Year: 2015

  • Superman (1978)

    I’m watching the original Superman film with the beautiful Christopher Reeve as Supes. There’s some truly gorgeous cinematography in the opening chapter. Ma Kent is just saying goodbye to teen Supes in a lovely wide shot: And Glenn Ford… he is just magical as Pa Kent: I think Kevin Costner comes close but Ford just…

  • Nichole Galicia

    I’m loving Nichole Galicia as Kindzi in Defiance. Her acting is totally committed, totally in the moment. Whenever she appears on screen, I’m nervous! She actually doesn’t need the CGI snakejaw thing at all, she is quite, quite terrifying without it. I really hope to see her in more SF because I love the way…

  • On Clubbing

    Just got back from town and seeing my friend Tash, the majority of which we spent ogling girls. She’s better at spotting girls than me but I’m stealthier ~ she just blatantly points! We were chatting about clubbing and I was trying to persuade her to come out to Mosh tonight. But she’s got an…

  • Stalinists Unite With Fascists Again

    class-struggle-anarchism: 161crewpoland: Stalinists in bulgaria demonstrating together with fascists from ATAKA party agaist… fascism in Ukraine and NATO. You couldn’t make that shit up… Seems like Putin’s money is a very uniting factor. stay classy Stalinism Hmmm… this seems familiar…. Germany, in 1930, had reached a turning point – for the masses, frustration had turned…

  • Ian McDiarmid

    I’ve just watched my fave ep of Inspector Morse. It’s my fave due largely to it featuring my favourite villain, Hugo De Vries, played by the wonderful Ian McDiarmid: I love this ep because it’s full on madness: set-ups, disguises, mis-direction, all under the control of De Vries. It’s like a classic Hitchcock where the…

  • Trot Stuff

    northern-irish-lefty: The Communist side of Tumblr seems to be quite split. There are people defending the USSR and denouncing Trotskyists (I will admit, the USSR improved some aspects of life) and then there’s the other side of Trotskyists and some AnComs who are denouncing the USSR and such. It would be interesting if this site…

  • Defiance S3E8 – My Name Is Datak Tarr And I Have Come To Kill You

    WOAAH! I did not see that end coming. Tarr goes to the enemy camp, I thought, this is it. They’ve been having the kid flashbacks to his Dad, we’ve seen the history of the blade, he can finally atone for everything and go out with honour. AND THEN HE SAWS HIS OWN FUCKING ARM OFF??…

  • Cop Rock (1990)

    Cop Rock is an American musical police drama series that aired on ABC in 1990. The show, a police drama presented as a musical, was co-created by Steven Bochco, who also served as executive producer. TV Guide ranked it #8 on TV Guide’s List of the 50 Worst TV Shows of All Time list in…

  • Fantastic Four

    So, I saw FF last night and I’m still really confused by it. It feels like it was pulling in two different directions. The first was towards the emotional realism of Trank’s awesome Chronicle and the second yer standard Marvel action film. I re-watched Chronicle again this week before FF and I still love it and the…

  • Halt And Catch Fire

    I knew zero about this series. Zip. Nihil. I saw it when I was skimming through Amazon Prime’s exclusive vid list and thought, hmmm, I’ll check that out when I have time. I assumed, because I haven’t seen even one post about it on Tumblr, that it wasn’t any good. I was very wrong. (MINOR…

  • Antoine Et Colette

    I guess I fell in love with Marie-France Pisier the first time I saw François Truffaut’s Antoine Et Colette. Originally posted by romantic-nostalgia Originally posted by francoisrolandtruffaut See? How could you not? Plus, she had the exoticism of being an older lady… I must have been around 16 when I saw it and she’s 18…

  • Where Is Everybody?

    sunslammerdown: rockpapertheodore: roachpatrol: just-shower-thoughts: What if aliens visited Earth during the Jurassic Period, found it to be occupied with a bunch of mean, giant lizards and thought “Well, fuck this planet” and never came back? what if when humans went out into the galaxy all the aliens panicked because if the dinosaurs’ tiny fur snacks…

  • Fascism – What It Is And How To Fight It By Leon Trotsky

    “What is fascism? The name originated in Italy. Were all the forms of counter-revolutionary dictatorship fascist or not (That is to say, prior to the advent of fascism in Italy)? The former dictatorship in Spain of Primo de Rivera, 1923-30, is called a fascist dictatorship by the Comintern. Is this correct or not? We believe…

  • Wonder Woman

    Originally posted by whatsyourderbyname When I saw the series as a kid, I loved it! There wasn’t that much powers stuff on telly so to get a major US series like this was sooo awesome. I cannot tell you how innocently excited I got every time she did her twirl, it was exactly the same…

  • Terminator Genisys

    JUST GOT BACK FROM SEEING TERMINATOR GENISYS!! and WHEEEEEEEEEE! Such an awesome SF blockbuster! Some of the initial fight scenes made me literally jump out of my seat. I had to close my eyes like a tiny child COS I WAS SCARED! CGI was cool, properly impressive without being intrusive. All the performances were on…

  • Cargo (2009)

    I started watching this totally on the off-chance: it was on Amazon Prime, said it was SF so I thought I’d give it a go! Turns out, it’s a pretty good SF thriller! I thought at first it was gonna be a creepy Event Horizon-type thingy but I’m glad it was actually more of a…

  • Apple Music Connect – A Muddled, Outrageous Cock-Up

    So, since my NEW SINGLE is released today in iTunes, I thought I would try to connect (hurr) using the new Apple Music Connect service that Apple evangelised at WWDC. How about I upload a little text blurb and the video onto Connect? Should be easy! Right, let’s find my Artist bit in Safari on…

  • Dark Matter

    So, I’m three eps into Dark Matter and it’s pretty good! It was a little clunky to start off with but I feel it’s finding its feet now. I’m glad the memory thingy has been addressed so quickly and not dragged out for the whole series, that would have been painful. The cast are all…

  • Trisha Noble

    So, it’s a Saturday so I’m obviously watching Columbo on Channel 5 and the ep is Playback. The baddie is a awesome Oskar Werner and this was probably the first time I saw him if I saw this when I was a kid, his Truffaut turns were unknown to me then. In the gallery scene,…

  • Nightmare

    Last night I had a horrible nightmare where I was trying to fight this monster made out of sliding slabs of stone. It kept blocking my path out of rooms, the noise of it sliding over itself was horrific, like nails on blackboard. I got so scared I woke up and hugged my wife to…