Alice in Wonderland sees grown-up Alice once again down the rabbit hole after taking some time out from a ghastly marriage proposal enforced by some red-head prig with digestive problems (not sure what his name was). Jarring wonderfully with the rigours of real life she shrinks and grows her way through lush gardens meeting many of Lewis Carrol’s creations including Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle Dum (Matt Lucas), the White Queen (Anne Hathaway), the Cheshire Cat (voiced by Stephen Fry), the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter), and the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp). Stupid amounts of CG can be forgiven as it looks glorious and in places (mainly Depp-bits) rather touching. I heard mixed things before seeing it, but went on the strength of the ‘rents saying how much they’d enjoyed it. 3D helped, I reckon, but for my money it was better than Avatar (awaiting a lynch mob).
There’s not a whole lot there at the moment, but I’ve finally put one of my other projects – “Sisters Noir”, live online. I’ve been toying with the idea since around October/November ‘08, trying to come up with what exactly I can do with the idea. So far there are a few details on a few actresses (Audrey Hepburn, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Helen Mirren, Marilyn Monroe, Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson). As I said, it’s not much, but I do have some big(ger) plans for Sisters Noir and hopefully the few feature articles over the coming months (one being an in-depth discussion on Lara Croft and Tomb Raider in both the movies and the video games). If anyone has any ideas they’d like to share I’d like to hear them. After all, I’d like it to eventually evolve into a sort of community project.
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