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    @govspy - Thank you, thank you, thank you! That trailer has me giggling with glee.
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      CommentAuthorD.J.
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2011
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    I'm just gonna take a chance here and say anything by Paul W.S. Anderson is not going to be very good at all.
    • CommentAuthorOxbrow
    • CommentTimeJun 29th 2011
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    I haven't liked anything he's done all the way through... I keep hoping he'll make a horror movie one day, because the creepy buildup before the action starts in Event Horizon, AVP and Resident Evil is actually pretty good. Unfortunately he obviously wants to make action movies, and his action never lives up to his creepy buildup.
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    Back to actual TV... I'm kind of surprised that we've not made more fuss about a Whitechapel member getting a Channel 4 show made from his work... specifically Reynolds' Blood Sweat and Tea has been adapted as the show Sirens. Black comedy about ambulance crew - pretty good so far.
    • CommentAuthorTAL
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2011
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    Weeds started again. Good.
    • CommentAuthorepalicki
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2011
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    @gov. spy --> I saw the trailer last night in 3D, ahead of Transformers 3. It certainly grabbed my attention, but I did just pay money to see Transformers 3, so my opinion might not be worth too much.

    That said, the Richard Lester Musketeers movies are a guilty pleasure of mine.
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      CommentAuthorjohnjones
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2011
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    And I guess we need to close this down and start again for July.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2011
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    Yes, we're in July, but just adding my quick thoughts on Teen Wolf as it goes on. I watched it out of initial curiosity, but it's held my interest and really did some very interesting things in the latest episode. There were a couple of 'proper horror' moments in there that worked well. It's clearly trying to be the new Buffy, however it's not doing the monster of the week thing, but has a couple of simple character driven stories that are unfolding slowly as it goes along and is starting out by building the ensemble cast up slowly.

    The main character's werewolf makeup is stupid, but his 'look' is a story point as it contrasts with an actually quite scary beastie. The vaguely mysterious 'Angel' character who hangs around in the background as a sort of mentor with his own story that's unfolding is total girl-nerd-bait, looking like a proto-Clive Owen with extra muscles. I'm slightly too heterosexual to fully appreciate him, but I can see what they're trying to do there.

    I think the main difference between this and all of the other Buffy wannabes and things like Twilight is that like Buffy, the actors actually can act and the supporting cast actually supports and are interesting and not merely there as expositionary foils to the main character. It's copying the 'school is horror' metaphor that Buffy did, but is moving more slowly with it.

    The direction is also good, with special effects being very subtle but effective. There were two effects shots in last nights episode that were massively impressive. One is a kind of spoiler, so I won't mention it, but the other was simply the way in which the fully clothed character's head hit a pillow to sleep and then the pillow fell away behind him to show him in a school corridor, in the same clothes, with the same expression on his face. It excellently summed up that feeling we've all had sometimes, when everything's getting a bit much and sleep and waking melt into each other and we just keep going, not remembering if we've changed since yesterday or not, and that being the least of our worries.

    Anyway, yeah, Teen Wolf; stupid film turned into a decent TV series. There's your new Buffy then and unlike Twiglet, actually watchable by humans with eyes and brains.