Friday, 29 April 2011

How Prince Will and Kate Middleton Met

Rarely do people in London ever seem to gather for something nice, so it made a nice change for all the people to get together to celebrate Prince Will's and Kate Middleton's big day.

Congrats to the pair of them, I say.

From Comics Alliance,

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/04/28/prince-william-kate-middleton-wedding-comic/

Casstoons: the History of Cass - Part 3


CT: the History of Cass - pt 3 by ~EspanolBot on deviantART

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Immortals Trailer

In the wake of 300 and the recent Clash of the Titans movie, here is the Mickey Rourke pic 'Immortals', the plot of which, according to the Wikiped, is:

"Years after the Titanomachy, the Titan Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) declares war on humanity. He searches for the Epirus Bow, a legendary weapon created by the war god Ares, which will allow him to free the rest of the Titans from Tartarus and take revenge on the Olympians who brought about their downfall. In accordance with ancient laws, the gods are unable to take a side in the war between Hyperion and humanity. It is left to a peasant named Theseus (Henry Cavill), chosen by Zeus (Luke Evans) and accompanied by the priestess Phaedra (Freida Pinto) and a slave (Stephen Dorff), to protect his homeland and save the gods."

Wait, I thought that Theseus was a prince of Athens or something? Eh. Not the first time a movie based on Greek myths has gotten the content wrong, and I doubt that it'll be the last.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Psychopathic Stage Production 'Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark' inspires Law & Order episode

Yup, the show that hungers for the flesh of those who perform in it has gone on to inspire an episode of the long running crime show, much like that case where Michael Jackson dangled his kid over a balcony, or that girl who was made to strip in a MacDonalds because a man on the phone told her too.

From Comics Alliance,
"In what is thought to be the final season of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Detectives Goren (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Eames (Kathryn Erbe) will investigate the suspicious death of someone associated with a Broadway musical called "Icarus" that is obviously based on the Spider-Man production. TV Line reports that ejected Turn Off the Dark director Julie Taymor's fictional counterpart is depicted as flamboyant, "high-strung" and a "born-again drunk," and that Bono -- who with his U2 bandmate The Edge composed the music for the Spidey show -- will be reflected as "Arno," who's described as "a secretly bisexual rock-star composer who's cheating on the missus with a colleague."

Read More: http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/04/25/spider-man-musical-law-and-order-criminal-intent/#ixzz1KeqQ5Iw2"

Monday, 25 April 2011

Sithgirl Returns!

And the adorable girl who sided immediately with Vader in that stage show returns!

John Constantine to return to the DCU!


It has been reported that chainsmoking, Liverpudlian magician John Constatine will be returning to the regular DCU after a twenty or so year absence from the superheroy side of things.

This is mostly likely to do with fellow DC/Vertigo character Swamp Thing making a return in a major role in the series Brightest Day, as the pair have had a long history in the comics together. John debuted in Swamp Thing's comic back in the Alan Moore years, for instance.

http://io9.com/#!5795151/chain+smoking-mage-john-constantine-to-return-to-the-official-dc-universe

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Casstoons: the History of Cass - Part 2


CT: the History of Cass - pt 2 by ~EspanolBot on deviantART

Batman: Year One Movie News, plus JL: Doom!


It appears that the next comic being adapted into the DC Universe line of movies will be an version of Frank Miller's classic 'Batman: Year One'. A comic that established a lot of the current tone of the character, as well as starting as a basis for the Christopher Nolan movies. It was written before Frank descended into self-parody though, so you don't have to worry about that.


The movie will feature Ben McKenzie is Bruce Wayne/Batman, Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston as Captain James Gordon, Katee Sackhoff is Detective Sarah Essen (Gordon's love interest) and Eliza Dushku as Selina Kyle/Catwoman.

