Scott Tipton’s comic book year-end review has many choices I agree with, including “Best Recovery” being Gail Simone’s Birds of Prey. Also, I need to check out this Common Grounds series by Top Cow; it sounds terrific. (Of course, it would to me since I’m working in the same genre right now with Metro Med.) …
Yearly Archive: 2004
Suprnova has folded. Torrent Reactor still works. For now.
Beware the totally unneeded sequel. I know all you smarties are now saying “all sequels are redundant” but what I really hate is sequels that have to undo all of their character development from the first movie just to make the story work. Like in Miss Congeniality 2‘s trailer, where the snorting, mousy, unfeminine tomboy …
Folks, I’ve never read a page of “Sin City”, I don’t know what the book’s about, but I have to say that the trailer for Sin City…well…folks, I never use this expression, but this calls for it: It kicks ass. Seriously, this trailer has me agonizing that I can only see it on this small …
The Chronicles of Narnia is on the way, beginning with The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. Eerie how similar this trailer is to the Lord of the Rings Preview which debuted a year before that trilogy began. Of course, there are more Narnia books than Lord of the Rings installments, so if this takes …
The Pink Panther looks funny, but Steve Martin looks like he is trying too hard to be funny. Peter Sellers’ Clouseau was a full-fledged character; he simply played the role and read the lines as Clouseau would speak them. Still… Jean Reno as Kato? That’s just weird.
Philipp Neundorf, illustrator of the “Gone To Texas” story in Job Wanted, has published a new Christmas story online. It’s in both English and German. It was up before Christmas, but I didn’t read the e-mail announcing it until I returned from vacation, so my apologies for getting this link posted so late. Remember, you …
This is a video download, so don’t click it if you’re on dial-up. A dog that walks on its hind legs may feature in a Harry Potter movie, since it is so comical to watch. From ebaumsworld. They also have a video of dogs talking.
I would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas!
CNET informs us of the new list at Webroot of the 10 Worst Spyware Programs. One of them is Gator. Years ago, I had Gator installed because I really loved the handy wallet feature which remembered all of my passwords and credit card info. (And yeah, it’s a bit nervy to put that info in …
Apple’s trailers site finally has the teaser trailer for Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, slightly modified from the version that I’ve shown you before. This one has a release date and a book outline around the hitchhiker logo. It’s also smaller! Could it be that this trailer doesn’t conform to my studio bandwidth rule? I’ve …
I forgot to tell everyone that Day By Day by Chris Muir returned on December 1st! Everyone go over there and jump back into the archives…there’s a month of reading to do!
DVD Talk has a good, short discussion about “Director’s Cuts” and how they are used and abused. What’s the point of calling a DVD a director’s cut if the ending the director liked better isn’t used as the ending?
Turns out that the Krampus, the archenemy of Santa Claus, really exists. I mean, he doesn’t REALLY exist. Just that they didn’t just make the whole thing up for the Venture Brothers Christmas special. [NOTE: Some offensive language and commentary in that link, which goes to Rotten.com. You have been warned.] Hat tip to TVTome.
One great thing about comic books is the way they allow us to see the way people thought at a certain time. Unlike reading opinion commentary, which is usually reserved and edited, comics can be a window into the gut reaction of a fraction of the public. For instance, in the aftermath of 9-11, much …
The Amityville Horror gets a remake. And so does Assault on Precinct 13. Meanwhile, The Wedding Date not only looks thoroughly unfunny but it’s yet another romantic comedy that tells you the movie from beginning to end in the trailer. So you don’t need to see it even if you liked it. Disney’s new computer-animated …
XXX: State of the Union could have been a great sequel to a good movie (yeah, that’s right, I didn’t hate “XXX“)…except that Vin Diesel isn’t in it! What the hell? I thought this was Vin’s star vehicle. I don’t get why he’d leave it. Aside from Ice Cube replacing Vin, this movie looks terrific, …
The Venture Brothers Christmas Special will air on Sunday night at 10:45PM Central Time on Cartoon Network. Although Adult Swim doesn’t have a clip from the show due to the last-minute production, you can see a slideshow of images from it. For those of you who haven’t seen The Venture Brothers yet, I pity your …
Popeye’s Voyage, The Quest for Pappy is on Fox tonight at 7:30 central. Unfortunately, Popeye’s theme gets redone as a rap. Ugh. Also, it’s CGI and there’s something rather raw about the quality; it looks like one of those online adventures of Superman that came out a number of years ago. Still, it looks much …
The new Seinfeld DVD set gets reviewed in “Master of Its Domain”. And just in case you’re going to want one for Christmas: