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Beware the Creeper!

Iain's life as a psychotic crimefighter


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Oh yeah, Mirrormask

Not necessarily a great fantasy film, but up there with Labyrinth (the structure of which it most resembles, and it is also a Henson production, albeit post-Jim).

Dave McKean should again be given just less than enough money to make a real film because he can perform wonders with it.

Neil Gaiman should have a literary restraining order against him, keeping him at least five chapters away from gothy teenage girls.

I was lucky enough to see this in a cinema, and Mirrormask is literally like nothing I've seen before in the movies. The stills and the trailer don't do it justice. I can see that it's going to be a hit on DVD (albeit something of a creeper, as word of mouth spreads from those who'll buy it anyway - Sandman fans - to fans of fantastique cinema in general.)

Spiny Norman from the Monty Python "Piranha Brothers" sketch makes a guest appearance (and is credited!)

Speaking of credits - each CGI sequence receives its own set of credits at the end, as if they were band performances, which in a way, they are.

If you blinked and missed this at the cinema - get it out on DVD. Your imagination will thank you.

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I've heard good things about Anansi Boys so I should seek it out.

I'm glad that he's finally writing about grownups.

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