

Hey Emily - I've read lots of mixed reviews of this one - but I quite enjoyed it. Its atmospheric and tense and Blanks really goes all out to create a mood of foreboding.
There's a remake of Children of the Corn!?

I've not seen the original - and I usually like to see the original first - so I reckon I'd start with that. If I could. But its too late for me. But not for you!

Hope you're well.



I've yet to see the original, but I'm real...

2010-02-02T14:54:48.435+00:00

I've yet to see the original, but I'm really intrigued by what I've heard of both these films. It's a tricky type of story to tell--nobody really wants to see a couple squabbling for two hours (ah, how I wanted to kill the new stars of the Children of the Corn remake myself!) but if you're in the right mood to be open to it, it can add a whole lot to the narrative.

Big question: should I start with the original or remake?



I thought it was quite atmospheric - though it jus...

2010-02-01T10:47:51.547+00:00

I thought it was quite atmospheric - though it just really made me want to check out the original.

I quite liked that scene, Jaded. I like sea cows. They're cute. Anyway, it was a dugong - totally different species. Thanks for that link! I liked your description of this as an 'anti-Discovery Channel documentary'. And I agree that Star as Cricket was just awesome. She's one to keep an eye out for in future. ;o)



Gotta disagree Carl. This was a laughable horror f...

2010-02-01T02:28:15.762+00:00

Gotta disagree Carl. This was a laughable horror film at best.

Dude that scene with the sea cow was hahahahaha unbelievably stupid.

In America, its called Nature's Grave. They probably didn't want it associated with the original



I quite enjoyed this one, excellent build and enjo...

2010-01-31T02:13:58.672+00:00

I quite enjoyed this one, excellent build and enjoyably unlikable characters. I will definitely be checking out the original film whenever I can get my hands on it!