I love this quote: “Caesar will always look computer generated in the same way Roger Rabbit will always be a cartoon, but his face expresses more genuine human emotion than James Franco ever will.” via It’s Uncanny, This Valley: The Ups And Downs Of Cinematic CGI InHumanity
Yearly Archive: 2011
Maybe my math is off, but a show that debuted at the tail end of 1963 should be two years away from an anniversary. Still, I always loved Doctor Who when I was growing up, and I don’t mind it getting some hype. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zm7aE4xUjwQ&feature=player_embedded I suppose it’s “hipster” of me to be a little resentful …
I think it’s pretty clear to everyone that Green Lantern tried to do too much and pack in too much exposition. But just in case you haven’t heard it enough: Why Iron Man Succeeded Where Green Lantern Failed.
It’s funny. As soon as I saw two criminals mule-kicking the door of a house in broad daylight, I knew it was a movie from England. But if they’re speaking English, why aren’t they talking? Usually, when a trailer is wordless, it’s because it’s foreign and they’re angling to lure in the unsuspecting without telling …
Cracked.com had a photo contest urging people to make pulpy, b-movie posters for classic A-List movies. You have to see the Fargo one.
7 Examples of Misguided Superhero Casting – Holytaco. I don’t care what anyone says. Winchester from M.A.S.H. was certainly the right voice for J’onn J’onzz, and while he may be out of shape, he was going to be a shadowy advisor to the League. It’s not a terrible idea.
SHOCKER! Disney Halts ‘The Lone Ranger’ With Johnny Depp And Gore Verbinski – Deadline.com. Disney allegedly halted production of “The Lone Ranger” because of the $200 million price tag. *sputter* $200 million??? Two hundred million DOLLARS to make a western where two guys ride on horses firing guns at other guys on horses? Guys, you …
The Complete Guide to Stan “The Man” Lee’s Marvel Movie Cameos.
I just watched Tim Burton’s “Alice In Wonderland” because I was clearing out the DVR. (We had gotten a free movie channels weekend, which offered me a great opportunity to fill the DVR with movies I would never pay to see like Alice in Wonderland, Predators, Transformers 2, The Sorceror’s Apprentice, etc.) I found “Alice” …
It is the Minnesota comic book convention that I will always remember, because I, the world’s biggest Elongated Man fan, got to meet Carmine Infantino. That prized issue of Flash that I owned, with the first appearance of Elongated Man? That guy there, in the front of the room taking questions from the audience, was …
I got two and a half hours of sleep last night because I followed a link to TV Tropes.org. No, I’m not even linking it. Go there at your own risk. That site is like a pop culture form of heroin. Tomorrow, I will be painting my lawn furniture, and then working on some bills, …
Worth it just to see the Batmobile! No time for part two of Elongated Man tonight. And yes, I’m trying to redesign the site to look more comic booky.
You all know I like Elongated Man. “Like” being an understatement along the lines of “Chicago’s elections aren’t exactly spotless” or “Marilyn Monroe had some appeal.” I’ve written Elongated Man fan-fiction, ran “Dibny Dirt” until Identity Crisis came out, and still hope that someday Ralph and Sue Dibny will be restored somehow. Were I ever …
Artist Butch Guice’s birthday is today. Happy half-century, dude!
Last year, as Hollywood Video was closing its doors here in Rochester, MN, I was running around the place grabbing any movie that looked halfway decent… and a bunch that weren’t even that. If you think “Hump Day” sounds hilarious, you’re right: it sounds hilarious. The back of the DVD talks about two guys who …
It’s only two photos. I don’t care. I’m excited it’s happening.