Archive for April 19th, 2010
Brief thoughts: Dragon, Wonderland
by Doc on Apr.19, 2010, under Movies
Did a double-header today – first we watched How To Train Your Dragon in 3D, and were incredibly surprised – it was a great movie, with great detail in the animation (the characters breathe!) and a great story. And if the main dragon’s face and expressions seemed a little familiar – this is Chris Sanders’ first feature after leaving Disney, where he created Stitch. Although I think there was a little blend of Doctor Who Sea Devil in there as well. And apparently all older Vikings are Scottish 🙂
The second feature was Tim Burton’s take on Alice In Wonderland (not in 3D though). Not as dark as some of his other features, it definitely had his stamp on it. However, at times it was a bit confusing, the dialog was hard to understand, and some scenes couldn’t hold my attention (but after one movie and lunch, I so much wanted to close my eyes). I think it is worthy of a second look though…
Doctor Who premiere breaks records
by Doc on Apr.19, 2010, under Television
Matt Smith’s debut as the Doctor this past Saturday broke records for BBC America, becoming the channel’s most watched telecast ever. For those who were apprehensive of the new Doctor, have no fear…although he is different (as were they all), and the production has a slightly different feel, my spy network over the pond and my own peek into the future shows that the show is in good hands…read on for the press release.