‘Cheers’ Star ODs in Apparent Suicide Try I popped this one open wondering who from the cast of Cheers could be so unknown that the headline would read only “Cheers star.” It’s Shelley Long, depressed over the state of her divorce and her failing movie career. And now she tries to overdose and the headline …
Monthly Archive: November 2004
Andrew Luke Nichols asked me to check out his comic “Roy” and he wanted to know if I thought it had any merit. While most of the humor is bland, so is Ziggy. Then again, a few of his installments are somewhat clever. Look, clearly this is a Graphamaximo-ish comic, and I’m not a small …
This year I’m switching to All I Want For Christmas.com instead of just having an Amazon Wishlist. You can use it to direct your friends to the best place to buy your gifts, no matter what web site they’re on. You’re welcome.
James Cameron, director of Terminator, Terminator 2, The Abyss and (sigh) Titanic, will begin working on another feature length film. It will be Battle Angel, based on the Japanese comic book. Oh, and it’ll be 3-D. Well, I think that’s geeky enough, on so many levels, to make up for my infrequent posting.
Christopher just sent me this Webmaster Job Opening for National Review Online. If only it weren’t in New York City. This is the first web design job I’ve seen in a while that isn’t requiring numerous skills I don’t have. After spending much of 2004 job-hunting, I’d love to have a good webmaster job again. …
Oh yeah. Sure. Mel Gibson’s The Passion is the film to fret about stirring anti-Semitism. But a film where a scraggly-bearded old moneylender wants to carve a pound of flesh from an attractive Christian white guy if he can’t pay his debts? No problem! This is Shakespeare! That was just the Bible. Look, I know …
Hat tip to Scott Kurtz for notifying us of this: MVCreations, an independent comic book company that handles licensing for He-Man, Don Bluth’s Space Ace and Dragon’s Lair, and Rob Zombie’s Spookshow International, started out with Image and then went to CrossGen. Unfortunately, the CrossGen bankruptcy struck about the time they joined CrossGen and they …
Steven Spielberg is doing a contemporary War of the Worlds movie and he has to have it filmed and finished in less than 8 months in order to release it next June 29th.
An upcoming episode of Justice League Unlimited will focus on Green Arrow’s romance with Black Canary and their pairing as a superteam for the first time. Enjoy these screencaptures taken from the credits of episode #111 “Wake the Dead.” (Don’t panic, you haven’t missed it. It hasn’t aired on Cartoon Network yet.)
I hate to say it…I’m liking this new Batman animated show, “The Batman.” While most of the villain character designs are not only a bit “off” and rather similar (Penguin, Joker, Bane all have big evil grins and wild eyes), the designs for the young Bruce Wayne and Alfred are quite stylish. And yeah, I’m …
Russell Crowe turns hero to help snake bite boy The only disturbing part is when the boy was crying and Crowe tried to soothe him with, “If you find yourself alone, riding through green fields with the sun on your face, do not be troubled, for you are in Elysium, and are already dead.”
Steve Martin reveals on his web site that The Pink Panther (2005) has finished filming. He will be playing Inspector Clouseau (and is the fourth actor to do so, if you count Roger Moore).
STUDIOS SUE PIXAR, DEMAND BAD MOVIE “Stop making the rest of us look bad,” demand Hollywood executives. Thanks to Kevin Voith for the tip!
If you aren’t visiting our forum, then you’re missing a fun thread: How I’d write Batman (and how would you?) We’d love to have you weigh in.
The Devil’s Rejects appears to be a story about Charles Manson’s uglier brother recruiting the family from The Hills Have Eyes to go on a road trip. Only much more disturbing. Just a guess on my part.
Okay, not really, but this United Stupids of America article is even funnier if you can hear Bizarro’s voice in your head.
What Was Wrong With Anna Nicole Smith?
I almost missed the new Sealab 2021 episode Isla de Chupacabras which starts in 30 minutes. I realize that this isn’t much notice and I kinda dropped the ball. However, has anyone noticed that I never use “tonite” in a subject line even though it’s one letter shorter? Lots of people make that shortcut, but …
I am just loving this new show, “The Venture Brothers,” which is clearly a rip on Jonny Quest. If you’ve been watching it enough to hear Dr. Venture’s voice in your head, you’ll enjoy 10 Questions with Dr. Venture. Now, if only they’d interview The Monarch.
From Cheats, Cliches, Cartoons, Anime…: Chan-Style, or Super-Deformed Style: Admittedly, this is a purely Japanese technique that is mostly just a cliche, and not necessarily a cheat. But, the results are the same — less work per frame. Both techniques consist of drawing a normal character as if he were a 5 year-old, with a …