ive been aware of this film for a while but havn't seen any kind of release of it in the uk. imdb quotes its uk release as jan 2007 but i may have missed it but i dont think i did. very pleased to see it has now got a dvd release date.
rather interesting article by tom sykes, think he hits some nails pretty squarely. fear is a pretty good way to describe many peoples feelings towards america.
"as an immigrant to the united states--albeit a british, white, male, middle-class, and legal one--you need to watch what you say about your host country. especially in print. but after living here for a year, i've reached the stage where i can't keep quiet any longer. so here goes:
just found this rather cool little app for itunes. its called iConcertCal. its a visualisation that shows up gigs within a radius of the town you put in based on the bands in your itunes library. nothing shows up for ipswich but thats probably just because its dead. london and norwich show up quite a bit
13 points off the play-offs. think that with a bit of investment and holding on to as much of the squad as possible we've got a chance of putting in a challenge. now for the long football free summer :(
every review of spiderman 3 i've seen/heard isn't exactly glowing. what a shocker! (for those of you who weren't aware i think the first two are rubbish). this snow patrol video from the soundtrack is sublime though.
one of the best podcasts around, this american lifethis week featured an episode on guantanamo bay that was is scary as it is interesting. it features that rarest of things an interview with a detainee. one in particular who had been detained for something having a friend who was accused of being a suicide bomber years after he was actually captured and placed in the camp. this friend is alive and living in germany.
1. invoke a terrifying internal and external enemy 2. create a gulag 3. develop a thug caste 4. set up an internal surveillance system 5. harass citizens' groups 6. engage in arbitrary detention and release 7. target key individuals 8. control the press 9. dissent equals treason 10. suspend the rule of law
of course they are all explained further in the article. very interesting read.