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Archive for July, 2009

Collection Watch: Cinéma Derrier

Intelligent, classy cinema has its time and place, and Criticker’s new film database provides a great way to explore and discover obscure gems. But sometimes, you just want ass. Screw witty dialogue and complex themes: give me the booty.

Criticker Collections to the rescue! LordofDance has created a public collection called Cinéma Derrier… his description:

A movie that prominently displays the female backside as an object of aesthetic lust. (This does not include all movies where the female backside is visible, but rather those movies that lovingly, lustfully or intently linger on the female backside. Fetishism, perhaps.)

Contempt (1963) – Jean-Luc Godard

Currently, there are only 17 films in the set but, as with all public collections, you can add films which you think might fit the bill.

Awesome Star Wars Merchandise

The Star Wars movie franchise might have finished years ago, but the brand is still going strong, as evidenced by a couple of items of very neat and exclusive merchandise.

The Old Republic Men’s Sith Lord T-Shirt

sith shirt

Comes with no blinky lights but with super realistic 3D print.

More info: The Old Republic Men’s Sith Lord T-Shirt

Death Star Cookie Jar


Probably the coolest looking cookie jar in this galaxy and bejond.

More info: Star Wars Cookie Jar

Star Wars Force Trainer

star wars mind trainer

"Use the Force Luke…"  No seriously, use it!  The Star Wars Brain Training Game will allow you to move a Jedi Training Remote ball up and down the Training Tower…with the power of your mind!  The innovative wireless headset can actually read and interpret your brainwaves.

The deeper your concentration and focus, the greater your mind power!  This amazing Jedi mind trainer will help you develop your powers of concentration and determination.  With exclusive sound effects and Yoda training dialogue, you will move from Padawan to the highest rank of Jedi Master if you practise your mind powers hard.

More info: Star Wars Force Trainer

Tattoos. Rourke. Stallone.

Could someone more clever than me provide a suitable caption?

This terrifying and extremely erotic image is from an upcoming movie called The Expendables. The film also stars Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts and Steve Austin (!!!), and should fulfill the entire planet’s testosterone requirements for a decade.

Campus Party 2009

DVD Report – July 28th

Not much in the way of quality in this week’s batch of films new to DVD. Except of course for Dragonball: Evolution, which reaches Shakespearean heights of drama with inspiring, well-developed characters and a gripping, surprising plot. Incredible stuff… do we have an early front-runner for Best Picture?

Fast & FuriousAverage Tier 4.08
As he is released from prison, Brian O’Conner teams up with Dominic Toretto work with the feds to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation. Fast & Furious @ Amazon

Dragonball EvolutionAverage Tier 2.13
The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power. Dragonball Evolution @ Amazon

Miss MarchAverage Tier 3.14
A young man awakens from a four-year coma to hear that his once virginal high-school sweetheart has since become a centerfold in one of the world’s most famous men’s magazines. He and his sex-crazed best friend decide to take a cross-country road trip in order to crash a party at the magazine’s legendary mansion headquarters and win back the girl. Miss March @ Amazon

Big Man JapanAverage Tier 4.00
An eccentric man aged about 40 lives alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo. He periodically transforms into a giant, about 30 meters tall, and defends Japan by battling similarly sized monsters that turn up and destroy buildings. The giant and the monsters are computer-generated. Big Man Japan @ Amazon

Bart Got a RoomAverage Tier 4.75
While Danny’s father and mother independently search for love, Danny is on his own desperate quest to find a prom date. Danny’s search becomes progressively more pathetic once he and his family learn that Bart, the school’s biggest dweeb, not only secured a date for the prom, but got a hotel room as well. Bart Got a Room @ Amazon

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Introducing the New Film List Page

For a long time, we’ve been collecting your ideas and suggestions for the film list page — one of the most frequently visited areas on Criticker — and we’re happy to introduce a completely new iteration of it.

We re-designed the new film list page (now called Film Database in the menu) from the top-down, always keeping in mind your suggestions and ideas, of which we’ve incorporated as many as possible. The number of ways to filter and sort films is greatly enhanced. Here are examples of some of the new things you can do:

· Match All Genres – For example, films which are sci-fi and comedy
· Filter by PopularitySomewhat well-known animation
· By FilmmakerChristopher Lee’s Horror Films
· Order by # RankingsThe most frequently ranked films of 1952
· Order by YearBest Picture Oscar (collection), ordered by year
· Order by Date Ranked – Your list of films, in the order you ranked them
· Indicate Mini-ReviewsDisplay icons indicating which of mpowell’s scores have mini-reviews
· Save Filters – If you’ve got a filter you’d like to use over again, you can easily save it in our database.

These are just the most drastic changes to the page — there are a lot of other subtle improvements as well. It’s much more well-designed and functional.

We’re pretty confident that you’re going to like the changes but, as always with new enhancements at poor understaffed Criticker, there are likely to be errors. Please report any problems you might find to our support email address. And if you come up with clever or interesting filters, be sure to let us know in the comments!

The New Freddie Krueger…

… looks just like the old Freddie Krueger!

And the marathon of pointless horror remakes continues. Are fresh ideas really that hard to come by?

Slated for April, 2010, the newest Nightmare on Elm Street is a franchise reboot instead of a sequel. Jackie Earle Haley, who played Rorschach in Watchmen and has the creepiest freaking name ever, stars as Freddie.

Movie Merchandise

Cutest Interview! Japanese Girl Gets to Meet Ron & Harry

This has got to be the funniest celebrity-encounter freak out I’ve ever seen. For some reason, when I greet people like this, it’s not as cute.

A popular variety TV show called Sanma no Karakuri TV had a contest where 10,000 Japanese Harry Potter fans competed for a chance to fly to the UK, visit the set of the HP movies, and interview Ron and Harry. The winner was a high school girl named Kana Matsuda. Here’s a hilarious clip of her interviewing Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley. Watch it! It has subtitles. Source: Japanprobe via: Tokio Mango

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