Looks like it could be neat, and who am I to say no to more Batman and Catwoman cartoons?
http://uk.io9.com/5794134/bryan-cranston-and-eliza-dushku-join-batman-year-one-as-gordon-and-catwoman


The next DC Universe movie, to be released some time in Spring 2012, will be 'Justice League: Doom', which will be based loosely upon the JLA storyline 'Tower of Babel'. That storyline involved the supervillain Ra's al Ghul stealing Batman's plans for taking down the rest of the JLA in the event that they go rogue due to being brainwashed, mindcontrolled, impersonated by White Martians etc.

A lot of people seemed to think, both the comics and in real life, that Batman was a dick for coming up with plans to "neutralise" his superfriends in horrifically painful but unlethal ways. But considering they had a storyline later in the DCU where Superman was mindcontrolled into nearly killing Batman and Wonder Woman... yeah, suddenly not so dumb.
http://www.worldsfinestonline.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=1001

Want You Gone - Jonathan Coulton's end theme to Portal 2

Does it measure up to Still Alive? Well, I'll let you decide for yourselves, enjoy!


And as an extra, the end song for the co-op mode Robots WTF!

George Takei starts campaign against the whitewashed Akira movie

The Star Trek star has been making some comments on his Twitter account and in an interview with 'the Advocate' about the decision by Warner Bros to only cast caucasian characters in its adaption of the mega popular anime and manga, 'Akira'.

Really, at this point, is it even worth pointing out that their decision to cast white actors in Asian roles comes across as ever so more than slightly racist? They tried to get around that in the 'Last Airbender' movie by saying that since it's in a fantasy universe the characters didn't have a set race, but that didn't fly then and it doesn't fly now.

They seem to have co-opted pieces of 80s and 90s cyberpunk imagery into the movie that... COULD work, I guess. There was a heavy feature at the time was the impresson that Japanese corperate culture was going to spread to the rest of the world, leading to a heavy use of Asian marketing and signage in the background and backstory. This can be seen in 'Bladerunner', 'Neuromancer', 'Robocop', heck, even 'Batman Beyond', which itself was both largely influenced by the original'Akira' movie, BB's Jokerz gang was a reference to the clown motorcycle gang from the movie for example, as well as having some of the same production staff.

The idea that they originally seemed to be pedelling for the American 'Akira' movie was that after some future financial collapse, somehow New York was bought by the Japanese government. ...Not entirely sure how that'd work, but we'll let that slide. This would go towards explaining the reuse of Japanese imagery and names from the original comics/movie, AND would justify having a large cast of Asian American, if not Japanese American actors involved in the project.

But nope, they have a couple of white guys in the role of two 15 year old motorbike gang members called Kaneda and Tetuso... Whoops, I mean, two two guys playing two 30 year old white guys, one of whom is a doctor called Kaneda for some reason, and the other is a drug addict called Travis.

Eck, I mean come on. It's 2011 guys! Seeing Asian folk in tv shows and movies isn't exactly a novelty or scary experience like it might have been in the past! I feel like a bit of a prat for having to pointing out the obvious, but they're people just like everyone else, just give then leading roles instead of defaulting to white folk, jeez.

But hey, maybe Warner Bros are right. Maybe Film audiences are actually racist? I mean, 'the Prince and the Frog' didn't do that well for Disney, did it? Despite it being a well put together movie with an African American lead it didn't really do that great financially did it?

But that logic doesn't work either, as 'the Last Airbender', a project that the Indian American M. Night Shyamalan agree to because, according to an interview in one of the DVD extras for the cartoon show, his daughter was also a fan because Katara "looked like her" (tough break kid, Katara now looks like every other fantasy heroine now!), bombed in a spectacular fashion.

Blech, this is dumb. Humanity is dumb. I am irritated. Here is an overly cynical view of the Akira movie done some time back by talented internet animator, Harry Partridge,

http://uk.io9.com/5794934/george-takei-to-warner-bros-dont-whitewash-akira

Friday, 22 April 2011

I have returned from Franceland!

