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Archive for February, 2008

Nightmare Before Christmas Mobile Light


Let the characters of "Nightmare Before Christmas" help you fall asleep.

Ghouls and ghosts and things that go bump in the night – sometimes even they get tired of all the darkness. That’s why the most fashionable witches, vampires, and other distinguished citizens of Halloweentown use the mesmerizing Nightmare Before Xmas Mobile Light to illuminate their abodes.

Hey, it doesn’t cast much light and works best in pitch dark… but that’s just the way those Halloweentowners like it. This nifty light casts a slowly rotating image of Jack Skellington and friends on your ceiling. You get a random choice of two slightly different designs.

Link: Nightmare Before Christmas Mobile Light

The future of the film industry in a parallel universe

Hello, my name is KGB and you might know me from those far overreacted mini-reviews that most probably annoy the hell out of everybody. Sorry about that. Anyway, this is my first and proud post in the Criticker Blog.

The writer’s strike is over, thankfully, which means the Oscars weren’t cancelled and Jon Stewart now has to find new material. But, how would Hollywood look one year from now, if the writer’s strike wouldn’t have ended? A photoshop contest at cracked.com has a rather twisted and sad idea of what the world would look like.

Not Another German Expressionism Movie

Link: Next Year’s Oscar Nominees (If the Strike Doesn’t End)

KGB’s Criticker Profile

Filtering Remembered & Ignored Films

A couple users had pointed out that they were unable to filter their ignored and remembered films from the Film List page.

We’ve added that functionality now. So, if you want a list of all the Japanese Sci-Fi flicks you’ve chosen to remember, you can now easily build it.

Movie Flow


This is one of the coolest interactive movie graphs we’ve seen.

Here’s a look at how movies have fared at the box office, after adjusting for inflation.

Link: The Ebb and Flow of Movies

[via: Andrew Sullivan]

SkyMall, Inc.show?id=zgmC70XXLTQ&bids=123717

And Criticker’s Oscar Goes To…

At the Oscar’s last night, the Coen Brothers’ No Country For Old Men took home the prize for best film. Did the Academy honor the right movie? Criticker’s user community has spoken! Here are the 5 nominees ordered by average tier at Criticker, from worst to best:

5. Michael Clayton7.20

4. Atonement7.28

3. Juno7.81

2. No Country For Old Men8.83

Sorry, Oscar voters — it might be an ultimately subjective decision, but we feel confident in saying: you got it wrong.

Get that look

I am a Pride & Pred nut! I have seen the DVD hundreds of times, and even managed to overheat a DVD player trying to watch all 8 hours in one sitting (it was raining outside). Surroundings Magazine have done a few articles on how to decorate your home like the elegant properties featured in the series. Each article has links to stores where you get pieces of period replica furniture, and many stills from the series. Chose from the Bennet’s comfortable manor

Or the handsome Mr Bingley’s Netherfield Park


Or the very grand Pemberley


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Celebrity fashion auction


When I saw this dress in Atonement, I gasped. It is one of the finest dresses I have ever seen, and now I could own it by bidding here. If I were to buy it I am not too sure what I would do with it, maybe a drag show? $10k is a bit pricy for me, but it would hold its value- if you bought it and hung onto it for 15 or 20 years, you could sell it back to an actress to wear to the oscars, a bit like Julia Roberts did with this Valentino number she wore when she won the Oscar for best actress for Erin Brockovich in 2001. Mr. Valentino insisted that Julia keep the original!


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