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Review: Friday the 13th (2009)

In On Film on February 22, 2009 at 8:47 pm

So here it is. After a week’s delay thanks to a sold-out theater, my Friday the 13th review can finally come to pass. I feel that I’ve screwed myself over in the last week by posting rants on the homepage about the problem I have with remaking horror films. I know it seems like I had my mind made up that I hated the movie before I even saw it, but I assure you that wasn’t the case. I actually went into this film with an open mind. Despite this, (surprise!) I hated the movie. Be warned, some SPOILERS will be sprinkled throughout the review.

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Late to The Party: "Doctor Who" (2005) Season 1

In On Film on February 22, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Christopher Eccleson and Billie Piper star as The Doctor and Rose Tyler on the new "Doctor Who"...

Back in 1996, there was a telemovie on FOX called “Doctor Who”.  It was pointed out to me by my father, who’s always had a passing interest in 60s Sci-Fi, and I decided I should give this one a go.  The movie featured Paul McGann as the titular Doctor, newly regenerated and suffering from amnesia.  Since then, I’ve always been moderatly aware of the character, but never really got the oppurtunity to look into it more.

Back in 2005, BBC began a new “Doctor Who” series, with Christopher Eccleston (“eXsitenZ”, “28 Days Later…”) as The Doctor, and British pop singer Billie Piper (“Secret Diary Of A Call Girl”) as his latest companion, Rose.  Since I didn’t have cable, I wasn’t able to see this.  So, now here we are in 2009, and a friend from work begans going on about the series after I pointed out I recognized her computers background was the TARDIS from the series.  After her glowing compliments of the series, I decided it was time for me to find my own TARDIS and go check out the series.

Unfortunately, I had to settle for reruns.  Read the rest of this entry »