Monday, 25 March 2013

Dress Up 2

The first Fantastic Four movie was kinda meh. The thing was a big rubber power rangers villain (this guy is supposed to be able to go toe to toe with The Hulk remember) and Doctor Doom was that guy from Nip Tuck...... the less said about that the better. Chris Evans as the Human Torch was good but lets face was a bit crappy. Fantastic Four 2 was also meh. They had Galactus as a villain but they didn't show him. WTF? This is a giant robot looking' guy with a massive purple helmet (*ahem*) who EATS awesomely insane would that be in a movie? Apparently too awesome for Fox to show us.  Here's how I imagine he should have made his grand entrance in the third act of the movie....

Monday, 18 March 2013


I always thought it was weird that Starbucks had that 2 lobster clawed lady as their logo. Then I found out that it was actually a mermaid.....with 2 tails. You can see the original 'starbucks siren' design below (from Is it just me or is the image of a 2 tailed mermaid splaying herself to the world kind of horrific? They did seem to get around the problem of how can you do it with a sexy mermaid if her entire bottom half is a fish tail though. Smart. I also think the fact that starbucks logo is a figure from greek mythology that lures sailors to their death is an odd choice too.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Pet Shop

Gremlins was a pretty dark movie, I watched it at Christmas there and an old lady was fired out the top window to her death on a stair lift. Also the story about how Kate's dad died stuck up the chimney at christmas dressed as santa claus was pretty grim. While on the interwebs i found this on wikipedia.

Since its release, some people have criticized Gremlins as being culturally insensitive. Some observers have commented that the film presents gremlins as African Americans. In Ceramic Uncles & Celluloid Mammies, Patricia Turner writes that the gremlins "reflect negative African-American stereotypes" in their dress and behavior. They are shown "devouring fried chicken with their hands", listening to black music, breakdancing, and wearing sunglasses after dark and newsboy caps, a style common among African American males in the 1980s.

Maybe they were wearing sunglasses because they are allergic to sunlight? Maybe they were eating chicken with their hands because cutlery is pretty difficult for gremlins to figure out. Maybe they're just plain racist yo!

Monday, 4 March 2013

Titanic Avenged

Last year was the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. You would think we would celebrate the year that it was built or something rather than the year it sank but hey they didn't make a movie about that so we'll go with the anniversary of the deaths. That would have been quite a different movie though wouldn't it? Leonardo Dicaprio would be hammering rivets into metal for 2 hours 50 feet in the air with no safety harness and what's her face would be eating sugar plums in the Harland and Wolff offices.

Recently they opened a Museum thing about the titanic in Belfast. Check out Pastiebap's review here.