Wednesday, August 14, 2013
14 August 2013
Mila Kunis b. 1983 (Oz: The Great and Powerful, Ted, The Book of Eli)
Zack Whedon b. 1979 (writer/singer, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog)
Halle Berry b. 1966 (X-Men, Catwoman, Cloud Atlas)
Brannon Braga b. 1965 (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Alexei Panshin b. 1940
(winner of 1969 Nebula for Rite of Passage)
I never saw Catwoman but I do like the costume. The consensus is it was the only good thing in the movie. Many happy returns to all.
District 9 released, 2009
I did see District 9. "White hot hate" sums up my feelings nicely.
Prediction: In 2010, District 9, the camp that has held the aliens known commonly as The Prawns for 28 years, is being forcibly evacuated
Predictor: District 9, released 14 August 2009
Reality: Technically, this is a future from an alternate timeline, since there wasn't a public encounter with aliens in 1981. I disliked the movie for many reasons, not least of which is the Nigerians are cast as the criminal bad guys who control drugs and prostitution in District 9.
To my mind, there are some alien races humans would have sex with voluntarily and some that are out of bounds. The Prawns fall in the second category, like the creatures in Predator and Alien and Mars Attacks! But in Blomkamp's mind, Nigerians would stoop to this level for money. Can you say "white privilege"?
Put together scientifically implausible, dull, derivative and racist and you get one of the worst movies of the century so far in my book.
Looking one day ahead... INTO THE FUTURE!
Another prediction from H.G.Wells' The Shape of Things to Come.
Join us then... IN THE FUTURE!