Friday, Feb. 13, 2009


/Film (pronounced Slashfilm) was launched in 2005 as an alternative movie news and review blog, a kind of online bridge between the reel world and the real world. It's a great place for serious movie buffs to find out what their favorite actress or director plans to do next, to see a trailer or movie poster for a film that's months away from release, or to check out behind-the-scenes photos from films in production. The blog takes movies and video games seriously, but isn't afraid to call a dog a dog ("SEGA Announces Iron Man 2 Video Game; Will Probably Suck"). Slashfilm is especially strong at evaluating the indie scene, providing deep coverage of the SXSW and Sundance film festivals, and a weekly column provides a handy roundup of the latest DVD releases.

Sample /Film post: Kung Fu Panda is an awesome movie, no question about it. But the story is essentially a paired down version of Star Wars, the supporting voice acting is passable at best, and some of the character designs are just sloppy.

Entry you'll never see: The always hilarious Jim Carrey is back in another delightful and uproariously funny film.