Pictures and reviews to follow.

In the meantime, here's the trailer for Trollhunter,

Saturday, 16 April 2011

SFDebris: Scorpion

SFDebris reviews Scorpion, the Voyager episode that introduced Seven of Nine to the series.



Lego Stephanie Brown Robin and Others

From Xuerin Brickshelf's site via Comic Alliance, I bring you some of his comics characters in Lego!

Steph Brown!

Barbara Gordon!

Kate Kane!





http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/04/15/comic-book-lego-mini-figures/

Friday, 15 April 2011

HBO to make American Gods tv show?

Following the success of the 'Game of Thrones' adaption, HBO have optioned up the possiblity of making a tv show based on the acclaimed novel by Neil Gaiman. Tom Hanks'production company Playtone, the guys behind 'Big Love' and 'Band of Brothers', are said to be involved with the series, which could be a good sign.

Really looking forward to this, if it does get made. 'American Gods' is really one of my all time favourite books, and I really hope that it gets a good adaption, if one at all.

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/04/neil_g.html

Thursday, 14 April 2011

How Scream Should Have Ended...

Rise of the Planet of the Apes trailer, and Nostalgia Chick video

Featuring Andy Serkis as Caesar the Superchimp!


Brave stance they decided to take there, medical science causing the end of the world with a swarm of mutants. Totally original.

Not like it was done before in Mimic, I am Legend, Deep Blue Sea and Splice or anything.

Not that it's particularly new, this idea. Back in the 1700s when they created a vaccine for smallpox from dead cowpox virus, they had people claiming that would cause horrific mutations, making people grow horns and junk. No seriously. They did.

For more on the subject of how science is protrayed in the media, here is a video by someone much smarter than myself on the matter: Lindsey Ellis, the Nostalgia Chick.

Daniel Radcliffe stars in the Woman in Black

Here the Harry Potter actor plays a role in an adaption of what is considered to be one of the scariest ghost stories ever,


Looks interesting, though I need more information before I get a proper idea what it's like.

Top Ten Themetunes from When I was a Lad

Ah, shows from your past always look better in retrospect don't they? I mean, if a show gets the themetune right then just playing a few bars can bring on a case of the warm and fuzzies.

With that in mind, I decided to do a quick list of the my top ten favourite theme songs and title sequences from when I was younger. Hopes that people remember these shows as well.

10. Captain Scarlet


Okay, first things first, although this show was made in the Sixties, it was on a tv a lot in the Nineties which is when I watched it.

Captain Scarlet was a series by the immortal Gerry Anderson, and the plot was basically: after accidentally blowing up a city on Mars belonging to the invisible and god-like aliens the Mysterons, the Earth finds itself under constant attack by the Mysterons' indestructible and mindcontrolled duplicates.

The titular Captain Scarlet was the only dude to undergo the duplication process and keep his free will, and as a result he's roped in as Earth's main defense against a hoarde of pissed off aliens. Although he has the same problem faced by all immortal fictional characters, in that as he's able to survive a lot of damage he ends up in situations where he is damaged a lot, as the end sequence shows.

Fun fact: the band that perform this song, the Spectrums, were brought on board with the tv show when one of the show's creators heard about them, and were worried that they'd sue, as they had the same name as Captain Scarlet's alien-battling organisation: Spectrum. By all accounts they seemed to be good sports about it, and came up with a rockin' theme too, so all turned out well.

9. Round the Twist


Ah, Australians, you sure know how to make weird stuff. Kangaroos and platypuses are good example of this, as are both the show Round the Twist and its theme.

The premise of this show involved the wacky hijinx that happened to the Twist family, their lighthouse home and the surround town. Weird crap like an earring that attracted rubbish, possessed dolls and the youngest kid falling in-love with an ice sculpture happened to happen.

Bizarre, but a lot of fun, though kind of gross.

