Archive for the ‘film noir’ Category
Filed Under airboy, domino lady, fantasy, film noir, horror, jason copland, jericho, kill all monsters, mystery, narnia, shannara, sherlock holmes, spies, the phantom, to read, vampires
Still catching up.
- CBS rules. Jericho has been renewed.
- Play Dead — about a dog who witnesses a murder and the lawyer who tries to keep him safe – isn’t at all the kind of mystery I usually read, but that might be part of the attraction I’m feeling.
- I don’t know anything about Domino Lady, but I do love a crossover and a good femme fatale, so Moonstone’s collection of Domino Lady stories — featuring her meeting folks like Sherlock Holmes, The Phantom, and Airboy — sounds worth checking out.
- My Kill All Monsters! collaborator Jason Copland has an interview out on Newsarama about the thriller he and A. David Lewis did called Empty Chamber. The first issue was fantastic and the second one should be out soon (next week, I think?). Update: In the comments, Jason says that he just heard from Silent Devil that it’ll be out July 27.
- I’m not expecting much from it, but Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien vs. Predator) is directing a movie based on the Spy Hunter video game. The Rock was previously attached as the film’s star a couple of years ago when John Woo was going to direct it. No word yet on whether he’ll still be in it.
- Warner Brothers wants to turn Terry Brookes’ Shannara books into a movie franchise. Wisely, they plan to skip the first novel in the series, the Tolkein rip-off Sword of Shannara, and begin with the second book, The Elfstones of Shannara. As much as I complain about Brookes’ style and the derivative plot of Sword, I really do have a fond place in my heart for these books and I’d love to see them done well as a series of movies.
- It’s been a while since I’d heard news about the next Narnia movies. Sounds like the next one, Prince Caspian, comes out next summer, with the third one, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, coming out the summer after that.
Blogger’s acting weird, so I think I’m going to have to finish this in a separate post.
Filed Under adventure, comics, film noir, grey's anatomy, horror, lost, men in trees, mummy, mystery, scifi, star trek, star wars, writing is hard
- The Mummy 3 is in the works. Looks like Jet Li will be the bad guy and it’s being written by Smallville’s Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, which is all fine. Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, xXx) is directing and that’s okay too. I’m just concerned that Stephen Sommers’ producing credit means that we’ll still get cheap, video-game-quality special effects for it. But maybe that’s Cohen’s call and I just don’t know enough about how movies are made. Actually, if it is Cohen’s decision to make, I’m very happy about that because the effects in his other adventure movies have been pretty darn cool.
- Siskoid’s Blog of Geekery should be called Blog of Awesomeness. He’s been reviewing every episode of Star Trek, including the cartoon series, and is up into the movies now. I’m hoping he keeps it going through Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and the others. He also sprinkles in plenty of comics posts for variety. This is a blog I’m going to have to go back and read from its beginning.
- Grant Gould’s got another Learn to Draw installment on StarWars.com. This one on drawing R2-D2.
Writing is Hard
- Just discovered a cool site called First Writer with lots of advice and resources for beginning writers. They help find agents, publishers, contests, magazine markets, and lots of other stuff.
Stuff Nobody Cares About But Me
- Men in Trees has been renewed for another season. Yeah, it’s a girly show, but it’s got great dialogue and interesting characters. I like it as much as I liked the first couple of seasons of Gilmore Girls, and that’s a lot. (In that same link, Lost and Grey’s Anatomy have also been renewed, but those are news to nobody.)