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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

Seeing Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World is an exhaustingly fun experience – enough to make anyone with ADD sit up and say, ‘Whoa, slow down a minute, would ya?’

Based on Bryan Lee O’Malley’s series of graphic novels, the movie tells the story of guitar-playing slacker Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) who feels love at first sight when he lays eyes on Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). It sounds like a pretty typical set-up for a romantic comedy, until Ramona mentions Scott will need to fight – nay, defeat – her seven evil exes before they can date. And these aren’t schoolyard fistfights we’re talking about, these are full-on Street Fighter-style brawls. Pilgrim battles with his feet, his fists, and even a flaming sword at one point, causing his foes to explode in a rain of coins when vanquished. It’s pretty amazing.

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Upcoming films to keep an eye on (part two)

As promised, I continue my look at upcoming films I’m looking forward to. We continue the top 10 with some sci-fi goodness.

5. Source Code

The story:
This sci-fi tale stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a soldier investigating the terrorist bombing of a train. He does so by travelling back in time to before the attack, but apparently the time-travel technology limits him to arriving just 17 minutes prior to the detonation, meaning he has to work fast.

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Upcoming films to keep an eye on (part one)

There are a lot of highly-anticipated projects floating around Hollywood right now – so much so that it’s hard to keep them all straight. With that in mind, I thought I’d break down my 10 most anticipated upcoming films. I’ve put them in rough order of their expected release dates, starting with the soonest. Some of the films have already been shot and even screened for audiences, while others are still a long way off. But all of them have caught my attention.

This is going to be a two-part feature. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s have a look…

10. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

The story: Based on the comic book series by Bryan Lee O’Malley, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World follows the adventures of (you guessed it) Scott Pilgrim, as he falls in love with Ramona Flowers, only to discover he must battle her seven evil exes before he can date her.

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