8. The Real Ghostbusters/Extreme Ghostbusters


I think that most people my age went through a Ghostbusters phase at some point or another, with a theme tune burnt into our brains like a hot saucepan on a wooden tabletop. So very funky. The sequel to the show though, I think might be a little controversial.



Admittedly it's just a rocked up version of the original, but I think that it worked well with the show it was attached to. It lead on from the original show in a way that both respected it and the intelligence of those who were watching to come up with something new... at least to start with.

Seriously, Extreme Ghostbusters (note: this was before Extreme became consumed by irony) was actually a pretty solid show, and managed to homage a lot of classic horror movies and stories in a way that was both really cool and actually suprisingly scary stuff for kids. Like the episode with the Clive Barker inspired monsters in it. Or the season opener when one of the team is possessed by an ancient plague demon, who infected everyone in a subway car except this one blind dude, just to make him nearly break into hysterics before getting him too.

As the series progressed though, it seemed to loose a lot of its edge and became more tame, and less engaging. Which is kind of sad.

7. Gargoyles


Rewatched this show recently, actually holds up pretty well. Its themetune still rocks too, which is awesome.

The firm application of Keith David's voice doesn't hinder things either.

6. Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Weird, why is it so hard to find a Buffy title sequence that isn't fan made on Youtube? Anyways, Buffy was a show about a teenage girl who had been given supernatural powers to fight vampires and various other beasties, in a show that rapidly dipped in quality towards the end.

Made up a huge chunk of my childhood and early teenage years, and probably, along with Ghostbusters, contributed to my interest in various supernatural monsters and female heroines in later life.

Fun Fact: Buffy is a Power Girl fan. No, seriously, she is!

5. the Saint


I blame my dad for this one. Another show from the Sixties, the Saint revolved around the adventures of Simon Templar, a former master criminal, who now travelled the world and foiled other people's crimes instead.

It was later made into a movie starring Val Klimer in the 1990s, though it was more a prequel to the original series than anything. Their redo of the theme was kind of cool though.



4. Doctor Who - Pertwee Era


Another case of watching repeats in the 1990s on this one, back before BBC 2 went from showing the Simpsons, Buffy, Dr Who and Farscape to broadcasting primarily shows about antiques and looking at windmills.

I am a fan of the new series, though Russel T. Davies' habit of repeatedly using a deus ex machina to get out of his season finales was kind of irritating. The Pertwee era kind of had a bit more of an explanation for sticking around on Earth, specifically contemporary England/Wales, for the most part though, as he'd had his TARDIS driver's licence confiscated or something, meaning he had to stick around the UK in the 1970s/80s. At least initially.

3. Batman Beyond
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nx23F5mjlC0&feature=related

Ah Batman Beyond, you wonderful gateway drug into the world of cyberpunk, you. I love this series, and this theme. All full of chugging guitars and electric screeching that broadcast that it's targetted at a younger generation than the original BTAS.

Based forty years in the future, Batman Beyond is the story of Terry McGinnis, the new Batman who is being mentored by a now elderly Bruce Wayne. Featuring a host of cool new villains (and the return of at least two great old ones), and an environment based on some movies as Akira, this was an awesome piece of work. Fab.

The new comicbook series is actually pretty good too, though the mini series that started off the new ongoing has art that is tremendously awful. I guess that it was such a success despite its godawful art shows how stable the franchise is...

Fun fact: Batman Beyond originally came into being when Warner Bros tasked the BTAS crew to come up with a tv show featuring teen Batman so they could sell more toys. And the result was something a whole lot more dark, violent and creepy than the original show. Heh.

2. Thunderbirds


Another speculative fiction series from the Sixties, what a suprise! Yeah, this was another obsession of mine from when I was very young, in the period between the end of Ghostbusters but before BTAS got a regular time slot.

