Archive for April, 2008

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Outpost-Coming soon

April 23, 2008

I love a good war film, I love a good horror film and call me spooky, but I love a good film that has WW2 german soldiers in. Now Ray Stevenson (Rome) is about to merge all those into one. a film about Zombie Nazi’s. The premise is that the Germans experimented on their own men to make invincible  soldiers, Ubermen  if you like.  The only problem is it  made them undead.  Fast forward and seven mercenaries enter a bunker complex that housed the experiment. The address below is for a short trailer

http://www.blackcamel.co.uk/multimedia/OutpostTrailer.html

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Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital

April 22, 2008

For all my readers I am sorry for this one but it’s so bizarre and so wacky I had to re-post

KINSHASA (Reuters) – Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men’s penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft

Reports of so-called penis snatching are not uncommon in West Africa, where belief in traditional religions and witchcraft remains widespread, and where ritual killings to obtain blood or body parts still occur.

Rumours of penis theft began circulating last week in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo’s sprawling capital of some 8 million inhabitants. They quickly dominated radio call-in shows, with listeners advised to beware of fellow passengers in communal taxis wearing gold rings.

Purported victims, 14 of whom were also detained by police, claimed that sorcerers simply touched them to make their genitals shrink or disappear, in what some residents said was an attempt to extort cash with the promise of a cure.

“You just have to be accused of that, and people come after you. We’ve had a number of attempted lynchings. … You see them covered in marks after being beaten,” Kinshasa’s police chief, Jean-Dieudonne Oleko, told Reuters on Tuesday.

Police arrested the accused sorcerers and their victims in an effort to avoid the sort of bloodshed seen in Ghana a decade ago, when 12 suspected penis snatchers were beaten to death by angry mobs. The 27 men have since been released.

“I’m tempted to say it’s one huge joke,” Oleko said.

“But when you try to tell the victims that their penises are still there, they tell you that it’s become tiny or that they’ve become impotent. To that I tell them, ‘How do you know if you haven’t gone home and tried it’,” he said.

Some Kinshasa residents accuse a separatist sect from nearby Bas-Congo province of being behind the witchcraft in revenge for a recent government crackdown on its members.

“It’s real. Just yesterday here, there was a man who was a victim. We saw. What was left was tiny,” said 29-year-old Alain Kalala, who sells phone credits near a Kinshasa police station.

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Guy Of The Week- Joe Calzaghe

April 21, 2008

Joe Calzaghe once again did Wales Proud. The Welshman showed Hopkins what manners, grace and above all else boxing ability were.  Joe, The Butcher salutes you

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The Eagles Conquest

April 21, 2008

The Second book is just as much fun as the first. Mainly because you already know Cato and Macro. The action is hard and fast and the scripting is well paced.

Official Blurb

When Centurion Macro arrives on British soil as one of Emperor Claudius’s invasion force in AD 43, he is facing one of the toughest campaigns of his battle-scarred career. In a series of bloody skirmishes, Macro and his young subordinate, Optio Cato, and the desperately outnumbered Roman army must find and defeat the enemy before he grows strong enough to overwhelm the legions. But the Britons are not the only foe facing Macro and Cato. A sinister organisation opposed to the Emperor is secretly betraying the invaders. And when rumours of an assassination attempt coincide with the Emperor’s arrival on British soil, the soldiers realise they are up against a force more ruthless than their acknowledged enemy…”
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Comic of the Week

April 20, 2008

The Dresden Files for me is comic fo the week. When/If you read it you will see why, Granted it’s written by Jim himself, but this actually leaps out as his books do. This is certainly one of the comics I am now waiting with baited breath for part two. Please Dabel Please sign for another series

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New Hulk Pictures

April 20, 2008

Thanks to those folks over at Empire magazine for being the great movie news people.

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Grant Morrison confirms that WE3 is still ongoing

April 20, 2008

The Highly popular Grant Morrison announced at NYCC ’08 that WE3 is definetly going ahead and that delays with new lines highly published woes are whats held it up. It will be a live action movie with CGI animals. Those that loved the mini series will love this. I can’t wait