I’ll relax a bit for the next two weeks visiting family and friends, drinking spiced mulled wine, eating pie, and more of the same and all that stuff.
If your Santa is as mean looking as that fellow here, then just grab your Wii control and swing it real hard and send the results to wiihaveaproblem.com.
Whatever you do, relax, get some gaming time in, stop for a minute and live for a change.
Happy holidays and a merry Christmas 2006 everyone!
With so many shows already on hiatus BSG now also takes a break after its mid season finale “The Eye of the Jupiter”. The series will return on January 21st 2007 but will be moved to Sunday nights. BSG is currently my favorite show and seeing it moved to another time slot plus pausing it for four weeks cannot possibly be good for ratings, which are already slightly down from the previous season. I just hope we are still good for a Season 4. Speaking of Season Finales… Dexter also comes to an end this Sunday!
“Stop, you need to watch this!” – Crowd: “O’Rly?”
“300” is the title for a new visually intense film due in 2007, based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel about the Battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C. and it is indeed “graphic” in every sense of the word. Check out the “300″ HD Trailer over at apple.com and the new trailer at yahoo.com.
I wonder if it will be anything but “graphic”? Oh well, at least they have a rhino.
“The Lost Room” mini series premieres its pilot “The Key and the Clock” tomorrow, Monday 10th Dec. on SciFi, starring Peter Krause (Six Feet Under) as Detective Joe Miller searching for his daughter trying to uncover what mysteries Room Number 10 at the Sunshine Motel on Route 66 holds. It does sound like a creepily interesting piece of mystery SciFi worth checking out.
Alistair MacLean’s “Where Eagles Dare” is summarized pretty well by its own tag line “They look like Nazis but … The Major is British … The Lieutenant is American … The Beautiful Frauleins are Allied Agents!” One may want to add that they also talk like American or British agents while the Germans have a silly accent but then again it was 1968 and having subtitled Germans would probably have been met with little acceptance. As a result this action adventure has only its escape plot going for it, the setting becomes secondary.
Major John Smith (Richard Burton) is sent to rescue an American general who is reportedly in possession of the plans for D-Day from a seemingly impregnable German fortress located high up in the Bavarian Alps. Lieutenant Morris Schaffer (Clint Eastwood) is assisting Smith in this Allied operation. As the men penetrate the fortress, facing an endless supply of German soldiers, it becomes apparent that some members of their own small Allied team may not be who they seem to be.
This is not a serious Second World War movie, neither in tone nor in accuracy, it is a bit of escape fiction that has a lot of bombs in stock for the viewer and never takes itself too seriously and you cannot help but laugh at some of the German officers and their moves on the “Frauleins” while Burton and Eastwood kick ass in their own fashion.
If rated as war movie “Where Eagles Dare” would fail miserably if watched as action movie it is ridiculously silly most of the time, still Burton and Eastwood carry this film the whole way through to the end and it is amusing to watch besides the scenery and the “Frauleins” are stunningly beautiful and sometimes treacherous.