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i finally watched ginger snaps. LOVED it. and i just found out that the screenwriter was born in halifax! martimes represent, y0.

in other horror movie news, saw daybreakers last night with a rather large crowd. excellent movie. smart vampire science fiction. the only thing i didn't understand was why the vampires didn't sparkle... *ducks*.
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i haven't seen the new sherlock holmes movie yet, but i probably will, eventually.

i admit i am kind of bitter about it because i never did anything with my own sherlock holmes project (which started as a nanowrimo novel back in 2005). it was about an action-oriented sherlock holmes: more specifically, a kung fu sherlock holmes.

the premise of a physically tough, martial-artist holmes is actually supported by the original texts: in "the adventure of the speckled band," holmes, with his bare hands, straightens out a poker iron that was bent into a curve by a huge man as a threat. in "the adventure of the empty house," holmes explains that he escaped what seemed like death at the hands of moriarty thanks to his "knowledge... of baritsu, or the Japanese system of wrestling."

my version also threw in wong fei-hung as a major supporting character, after i realized that the folk hero (and main character of many kung fu movies, including the once upon a time in china series) was a contemporary of holmes.

of course, my nanowrimo novel was poorly written and completely ludicrous, full of ninjas and mole men at whatnot. however, i always thought it was a good idea at its core and thought maybe someday i could edit or rewrite it, or perhaps repurpose it as a comic book or videogame.

as usual, of course, i did nothing. *sigh* at this point it would only be seen as a ripoff of guy ritchie's holmes.

(P.S. i did self-publish the completely unedited (!) text of my novel on cafepress back then, since designing a book was more interesting to me than actually editing XD)
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werewolf

i've been watching a lot of werewolf movies lately: an american werewolf in london, the howling, dog soldiers and the wolf man (from 1941). i'd always wanted to see them but never got around to it, till now.

i have a few more i plan to watch soon; tomorrow, perhaps.
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the toronto after dark film festival has crept up on me because it's in august this year, rather than in october as it has been in past years. i forgot about it when i booked my flight to halifax, so i'll be missing most of it, alas.

Franklyn

that said, i hope to catch at least one this weekend. i already bought my ticket for FRANKLYN, which looks neat:
franklyn trailer )

it's showing saturday evening at 5:30pm. anyone else want to join me? :)

district 9

and of course DISTRICT 9 opens this weekend too, which is getting a lot of positive reviews! i must see this opening weekend. maybe opening night. i know a lot of you plan to see this too. any plans yet?

lastly, just a reminder to anyone in the halifax area that i will be there from tuesday aug 18 till tuesday aug 25. i believe i arrive late at night tuesday, but from wednesday onward my schedule is wide open :)

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