The fourth film in the Terminator franchise, Salvation, has your usual collection of tie-in merchandise: novelizations, comics, toys, even a roller coaster. There will also be a video game, which (fingers crossed) yours truly will be reviewing. And then there’s the twitter game. (The rules are here.)
Monthly Archive: April 2009
Or, the Dynamic Duo, 2008
I found this in my bookmarks. It was shown at a conference I attended in Boston in late 2007 as an example of how international signage can be funny: One-legged woman petting a duck that pooped
I’ve said before how I always love it when the comic strip Luann gets back to focusing on her older brother, Brad. Frequently, these are the most dramatic story arcs…and it looks like we may be in for a doozy. I really hope Toni doesn’t die. Need to catch up?
Presented by William Shatner Saturday Night Live – “Its a Wonderful Life” Lost Ending from Season 12
Here is a free sample.
Alternate Path asks what a “game” is by playing with the conventions and grammar of video games in general and of the framework created by Shigeru Miyamoto in particular. It is an experiment in form, and I strongly advise that you play it before reading any further; this review seeks to discuss the game in …
Ah, the dollar show– bastion of the poverty-stricken cinephile. Yesterday, for two crumpled dollars, my wife and I got to see Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino on the big screen, and boy, am I glad I did. It’s not that it’s a “big” movie, per se, the way Eastwood’s Flags of Our Fathers was a big …
Hutch’s recent post on the difference between The Big Bang Theory and Lost struck a chord with me, so much so that I felt compelled to contribute the following couple of gaming-related examples. More-so than comics, movies, and other various geek-related entertainments, filmmakers and television producers seem to have an over-riding urge to fudge facts …
NOTE: Lost Season 5 spoilers, for those of you watching the boxed sets only. You all remember how much I love The Big Bang Theory. If you’re a geek, this isn’t optional. You must watch this show. It’s the tale of four socially awkward physicists whose love of comic books, role-playing adventures, video games and …
I just saw Oliver Stone’s biopic of President George W. Bush, “W.” I am a Democrat and proudly liberal. I did not vote for Bush, did not like Bush, did not agree with his worldview, his policies both foreign and domestic, or his actions. I furthermore do not think he was a particularly good President. …
I wish I saw it years ago.
Play online or download from YoYo Games The Power crash-lands the player on a weird and uncharted planet, and tasks him with recovering his survival gear, navigating hostile terrain, and defeating bosses– all of whom speak of a mysterious power, always prefaced with a certain definite article. It’s all fairly standard platforming stuff, but it’s …
I tried posting this before, but it didn’t go through (which explains why my last two posts were gibberish) [--and now they're deleted - Michael] Anyway, here’s what I tried to post(using ‘embed’) from Youtube: If it doesn’t work, here’s the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KRja415Iwk ________________________________________ [Aww, I got your back, homes! -- Michael]
One of the last things I posted before my long sabbatical from Monitor Duty was a trailer for a film my wife and I have made. In the interim, we’ve made another feature and we’ve begun writing yet another still. For reasons explained in this interview, we’re self-distributing our films on DVD via Amazon.com and …
Frank Springer died Thursday April 9 2009. I do not know whether he was a good man. There was a (too) brief article in Newsday. Frank Springer, a longtime Long Islander who was a prolific comics artist for such strips as “Terry and the Pirates” and “Rex Morgan, M.D.,” died Thursday at his home in …
I finally figured out why few of the Monitor Duty authors were posting. They’ve almost all been locked out ever since I installed Sabre in order to fight the spam registrations. I fixed that tonight. Any and all registered users have now been okayed to author posts or comment. My apologies to any and all …