Spider-man Takes on the IRA

I have never really been a comic person. As I kid I read Buster and the Beano. When a little older I tried X-Men and if I’m honest found it hard going. I got into Marvel in the late 80s  through the now legendary cartoons. It started with Spider-man and his Amazing Friends. You know the one where Spider-man, Firestar and Ice-man lived together in an apartment that turned into some sort of command centre. I loved that, when all the furniture changed into all those 80s style computers when the big fire monster attacked the city. Also, Firestar was Hot (pardon the pun). Continue reading “Spider-man Takes on the IRA”

Optical Illusion

I hate wearing glasses, it sucks. It’s not just the fact you have two walk around with two lb of glass and metal attached to your face but once in a while you have to make your way to an opticians and get your eyes tested. It’s a shitty experience only made worse by the sizeable bill at the end. Even the buy one get one free deal doesn’t make it any more palatable.

The other day I made a trip to specsavers after putting it off for about 2 years. I could spend a few hundred words telling you what happened but my Facebook status updates tell it so well. The growing strop started in Specsavers and went on right up until I got home, here’s what happened: Continue reading “Optical Illusion”

The Ugly 80s

I love ’80s movies, they’re just awesome. Ghostbusters, Aliens, Ferris Bueller’s Day off, Weekend at Bernie’s, Back to the Future, Goonies and many many more.

However there is one strange feature of 80s movies that has often left me rather confused and perplexed. The necessary hottie in so many of these films is inevitably a munter. Even the female popstars of the day look like rejects from Labyrinth. Here are a few examples: Continue reading “The Ugly 80s”

Hidden Homoereoticism: Top 5 Unintentionally Gay Movie Scenes

We all know there are plenty of gay films out there (Brokeback Mountain, My Own Private Idaho, Rocky V) but it seems there are some that are still in the closet. I was watching Wall Street last night and I was quite disturbed to see a few homoerotic scenes between Bud Fox and Gordon Gecko and this got me wondering how many films have such unintentional(?) gay undertones.

After a (rather disturbing) bit of research here are the top five unintentionally homoerotic scenes in film in order of gayness: Continue reading “Hidden Homoereoticism: Top 5 Unintentionally Gay Movie Scenes”

The Governator

On January 2rd 2011 our favourite plum mouthed action hero left his office as Governor of California after nearly eight years of bum slapping and slagging Boris Johnson. Many of us film buffs have wondered what was next for Arnie. Another Terminator film, a Twins sequel with amorphous monkey face Danny deVito or some hopeless comedy clone of the like of Junior?

Well true to his word he is back and it’s none of the above…..for Arnold Schwarzenneger is….. Continue reading “The Governator”

Empire of the Son

The new issue of my favourite magazine dropped through the door yesterday. I have been a faithful subscriber to Empire for years and look forward to it’s arrival. Not having time to read it right away I threw it in my bag and off to work I went. At some point during my shift I decided to drop the kids off at the pool so I lifted the magazine and off I went to see porcelain Pete. Thank God I was sitting there when I opened the magazine because I would definitely have shit myself for there it was, at … Continue reading Empire of the Son

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In the world of global media the beauty of the short can often be overlooked. However in this day and age where the viral video rules and money is tight maybe these Short films are the future of home entertainment.

Most people think these films are just a few pretentious idiots with a camcorder but that is no longer the case as there are so many fantastic short films out there that should get the attention they deserve. I have selected this one to show you just how amazing they can be. Here is Blinky, a stunningly beautiful, touching and violently sinister short film from Ruairi Robinson. Continue reading “Blinky™”

Budget Bitching

It’s budget time again and the local news agencies are putting on the usual show for the general public. It’s amazing how many armchair economists are featured in order to provide comment on the financial state of the country.

BBC Newsline, as usual, picked the biggest morons they can find, film them at their kitchen table bitching and gurning about how this budget is hitting their pockets. I would like to know exactly where they were schooled in recessionary economics. ‘1p per litre drop in fuel tax is not enough’. Maybe the government will drop it by 30p per litre. Maybe they’ll lower income tax. Maybe they’ll stop incentives for business. Oh no, now there’s no money for schools and hospitals. Suddenly these morons are back on the TV giving off about why wee Jimmy can’t get the operation he so desperately needs. Continue reading “Budget Bitching”

Nerd Do Very Well

While sitting watching my favourite programme last night I was given some shocking news. It takes a lot to distract me from the fantastic ‘Wonders of the Universe’ on BBC HD but this was hard to ignore. Apparently Professor Brian Cox is a hottie.

Now Professor Cox is a legend. He has brought Physics to the masses by making it accessible without dumbing it down but I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard that women all over the country were tuning in for other reasons than learning about the cosmos.

This got me thinking about the nature of attraction and celebrity. Does fame allow for sexual prowess not seen in everyday folk? Let’s take a look at some other celebs that have become the most unlikely of sex symbols: Continue reading “Nerd Do Very Well”

Festival of Colours

Sunday 20th March 2011 was the day of the Hundu festival Holi (Festival of Colours to you and I) in which Hindus celebrate the end of the Winter Season with song, dance and of course colour.

The celebration was extended to Belfast and opened for the public so that everyone could experience this cultural festival so I decided to head down and check it out. Continue reading “Festival of Colours”