February 23rd, 2009

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Prodigy vs Ladyhawke CDs

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The new Prodigy CD gets a 6.5 from me. It's ok but nothing special. The Ladyhawke CD though is getting a resounding '9' so far (4 tracks in)
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I wasn't sure about buying Ladyhawke's self-titled CD but really liked 'My Delerium' so thought I'd give in a punt.

So glad I did. Fantastic stuff so far.

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The ANGSCARS: Best Film Awards 2008

It's that time of year again. The Oscars have taken place and now it's time for the ever-important ANGSCARS!

So important in fact that I seem to have completely missed doing them last year for some reason (I think it was probably because I was moving house and didn't have internet connection around that time - so sorry 2007 films!).

Anyway...

In the time honoured tradition (well I did it in 2005, 2006 and 2007) and to coincide with the 81st Academy Awards (aka The Oscars for the uneducated :p) I bring you the ANGSCARS: Best Film Award 2008!

The ANGSCARS were founded after a Poll based upon the Oscars Best Film Award that I ran only received FOUR VOTES because many of my Friends list claimed not to have seen the nominated films! In dismay at the uncultured friends I have I ran my own awards ceremony based upon my own Top 5 Films of the previous year which had a much greater success rate. 2005 saw a tie in first place between "Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind" and "The Incredibles", with "Lost In Translation" coming in a very close third. 2006 (which saw the number of votes cast almost double) was also very close but "Serenity" pipped "Sin City" by one vote (34 to 33) to get the glory. "Batman Begins" scrapped into third place with 8 votes. The third installment saw a very tight fight between "Children of Men" and "V For Vendetta", which "Children of Men" won by just one vote (26 to 25) with "Munich" a far flung third place with 6 votes.

So this is the 4th Annual Angscars. Voting is open now and will run for a few days before I wrap it up and announce the winners. As an additional prize everyone who casts a vote will be entered into a prize draw. When the ANGSCARS are announced I will also pick a lucky voter from a hat (or more likely a pint glass or mug - hey, I'm classy me!) who will then win a DVD of his or her choice from the ANGSCAR nominations list.

So without further ado - This years Award Nominee's, in alphabetical order, are as follows:


Poll #1354310 Best Film 2008 Award

Best Film 2008 Award

Cloverfield
3(3.6%)
Dark Knight
28(33.7%)
Iron Man
25(30.1%)
The Mist
5(6.0%)
Wall-E
22(26.5%)



(PLEASE ONLY VOTE FOR ONE FILM!)
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Supernatural

Can I go on record and say that I am finding Supernatural an absolutely fantastic TV series.

I brought Seasons 1 thru 3 a few weeks ago and watched Season 1 last week and started on Season 2 this evening (currently have Episode 2 playing) and I'm loving it.

Why I hadn't seen this before, or heard how good it was, I'll never know.

It's got some very good critters, acting, special effects and plotlines.

I'm hooked.