Thunderbirds was a show about five megarich brothers, the Tracys, who lived on their private island with their dad, an inventor with the unsubtle name Brains, Kyrano, their polymath cook, gardener etc., and his daughter Tin-Tin.

Whenever they got a distress call, beamed down from their satellite Thunderbird 5 by their brother John Tracy, who was seeming exiled their by his family for some unstated reason, the other Tracy brothers would fly off to where ever people were in trouble, to rescue as many people as possible with their International Rescue organisation.

I was always puzzled as to why they seemed to have secret identities and why they just restricted things to the Tracys and occasionally the rockin' Lady Penelope and her assistant Parker. Surely they'd be able to save more lives if they went public, formed bases around the world and hired more staff?

Anyways, this is an endearing piece of retroscience fiction, with a lot of care and attention to detail put into the models, sets etc. on display. And if there's one thing I like it's visible effort being put into stuff.

And my number 1 favourite themetune from when I was younger...

1. Batman: the Animated Series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEx9r5enZsk

This show rocks. Even to this day I think that this show rocks. As well as scarring me with a love of the retrofuturistic, it also instilled in me my love of comics, specifically DC ones, and it was my later rewatching of the series that got me into the actual comicbooks, leading to an obsession that lasts until this very day.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Portal 2: Boots!

Neil Gaiman and co. talk about Doctor Who

Phil Noto Responds to the Greg Horn Catwoman Picture


http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/04/11/catwoman-greg-horn/

Clips of Batman Live!

Looks cool, but as everyone knows, you need to kill, like, seventy musical theatre performers before you can call it a proper comicbook stage show.







When Stage Shows Go Wrong!: Star Wars

Little girl shows which is the cooler side in Star Wars,

Bat Solicits for July 2011

BATMAN INCORPORATED #9

Written by GRANT MORRISON
Art and cover by CAMERON STEWART
1:25 Variant cover by CAMERON STEWART
Is an exclusive girls’ finishing school a secret training ground for teenaged assassins? Find out the truth as Batgirl undertakes her most dangerous
mission yet at the request of Batman.
Retailers please note: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the Previews Order Form for more information.
On sale JULY 20
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T

And here we are, the tale of Steph's trip to the UK! Technically it starts in June's issue of Batgirl, but considering she seems to be back in the States by July's issue presumably it wasn't a permanent arrangement. Plus Cameron Stewart on art! Sweet!

BATMAN: GATES OF GOTHAM #3

Written by SCOTT SNYDER and KYLE HIGGINS
Art and cover by TREVOR McCARTHY
It’s Batman and Red Robin vs. The Architect as the villain tears through Gotham City’s first families! Plus, who is Nicholas Anders? The team continues to investigate the mysterious man from turn-of-the twentieth-century Gotham, but what they find may change everything they know about the city itself!
On sale JULY 20
3 of 5, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T

Talking of good art, Gates of Gotham seems to have the consistantly best covers of a comic for some time. Plus the plot, involving the history of Gotham is also something I'm interested.

RED ROBIN #25

Written by FABIAN NICIEZA
Art and cover by MARCUS TO and RAY MCCARTHY
If he’s going to avoid a fight against a psycho Super-Villain, end the 7 Days of Death, win the Assassination Tournament and discover ancient knowledge over life and death, Red Robin will have to survive a final battle against one of the world’s deadliest assassins. Her name? Cassandra Cain!
On sale JULY 13
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T

Cass, why you gone evil again? Nah, I don't think that she's evil. Cool new costume though. I think that she might just be there to get the aforementioned Secrets of Life and Death!

BATGIRL #23

Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by PERE PEREZ• Cover by DUSTIN NGUYEN
“Screwed” takes on a whole new meaning for Stephanie Brown as The Reapers speed up their nefarious plan, going toe-to-toe with Batgirl in the heart of Blackgate. But who are the Reapers working for, and why? Answers to both those questions and more await Batgirl as “The Lesson” concludes.
On sale JULY 13
32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
RATED T

And thus Steph's storyline involving the oddly laid-back cultists comes to a close. Interested as to how it goes.

