War of the arrows

Nam Yi (Hae-il Park) and his younger sister Ja-in (Chae-won Moon) escape the government assassins who kill their father and flee to a family friend. There they grow up knowing they are the children of a traitor and will never be able to lead full lives. If they are discovered they still face death. Nam […]

A town called panic

A town called panic

In a town (or village) called Panic live Indian, Cowboy, and Horse. But Cowboy & Indian have forgotten that it is Horse’s birthday. What will they get him as a present? He already has hats! But what about a barbecue? That would be perfect, but they have no bricks to build it. Luckily, Stephen, the […]

Daywatch [based on the book]

This film starts off pretty much exactly where Nightwatch finished up, there is a quick voice over recap and then we are into the action, with Anton having just lost his son to the Dark Others, Zavulon in particular. Svetlana is now in training with Anton; he spends much of his time hiding how he feels about her while she tries to show him how she feels. Of course dating the trainee is a big no-no according to Geser, especially one that will probably be such a Great Light Other.

Pan’s Labyrinth

El Laberinto del Fauno I really wanted to go see this film ever since I heard about it, and yer wan at the desk who tried to put me off by saying “you know it is in Spanish with subtitles” didn’t succeed. ;) The story revolves around Ofelia, an 11 year old girl whose mother […]

Night Watch [based on book]

A thousand years ago an agreement was reached, the Light and the Dark negotiated a truce in order to prevent their mutual destruction. Each side ensures the other obeys the rules. The Night Watch are “the good guys” preventing the Dark from breaking the truce. But legend tells of the arrival of a “Great One” who will choose a side, and that side will become unstoppable.

Based on a trilogy of Russian books(by Sergei Lukyanenko) Nochnoy dozor is the first in a series of three books, and for the most part deals with Anton. Born human, he was one of the few able to see, and so become, one of the Others. Each new arrival must choose a side, Light or Dark, he chooses Light, and the film opens with him tracking down a vampire.

Rud éigin faoin seile na buaf agus colm bán

I’d half a huge long post written about Serenity and the fan ranting and raving and the non-fan flaming, and the Joss getting involved[1] but then I decided, nay, I don’t want to post on this. Instead I’m going to say, you know this Night Watch looks all interesting. And I’ve read they’re even making […]

Downfall [Der Untergang]

Opening with a group of young women being escorted by armed soldiers to meet Hitler, Downfall is not your average World War II film. Yes, it has guns, violence, death and soldiers, but this film tells of the last few weeks of the third reich from the perspective of those in the bunker with Hitler. For the most part we are shown the world through the eyes of Trudl Junge, one of those young women from the opening scene who became Hitler’s secretary.
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