Dead dog in alley this morning

All things considered, we’re doing pretty poorly at seeing films in the cinema of late. Finally dragged myself off to see Watchmen last night, which meant the late night slot (2245) at the big Odeon in town (not my favourite cinema). Overall, I enjoyed it, even though it wasn’t the film I’d hoped it would be. , you can stop your sniggering now and just say “I told you so”.

Watching the Watchmen

Rorschach’s Livejournal Ombudsmen: Scott Kurtz parody with cameos from the funny pages Hitler finds out that there is no giant psychic death squid

One for : The Travellers

Had a good night in London yesterday with , , , , , and , the occasion being the celebration of and ‘s impending nuptials. Food at Papageno’s near Covent Garden was slightly uninspired pan-Ottoman fare; I’ve had better Greek/Turkish food elsewhere, and the service left something to be desired, as did the 12.5% service charge automatically added to the bill. Looking at customer reviews here, it seems that I’m not alone. That said, this didn’t dampen our spirits; I certainly think that we’d have been hard-pushed to find anything better in central London on a Saturday night at short… Read More »One for : The Travellers

This Vicious Cabaret

I’ve been looking forward to the release of V for Vendetta with some trepidation since I first heard that an adaptation was seriously in the offing (see my previous posts). and I went to see it last night; I’m hoping that she will also post her views on the film, because unlike myself she hasn’t read the comic and has a different (and more positive) take on the film. Without spoilers, what are my feelings on the success of the film? Is it a bad film? No. Is it a good adaptation? Sadly, also no. It isn’t a disaster, but… Read More »This Vicious Cabaret

And now, the 1998 Show!

A little over a year ago, I commented that I hadn’t heard that the Wachowski brothers were working on an adaptation of V for Vendetta. Yesterday, Warner Bros put out a press release stating that they’re going ahead with the project. There’s a poster image for people to drool over: For what it’s worth, they appear to have cast Natalie Portman as Evey, which might work.

I live under a rock

I hadn’t heard that Alan Moore was retiring from the (mainstream) comic industry. I hadn’t heard that the Wachowski brothers are to make a film of V for Vendetta. I am deeply worried by both of the above.