Amusing Viral Video

The Digital Story of the Nativity

The story of the nativity has been retold by a video which gives it a new twist for the digital era.

Titled ‘The Digital Story of the Nativity’, it was created by Excentric, a Lisbon-based digital marketing company, and reimagines the Christmas story using modern tools such as Google Maps, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.

So far, it has got over 2 million views on YouTube.

> The Nativity of Jesus at Wikipedia
> Excentric


UK Cinema Releases: Friday 27th November 2009

Paranormal Activity and Law Abiding Citizen



Paranormal Activity (Icon): The ultra low budget horror sensation about a couple who are haunted by a ghost opened early on Wednesday and UK distributor Icon will be hoping for a repeat of its extraordinary US success.

Read about how it became a phenomenon here and check out my longer thoughts here. [Nationwide / Cert 15]

Law Abiding Citizen (Momentum Pictures): An everyday guy (Gerard Butler) decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets his family’s killers free.

His target is the district attorney (Jamie Foxx) who orchestrated the deal. This looks like an update on Death Wish …with Gerard Butler. [Nationwide / Cert 18]

Nativity! (E1 Films): Martin Freeman (the former Office star currently appearing in those annoying anti-piracy ads) plays a school teacher putting on a nativity play.

Directed by Debbie Isitt, it is a British comedy and co-stars Alan Carr – two things which don’t bode well. [Nationwide /Cert PG]



Bunny and the Bull (Optimum): Another British comedy (two in one week!) and this involves a man (Edward Hogg) who takes an imaginary road trip inside his apartment, based on mementos and memories of a European trek from years before.

From the makers of TV comedy The Mighty Boosh. [ Chelsea Cinema, Curzon Soho & Nationwide / Cert 15]

Seraphine (Metrodome): A biopic starring Yolande Moreau as the French painter Séraphine Louis, directed by Martin Provost.

It recently won the 2009 Cesar Award for Best Film. [Coronet, Curzons Renoir & Richmond, Odeon Panton St & Key Cities / Cert PG]

> Get local cinema show times for your area via Google Movies
> UK DVD & Blu-ray picks for this week including Fight Club and The Sopranos Season 1 (W/C Monday 23rd November 2009)