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Take a tour of the new Xbox Live experience with Jeff Gurstmann. Half-Wii, Half PS Home.

Old Fridges Can Kill!

A fantastic public information film that warns kiddies of the dangers of abandoned fridges. I'm going to find it very hard to sleep tonight knowing such terrors exist in this world.

Max Payne Live Action Comic

I started out cynical about the Max Payne movie, but the more I see of John Moore's take on the the game the more I'm starting to like it. A promotional "live action comic" is doing the rounds at the moment. Looks like the first 2 minutes of the movie to me, but whatever, it captures the tone of the game pretty well. Unusual for Hollywood.

Tinman - The Wizard Of Oz but better

I love discovering new shows. Well this one isn’t really new; it came out last year on the Sci-Fi channel as one of their original commissions. It’s a modern take on the Wizard of Oz, it’s not a scene by scene remake but a original take, set in the universe. They have great twists on the all the old characters, the scarecrow is in fact someone that has had part of his brain removed because apparently he knew too much, the cowardly lion is this ape like creature that is able to connect with living things and see their future...weird. And the Tinman isn’t in fact made of tin, he’s a policeman (they call them Tin Men in central city, which is basically the emerald city)...oh and the wizard has a drugs problem!

And that leaves Dorothy Gale, or DG as she’s known. She’s the plucky 20 something who we follow as she discovers her destiny is a lot bigger and more exciting then she could possibly imagine...whoops, sorry I went al Hollywood trailer on ya there.

The world they have created is really dark and very film noir. It almost touches on the steam punk genre - especially when they reach the central city. I have only watched the first part and none of my friends seem to have the concluded bit which is really annoying.

Anyway I recommend finding this one – I’m pretty sure you can buy it on DVD now.

Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicals Could Get The Axe

I used to like Prison Break don’t get me wrong, but I kind of feel that the show has run its course. Apparently not... Fox in their infinite wisdom have decided that the reason none of us watch it is because one of my favorite (Terminator: The Sarah Chronicles)shows is being aired before it. So what do they do? They have decided to axe TTSC and move Prison Break to another time slot. They are basically trying their hardest to save a show that we have all got bored of.

This is still rumor but as TTSC hasn’t bee pulling in the viewers its sounds like a possibility. I hope there is a big enough fan reaction and Fox decide to change their minds. It happened with Family Guy so there is still a chance. If you haven’t caught the Sarah Conner Chronicles then it’s worth a watch, it will never be as good as the films but they were always going to be a tough act to follow. I watch it for Summer Glau, she does a great Terminator impression and she’s a bit of a looker.

What the Frick? BBC Comedy is Good Shocker - Mutual Friends

So here's the thing, the received wisdom of the past few years, dictated on high from the likes of Heat, and the grauniad: BBC Comedy is shit, compared to the cutting edge fare offered on C4.

It's a no brainer really. Auntie Beeb have recently given us Katy Brand, Touch Me I'm Karen Taylor, The Wrong Door, and yet *another* series of Little Britain. Woop de do. Add to that their prime time offerings seem to be neatly encapsulated by the likes of The Family, Two Pints of Lager..., and Hyperdrive, and you'd be forgiven for hearing the likes of Black Adder and David Brent spinning in their graves.

Which is what makes tonight's last episode of Mutual Friends so surprising - it's everything great comedy should be: Dark, bitter, twisted and fuck funny. More surpringly it's all the things currently missing from C4's current roster of Alan Carr repeats, with the honorable exception of the excellent Inbetweeners, and when you add it to the Beeb's other recent successes (Massive, Summer Heights High, and Flight of Conchords), maybe just maybe the world has turned upside down? Dig it out, you'll love it