Archive | November, 2012

Shock and Terrible – Birdemic Reviewed

17 Nov
Sick bird

Someone has the bird flu…

I’d heard about this movie for a while now. How it was so horrendous it plummeted past unwatchable to enjoyable through the rip in space/time it created on premiere night. I just hadn’t had a chance to watch it and chime in until now.

Birdemic: Shock and Terror seems to have hit upon the perfect cult formula. First, model your writing and acting after The Room. Then aim for the same bar with creature effects – something on par with Mega Piranha. Finally, remove any and all budget.  As a bonus, make sure to thoroughly thrash any audio equipment before using.

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Game Review – Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances

17 Nov

I’ve long been a fan of Westwood’s campy Command & Conquer RTS series, so when I heard about this game I was excited. An online C&C game? Would this be similar to Age of Empires Online – a game I’ve thoroughly enjoyed?

Sadly, no. Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances is closer to Mafia Wars than anything in the C&C series. Continue reading

Setup – more like ‘Let down’

13 Nov

At the weekend I was posessed to watch ‘Setup‘.  It was in my ‘Friends recently viewed’ list on Netflix.  It has Ryan Phillippe (whom I had an A0-sized poster of when I was in high school).  It has Bruce Willis (he of the awesomeness).  It has…umm….50Cent.  In fact, the main character is 50Cent playing a guy called Sonny.  This is just one of the many issues with this film (which went straight to DVD/Blu-ray – for good reason!).

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Fido – the caring zombie

4 Nov

Hot off the heels of Shaun of the Dead in 2004 (which featured the idea of using zombies as slave labour – and to be honest, is probably not the first either), came Fido in 2006. It’s an indie zombie film starring Carrie-Anne Moss (Trinity from The Matrix) and Billy Connolly. It was bought for me by a friend who knows I love zombies and have an odd sense of humour.

It starts off by setting the scene with a cheesy ‘Zomcon’ infomercial. Zomcon have tamed the zombie threat with a neck brace which, when lit contains all the nasty zombie urges and makes them docile creatures. It’s set in an alternate 50s universe where radiation from a fallen meteor has screwed the human race and a different war happened – The Z War. It’s a place where “10% of people have funerals – most become zombies”. Apparently proper funerals are super-expensive (on account of the fact you now need two coffins – one for your body, another for your head). Continue reading