Archive for July, 2008

The Big Circus revisited and Batmania…

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

Gee Rhonda why aren't we out on DVD yet?Well, it’s been over a year now since we started The Big Circus Project here at Sparkplug.

For the casual reader, this is my quest to get a childhood favourite film – The Big Circus – on DVD.

Apparently Warner Brothers have the rights to the Allied Artists film catalogue and they are starting to bring them out on DVD as “Cult Classics”.  Today, as a matter of fact, Warners is bringing several Allied Artists science fiction films (World Without End and Satellite in the Sky) out on DVD as Best Buy exclusive double features.

I am sure that it is just a matter of time before they reach down into the pile and pluck up The Big Circus and bring it at last to DVD.

In the meantime, it is gratifying to hear from all of the fans of TBC out there.  And I thought that I was alone in my secret desire…


The Dark Knight continues to rack up new box office records every day.  It has made over $300 million so far and is showing no sign of slowing down.  There are even whispers that it could surplant Titanic as the biggest grossing film of all time. 

And that would be satisfying to any true Batman fan.

Dark days ahead…

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

The Knight is always darkest before the dawn.I was going to bring you my review of the much anticipated Mama Mia!, however, the long line ups and sold out screenings forced me to choose an alternative film which hardly anyone seems to be interested in, a small cult film entitled – The Dark Knight.

Check out my review at Cinefantastique.

First picture of the Brangelina twins…

Sunday, July 13th, 2008

Brangelia Twins - not exactly as shown.Will net a fortune for whatever scuttlefish manages to sneak a photograph of them.

(Sorry to disappoint all those who goggled the above and ended up here.)

This is just another sad reflection on our times, the corporate owned media is more obsessed with gossip and scandal than real news. 

There is no more sure measure of the decline of western civilization than to watch Entertainment Tonight or The Insider any night of the week.

Poking the tiger in the eye with a stick…

Friday, July 11th, 2008

Revolutions come slowly in Canada.  I guess that we are not hot tempered enough and just too easy going. 

But as our cellular monopolists have found out this week, once we get pissed off we do rise up and lash out in anger. (more…)

When it comes to screwing their customers Bell and Telus say “me too”…

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Hey Gordon here's a text message for you.Not to be outdone in the greed department by their rival Rogers, Bell Mobility and Telus have just announced that they will begin to charge 15 cents for every text mail message you receive.  And to add insult to injury this will include unwanted text spam. (more…)

The iphone comes to Canada, bend over so Rogers can plug it in…

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Hi Dude, I'm Ted, will U B my Facebook Friend?Ever since the iphone was first released on an unsuspecting world it has been the top fetish item for the technocratie set. 

When Rogers announced that they would be making it available legally in Canada starting this week there was much joyous shouting and proclaiming to heaven.  (more…)

Jesse Helms joins the great klan meeting in the sky…

Friday, July 4th, 2008

I'm a Dixie Doodle Dandy!Proving once again that he is a Dixie Doodle Dandy, former Republican Senator and renowned racist Jesse Helms died on the 4th of July.

This news truly makes it a happy Independence Day. (more…)