Day: 01/10/2014

02 “Selina Kyle” (Gotham season 1) [SPOILERS]


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So the first episode of Gotham impressed. I really rather liked it, and unlike some other reviewers, I quite liked the little Easter eggs it tucked away for “the fans”, and the weird sense of humour it had about itself. Which is nice, given that we’re in Gotham in the start of its grungey “bad days”.

I should, though, make a declaration for the record: I‘m not a Batman superfan. I’m reasonably up on the storylines, the characters, the ideas, but I can’t quote chapter and verse of the mythos as I can with some other stuff. That’s, perhaps, a little weird, given some of the stuff which I can reel off with near eidetic memory, but there you go. So some of this stuff is liable to go over my head.

So with caveats securely in place, let’s head back to pseudo-New York.

Read on…(and mind the spoilers!)

Heresy of the Week – A good trailer is every bit an art as a good film


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Heresy of the Week is a (mostly) weekly spot in which I entertain some of the unthinkable notions of geek-culture. The arguments I put forward are not always things I personally agree with, but often rhetorical devices designed to force myself (and maybe readers) out of the boxes which fan discussions can get caught in. But that aside, feel free to get yourselves worked up and your knickers in a twist if you really want to.

This week’s heresy:

“Forgotten as soon as the film starts to play, the trailer is forgotten. But given that they are what draws an audience into the cinema, and are pored over by fans eagerly anticipating the finished product. There are bad, there are ones which do the job, and that rare gem: the good trailer.”

Read on…