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No Such Thing dir. by

So there I was, flicking around this afternoon when I came across No Such Thing. My wonderful browse feature told me it …

Its a small world after all

And the internet is just as small, cause I’ve just discovered that I was in college with Alan. And I did have …

Grizzly Man dir. by

In 2003 Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend Amie Huegenard were killed and eaten by a bear. That was Treadwell’s 13 year in …

Lady in the Water dir. by

This is an odd film. A very odd film.

Ever since The Sixth Sense Shyamalan has been known as the “twist guy” for his film endings; I don’t think that is a fair description. And while you can say that Unbreakable, Signs and The Village all had twists to their endings, the twists weren’t all that important. The films were stories about people, truth, and finding out who you are. The Lady in the water continues in this vein, but at the same time it is a very different type of film. As Shyamalan has said, it is a bedtime story. A fairy tale, for children. So it is, of course, going to be more simplistic and yet at the same time it is more complicated than that.

Canine suicide bridge

Came across this from Neil Gaiman’s journal. A bridge in Scotland has been the site of apparent dog suicides, with animal behaviourists …

Nailed

Dropped by The Menagerie today, and came across a wonderfully weird story of a fella who shot a nail into his own …

More wierdness

this time courtesy of Sally: A man has comitted suicide after having relations with a chicken. Or to put it another way, …

Bizareness Abounds

The Guardian have a story about a boy who has been convicted of incitement to his own murder.
The 14 y.o. met a 16 y.o. online and persuaded him, through the creation of various fictional characters, that he was taking part in an initiation into the Secret Service, and that his murder victim was dying of cancer.