Monday, July 22, 2013

Monday 7/22

What do you mean it isn't my Birthday any more? Why have the presents stopped coming? Why?

So my wife and I started watching Orange is the New Black last night, and it's actually a pretty good show. It's about a young woman that gets sent to prison for 15 months for carrying a bag of cash for her at the time rug dealer lover. Based on a memoir by the same name, we follow our yuppie clean blond lead around and get to experience all of her prison interactions. While it is a great show, I do have to warn you about the content. There are an extensive number of scenes featuring a gratuitous amount of Jason Biggs. That's right, the guy from American Pie. He's in this show... a lot! So if you can handle scenes of Jason Biggs acting, then you'll be able to enjoy this show. Just kidding, he's actually really good in it, the whole show is pretty damn good, and being on Netflix there aren't any content restrictions of the regular networks, but it is no where near as graphic as HBO so it's never uncomfortable to watch so yes, grandma can be in the room.


Alright there good folks, just to make a point about something that might impact the frequency of my posts over the next week or so; I am going back to Michigan this coming Sunday. As such, that means I have a lot to do before I can go from getting packing, securing a supply of underwear, finding enough socks without holes, and locating a consignment of pants because apparently you can't fly naked anymore. THEN once I am in Michigan; no offense, but you know, I want to ENJOY myself and not feel forced to entertain you! That plus the fact that my laptop isn't the best tool to blog from, it's more meant for my novel and screenwriting projects, my posts to this blog will likely be infrequent and not nearly as interesting to look at BUT since I will be away from Denver I plan to do a full ZOMBIE MOVIE RETROSPECTIVE - I'm gone for 9 days, I shall write about 9 different Zombie movies! Why Zombies? Well... why not? I like zombies! I'll be posting the list of nine movies as soon as I finalize my selections. Moving along now...


FINALLY GOT TO SEE PACIFIC RIM!

It was awesome and EVERYONE should see this movie in the theater! If you're using a torrent or a cheep ILLEGAL  streaming site to watch this movie(or any movie) on your computer at home, you should be just a bit more than a tad ashamed of yourself. It was old school summer movie fun in grand, exciting fashion!  Check back after a bit for my full review



Comic Con Roundup!


Well they did! They finally did it! You bastards! You blew it up! - not really. DC just announced their ambitions outline to compete with Marvel for king of Superhero Cinema! Coming summer 2015 is a Superman/Batman team up movie to be written and directed  by the team behind this summer's Man of Steel Zach Snyder and David S. Goyer! Following in 2016 is The Flash after that is a full on Justice League movie in 2017. On all of this news I am a bit - meh about the whole thing. While I would love to see DC heroes get more big-screen time rather than being relegated to the CW network, I feel it is a bit too ambitious of them to jump full on into this thing. I wish there was a one off Batman film adventure before the 2015 Superman team up movie to reintroduce this new version of the character. Christopher Nolan who is executive producing this whole venture has been very clear that the Christian Bale Batman will not be the one featured here. So that means they have to reintroduce the character all over again, new Bruce Wayne, new Gotham etc etc. While they did say they're not going to redo the origin of Batman again(thank god) I would like a 2 hour span to get to know this version. We'll see what happens!

Thanks to the good folks at The Digital Bits for this... we have our first pictures of the box art for that Predator 3D Special Comic Con Exclusive!

Predator 3D: Limited Edition (Blu-ray 3D)                 Predator 3D (Blu-ray 3D)

If you'd preordered it at Comic Con, not only would you have gotten the 3D blu-ray and the figurine, but you would have gotten a scale replica Predator Head with detachable helmet! At 120 clams that's not a bad deal considering it caters to a pretty exclusive clientele of nerds who A have a 3D TV and Blu-ray player and are willing to give up $120 at the drop of a hat.


Also thanks to The Digital Bits for this bit of wonder!
Warner's Batman bag at Comic-Con 2013

No sadly this isn't a promo for the series coming to DVD - but it is a nice piece of hope. Apparently the scuttlebutt is that DC and Fox and the cast have worked out their issues. The final domino that needs to fall is them working out a deal with the estate of the show's creators. Once they work something out that makes the whole deal worthwhile then we should be able to enjoy this thing on disc! Can you believe it's been nearly 16 YEARS since DVD hit the market and this show HAS NOT yet come to disc? Hope these guys sort their shit out cus us fans, yeah, we've been ready for this one for a long long while now!



After that, there really isn't that much more to cover about Comic Con. They revealed the next Avenger's movie villain by way of revealing the film's title Avengers: Age of Ultron. I'm really not that familiar with Ultron, but from the coverage he sounds like a pretty big deal so who knows. Otherwise San Diego Comic Con has proved that it is the Miss America Pageant of Nerd Culture. Stars and directors and creatives behind big budget movies took to the stage. Waived to the crowd and went on their marry. Other than DC's big nondescript plans, there wasn't really anything earth shattering. Until the new trailers actually get released to the greater public, we wont be seeing much of the new footage any time soon.

Well on that note, I've gotta get to work on my Pacific Rim review and then start crunching away on my novel. With that Dear Readers, remember if you're ever stuck in a creepy cabin with a group of friends who find a book bound in human flesh and inked in blood, grab the keys to the car, and get the hell out of there before anyone starts reading from it! If you stay, keep away from broken pencils, broken mirrors, chainsaws, nail guns, and don't go into the woods.





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