A Really Quick, Rather Pointless Update About Nothing Much

  • 10/25/2007 12:00:00 am
  • By Mark Gibbings-Jones

Now, we kind of already know the answer to this, so there's no need to post a comment, but: if you're going to a produce a movie that even tinkers with the concept of 'having something to do with computers and/or videogames', why not try avoiding something as clich├ęd and obvious as having any computer used in your entire film being an Alienware laptop? We know you probably had a delicate choice to take between 'morality' and 'being a corporate shill', but really.

Yes, in case you hadn't guessed, we've just made the mistake of having 'Stay Alive' ("with "Malcolm in the Middle"'s Frankie Muniz in it", except he isn't, hardly) on Sky's Anytime TV in the background while playing (and losing at) internet poker, and even then it's the sort of technological shorthand for "we don't really know what we're doing" that really bugs us for some reason. And even then we had the sound turned down because we were listening to an iTunes playlist, and even then it offended us on at least two of our senses*. And now we've even got frigging Scary Movie 4 on in the background (thankfully drowned out by the sound of Frank Black's 93-03). We really need to cancel our Sky Movies subscription is basically what we're saying here.

(*It somehow smelled. Of wee.)

(Don't worry readers, we've just bought a copy of the 1950 BBC Handbook from eBay, so we're sure we'll be able to get a decent update out of that in the next few days.)

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