Aug
07
2018
13

Quote of the Day, Sometimes, (Metaphorical) Bullets CAN Kill It edition.

The author here has a point.

The collective internet is kind of like the little kid in AI: Artificial Intelligence. When it loves something, that love is the most passionate, powerful and awe-inspiring thing. And if you even slightly interfere with that love in any way, it will destroy you with a cold, mechanical fury.

Particularly since the author was referencing what happened when they made a live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender — No! Sit back down!  It’s OK!  It’s OK!  The franchise is dead!  It can’t hurt anybody anymore!  You can even click the link; it goes to a Blu-Ray of the real show.  The animated one.

Anyway.  See what the author meant?

Aug
06
2018
2

The icky thing about this Baywatch remaster isn’t what you might think.

I don’t have an opinion on Baywatch itself.  I never watched it.  I also don’t judge people who did.  You like what you like, and if this was entertainment for people, well, I get a little annoyed when people judge me, you know what I mean? So a remaster and possible streaming isn’t a big deal for me.

But this is a little bit different: “They have also replaced 300 of the songs featured in the show with modern songs, with the help of composer Corey Larios.” …Yuck.  If there’s a better method of making absolutely certain that modern audiences are squirming on their seats, trying to figure out what the mismatch from what they’re seeing and what they’re hearing, I don’t know what that better method would be. (more…)

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Aug
06
2018
2

Birds of Prey update: no Batgirl, villain to be Black Mask.

Interesting. No Catwoman, either:  Birds of Prey will feature Harley Quinn, Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya, who *I* remember as the smart Gotham City cop in The New Batman Adventures but who is apparently the second Question in regular continuity (also, gay**).  According to the the gestalt of the various synopses and revelations out there, these four will be teaming up to save a child Cassandra Cain (who later grows up to be a Batgirl) from the crime boss Black Mask.  (more…)

Aug
04
2018
4

Movie of the Week: The Lost Boys.

…Really? I missed The Lost Boys? Weird. Also: hey, it came out 31 years ago! Congratulations, we’re all old. And it’s surprisingly not too bad, actually. I mean, I have an excellent credit rating now, and everything.

Aug
04
2018
15

Jean-Luc Picard coming back to Star Trek. But WHICH one?

This is important.

(more…)

Aug
03
2018
--

A fan-trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters that is well worth your time.

It is wonderfully retro.

Not perfectly so, of course.  It’s done a good job of duplicating the color, style, and even the gradual decay of a film clip from the 1960s; but there are limits to what the state of the art can do.  Still, this really captures the aesthetic of what I want from Godzilla: King of the Monsters.  Will we get it? I’ll tell you opening night.

Aug
03
2018
2

The ‘Wait, Smallfoot might not be wretched?’ Smallfoot trailer?

I’m actually now considering Smallfoot.

The conceit entertains, and the lack of a magic translator is a wonderful thing.  I could possibly watch this.  It might not suck.  I’m not exactly sure how an intelligent species can go through life on Earth without knowing exactly what humans are like, but it might not suck.  I mean, accepting that conceit is a lot easier to do than some of the ones I was kind of subconsciously expecting, here.

Moe Lane

PS: I know, I know, but I actually laughed at a couple of points in the trailer.  That justifies a closer look.

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Aug
02
2018
9

They’re gonna make a… Kraven the Hunter movie?

Sony, that is.  Part of the ‘Sony Marvel Universe,’ because why not? “The long-time Spider-Man villain, whose real name is Sergei Kravinoff, was a Russian aristocrat who became obsessed with big game hunting. He eventually develops superpowers after taking an elixir from the Voodoo priest Calypso.” …I’m detecting a theme, here.  Sony seems pretty determined to work up the Marvel villains they have a bit more than… well, OK, they only have Spider-Man on the heroe side, so that makes sense.  Expect a lot of tortured anti-hero and villainous movies, then!  And then, when they’ve got that settled, Spider-Man can come back and battle the Sinister Six until the end of time.

Hrm.  That might actually work.

Still, Kraven the Hunter without Squirrel Girl is gonna not be as fun.  And she’s NOT Sony.  Not at all.

Aug
02
2018
6

Tweet of the Day, The Screenshot Says It All About The Stormtrooper movie.

Assuming it’s real.

…I’m not sure that I want to really check if a Star Wars Stormtrooper movie is real.  If it’s real, then I have to deal with the consequences of that.  Possibly we could still pretend that it’s not, if it is?  Keep it going for as long as possible.

Moe Lane

PS: You’re thinking of Troops, probably?  — Which needed only ten minutes to make the point, and pretty darn well.  Whatever Hollywood comes up with, that’s what it will have to beat.  I am not confident in Hollywood’s chances.

Aug
01
2018
3

ALF to return for some reason.

There is one chance for it, though.  One.  And it involves the show being written by utter bastards: “One idea that has reportedly been discussed for the reboot would involve ALF emerging from Area 51–where he has been held captive since the original series finale–and observing how much the world has changed since that time.”  That’s half of it; the other half is, as Cracked.com once noted, that the original show established right away that, if captured, ALF could expect to be “hauled off to be burned, frozen, poisoned, stabbed and finally gutted off-camera.” (more…)

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