Archive for August, 2011

We all know why Green Lantern failed

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

 

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.

Oh goody. Another British crime movie!

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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 them there are subtitles.

Then I realized why they weren’t including dialogue in the trailer for Kill List:

B-Movie Posters for Classic Films

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

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.

How massive can a Superman repository be?

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

The Comics Reporter has a page or exhibition for a newspaper strip collection for our Man of Steel:

http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/go_look_massive_superman_newspaper_strip_repository/

I

am unclear which as I have not read it yet.

7 Examples of Misguided Superhero Casting – Holytaco

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

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.

‘The Lone Ranger’ With Johnny Depp would cost too much?

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

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 don’t have to use actual silver for the bullets.

I’m truly baffled.  Westerns used to be the bread and butter of Hollywood because you got the most bang for your buck.  A standard western town lot, some horsies, some guns, a lot of money for the stunt men… and bang, you’ve got a movie.  There’s no reason on God’s green Earth that a western should be costing Lord of the Rings prices.

“The Lone Ranger”, if you focus on STORY, should be the kind of cheap film that a studio uses to balance out the gaudy tentpoles.  Something tells me I don’t want to see a Lone Ranger that costs $200 million-plus.

I certainly don’t want to see a 3D Three Musketeers movie that needed to add CGI war blimps.

 

 

Haven’t had enough of seeing Stan Lee? Here you go!

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

The Complete Guide to Stan “The Man” Lee’s Marvel Movie Cameos.