I got my new laptop.

It is shiny and small and has no disk drive. I will likely have to get and external one for the few things I can't download these days (maybe when I rip CDs) but for the most part, I don't really need one on my laptop. I wouldn't have imagined that to be true a few years ago but most of the games I play are perfectly downloadable via Steam or some other source. I cannot wait to get some more time with it this evening.

Bryan Fuller is remaking The Munsters.... for NBC. I'm still not entirely certain how I feel about that.

AMC theaters are going to have Back To The Future in them in October. When I looked for a listing around here, it looked like October 23rd. I'm so going!

If you were looking for Human Target tomorrow, you'll have to put your desire on hold. Fox has announced that it won’t return until November, along with a move back to its Wednesday slot. This is good and bad. Wednesday time slot gives a better chance at survival than Friday death slot did but postponing two months is rough. At least it isn't out and out canceled like poor "Lone Star" - only two episodes. Sad.
So, the first week of Fall TV is over. All in all, I was surprised. There were a few bigger surprises than others.

The Event - Geeze, guys, how much jumping around in the time line do you need to do? A lot of vague followed up by some more vague isn't really a mystery I'm interested in following.

The Undercovers - A lot of fun. I really recommend this. We'll see if the chemistry can keep things interesting. Since this is JJ Abrams, I'm sure there will be some sort of longer term plot at some point, though if this stays at all in the vein of Scarecrow and Mrs. King or Moonlighting, I'll be happy.

Chuck - Solid, all around. I'm pretty happy with this show. It keeps things interesting by continuing to change things up.

Hawaii Five-O - I had heard bad things about this and while some of them are dead on, this isn't a bad show. It is /very/ popcorn and Hollywood action but that doesn't make it a bad show. I'm hoping that we get a little more the Grace Park's character than 'Hey she's hot' soon, though.

Smallville - I didn't predict this. I was going to watch for the cameos (Terri Hatcher is going to be Lois' mom!) but they managed to put out a pretty solid season opener. Clark is still a little whiny for me but everyone else is strong enough that it works. They've done a great job working around the lack of Michael Rosenbaum so far.

The Walt Disney Company announced this morning that Daft Punk's score for TRON: Legacy will be available on November 22. I cannot wait. Everything I've heard is awesome.

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Captain America: http://io9.com/5648452/captain-america-gallery/gallery/11

Mark Ruffalo says the Hulk won't be purely CGI in The Avengers - the monster will partially be rendered using motion capture based on him.

Black Widow is seemingly getting her own movie spinoff. I'm markedly neutral on this news. Widow was much better than I thought she would be in Iron Man 2 but she wasn't scene stealing good, either.

The casting call has gone out for Edward and Bella's half-vampire daughter Renesmee. Good luck?

A one Mr. Moffat on River Song: ""That's absolutely coming. You're going to find out very soon, and that means we have to do it next series, really… The critical thing here is I want to explain who she is, not explain away who she is."
1 - I think that my Halloween theme will be Halloween cliches and tropes. I want to see your awful Dracula costumes, your green wicked witches, your randomly sexy for no reason anything. I think I'm gonna be a pirate. Feel free to blow off the theme if you want. Just dress up!

2 - I wrote up the crazy mess that is The Hobbit movie over at Pop Bunker. Check it out: http://www.popbunker.net/2010/09/hobbit/

3 - I should get my pretty new shiny tomorrow. Hooray!

4 - Please remember I have two concerts at Benaroya Hall coming up on the 16th and 17th. The Saturday show is in the afternoon and the Sunday show is in the evening. There will likely be pumpkin beer after the Saturday show for me.

What else, what else... There was something else but I can't remember. I'll remember later, I'm sure.


Sep. 20th, 2010 11:34 am

That continues to look pretty cool.

There is going to be some sort of big DC/WB announcement this week. The money seems to be on a) a full slate of movies and b) a move to the west coast as the announcements. WB's really looking for something to replace the Harry Potter money.

Tonight starts the Fall TV season. I've already heard lots of bad things about Hawaii Five-0 and Outsourced and good things about Lone Star. We'll see how it goes. I'm still luke-warm on Nikita.

