Monthly Archives: November 2012
One of my favorite new shows of this fall is Arrow. I was among the group that was very pessimistic when the series was announced but I’ll be damned if I didn’t watch the pilot and think it was completely awesome. Now the show is not perfect (Starling City? Really?) but it is a great (new) spin on the Oliver Queen character. Consider it like Smallville, just with better acting and storytelling.
Now comes the news that they have gotten Manu Bennett to play Slade Wilson on the show. Yeah, fu**ing Slade Wilson. Played by Crixus from Spartacus.
Now Deathstroke has already been shown on the show in Oliver’s flashbacks but he has remained under mask played by another actor but now I am guessing that we will get a full-on Deathstroke story. I keep waiting for Arrow to have a drop off a bit but it just doesn’t seem to be happening. Let’s hope it lasts.
The guys at Brotherhood Workshop are back with another Lego The Lord of the Rings. This time they are detailing the massive Battle of Helm’s Deep and Legolas’ need to be a good friend and find Gimli a box. Check out how many cameos you can spot during the video. I admittedly laughed my ass of at Voldemort.
Just think, 199 posts ago I was a fresh faced, wide eyed, optimistic, bushy haired (bald) new blogger. I needed an outlet to release all the random shit floating around in my head and I found an outlet. It sure beat annoying my friends and family with facts about Superman, Scott Snyder, Star Wars or whatever else had caught my attention at the time.
So I take this 200th post to send out a massive thanks. Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to read and/or comment on any one of these random ass posts. And an even bigger thanks (and maybe a virtual hug, but with no weird rubbing involved) to everyone who has subscribed and reads this on a regular basis. You are the wind beneath my wings and I am never one to over exaggerate.
But seriously, thanks to all of you for reading.
Damn Bryan Singer. It’s like you are trying to make up for leaving us to Brett Ratner’s wrath in X-Men 3.
I really should have written about this yesterday but had to write an article about it on NerdRating.com and couldn’t find the time to get it done. But here we go!
Bryan Singer, I love you even more today than I thought possible and that’s with full forgiveness for Superman Returns. Not only are Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan returning to the X franchise but now it seems like Hugh Jackman is getting set to join the party too. “The Jackers” (that’s what I call him cause we’re so close) just hung up his claws on The Wolverine but now seems to want to suit back up and get in all the Days of Future’s Past fun.
This movie is getting a bit on the large side and I mean that in the best way possible. Days of Future’s Past is one of the greatest X-Men stories ever told and it looks like it will be getting the treatment it deserves.
Don’t cock it up.
One thing I love about writing rumors is that as sure as the sun is in the sky and Tom Brady smokes pole I will be writing another blog to completely refute what I wrote before. It’s fun. Keeps me on my toes.
So here we go again.
Remember how Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg were reportedly brought on board to write and produce Episodes VIII & IX? If you don’t that’s ok here is a handy link to catch you up to speed.
Done yet? Ok so scratch that….or perhaps not. Hell I don’t know anymore.
Disney is getting all cloak and dagger with their shit and now it could be that the two are writing VIII & IX or it could turn into some other movie entirely but still be inside the Star Wars universe. Which is great and all because I definitely wouldn’t mind new Star Wars stories not involving the Skywalkers. If there is a possibility I could get a movie based on the X-Wing series then I will kiss George Lucas full on his chubby bearded mouth for selling to Disney.
Feast you eyes and be amazed. I shit you not, this is entirely real. This is the Fifty Shades of Grey Party Game for all of you fans that want to get together and as the box says “reveal your inner goddess”.
You should know by now that if I was making this up I would have told you by now.
Players will start off with easy questions and work their way up to the “Red Room Expansion Pack” which of course costs extra and probably involves all the kinky fuckery fans of the series should enjoy. And no I did not just make up kinky fuckery, that is actually said in the books.
So if reading the books isn’t quite getting you enough ideas as to what to do in bed (or the billions of porn videos online) then pick up Uno: Riding Crop Edition
Just when I think we are going to have a normal day without any kind of weird Episode VII or Justice League rumors….WHAM!!!
