Words From The Editor

Words by Naomi Jeffreys

“And you’re listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite.” The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Happenstance means that I have recently been a regular at the Odeon. Is it because of the salty popcorn? The sugary sweets? Or is it because of the brilliant films which have recently been shown? Although I would like to say the former, it is the latter.

2012 is a fantastic year for Film, whether it is cinema which is showcasing British talent, ‘My Brother the Devil’, or a big budget film such as ‘Skyfall’, or even animation from across the Pond which is pushing boundaries once again in ‘Paranorman’.

The medium of film has changed and developed throughout time. Including the way we view it, with modern society as it is nowadays, with tablets, smart phones and laptops, it couldn’t be easier to view our favourite films at the touch of a button.

But, there is something quite exciting and quite rare nowadays to go to the movies. It can feel like such a treat, perhaps because of the high prices, or because there is something fun about being plunged in to darkness, with a room full of strangers, eating salty food and sweets. Often with friends, or loved ones. What better way to experience a film?

So, this week we are dealing with films which are current, of the now, of the moment. The Rabbit Film Section will be serving you what is hot right now in your local cinema. So, if you agree with our team of writers, or even if you disagree. Then get down to your local cinema and enjoy being in the cinema. Take a break from essays and reading, stats and calculations. Just enjoy the film.

I would like to thank The Rabbit Film Section’s dedicated team of writers, who’s enthusiasm never fails, dedication never wavers and who always ensure that the section is chock full of interesting content. So thank you, keep up the good work.

Dr Horrible’s Sing Along Blog Review – Independent Film Issue

Words by Benjamin Pinsent

Couldn’t get a hold of a copy of the Rabbit newspaper? Well, we are positing everyday the content which you would get in the paper.

Check out this review below;

What if I told you that Neil Patrick Harris, Joss Whedden  and Nathan Fillion made a musical during the 2008 American writers strike? What if I told you that this forty minute gem was free to watch online?

‘Dr Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog’ concerns Billy (Harris) a down trodden super-villian trying to join a group of the greatest super villains and beat his nemesis Captain Hammer (Fillion). But, he also tries to woo the girl of his dreams (Felicia Day) at the same time. With this simple plot, a great cast, and the man who brought us ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’and ‘The Avengers’ at the helm, it is a well-crafted funny and heart breaking musical.

Whedden knows how to write characters; we have seen it in his other work and we see it here; Billy/Dr Horrible is an outsider, disillusioned with modernity but still craving a way into normality and Captain Hammer is an egocentric super hero five steps from himself become a super villain.

Everything is pitch perfect from beginning to end. It is a musical confronting common understandings of the hero villain dynamic pervading popular culture, while retaining a self-awareness that stops it from being too preachy.