Try to keep this one quick:
Silent Hill was intense. I laughed, i cried, i was goddamn terrified and slept with my scooby-doo nightlite on (ok so i didn't laugh). Being both a video game flick AND a horror flick, you knoew it was absolutely doomed from a critical standpoint. But don't let the whole video game factor detract you, this thing doesn't play out at all like your typical VG movie. This is no Resident Evil or Doom. And did i mention the intensity? Freaking loved every minute of it, one of the most original, and completely fucked up horror films i've ever seen. GREAT stuff. Oh yes, it's also gruesome.
The Wild was also awesome! The animation wowed me more than anything i've seen from pixar, the characters were all pretty entertaining (loved the Limey Koala), and the storyline, despite simlarities to the vastly inferior Madagascar, was actually pretty damn entertaining. If you go in for all that CG animated stuff (which there really is FAR to much of these days, this is one of the better ones to come long in a good while. Abby enjoyed herself as well.
My Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence 2-disc SE showed up today from Amazon.co.uk - just 9 days after i ordered it! Call me very very impressed! The disc is also absolutely amazing. The English dub, what i've heard of it so far, is fantastic (it's great hearing Richard Epcar's farmiliar voice coming from Batou's mouth). Can't wait to sit down and watch the whole thing. I did look at some of the supplements, the interview with Mamoru Oshii is simply incredible, and sheds some light on the man i consider to be quite simply the most unique and creative force in anime right now. Thought it was great that he's a huge fan of Ridley Scott, and his favorite films are Blade Runner, Alien, and Alien 3 ;) This interview is a must see - the guy is amazing.
Also capitulated to the mob mentality and grabbed a copy of The Davinci Code. Gonna read it before i check out the movie next month, which i think looks freakin awesome. There's some damn good shit comin' down the pipe in May - this summer looks like it's gonna be a good one!
That's it for now.
I've got popcorn up me bum!
"Where there's smoke... There are coal fires underground... still burning after 30 years."