Wednesday, March 28, 2007

No Surfing (FX Suits, Action Hero One-Liners, and Comic Book Movies)

Cardboard Monocle has a list of the Top 20 FX Suits. There are a lot of stuff on this one I agree with including Pumpkinhead, Lycan, and the top 5!

The CinemATTIC has their Top 10 Action movie One-Liners and gives Bruce Campbell the love he deserves! Hail to the King, baby!

Whitney Matheson over at Pop Candy has a nice list of Comic Book movies that not quite as mainstream.


Deathly Hallows: Cover Art!

The cover art for Rowling's Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been revealed over at Time's Nerd World.

It looks great. I can't wait to read how Dumbledore comes back, Harry doesn't die, Snape is shown as trustworthy, and Malfoy sacrifices himself to show that he is good at heart!



Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Tuesday Tube - Ray Bradbury at the Sixth Annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea (2001)

Forbidden Planet had a link to a new Sci fi Wire interview with science fiction guru Ray Bradbury today so I thought I would add to the Bradbury love with this amazing 2001 lecture at he Sixth Annual Writer's Symposium by the Sea.

I love the way he pushes his audience to read the short stories of earlier America (Irving, Poe, Hawthorne, Wharton, etc).


28 Weeks Later - Trailer

MoviesOnline has the trailer for 28 Weeks Later. I have to say, I was a huge fan of the first movie, but I have always believed that was due to Garland's script and Boyle's direction. The sequel doesn't have either, and (like many lesser sequels and tv shows that jump the shark) they have added a 12 year old kid to the mix.

Sure, there was a young girl in the first one, but the new trailer makes the kid the main character, shifted around by American military as the returned British citizenry go to zombie hell.

I'll see it, but I'm less than optimistic.


Birthday Shoutout

Happy 36th birthday to Captain Tightpants, Nathan Fillion!

Monday, March 26, 2007

The Venture Brothers Season 2 trailer

Astrobase Go! have released a hilarious trailer for their upcoming Venture Brothers: Season 2 release.


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No Surfing (Max Brooks and Frank Miller Interviews) has an interview with Max Brooks, author of one of my favorite books of last year, World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War.

has an interview with 300 and Sin City graphic novelist, Frank Miller.


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Ron Moore Talks the Battlestar Galactica Season Finale (SPOILERS AHEAD)

Ron Moore sheds some light on a strange and (in my opinion) disappointing Battlestar Galactica season finale over at Tuned in Journal. The interview made me feel a little better about the revelations, but overall I wasn't impressed. The music that was bugging four crew members turned out to be exactly what most watchers feared. They showed us four of the five other cylons at the same time after they have building up the mystery forever. It is interesting that, as Moore discusses, the cylons are members of each branch of fleet life, but this fact points to a past knowledge that I find hard to believe.

Starbuck's return was the icing on the crap cake. Apollo leaves formation right before a fire fight and when Kara shows she throws out a "howdy - I found Earth" like it's the feel good moment of the century. The inclusion of "All Along the Watchtower" tied it all up as a loser move for me. They have never had licensed music in the show before and the score has always been brilliant. Why start now?

All in all, I was more disappointed with this years finale than last. At least last year I could chalk it up to a cheap trick and move on. But, the first three episodes of this year (the best of the season besides the "should have been 2 hour" Strike episode). I can only be hopeful that Moore knows what he is doing and the long wait (till January 2008) will be worth it.


Sunday, March 25, 2007

Stardust Trailer

The trailer for the Neil Gaiman adaptation, Stardust is finally up on Yahoo. I have to say that I think the movie looks great, but the trailer is trying way to hard to be action packed. The book itself (a must read before the movie) does not concentrate near as much on action packed scenes as the trailer makes the movie look.


Friday, March 23, 2007

Star Trek Bloopers and Khan

I'm still in a Star Trek mood after Shatner Day yesterday, but all I want to do now is scream KKKHHHAAANNNN!

Ignore the geeks and watch the master at work!


Thursday, March 22, 2007

Cobie Smulders to play Wonder Woman

Well, Joss is gone from Wonder Woman, but according to Film Ick, Silver and company still went with his top pick, Cobie Smulders to play the Amazon.