HitFix.com has started a rumor firestorm today by saying that there is word floating around that DC is looking to jumpstart their Justice League movie as early as this summer with Man of Steel and that may include a cameo from Batman himself. Not only that but the Caped Crusader would be played by none other than Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Yeah, let’s rewind a tick.
Zack Snyder has been pretty adamant during the filming of Man of Steel that his movie would stand alone and that he had no involvement with DC’s plans for a Justice League movie but in a New York Post interview recently the director has become more coy about the possibility that his Superman is the one we will see in a big screen Justice League adventure.
“Um, how can I answer that? I can’t really say anything to that, because that’s a big spoiler. I will say, yeah, they trust me to keep them on course.”
In Hollywood speak Snyder basically just said “Yeah, we’re trying to figure it out as we speak.”
So now we come to today and HitFix’s sources saying that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing Batman in the JL movie and not just that but they may be trying to fit him into a cameo in Man of Steel like Marvel did with Nick Fury in Iron Man. Maybe you would think that this would excite me being a huge JGL fan and all but exactly the opposite actually.
Let Nolan’s Bat trilogy stand alone. Even the director himself has said that the trilogy was “his” Batman. How the character was more than just a man, it was a symbol. The Justice League movie is something completely different. You need Bruce Wayne as Batman. To not have that in what may be the biggest gamble your company makes on a movie is folly. Imagine if you went to see The Avengers and instead of Tony Stark you had Sam Goodwin, random other guy who took over for Tony while he was off on a bender or something. Cool action bro but where’s the real Iron Man?
Look, DC can do this right. I have faith they can. There is no need to connect to Nolan’s Bat films. Batman is like Bond, actors apply at the desk. May the best man win.
Well it was only a matter of time before this started up again. But it’s so much damn fun isn’t it?
Now I may be the worst kind of uber-fan because I am of the mind that I can love Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit equally but there are many that can not have peace between the geek factions. Now the folks over at TheOneRing.net have just put up this shirt for pre-order so choose your side.
Whoever designed it should be applauded and I would gladly order one if it weren’t already sold out. Now whether you love your Han Solo’s or your Samwise Gamgee’s, your Boba Fett’s or your Meriadoc Brandybuck’s let’s all come together in nerd harmony and go see The Hobbit.
And if this post makes no sense I apologize. I am doped up on meds at the moment.
Some of you should be very proud about the movies that represent your state (New Jersey, Iowa, Oregon looking at you) but others may want a change in representation. I am just glad that my home state (Alabama) is at least covered by a damn funny flick.
-I would have picked Insomnia for Alaska.
– I am giddy that What About Bob is represented here.
– Pretty sure that when Robocop was released over 20 years ago that they had no idea how close their Detroit was to what we have now.
– As the title says, sorry Georgia. Sucks to be you.
This new Star Wars trilogy is going to be an emotional roller coaster for many fat nerds including myself.
First came the initial news that we were getting new movies when Disney bought Lucasfilm, next came word that Oscar winner Michael Arndt would be writing the script for Episode VII, then came some soul hurting news that Disney wanted to bring Darth Vader back despite the fact he is inside a golden urn sitting on Luke and Mara’s Jedi/fireplace mantle but now the tide has turned a bit with the news that Episodes VIII and IX have screenwriters.
Lawrence Kasdan, yes THAT Lawrence Kasdan who wrote Empire and Return as well as Raiders of the Lost Ark, is teaming with Simon Kinberg, who wrote the entertaining Sherlock Holmes and the simply great X-Men: First Class, to produce and write the scripts for the final two flicks in the new trilogy.
C’mon Disney, just when it seems like you are going to screw some stuff up and take Star Wars back to Lucastown Population: Jar Jar you pull this damn rabbit out of your hat??! Kasdan….the dude wrote Empire and Raiders for god’s sake!! How am I supposed to keep my expectations low when you have him back doing Star Wars?!
So just to keep track, this is where I stand.
Disney announces new Star Wars- Excitement level +65%
Michael Arndt writing Episode VII +20%
Tell me that Darth Vader will magically find his way back from Jedi heaven -45%
Hire Lawrence Kasdan to write VII and IX +40%
And the damn thing hasn’t even gone in front of cameras yet!!!