Black Dynamite or Black Dynashite?

The Blaxploitation era of American cinema provided a lot of great entertainment in the 70s and deserves the respect it is given, not least for the awesome soundtracks that came out of it. (Shaft and Superfly to name but two)

Black Dynamite positions itself as a tribute to these films and (judging by the trailer at least) seems to have captured the colour and style of these films pretty well. I just hope that they don't overplay the "look at how retro we can be" gag. 


As if there weren't enough reasons already to hate TV Week

I can put up with the calvacade of mediocrity that gets launched into the Australian fame stratosphere by mouth-breathing teen mums with mobile phones and a copy of the Logies voting form but as I sit here today, TV Week has gone too far.

Waiting in line on a hot summer afternoon in the local supermarket to buy an over-priced pack of Frosty Fruits, what smacks me squarely in the peepers but this front page spoiler to the 2008 season finale cliff-hanger white water rafting accident?

Neighbours SHOCKS - Zeke Killed!

(Credit for leaving out the extra exclamation marks and the ZOMG!!! in fairness)

Well it's hardly a frakking shock now is it - it's on the front bloody page.

Sure, it's not the headline story but being the unashamed Neighbours afficionado that I am, this was pretty much the only thing I saw as I idly cast my eyes over the mag stand.

I'm the first to admit that the 08 cliffhanger, while maintaining the proud tradition of particularly low-rent stunt work that this show should be better known for, was lame even by Neighbours standards. And Zeke is perhaps the most irritatingly whiny, emo, season-7 Buffy-esque (without the awesome skillz) sookbag character but still, Jumpsuit and her equally bad-haired unborn baby was on one of those rafts and now I know that she's safe too.

Booooo TV Week.