NEWSARAMA does it again! They have released a gorgeous eight-page preview of the “All Star Superman #1″ by Grant Morrison & Frank Quitely that arrives November 2005. Click here to check out their link. Grant Morrison is one of my writing heroes (up there with Mark Waid, Devin Grayson and Warren Ellis). He grounds his …
Monthly Archive: September 2005
Roger Ebert’s review gives it three stars. I guess it doesn’t matter that I watched a bit of Firefly before my review; Ebert is blissfully unaware of most TV shows (a point of pride with him, though it leaves him ill-fit to review Bewitched, Dukes of Hazzard and the like) so you now have your …
Last week during a trip thru Ohio NASCAR Nextel Cup driver Mark Martin’s #6 Batman Begins Ford show car was stolen. The show car (worth around $250,000), along with the truck and trailer it was being transported in, was stolen from a hotel parking lot. The police have no leads.
Brand New! Season Premiere! Alias! Jennifer Garner! and Carl Kolchak returns at nine pm in Night Stalker…. just a bunch of reminders… I cannot believe that we don’t have more posts than this today….
Not going to say that I have faith in these supposed revelations but the large Google news search lends credence to the idea that Kirsten Dunst let slip who the baddies are for the next Spider-Man movie. The bad guys are Venom and Sandman and the actors playing them are Topher Grace and Thomas Haden …
The Grumpy Gamer was also invited to the screening, though he had to go through a great deal of rigamarole to do so. His post is funny (with a few brief expletives). Some money quotes, emphasis mine: Apparently, me getting into the screening is dependent on my regurgitating a much of marketing hype on my …
This is a SPOILER-FREE review of Serenity! Read it without fear of corruption. Let me tell you a story. The creator of a hugely popular genre TV show was invited to do a new sci-fi show about a disparate group of loners wandering the spaceways in a starship. Unfortunately, despite a proven track record for …
As I mentioned yesterday, Typekey is now configured (properly) to work with our site. Anyone with a Typekey account can now log into Typekey and post comments to our system without the need for approval. Typekey accounts are free and very easy to get.
There are characters in comics who are just lame. I admit that. You will never convince me that the Golden Age hero blessed with super-speed called The Whizzer was cool (especially considering that he had the audacity to wear a yellow costume with that name). Yes, the Whizzer who was in the Squadron Supreme was …
I have been invited to an advance showing of Serenity. Watch for my review!
Thanks to SuperHeroHype for the image!
Showgirls with Sock Puppets sounds like it would be far more watchable than the actual movie.
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I should have told you about this sooner, I suppose, but I didn’t want to participate in spoiling “Flight Plan.” Last week, I got into a disagreement with the people who run Libertas over their intentional spoiling of “Flight Plan”. (FAIR WARNING: Clicking on that will take you to the article with spoilers about the …
Ebert & Roeper have already reviewed it and gave it two thumbs up.
Thanks to our new spam-weeding controls and new comment field options, you won’t have to wait so long to see your comments appear. Everyone who has posted here legitimately (i.e. no offers of barnyard sex or enlargement pills) has been granted the status of “approved commenter”. Your next comments should be showing up without any …
Actor Don Adams Dies at 82 Don Adams was a WWII vet who served at Guadalcanal and, after surviving a tropical fever, served back in the states as a drill instructor. That actually explains the delivery he used. Years ago, I had a copy of an LP record from the library of Don Adams doing …
After a few hours of problems, I have gotten the Monitor Duty’s blogging system, Moveable Type, upgraded to version 3.2. It does look sweet and includes many new features, which I will be extending through the use of plugins. Monitor Duty contributors, be sure to give it a test! Also, anyone wanting to join the …
A long time moderator at the ComicBoards family of comic book message boards (who prefers the nom de net Lightning Strike) is selling off parts of his comic collection to assist in the costs of adopting an international baby girl. If you feel like taking a peek at what’s up for bid, hit this link …
Monitor Duty Central is now on the air! I copied over all of the posts from our old messageboard last night, so it’s ready to go. You will need to set up a new membership for this board. I will change links to the forum later tonight.