DC COMICS PRESENTS: BATMAN – GOTHAM NOIR #1

Written by ED BRUBAKER
Art by SEAN PHILLIPS and SCOTT MCDANIEL
Cover by SEAN PHILLIPS
Don’t miss this Elseworlds set in a stylish Gotham City straight out of classic mystery films, starring a down-on-his luck cop called Jim Gordon and the mysterious Bat! Plus, from BATMAN #604, The Dark Knight returns to Crime Alley for an encounter with Catwoman!
On sale JULY 13
96 pg, FC, $7.99 US

Sweeeeettttt... I've heard about this series, though I haven't been able to find it collectede anywhere. Plus I'm a sucker for Noir-themed things, so I'm all over this.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31815

Monday, 11 April 2011

Zod Cast In Superman Reboot, called Man of Steel

Well, it seems that Michael Shannon, from the tv show Broadwalk Empire, will be playing Zod. Not really that familiar with the guy, though I do aim to watch Empire when it comes out on DVD.



http://dcu.blog.dccomics.com/2011/04/10/michael-shannon-to-star-as-general-zod-in-%e2%80%9cman-of-steel%e2%80%9d-from-warner-bros-pictures-and-legendary-pictures/

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Movies I've Seen: Summer Wars



Ah, Summer Wars, movie that combines science fiction with warm, funny romantic comedy with suprising skill.

The premise of Summer Wars is thus: an awkward computer nerd called Kenji Koiso is roped into accompanying Natsuki Shinohara, the most popular girl in school, to her grandmother's birthday party/family reunion as her date, and, as it's revealled, her faux fiance.

There he meets her large, extended family and has to duck about to ensure no one twigs to his and Natsuki's con. BUT, in the midst of this schenangians, a sentient and aggressive computer virus attacks the massive social network that controls most of Japan, who frames Kenji for his hijinxs.

Directed by the spectacular the Girl Who Leapt Through Time's Mamoru Hosoda, the interplay between the characters, both in the real world and in the CGI world of the Oz network, is really well done, and the animation is spectacular.

The villain of the piece, the AI called LoveMachine, is a really good bad guy in that he manages to come off as intimidating even before he actually starts to get into the heavy stuff, though he comes across as being more of a spiteful prick than a program though, which I guess makes sense. Him being self aware and junk.

My only real major complaint is that Natsuki doesn't really have THAT much to actually do. Admittedly she does play a larger part towards the end of the movie, but as is the case with a lot of movies such a large cast of characters, she doesn't really get that much screentime once the plot gets moving.

All in all, I'd give it about 8 out of 10, and do reccommend that you track it down if you can.

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time too, that movie is AWESOME.

Casstoons: A Matter of Principle

An Experiment
by Me

CT: A Matter of Principle pt 1 by ~EspanolBot on deviantART

Batman: Arkham City 1 Preview

This comicbook series covers the gap between the Arkham Asylum game and the upcoming Arkham City one. Like the games, the comic is written by Paul Dini, and I think that it looks kind of neat.






From here:
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/04/06/batman-arkham-city-comic-preview/

Saturday, 9 April 2011

the Dark Knight Rises gains another Cast Member

Josh Pence, one of the guys in the Social Network, has been confirmed as playing a young Ra's al Ghul in flashbacks within the movie. Whether this means that Liam Neeson's Ra's will be reappearing in the movie, as well as his daughter Talia. I guess that makes sense if Neeson was to come back, though personally I think that it might just be flashbacks to Talia's childhood.

