"See, now they don't know a damn thing! It's all over your face and I ain't even...was gonna get me a ear, too."
-- Jayne Cobb

Just a little bit more than the law will allow


OK, I know the show was juvenile…and irresponsible…and poorly made…but dammit, it was cool! :-)

This one’s going on the must-see list for this summer…hmmm, and maybe the TV series will have to go on my ZipList. Anyone interested in a screening?

And, just to show that there’s some continuity to my posts, Wonder Woman’s even in the movie (well, Lynda Carter, but close enough) as Uncle Jesse’s love interest.


Forget Star Wars…

I can’t believe I beat Kaveman to this one: The Serenity Trailer is out!!

Of course they make the movie look like any other big Sci-Fi blockbuster but we all know how misleading trailers can be, so I’m optimistic that under all the effects it will be the same quirky/funny/deep Joss Whedon mix we all know and love :)


Were you looking at the woman in the red dress?

So Joss Whedon has been tapped to write and direct a Wonder Woman movie. As long as he doesn’t have Diana Prince spinning in place to change into her costume, it should be all right.

While I’m glad to see that another DC character is making it to the silver screen (I’m ignoring the Halle Berry Catwoman — that wasn’t a DC character), I’m curious as to the strategy. Marvel had an incredible amount of success by getting the X-Men in front of audiences first, and I think DC should do the same with the JLA, especially with the Batman movie coming out this year, and the new Superman movie due in 2006. I’d love to see big-screen incarnations of The Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter, and yes, even Aquaman.

Then again, DC has had a craptacular strategy to date when it comes to movies, so I guess I’m not too surprised…



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Watch the trailers, names and faces will be familiar. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem. Eat more leafy greens.


Some Kind of DVD

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster is being released on DVD today. I could’ve sworn one of us had posted about this movie before, but it looks like we only posted about the concert.

I’m sure others can comment more (I’m thinking of one post-challenged person in particular), but I thought this was an excellent presentation of the difficulties Lars, James and Kirk were (and are) trying to work through, all with the goal of continuing to deliver their unique brand of metal mayhem. This wasn’t some kind of watered-down publicity stunt, it seemed to be an honest look at some real people. For an outsider to the world of metal, it was a great introduction to the band, but I know that long-time fans also enjoyed the movie immensely as well.



The Evil DeadSo apparently Sam Raimi is planning on remaking the original Evil Dead. I have to admit, I still haven’t seen it, although I hear it’s glorious. I have, however, read Bruce Campbell‘s autobiography, where he describes the experience in some detail…hmmm, maybe I’ll add Evil Dead to my Ziplist:-)


Making the Dark Side accessible again…

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SithWent out to see The Incredibles last night, and they were pretty, well, incredible. However, before I talk about that, I want to say something about the teaser for Episode III, which was attached to Pixar’s latest.

Much hope has been placed on this third and final installment to a new trilogy that has left most people disappointed thus far. While Lucas has dazzled everyone with his industry-leading use of digital effects, he seems to have kind of lost his way a bit on the writing. Palpatine‘s political maneuvering isn’t quite as gripping as watching the desperate Rebels fight for their lives, and the dialogue between Anakin and Padme especially has been stilted and awkward, even though this is supposed to be the tragic love affair that is dashed when Anakin falls to the Dark Side. We were better off with Harrison Ford‘s “I know”.

The Episode III trailer promises an action-packed movie with the climactic rise of Darth Vader in the oh-so-familiar suit, complete with James Earl Jones‘ “Yes, my master”. Our best bet is that Lucas has stopped focusing on the innards of the Republic Senate chambers, and is spending more time showing Anakin’s descent into fear, anger and hatred. I, for one, can’t wait to see Obi-wan fight Anakin at the fateful volcano… :-)

Couple of interesting points…looks like we’ll be seeing some Wookiees in this one (and by ‘some’, I mean a lot). Yoda will be wielding his lightsaber once more, and we’ll be getting some actual space battles between capital ships, which I’m very much looking forward to. And, for the continuity buffs, Natalie Portman‘s hair is taking on a very Leia-esque look.

Only 195 days to wait…sigh…


One DVD to rule them all (or, um, four…)

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King extended DVD version is being released on December 14, conveniently in time for the hordes of Christmas shoppers. As if I could wait 11 days to get it!


Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand…

Woo-hoo! (yes, it is indeed a dual-woo-hoo day)

Principal photography is done on Serenity…here’s a note from Joss on the Serenity blog.

Only 6 months and three weeks to go…grr, argh…


You don’t know the power…

The Holy Trilogy has finally been released on DVD, along with all of the fan hysteria about a new set of changes by the megalomaniacal creator.

Regardless, I still buggered off from work this morning to join the legions of geeks storming Future Shop in order to be among the first to acquire the long-awaited discs.


That is the sound of inevitability…

Sigh…Apparently the Dubya-Bee didn’t rake in enough cash on the Matrix sequels (*shudder*), so they’re releasing a ten-disc box set. The only good news about this is that the Wachowski brothers actually have more than half a line on it! I guess making a suck-ass third movie means they can’t be primadonnas anymore… :-)

The sad thing is, as much as I despised and loathed Revolutions, I suspect I’ll actually buy this thing when it comes out. I’m just too much of a sucker for the behind-the-scenes stuff.

All I can say is…why, oh why, didn’t I take the blue pill?


The other big green guy…

Shrek 2 is due to be released on DVD November 5. Woo-hoo!

Although the whole movie was brilliant, my favourite bits were Antonio Banderas’ portrayal of Puss in Boots, and the absolutely fabulous (sorry, had to) Jennifer Saunders as the fairy godmother….


Just a man in a silly red sheet…

So it seems that Bryan Singer’s fascination with Superman has given the folks at Fox the jitters. Personally, I couldn’t be happier that Singer will be working on the new Superman movie, as he is a great director, with tons of respect for source material. The only sad part of this is that he won’t be handling the introduction of Phoenix in X-Men 3.

Hmmm, but maybe Superman can fight Kaizer Soze? :-)

I’m really excited about comic-book movies shining their sweet light on DC again, with the upcoming Batman Begins (to be released June 17, 2005), and now this news about Singer doing Superman. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve very much enjoyed the recent flood of comic-book movies, but it just seems to me that the Marvel properties have been getting much better treatment than the DC ones (anyone remember Batman & Robin…yikes).

Now all we need is a JLA movie, and I’ll be in heaven…