Chloe Sullivan will have her DC Universe debut in Action Comics #893, which goes on sale on Sept. 29. Chloe will have a recurring role in the Jimmy Olsen co-feature.

Looks like Heroes for Hire is coming back in December. I'm torn between caring and not caring. The cast looked good and then we added a bunch more characters I totally didn't care about... Meh.

The 3rd Bill & Ted movie rumors are spinning up again. This time they're a bit stronger than they were before. We'll see if anyone runs with it.

The new Jack Ryan movie is actually being written. We'll see if it moves past that stage.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will be coming to your screens in 2012. Apparently someone wanted a sequel. Who knew?

The Deadliest Warrior is being made into a big screen movie. Sigh.

Gravity keeps switching out female leads. Angelina was supposed to be in it and then had other commitments get in the way and it has been something of a merry-go-round of people since then. I really would like this to get made. It sounds really interesting.

Oh and, I saw The American: http://www.popbunker.net/2010/09/review-american/ Short review: I liked it. You may or may not.
I'm gonna watch this a few more times.

There are a lot of movies I love in here. Some I don't but they're vastly outnumbered.
So. This movie is going to be set in the 60s. Xavier will have hair and it will sort of be James Bond-y.

I already have NO idea how they're going to fit this into the movie universe (as they're all saying it will...) but, there are other concerns here. That one, I can't tackle until I see more script or something.

Michael Fassbender - Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Jennifer Lawrence - Raven Darkholme / Mystique
James McAvoy - Professor Charles Xavier

I have no real problems yet. That's all decent casting and all of these characters fit in here without too much of a problem.

January Jones - Emma Frost: So, I'm guessing the diamond Emma in Wolverine was NOT Emma Frost. (Wolverine looked to be set in the 70s and that Emma was in her late teens.) As she was Kayla's sister, I'd already gathered that but if that's so, why bother with the power association? Meh.

Nicholas Hoult - Hank McCoy / Beast - Wait. Hank is how old? The actor playing him is 21, so i'm gonna guess he's in his teens. That makes the Kelsey Grammer version in his 40s? At least? Mmmmmm. That could work but it starts to get awkward if he and Scott were classmates at all.

Rose Byrne - Moira MacTaggert (in negotiations)
Rosamund Pike - Moira MacTaggert (rumored) - Well. Hrm.

Kevin Bacon - Sebastian Shaw - I... I really don't know how I feel about this. He can play an evil bastard. But... Hrm. I can't recall the last thing I saw him in. It's been YEARS.

Jason Flemyng - Azazel - This is the character that made me stop reading X-men. I read through a LOT of horribleness but that Nightcrawler's dad was a demon? (At that time, said to be Satan himself) was a bit to much for me. I'm not thrilled to see him here.

Lucas Till - Alex Summers / Havok - The guy playing him is 20. Is Alex the older brother now?

Oliver Platt - The Man in Black - Your guess is as good as mine. I really have no idea.


Aug. 9th, 2010 11:01 pm

Anyone up for some Scott Pilgrim on Friday?

I'm totally up for it.

Let me know, people.
The new Torchwood writing team: John Shiban, Doris Egan, Jane Espenson and John Fay, Excellent. You have a lot of writers from good shows up there. Also announced was some of the details about the new show. Mainly, this ten-episode series will contain the same kind of serialized story that Children of Earth did and that this will be called, fittingly enough, The New World.

It looks like Survivor is jumping the shark: http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2010/08/09/129080815/-survivor-has-officially-lost-all-faith-in-its-elegantly-simple-concept In the beginning, I at least admired the idea even if I didn't watch the show. This has gotten all convoluted.

Green Lantern 2 has a writer. The word is that they're going to start filming 2 AND 3 before the first one is even out. That's pretty gutsy though it is nice to see them have that much faith in what they're doing.

There is a new 3D animated Tarzan movie in the works.

20th Century Fox has acquired the film rights to writer Mark Millar and artist Steve McNiven's graphic novel "Nemesis," with Tony Scott directing and Scott Free producing. *sighs* Yeah. I took Kick Ass for what it was. Nemesis is pretty much a blatant 'moar extreeeme' take on that and really, exemplifies everything I don't like about comics right now. I'm out.

