Filed Under apocalyptic, cavegirls, heist, john hughes, kate beckinsale, mystery, owen wilson, prehistoric beasts, rhona mitra, superheroes
Okay, March looks a lot better than February did.
10,000 B.C.: By all rights, this should be Beyond Awesome with all the cavegirls and ancient civilizations and sabretooth tigers and domesticated mammoths. But I’d be lying if I said that “From the Director of Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow” didn’t make me nervous. Independence Day was a fun, but disposable movie and you couldn’t have dragged me into The Day After Tomorrow with all the domesticated mammoths in the world.
The Bank Job: Jason Statham. Bank heist. ’70s detectives and criminals. Government conspiracy. They got me.
Snow Angels (limited release): Kate Beckinsale is all I need to know about this movie, but the rest of it looks pretty good too. Olivia Thirlby is even cuter here than she was in Juno.
Okay. Yes. It’s all about the girls with me on this one.
Doomsday: Speaking of Kate Beckinsale, I really thought that was her in the trailer for this. Makes me much less nervous about Rhona Mitra’s taking over for Kate in the next Underworld film. And even though it’s not Kate here, the Road Warrior/Escape from New York vibe is strong enough to make it my most anticipated movie of the month.
Horton Hears a Who: I’d about had it with big screen adaptations of Dr. Suess books, but going animated is a step in the right direction. I’m not convinced that they can pad it out to feature length without making it feel like padding, but it’s one of my favorite Suess stories, so I’m willing to give it a try.
Drillbit Taylor: Owen Wilson was painfully unfunny at the Oscars, mostly because he wasn’t even trying to be funny and that made me sad. He’s one of my favorite comic actors and I’m worried about him. Not every movie of his is great, but this one written by Seth Rogen and Kristofor Brown, based on a concept by John Hughes, and produced by Judd Apatow has all the ingredients it needs to be hilarious.
Superhero Movie: I’m expecting very little from this, but it has Leslie Nielsen in it, so I’m guaranteed a laugh or two.
Flawless: Michael Caine. Bank heist. ’60s detectives and criminals. No government conspiracy, but they still got me.
Filed Under cavegirls, doctor who, gi joe, hellboy, iron man, jericho, jungle, lost, spies, star wars, terminator
Kala & Go–Go
I can’t tell much about 5-Color Comics from their website, MySpace page, or even their mention in Rich Johnston’s column, but I’m pretty sure that all I need to know is in that picture right there. Also, some damn fine comics creators are involved.
I’m going to start reading Iron Man comics
People keep telling me that before he was Marvel’s greatest villain, Iron Man was the star of a pretty cool spy comic. I’m on the verge of checking that out for myself, but in the meantime, Matt Fraction’s taking a stab at the character and I know he can write an awesome spy story.
Clone Wars cartoon to hit theaters before TV
And here’s the trailer.
Doctor Who is Destro
The G.I. Joe movie just got a lot more interesting.
Speaking of Doctor Who
I was just wondering what Pia Guerra’s next project after Y: The Last Man would be. I could hug IDW’s Editor in Chief Chris Ryall right now.
Cavegirls in Fur Bikinis
The name pretty much speaks for itself, really.
PVC characters, a mug, and action figures.
Carlton Cuse talks about how the rest of the season will go now that the strike’s over:
“Damon [Lindelof] and I are going to try to make five more episodes before the end of May, which is ambitious. But we’ve found ourselves in a situation where we had eight episodes of story planned, and we’re going to try to fit that into five hours of the show. Even though it’s going to be very hard to execute, we felt like any less would be doing a disservice to the story we had planned. We really want to give the fans the best possible experience and ending… to Season 4.”
Much, much more at the link.
Also, those five episodes will air after new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, meaning that ABC now totally owns Thursday night.
Jericho graphic novel
I must be living right or something.
I’ve been ignoring news about new Terminator movies, because frankly I lost interest in the franchise when Linda Hamilton stopped being part of it. But… I wanna check out The Sarah Conner Chronicles and before I watch my TiVoed episodes I want to rewatch the movies. I’m also going to finally see T3, which I’ve never seen before, but have been told is sort of necessary viewing before watching the TV show.
I say all that to say that now that I’m immersing myself in that world again, I’m interested in the new movie sequels, especially with Christian Bale playing John Conner in them.