I've never seen this girl before (which is a good thing), but I got excited for a moment thinking it was Lucy Griffiths who plays the kick butt, Marian on the BBC's new Robin Hood series.

I'm still ticked that we will never see a Whedon Woman. Something big is going to have to happen for me to get excited about this movie again.


Happy Birthday, Kirk!

Today is a day of celebration, for master thespian William Shatner was born in Montreal on March 22, 1931.

In honor of Shatner day I will be getting in a fight over a woman, having my shirt ripped off by aliens and screaming KKKKHHHHHHHAAAAAAAANNNNNNN!!!!! at random moments.


Holy Unintentional Funny Batman

YesButNobutYes has a hilarious list they call the Top 15 Funniest Unintentionally Funny Comic Book Panels of All Time.

Be prepared to laugh and feel awkward at the same time.


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28 Weeks Later One Sheet

One of the reasons I can't wait to see The Hills Have Eyes 2 this weekend is the promised 28 Weeks Later trailer that is debuting before it. If this poster and the small clip they had at Fox Atomic are any indication, this one is going to grab you by the face.



Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Another Year on the Island for Lost

SCI FI WIRE is reporting that Lost has been picked up for a fourth season. With the last episodes of the third season kicking in and me on the edge of my seat to find out more about Locke tonight, I am ready for more time on the island.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Tuesday Tube The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

Today's tube gets gothic with Vincent Price's amazing 1972 one man performance of Edgar Allen Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" from his, An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe

Part I

Part II


No Surfing (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, Aqua Teen Movie, Day Watch)

I know that every blog on the net has posted a link to the new Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End trailer, but it looks too killer no to add our own. So, I will include a few other cool looking trailers to take away from my poser status.
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres (I am still up in the air about seeing this in theaters.)

Day Watch
(Night Watch was good, but not as good as the trailer made it look. This one might go the same way.)


Monday, March 19, 2007

Battlestar Galactica: Special FX Article

Digital Content has a nice look at the Special FX from Battlestar Galactica along with video of the "Exodus" sequence, which was one of my favorite episodes of all time.

This got me pumped since next week they are finally getting back to space battles.



Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Tuesday Tube Pirates of Dark Water

I was discussing great fantasy cartoons with a group of friends and we came to the consensus that the early 90's cartoon, Pirates of Dark Water is one of the best of the bunch.

You Tube has enough of the 21 episode run up to get you all nostalgic.


Paul Blackthorne Interview (The Dresden Files) has an interview with Paul Blackthorne, the hokey stick sporting Wizard, Harry Dresden in Sci Fi Channels, The Dresden Files.

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

The history of Star Trek theme music

Geekend posted this interesting interview with Alexander Courage, composer of the Star Trek theme and many other soundtracks.


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Saturday, March 10, 2007

No Surfing (Clips,Trailers, Bond, and Hollywood Physics) has clips from Bong Joon-ho's The Host, which I will finally get to see on the 24th

Twitch has the trailer for an interesting new documentary called Blood, Boobs and Beast. Blood, Boobs and Beast looks at the career of indie-film maker Don Dohler (if you have never heard of him you don't feel bad). It also has interviews with JJ Abrams, Tom Savini and Tom Sullivan.

British computer scientists prove that Connery was the best Bond!

Mental Floss has a great list of physics that don't apply in Hollywood

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Thursday, March 08, 2007

No Surfing (Premonition, Heroes,Movie Poster List)

Premiere Magazine has a released an interesting list of "The Best Movie Posters Ever." Though I have to disagree on many of them, there are many great ones in the mix.

Movies Online has a five minute behind the scenes of Sandra Bullock's new Medium/Groundhog Day rip-off Premonition. I'm still not convinced.

NBC is auctioning Tim Sale's Heroe's art for charity. Wow, I would love to have one of those pieces.

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Tuesday Tube Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

If you never saw Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, an 80's sci-fi and medical spoof that aired in Britain in 2004 and has been picked up by the Sci Fi Channel, you will laugh your head off, literally.
It is the greatest television event since Quantum Leap, and I mean that literally!
Here is episode 1 part 1

part 2 and part 3.


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