Fantasy: Abhorsen, Keys to the Kingdom, Merle-Trilogie

Nach dem Lesen von Nicholas Sayre and the Creature in the Case in Across the Wall und meinem erschreckten Feststellen, daß das ja die einzige Old Kingdom-Geschichte in dem Band ist, habe ich begonnen die Hörbücher, gelesen vom immer wieder brillianten Tim Curry, nochmal zu hören, ich bin irgendwie total fasziniert von der Welt, die …

28 Fails Later

So sieht übrigens das DVD-Menü der 28 Days Later-DVD aus, die ich letztens bei Video-Buster entliehen habe: Wollen die mich verarschen? So einen Billig-Cover-Designer-Style ist man ja sonst nur bei Hong-Kong-Raubkopien gewohnt. Hab dann leider vergessen auf der DVD zu schauen, welchem Verleih wir dieses Machwerk zu verdanken haben. Glück gehabt, ihr Hörste. Andererseits ist …

Candidate for Worst Movie of all Times: Narnia 1

I watched the first part of the Narnia-chronicles mainly because I heard about the rumours that it is used by fundamental christians as propaganda (Philip Pullman’s ingenious »Dark Materials«-series is viewed as the counterpart to this). So I might have been slightly preoccupied when watching the movie but I just can’t help it: this was …

»Ghost in the Shell 2« & Hans Bellmer

Hans Bellmer Coming to think of it, actually did (re-)watch a nice movie in the last time. I am doing a work on Internet/Hypertext as a theoretical background for my recent project and I thought about GitS and the network-theories they talk about there and I decided to watch Innocence again. It was a real …

*shudder*

Uuah, I watched two shitty movies in a row recently, the first one was Hellboy 2, the second one Resident Evil (3?): Extinction. I watched Hellboy for curiosity-reasions, I could not believe that del Toro could make a movie as bad as my friends said it was. But he sure did (wow, and he did …

Michael Ende

Recently I rediscovered the works of Michael Ende. In my opinion he was one of the best German authors of children’s books of all time. I’ve always been in love with his »Der Satanarcholügenialkohöllsiche Wunschpunsch« (»The Satanarchaeolidealcohellish Notion Potion«), there is a really good audiobook (and a – of course – really BAD animated tv-series) …

Studio 4°C’s »Arete Hime« / »Princess Arete«

Another wonderful film already, I’m so happy. Like everyone else it was quiet surprising for me to watch such a film coming from Studio 4°C in 2001 because it’s a classical fairytale with the look of an 80’s anime. Very beautiful though (and I think they used some 3D-effects what was kinda fun to see …

Tery Gilliam’s »Tideland«

Brilliant. Just brilliant. I’ve been longing for just one good film for so long now and here it is. I’ve been watching Gilliam’s »Brothers Grimm« recently which was one of the »not too bad« movies that I’ve watched so many of in the last time and I expected that »Tideland« would be better but I …

»Shadow of the Colossus« / »Wanda to Kyozō«

Ich bin ja wie gesagt nicht so der Hardcore-Gamer, als Apple-Nutzer wäre ich sonst bestimmt auch schon wahnsinnig geworden und außerdem ist das generell auch noch so ein Hobby was einen vom Arbeiten und von Freunden abhält. Aber von »ICO« und »Shadow of the Colossus« hatte ich schon viel gehört und war ganz versessen darauf, …