Archive for March, 2012

Mar
15

Week 10 Photo

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Watched a really great movie the other week… Real Steel.

Ok, it probably didn’t pick up any Oscars but both the wife and I thought it was an enjoyable two hours entertainment.

Without going too ‘Barry Norman’, its basically set in the near future and focuses around the sport of fighting robots. Starring Wolverine and Kate from Lost, it’s actually the unknown child actor who ‘steels’ the show. Do you see what I did there…?

Now when I say fighting robots, this is not to be confused with the armoured radio controlled cars that used to drive in to eachother in BBC2 ‘Robot Wars’. This is huge, CGI mechs that brutally kick the crap out of eachother. Robot Rocky.

Personally, just my type of film. I didn’t strap a kick-ass sub to the back of my television for black & white silent movies.

The photo above is of my fighting robot – Tic Toc. He’s actually quite crap at fighting but his timing is great…

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Mar
15

Week 9 Photo

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Bet you think this is some kind of arty photograph of an ice storm lit by street light.

Or, do you think it’s a close up of the pattern of the table I was sat at in Starbucks?

If you thought it was the ice storm, you’d be correct.

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Mar
15

Week 8 Photo

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Star Wars.

Once there was time when I wouldn’t have anyone say a bad word against the films. Hell, I even used to stand up for the Phantom Menace.

Not anymore.

George Lucas’s constant ‘tweaking’ and re-releasing has finally had it’s day with me. Why couldn’t he just leave the originals as they were? Why did he feel the need to go back and digitally enhance every frame – tweaking them to within an inch of their life.

Fine, we get it. The prequels were all filmed digitally. Everything, including the wooden acting, was CGI-digitally enhanced and therefore editable. But did he really need to go back and erase the remaining none-CGI beauty of the originals?

To be honest, even if I did own a Blu-Ray player, I wouldn’t purchase the latest variants.

And to top it off, obviously desperate for the money, George has allowed his once iconic characters to appear in non-related television commercials. There was an appearance of Darth Vader in a Curry’s/PC World television advert at Christmas and recently Yoda has been showing up in Vodafone commercials. This photo is of a huge Yoda appearing on a Vodafone 48 sheet in Piccadilly, Manchester.

Please Lucas, just stop.

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Mar
15

Week 7 Photo

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Another moody shot of the hills facing our lounge window.

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Mar
15

Week 6 Photo (part 2)

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The subliminal demon in The Exorcist. Took a bit of rewinding, pausing, re-rewinding and re-pausing to capture it.

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