Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sucker Punch - a movie with girls, guns, robots and leather

Finally Zack Snyder, the man behind the "Watchmen" movie has revealed his next movie, which is now in production. Starring Vanessa Hudgens - fresh from her success in "High School Musical" - she and her mainly female co-stars feature in a fantasy movie about being trapped in a mental asylum, where they have to band together to escape an evil bad guy. It's another brain-twister and effects-laiden film from Snyder, who made Dawn of the Dead, 300, and Watchmen.

Want to read a full preview, just follow the link to my Hub Page review of Sucker Punch.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Kosovo gets the green light for Independence

Well, it had to happen eventually and now it has. Kosovo has cleared the way to stepping closer to becoming an independent Nation State. It has been judged by the International Court of Justice that it has breached no laws by applying for independent status from Neighboring Serbia. Serbia (supported by Russia) does not want Kosovo to be independent, but as Kosovo has the support of the USA, Uk and about 70 other major countries, it looks as though international support for Kosovo becoming independent is now closer.

It also opens the possibilities for other small areas in the world that are seeking their own independence and autonomy from other bigger countries to be separate and independent. Asia could see some places become independent nations, as boundaries are drawn in new ways. While Kosovo must draw up its own Declaration of Independence and it's own Constitution and decide what currency and other factors to resolve, that is all part of the joy and challenge of becoming independent. Many countries already want to trade and do business with Kosovo, now that the conflict has ended. Kosovo plans to open 20 new Embassies around the world by the end of 2010. The future for this newest country in Europe looks bright. And naturally, it is one of Europe's newest holiday destinations.

Well done Kosovo.