If there’s one genre that I haven’t got any luck with on these stupid Birthday series things, then that genre is comedy. The drivel that I’ve sat through in the name of “humour” has frankly made me despair for humanity, and so when The House Bunny came out of the hat for 2008’s (22nd August release date in America)representative on my lengthy paean to self-flagellation, my heart sank. I put it on fully expecting an annoying and obnoxious repeat of some of the shite that I’ve sat through such as My Boss’ Daughter, but vaguely hopeful that it may be a bit better. Not a lot better, but if it was good enough for me to get through without wanting to turn my own eyes into melon balls, then that would be a vast improvement.
No cockwomble sightings, but there may be the odd spoiler or two.
After a long and arduous selection process and a completely open transparent voting system, it’s finally time to see who wins the coveted Golden Graboid. I did hire Johnny Vegas (sorry all I could afford) to present these, but unfortunately he’s busy throwing up in the bathroom, so I’ve got to step in. Read More…
This is the cinema part of these awards. Over the last few weeks, we’ve asked for your thoughts on category, and then we asked everyone for nominations. I’ve now collated them all, and these are the most nominated in each category. I’m putting it to the vote, so it’s all public etc, but don’t forget how easy it is to bribe me!.
First up: The Cinema Awards. Where at all possible, I’ll link to a review that we’ve got up. A lot of them we haven’t reviewed which is a bit odd, given the amount of crap we have squandered bandwidth on. Otherwise, just take my word for it. All finalists received more than one nomination with one exception, that I’ll explain when it comes up.
‘Zombieland’ is simple stuff. It bothers only with a minimal story and focuses on providing us with great performances, plenty of laughs and a seemingly never-ending zombie population for our intrepid heroes to splatter in various amusing ways. There are no huge surprises, and it never outstays it’s welcome. It’s simply lots of fun.