Archive for the ‘Popcorn Junkie’ Category

Iron Man 3 Trailer

Posted by David On October 23, 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The official Iron Man 3 trailer is out now and as I expected, it is full of Win!

It certainly looks like it’s going to be a rough time for Tony and Pepper!

Check it out 🙂


Nerdrage! – Prometheus Part 2

Posted by David On June 17, 2012 4 COMMENTS

Welcome to Part 2 of my Prometheus rant.

Link to Part 1

Please be warned that this will be spoiler heavy.

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Nerdrage! – Prometheus Part 1

Posted by David On June 16, 2012 8 COMMENTS

When we reviewed Prometheus for the podcast we had limited time to express our thoughts in order to keep it concise. But a film like this one deserves more discussion, and that is exactly what is happening online. The interwebs are afire with people discussing the pros and cons of Ridley Scott‘s latest, and I thought I’d take an opportunity to add some of my own opinions to the mix.

However, being the massive nerd that I am, my thoughts ran to about 10 pages. So I decided to post them in two separate posts. The second post will be up very soon. I hope you enjoy and I would very much appreciate any feedback you guys have. Agree or Disagree? What are your thoughts on Prometheus?

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StarWarsUncut – The Movie

Posted by David On January 24, 2012 ADD COMMENTS

How awesome is this!

Casey Pugh had an idea. On his website – – he split Star Wars: A New Hope into a 15 second intervals and then asked the internet community to film that scene themselves in any method they wished. The response was huge and Casey has now edited all of the footage together to form the full length film. It is an amazing experience, and a must see for all Star Wars fans.

Congratulations Casey and your team, and congratulations also to all of the contributors. Awesome stuff!

Some Girls

Posted by David On October 16, 2011 ADD COMMENTS

Today I was flicking through an assortment of cheap DVD’s at a newsagent and stumbled across Some Girls.

Starring Jennifer Connelly and Patrick Dempsey, and released in 1988, I caught this gem of a film on late night TV one night about 10 years ago and tried to buy it but it proved elusive. I happily paid my $5 and watched it as soon as I got home. Some people class this as a teen sex comedy but Some Girls is much more than that.

The plot involves college student Michael, who has been invited to spend Christmas with the family of his lost love Gabriella D’Arc. He believes it is her attempt to take their relationship to the next step, but is shocked when she declares that she is no longer in love with him. Thus begins a emotional rollercoaster of a week, as he attempts to rekindle their relationship, while fending off the sexual advances of her two equally attractive sisters, as well as dealing with their stern Catholic mother and eccentric father, (who is writing a book about Pascal and spends the entire film naked, as he cannot be creative while wearing clothes). If this was all there was I wouldn’t have been able to sit through it. There are some obvious metaphors in the film, like the 3 sisters representing Botticelli’s `Three Graces’, but they are subtle enough to not worry about as you are drawn into its two major themes -Love & Lust and Life & Death.

This is explored in Michael’s various relationships with the D’Arc family, but none more so than Granny, Gabriella’s maternal grandmother. Brilliantly portrayed by Lila Kedrova, Granny is introduced when the family go to visit her after one of her many escapes from the hospital. She mistangly believes Michael to be her deceased husband of the same same and is filled with joy to see him again. At first Michael is bemused and doesn’t give it much thought as he continues his single minded quest to win back the fickle and cruel heart of Gabriella, but this soon changes. Granny once again escapes into the wilderness and Michael joins in their frantic search to find her before she freezes to death.

In the end, it is Michael who finds Granny (or rather, Granny finds Michael, trapped in a hole). They find their way to the house Granny shared with her late husband and Michael gains a new perspective on love, as he undresses the soaking wet frail old woman and gets her warm. Still confusing him for her husband they talk about their past and she has new life, radiant just being with the man she loves. I challenge anyone not to be moved by these scenes, at the pure joy on Granny’s face, and Michael’s heart opening to a new world. During my review of John Carpenter’s Starman on the podcast I mentioned that it contained my favourite piece of dialogue that explained the meaning of Love. Well Some Girls has one of the best examples of showing someone falling in Love.

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