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/04/08/ras-al-ghul-josh-pence-the-dark-knight-rises/
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=30668

A bit of the Old Fanart - 09.04.11


Batgirl ink by *marciotakara on deviantART


harley quinn by *marciotakara on deviantART


The Evil Queen by *Booter-Freak on deviantART


Teen Titans Early Years by *n8twing on deviantART

Movies I've Seen: Megamind



For those who don't know, the plot of the movie involves the battle between the supervillain Megamind and his archenemy, the superhero Metroman, and what happens when, against all logic, Megamind defeats him and the resulting fallout.

Great animation, funny in the right places, and although it did do some pop cultural references, as is the way with Dreamworks movies, they were actually relevant to what to the genre the movie was a homage to.

When Megamind is impersonating a holographic Jor-El figure to teach a new superhero, for example, he does a Marlon Brando impression... though it's Brando circa the Godfather, which is AWESOME.

Certainly up there was the better Dreamworks movies, and also one of the better superhero movies as well to an extent. Certainly had better superhuman action scenes than a lot of live-action ones (Superman Returns, I'm looking at you, you and your giant rock!).

The characters are nicely realised, putting a nice slant on Silver Age comics, particularly Superman ones. Even the characters who in other productions would be kind of toolish, Metroman for example, actually comes across as fairly rounded.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Newsarama: Marion Cotillard Confirmed for the Dark Knight Rises... Sort of.

So, Inception actress Marion Cotillard has sort of confirmed that she'll be appearing in the new Batman movie, possibly as Talia al Ghul, daughter of the supervillain Ra's al Ghul, who was played by Liam Neeson in the last film.


http://blog.newsarama.com/2011/02/13/oscar-winner-marion-cotillard-in-dark-knight-rises/

Monday, 4 April 2011

Doctor Who 2011 - the American Trailer

Governator Trailer

...Yikes, Stan Lee, what fresh level of Hell is this?



It's also going to be a computer game and a movie, as well as a tv show. Heh.
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/arnold-schwarzenegger-announces-governator-film-174327

The Origins of Steampunk

A cool Article by the immortal Jess Nevins, of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen annotations' fame,
http://uk.io9.com/5788742/where-did-steampunk-come-from


Steampunk by ~PReilly on deviantART

Daredevil: Smooth Romantic


Wow, now I know why the women in the Marvel Universe seem to be falling over each other to date this guy. What a charming fellow.

Red vs. Blue Season 9 Trailer

First, I was like "Yay! More RvB!" And then I was like "HAHAHAHAHA! THIS IS GONNA BE SO AWESOME!!!".

Hey, I like what I like.

Trailer for the new Thundercats Series

Now with more feline Christopher Lee, for some reason!

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Movies I've Seen: Source Code



Damn good movie, and certainly not the "Groundhog Day with explosions" movie that a lot of critics have dismissively described it as.

For those who don't know, the movie is about an army helicopter pilot, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, whose mind is projected into another man's memories, with the intention of finding out a terrorist's next planned target.

He only is able to do the last eight minutes of the man's life, which I guess is where the 'Groundhog Day' comparisions come from, but really, it's a really good damn movie.

Duncan Jones, director of 'Moon' and son of David Bowie, did an awesome job with this movie. From the features from the weird, cramped metal box that Gyllenhaal goes to between trips, to the casting joke with Jake's character's dad, it's a really well put together movie.

Unashamedly Science fiction, the writing relishes the concepts and ideas that allow the story to work, unlike people like the guy who directed 'Battle: Los Angeles' who insisted that his movie about an alien invasion WASN'T science fiction, it was a war movie that happened to have aliens in it.

Anyways, the writing is great, the acting is awesome and I hearily endorse this movie.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Green Lantern trailer 2

Well, I'm now a lot more impressed, how about you?

The World's Most Sadistic Deathtrap

From Batman: the Brave and the Bold,


Heh, I always knew the day where Scooby's addiction would nearly kill hiis friends would come. Didn't expect the sharks though.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Former Casstoons Writer in Shortpacked!

Unlikely that you're reading this, but good on you mate. :)


http://www.shortpacked.com/