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Saturday, March 24, 2007

300 Cretins (Using 300 Spartans and the success of the 300 movie to talk about politics)

"It takes a great deal of courage to stand with only 300 men against 100,000. However, unlike the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, the small group of men who goaded President Bush into Iraq did so at no great personal sacrifice. As Bill Bonner explains, it is the common man who will suffer the greatest sacrifice of this War on Terror."

Bizarre use of the 300 movie to discuss politics!

Read 300 Cretins... (you'll need to scoll down the page)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Iran Declares War on Sparta in Light of 300 Movie

"In what foreign policy experts believe to be a direct response to the hit American movie “300,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today declared war on Sparta. Even for the mercurial Ahmadinejad, the move struck many diplomatic insiders as extraordinary, since the consensus in the international community is that the city-state of Sparta no longer exists."

Iran Declares War on Sparta in Light of 300 Movie

(It's funny. You have permission to laugh.)

Second Life Hosts the 300 Movie Expo

"Warner Bros. Pictures International worked with the creative marketing agency Picture Production Company (PPC) to create the 300 Movie Expo within Second Life. The 300 Movie Expo is set on a virtual island on which four “expodomes” have been created especially to showcase the unique look and feel of the film."

Second Life Hosts the 300 Movie Expo

Here's the Second Life URL (Very cool stuff!)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Frank MIller's and Zack Snyder's and Gerard Butler's 300 the movie is up to $127 million!

"Spartans continued to fend off the box-office competition as the battle epic "300" took the No. 1 spot for the second-straight weekend with $31.2 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The Warner Bros. movie, the story of vastly outnumbered Spartans defending against Persian invaders, shot past the $100 million mark after just a week in theaters, bringing its total to $127.5 million."

'300' Conquers Box Office for a 2nd Week

$127 million? Not too shabby!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Iranian TV Reviews of 300: Some Comments

"If I were looking to whip up the Persian masses, I think I might've mentioned that the only Persian women shown in the flick are lesbians, that the Persians are shown engaging in decadent, gender-bending orgies and that King Xerxes is portrayed as vain, incompetent, very wierd and ambiguously gay--and I include the word "ambiguously" only because he's not explicitly shown banging any dudes. Think Ra from Stargate--only taller and more gay."

Iranian TV Reviews of 300

Iran Still Angry About Frank Miller's 300 Movie Directed by Zack Snyder

"Iran's representative to the Paris-based UNESCO, Mohammad-Reza Dehshiri, in a letter to UNESCO director general criticized screening of Warner Brothers anti-Iran movie `300' and called for its severe reaction and condemnation of such an insult."


"In his letter, Dehshiri protested over the inciting nature of the movie, deliberately insulting the Iranian nation, as the founder of dialogue among cultures and civilizations."

Iran's representative to UNESCO protests 300 movie

** WARNING: Adult Language ** Another 300 Movie Review: 5 of 5 Stars (of course)

"If you prepare yourself ahead of time for an action adventure flick full of ass kicking then prepare to have a good time. For the fellow comic nerds out there fearful of yet another comic book movie that will shit all over your childhood, fear no more. They got it right this time."

Movie Review: 300

1 reason why 300 the Movie is senseless?

"But it would have been nice to know they were actually fighting for a cause that gave them a definitive reason for a physical battle, and one where they (Greeks) were clearly outnumbered. I only wish I had 300 reasons why I liked this film; but instead I have one reason why I didn't."

This guy doesn't understand why the 300 Spartans were fighting? Madness!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Complaints About How Persians Are Depicted in Zack Snyder's 300 Movie

"The fact is that the world's intellectuals whether be the Persians, or non Persians, those whose hearts are filled with the love of Persia, Persian poetry and civilization, those who appreciate the great contributions of Persians towards the world's culture and science, would understand that the movie 300 is nothing but a distortion fact machine."

Is 300 Unethical? (You can read and decide for yourself.)

With the Raging Success of 300 Frank Miller Wants to Direct

"As a writer, the best way to make sure the story you want to tell gets told the way you want to tell it is to direct the film yourself. Obviously, Miller knows this and believes it and wants to make sure he gets to do it his way. Now that 300 is a monster hit, I'll bet he has a very easy time convincing studios to let him direct his own projects from now on. After all, money talks and those $70 million dollars have to be talking pretty loudly right now."

Frank Miller: From Now On, I Direct My Own Stuff

Financial Trivia About Zack Snyder's 300 (Hedge Fund Involvment)

"Among those pleased by the lucrative recounting of the Spartans’ slaughter? Hedge funds. Two of the five production companies listed for the swords-and-sandals epic are Virtual Studios and Legendary Pictures, both vehicles backed by those private investor pools."

Interesting financial trivia about the 300 movie, don't you think?

Hedge Funds Share in Epic’s Bloody Spoils

Monday, March 12, 2007

Gerard Butler Interview, Frank Miller's 300

"I feel that with Leonidas there was an element of mysticism, that it wasn’t even about these men dying for him. It was almost like he knew 2500 years later they were going to make a film about it and it’s going to be not just that but it’s going to be a great film. There were many other things going on in his mind but at the end of the day I think the focus has to be that they believed they could win, you know. But if they died, that didn’t matter."

Another great Gerard Butler interview...

Zach Snyder Interview, Director Frank Miller's 300

"...the one thing I always try and stress is we are not Spartans in the movie. I try and show you from the first thing – it’s fun to be with Spartans, and it’s fun to go along with them, but you’re not them. And you see the first image is the Spartans throwing their kids off a cliff. I’d hope you’d go, ‘Wow, these guys are a little rough.’ They just beat their kids constantly."

Great Zack Snyder interview...

Sunday, March 11, 2007

300 Movie Images (300 Movie Stills)

"I’m training every second I get, whether with the stunt guys or especially with Mark [owner of Gym Jones, the team that trained with the cast]. I was doing that for two and a half months before the movie started, six days a week. At one point I was over doing it. I had two trainers – I was training in two different gyms and I was training with stunt guys everyday, so some days I was doing six hours a day."

No wonder these 300 guys are in good shape!

300 Movie Slaughters Records!

"The blood-soaked ancient epic "300" slaughtered its foes at the weekend box office in North America, setting a new record for a March release by selling about $70 million worth of tickets, distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said on Sunday."

I'm not suprised, are you!?

Bloody epic "300" earns big numbers at box office

Thursday, March 8, 2007

300 Review on Rotten Tomatoes

Only 64% ... ARGH!

Of course, we give it a 100%

The Cult of the 300 Movie Fans!

"Whatever else 300 may be, it is destined to become beloved for a group of devotees. The size of that group will determine whether it achieves mainstream acceptance or attains cult status."

That's us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Read the review...

Gladiator + Troy + Sin City = 300

"This movie was mind blowing. Automatically you can tell Frank Miller had his hand in this. Just like in Sin City the film 300 plays out with sort of a comic book vibe. It mixes a remarkable sound great and defiant that sounds of shields and spears themselves rattled the theater. The film is very gory but in an animated way which shows slow motion Matrix style scenes with every fine detail of battle portrayed in a brilliant way."

Gladiator + Troy + Sin City = 300 the Movie

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Official 300 Video Game Site

In case you missed it, 300 will be a video game!

Here's the official 300 video game site...

"300" movie fan stamp

Cool little graphic for your web site or blog showing some awesome 300 movie scenes...

"300" movie fan stamp

I love it!

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