The Biggest Loser (which doesn’t appear to have a show web site yet) has been announced as a new reality show in which overweight people compete to lose the most pounds, all the while being counseled by fitness instructors and dietitians. The person who loses the most gets to walk away with a quarter million …
Monthly Archive: September 2004
Seth’s post about Evil Genius reminds me of an observation I recently made on the Dixonverse message board: You’re a supervillain. You’ve managed to build a subterranean hideout that is heavily defended. It is fully staffed by dozens, maybe hundreds of minions, and yet no one knows about the hideout, meaning that they live onsite …
The trailer for Flight of the Phoenix is up. Unfortunately, while one of my favorite actors (Hugh Laurie) is supposedly in the movie, he doesn’t appear to be in the trailer. Giovanni Ribisi looks to steal the show; he sure has come a long way from being Phoebe’s weird brother on “Friends”.
The new trailer for Blade Trinity uses music from the Matrix while showing scenes containing wire stunts, bullet time effects and invulnerable superhumans fighting with swords. Despite all the copycatting done by the trailer’s producers, this third installment in the trilogy actually seems to have more original elements than you would expect in a sequel.
A boxer is suing Sylvester Stallone because the 1976 film “Rocky” was based on him.
It’s a funny movie about a family of superheroes. It’s by Brad Bird, director of “The Iron Giant” and “Family Dog.” It’s from Pixar. It’s got Samuel L. Jackson. And every time we get a new trailer, it looks more awesome. The Incredibles is going to rock. End of story.
Cult Filmmaker Russ Meyer Dies at 82 Meyer was…well, let’s be blunt: He was the king of movies featuring women with balconies fit for performing Shakespeare. Actually, that’s not as blunt as I could be, but I try to keep this an all-ages blog. Now, I’ve never actually seen a Russ Meyer film. Not for …
Superhero Hype has pictures of the Fantastic Four cast, both from the online version of USA Today and the print version of the article.
The web site for the Team America World Police Movie now has a special Kim Jong Il section with screen savers and wallpapers of the movie/real life supervillain. Just let the site load and give it a few minutes for the puppet to say all it has to say. The South Park Studios web site …
ICv2 News has the top 300 comics. Identity Crisis is #3. Makes sense. But Superman #208 is #2? What? What did I miss? I don’t think I’ve bought a Superman comic since Emperor Joker. As I scan down the list, the first comic that I am currently buying and enjoying is Teen Titans at #19. …
Comics Continuum reports: “I’m not just impressed by what I’ve seen, but by the passion director Francis Lawrence has for the project,” former Hellblazer writer Brian Azzarello said. “This is a dark, mean, moody piece of work that definitely captures the nasty spirit of Hellblazer.” One word of caution: DC usually boosts all movies, good …
A protestor in England dressed as Batmand and scaled Buckingham Palace to send a message about fathers’ rights. Palace security is embarrassed that he was able to penetrate the grounds. But hey…it’s Batman! Don’t take it so hard!
A simple question: Which comic book needs a TPB collection? My vote is Ostrander’s Suicide Squad. What’s yours?
Chris Muir’s Day By Day recently had its first interruption after a terrific record of on-time daily postings…and that was due to the hurricane heading for his house! After a few days back at the drawing board, Muir has suspended Day by Day due to family illnesses. According to his final message, several family members …
No, that’s not the title to Ralph’s autobiography. I’m referring to Elongated Man finally getting a speaking role in Justice League Unlimited. It was also cool hearing Billy West as Skeets. (I’ve missed Skeets in the comics. Maybe they’ll bring him back now, since everything in the DCU has to match the cartoons.) Jeremy Piven, …
The Team America full trailer is up! Is it just me, or does one guy say the Klingon expression “Q’plah!” at one point? (All right, Klingon speakers, I probably spelled it wrong. Phonetically it is kuh-plah.)
The Comic Reel reports: Former CBR scribe Rob Worley emailed the Comic Reel with a tip from one of his vast network of spies. Allegedly, DC’s lord of the seas is getting the cinematic treatment, courtesy of producers Alan and Peter Riche and writer Ben Grant. Rob’s source said, “They want this Aquaman to be …
SteynOnScreen reviews Hellboy (which he just saw on DVD, I’m guessing). He also hits The Village hard, swings the praises of Spider-Man 2 and manages a review of Fahrenheit 9/11 that sidesteps the political differences and looks at how it works as a movie.
Seth is joining Monitor Duty! Welcome, welcome. Who else wants to join? As some of our contributors have moved on to such things as comic book work and defending our country, we’ll need some more people prowling the web for comic book, TV and movie news and rendering helpful comment upon it. If interested, be …
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou looks interesting. Interesting in the sense that it could be a bizarre hit or a huge misfire. The plot appears to be about a Jaques Cousteau-ish underwater researcher who decides to embark on a mission to track down and kill a shark that ate a member of his team. …