Thursday, March 29, 2007

This is Sparta!

Finally went to see 300, just so I could see what all the fuss was about. It was pretty good. The visuals were amazing, of course, and the requisite crowdpleasing moments worked pretty well. Some parts were silly (although hundreds of men fighting in virtually their underwear didn't look as stupid as I thought it would) and Gerard Butler's Scottish brogue was a little distracting, but overall it's one of the better graphic novel adaptations I've seen.

So how does it fit into Imaginary Cinema, you ask, since it's (loosely) based on historical fact? Well, there sure were a ton of freaky looking mutants in it. And Xerxes was the most effeminate-looking villain since Ra in Stargate. I don't think the film is gonna change cinema as we know it, like some people claim. But it sure is nice to look at. It'll be interesting to see what director Zack Snyder does with his next project, an adaptation of Alan Moore's Watchmen.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

March 15 Updates

Just a couple of minor updates today. I've uploaded one of James Cameron's early short films, Xenogenesis, which you can view from the link on this page. I've also added a links and references page, which lists some of the websites and books I recommend for all fantasy, horror and sci-fi fans. This list will, of course, be ever-expanding.
Look for more updates soon!

Monday, March 05, 2007

Welcome to Imaginary Cinema!

This is the official blog for my website about sci-fi, fantasy and horror films - Imaginary Cinema. The site is under construction at the moment, so lots of the links won't work and some images will be missing, but the forum is up and running and I'll be adding new content soon! At the moment I have sections on the filmmakers Tim Burton, James Cameron and George Lucas (chosen because they were the only ones I'd seen every film by already!)
I'll update here whenever I add anything interesting to the site, and I'll also try and keep you informed about upcoming fantasy movies of note. Enjoy!