Monday, 26 April 2010
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
If, like me, you are worried about backing up your important files, scared of losing that pesky USB memory stick, terrified of corrupting a CD-R… then help is at hand… with DROPBOX. It’s a brilliant device that not only backs up your work, photos, notes, reports, etc but also links and synchs everything between your PC, laptop and even iPhone! And what’s more it is totally FREE for 2GB storage! Excellent stuff indeed
You easily open a new folder marked My Dropbox on your computer (works on Macs too), then transfer your important files into it. It's then backed up online. Then you establish a My Dropbox folder on your laptop or netbook, and all your online files copy into that folder. This also happens when you install the free iPhone app (if you have one of course). Then whenever you open up a file in your My Dropbox folder on any of these devices and make a change to it, the change is backed up and all three versions of it are changed.
Why not have a look at the website for more details. Having only just been converted to this brilliant back-up package I’m convinced it’s the way forward.
Now here’s the thing, if you click on any of the Dropbox links in this article and sign up for a free Dropbox on your system, I get an extra free 250MB of Dropbox space – and so do you! Have a look… you know it makes sense.
Monday, 19 April 2010
Followers of Japanese Man-in-a-suit Monster Mashing should get a blast out of this all new movie by fx expert Tomoo Haraguchi and producers Media Blasters. Yes folks, it's like CGI had never been invented as the giant-sized rubbery critters lock claws and stomp all over everything. Heading out on US DVD and Blu-ray in late July - check out the trailer for some good ol' fashioned big Yokai Kaiju action...
Friday, 16 April 2010
On 19th April 2010 Metrodome Distribution are releasing the chilling thriller THE CRY OF THE OWL onto UK DVD. The film is from the writer of THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY.
Robert (Paddy Considine) leaves the big city and his ex-wife for the tranquillity of a small town where he begins to secretly watch the normal domestic life of a woman he doesn’t know through her kitchen window. But when Jenny (Julia Stiles) catches Robert in the act, she doesn’t call the police. Instead she feels a strange empathy for Robert and invites him into her home.
The fateful act sees the pair spiralling into a passionate relationship which has dire consequences when her boyfriend Greg finds out. Immediately suspicious of Robert, Greg makes it his mission to destroy him. But when Greg goes missing, Robert discovers he is the number one suspect in a murder case that is slowly beginning to look like the ultimate trap.
Thanks to Metrodome we have 4 copies of the DVD as prizes - to be in with a chance of winning please answer the following question:
Paddy Considine starred in an excellent revenge thriller by Director Shane Meadows - name that movie?
UPDATE 27th April 2010. THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Here's the trailer:
Thursday, 15 April 2010
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
Artist Rick Melton has created some stunning paintings for DVD company Arrow for films such as TERROR AT THE OPERA, THE CARD PLAYER, DAWN OF THE DEAD, DAY OF THE DEAD, etc., and we have a limited edition A4 mounted print of DAWN OF THE DEAD as a prize for one lucky entrant in our competition courtesy of www.theserialman.com - the official licensed website for his prints. Here you will find a huge selection of Rick's art including many splendid Hammer Films tributes. To be in with a chance of winning this DAWN OF THE DEAD print (please note that the text across the pic does not appear on the actual item) you need to answer this question:
George A. Romero's original DAWN OF THE DEAD was a sequel to which film?
UPDATE 21st April 2010. THE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.