Filed Under christina ricci, dinosaurs, space opera, speed racer, spies, star wars, valkyrie
I don’t remember where I found this; I just like it and don’t remember seeing it hanging in theaters.
Betty and Veronica: Super-Spies
Via Chris Sims. If only all Betty and Veronica comics could be like that.
By Ted Mathot.
By Mitch Foust.
By JC Lyendecker.
“The Red Dust” and “The Conquest of the Moon Pool”
Both by Lawrence Sterne Stevens.
By Björn Hurri.
Filed Under christina ricci, speed racer
Well, that sucked.
It sucked that it was so Awesome and I couldn’t go back in and see it again immediately.
And it sucked that it came out the weekend after Iron Man and is now seen as a flop. Because it’s a great sports movie with gorgeous visuals, an interesting story, butt-kicking and car-exploding action, a kid and monkey who are way more funny than annoying, John Goodman and Susan Sarrandon in roles that’ll make you want to go home and hug your parents, and Christina Ricci in a role that’ll make you want to sit in a parked car with Christina Ricci. All the actors were perfect for their parts (especially Matthew Fox as Racer X), there were some nice surprises in the story, and yet everything wrapped up exactly how it was supposed to. Seriously, I couldn’t be happier with it.
Okay, I could’ve been a little more happy had there been more Trixie. I hear they cut out some of Christina Ricci’s butt-kicking scenes. Hopefully those get added back in for the DVD (which I’ll be buying the day it comes out).
Five out of five pink helicopters.
Filed Under christina ricci, indiana jones, iron man, narnia, rambo, speed racer, spies, writing is hard
Iron Man: I’m not a fan of the character, but I am a fan of Robert Downey Jr. His charisma — along with Jon Favreau’s passion for the movie — makes me way more excited about this than I ever thought I would’ve been.
Son of Rambow (limited release): The poster makes this look like a cheesy kids’ movie, but the trailer reveals what looks to be a really funny, really charming British comedy.
Speed Racer: Another property that I never cared about until I started seeing trailers. I didn’t think I was so distractable with pretty colors, but the look of this movie is mesmerizing. Now I know how my wife felt when she saw the Sin City trailers.
Of course, having Christina Ricci in it has nothing to do with my attraction to it. (Ahem.)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: Not sure why, but I’m looking forward to this one more than I did The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Maybe it’s that I never read Prince Caspian and don’t know what to expect. Maybe it’s that it looks like a darker, less-Disneyesque film than the first one. Whatever it is, I’m into it.
Reprise (limited release): I’m not sure what to expect, but it’s a film about writing and I’m curious to see what kind of themes they pull out of that subject.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: Do I even have to explain this one?
War, Inc. (limited release): I’ve got a very low tolerance for political satires, but this one about John Cusack as a spy trying to protect US oil interests in the Middle East while falling for liberal reporter Marisa Tomei looks fun. It hasn’t forgotten to include the guns and explosions. Or Hillary Duff with purple hair and a Russian accent.