It has been a while since I saw “Enter The Void“. Taking that the DVD would be released by now, I thought I would get myself a copy and watch it again. Well, the DVD is available, but from the average DVD shop downtown… Fortunately there is the internet.
This morning I had an idea. I have used a ‘stars rating’ plugin for a long time, but it does not allow me to filter on rating, so when you read a film rated 3, you cannot easily see other titles rated the same. Then I figured, if I just make categories for that. I have not got categories for 6 ratings, a 3,5 stars became 3, otherwise I would have had to make way too many categories. Now the categories for 2 or 3 stars are not very interesting. They contain the majority of reviews. 4 And 5 are more interesting, 1 and 0 perhaps even more! Only reviews that have a star-rating got assigned the categories, so that are by far not all films. I might start to work backwards some time, but that will be an awfull job. Just have a look if you find this new ‘feature’ usefull.
I was wondering if it would be an idea to make categories for years as well. Are you interesting to be able to easily access all reviews of films made in some year?
The circumstances were thus that we watched “Dexter” four nights in a row, it were the first eight episodes of the second series. “Dexter” started in 2006 and is still running (season 6). Continue reading ‘Four days of Dexter’ »
Because the software that this website runs on will soon release a version which requires newer server software than my host offers in their normal package, I ran ahead getting a new database on another server. The transfer was not easy. The biggest problems were importing a gigantic database dump and the fact that accented characters were replaced during the import. I hope I found all these weird characters replacing my é â ð etc. Should you run into one, or something else that looks funny, please contact me.
Remember “Horizonica” (2007)? The team of “Schat Ik Ga Fietsen” is working on a new full-length “Nederhorror” (“Netherhorror” after the Netherlands) zombie slasher with a plethora of volunteers. Make-up is done by Suzy Terror (who else), Ramon Etman (director of “Horizonica”) has his influence because of the cooperation of “Broet. The title is in Italian “Il Campeggio dei Morti Viventi” and on the Facebook page you can find more information. Also ‘Googling’ the title will bring up Youtube ‘trailers’ and the like. It looks like there will be some zombies in the film that I know, just as in “Horizonica”, hopefully “Il Campeggio…” will be a bit better
As a new series we got ourselves “Dexter“. These series actually have a 9.3 on IMdB (just as Twin Peaks) and a friend of mine says that it is getter better with every episode, even upto the fifth series. I am no fond of still running series, neither of series with too many seasons, but last week we saw the pilot and first (or second) episode. As in “American Psycho” we get the viewpoint of a serial killer. We hear him thinking, the story is with him as focal point. Dexter is an adopted child and has had urges to kill since his youth. His adoptive father, a policeman, knew all about these urges and taught Dexter to use them ‘for good’, hense, kill the people the police cannot catch. In his normal life Dexter is a forensic expert with “blood splatter patterns” as his speciality. The police is not his employer, but he works for them. His (step?)sister followed her father’s footsteps. Dexters jog inspires his other work.
The first two episodes were amusing, but not brilliant. The series have a grim sense of humour and it is funny that a serial killer is the hero of a popular series. I know that I gave all the information already, but I myself wonder how a series of five seasons with 12 episodes each remain interesting when the pilot already gives everything away. I suppose it does not (and so neither did I) or the writers manage to keep coming up with new ideas. Time will tell.
As you probably know, we are watching “Danger Man” (“or “Secret Agent”), the series that came before “The Prisoner”. Suddenly I wondered what McGoohan would have looked like when he was older. I ran into this page informing us that McGoohan died at the age of 80 on 15 January 2009. The link contains two photos. Also I ran into a very nice interview from 1977 which is mostly about “The Prisoner”, also with photo.
Yesterday we watched “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind” again. What a great film! A story with filmographic jokes as only a Kaufman can come up with, empathizable characters (the shy Jim Carrey who falls in love with the extravagant sweetheart Kate Winslet), a great atmosphere. I see that my review gives everything away, but even watching it again (and thus knowing exactly what will happen) makes this film a great one.
However the Danger Man box that I got are the third and forth series, it took a while before the series started to get more interesting. Most of the episodes still are a bit ‘normal’ but not boring, but a few episodes back was the great “The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove” in which John Drake is knocked out and the episode is a very surrealistic dream reminding of the end of “The Prisoner”. Yesterday we watched “Colony Three” in which Drake investigates the disappearance of many people. During the investigation he is kidnapped and kept prisoner in a remote village that is used to train secret agents. The episodes has more than one thing incommon with “The Prisoner”, Drake even calls the man who runs the village “number one”. By the way, the greeting “be seeing you” is also used frequently in the series.