Jane Badler is joining "V" in a reoccuring role. It seems in this "V" Diana is Anna's mother. Wow, would not want to be in that family.


Jul. 16th, 2010 10:03 am
Anyone up for a showing of this tonight?
Chuck fans? Are you ready? You're not ready but I'll tell you anyway. Dolph Lundgren will be guest starring on the show next season, likely for the season opener. No word on if he'll be around for longer than that.

There is a picture of Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan out there, as it is EW's cover for their next issue. You can go here:http://www.aintitcool.com/node/45775 to look. I can firmly say that I don't hate it. On the other hand, it looks a little plastic-y, much like the newly released Thor/Odin/Loki picture. (See here for that one: http://kotaku.com/5587330/the-mighty-thor-the-meager-loki--odin) I think what will make or break both of these movies (costuming wise) for me, is what they look like in motion.

Top Cow is teasing something here: http://i.newsarama.com/images/Newsarama-top-cow-ad.jpg It looks neat. These guys have done a decent job of steering a little further away from all of the things they were doing that I hated recently. Enough so, that I've picked up a few issues of Magdalena and have liked it so far. So, I'm a little interested to see what is going on here.

ShockTillYouDrop.com has posted details of the "Alien Anthology" set coming to Blu-ray. You'll be able to get it just in time for Halloween, as it will release on October 25 in the U.K. and October 26 in the U.S.. Go check out the features on this thing because there are a LOT of extra things.

So, there was a big kerfuffle about who is going to play the Hulk. Edward Norton wanted to do it but there was some sort of falling out between him and Marvel, so the word is that he's out of The Avengers. The rumor that started almost INSTANTLY after Norton posted on his Facebook about the situation, is that Bruce Banner would be Mark Ruffalo. Mark Ruffalo is a guy I don't have any opinions about one way or the other, really.

I'm sure next week at SDCC there will be a bunch of Marvel (ad DC) movie announcements. What I'm expecting: X-men First Class official cast
The Avengers complete casting
Something for The Flash
Announcement of a JLA movie post Batman 3.

There will likely be at least one other major DC character announcement (WW would make sense but it could be someone else) and Marvel ramping up some of the smaller characters (like the long rumored Ant-Man movie).

Torchwood US is sending out casting notices for [REX MATHESON] CAUCASIAN, Late 20s, CIA agent, a fast-tracked high-flyer, [ESTHER KATUSI] She’s early 20s, a Watch Analyst at the CIA and [OSWALD JONES] CAUCASIAN, Late 40s, a convicted murderer and pedophile. Sounds like the base will be in LA and be 10 episodes long.

Word is that Tim Allen had a clause in his Toy Story 3 contract for another Toy Story movie. This is pretty standard, just in case, but it is interesting to hear about.

Amber Tamblyn has signed on to appear in the upcoming season of "House" for a multi-episode story arc. I've always liked her so, I'll be happy to see her on a show I like.

Tron is getting a /lot/ of tweaks done, though they're all being done by people I like and trust with movies. It seems that a Tron: Legacy rough cut was shown to Pixar and some of the writers (including Brad Bird) are polishing a few points to help connect emotionally with the audience.

And, for the last thing today... You know how rumor was you wouldn't see the birth scene in Twilight: The Last Movie, OMG? Well, the screenwriter says that's so not true. Melissa Rosenberg says, "That was a misquote. The childbirth - all the scenes, I feel - should be on screen. I think perhaps what I was referring to was, would we actually see Edward's teeth through the placenta? I don't think so. I don't think we need to see that, and if someone needs to see that, I think they should take a look at that. [Laughs.] I believe it will be implied, but I don't think we'll see teeth in the placenta."

Yeah. I'll just leave you with that.
Did you see Colbert last night? He he he!

http://www.fancast.com/tv/The-Colbert-Report/94816/1539677787/The-Colbert-Report-7-7-2010/videos Go! Go watch! Even Steph(v)en again!

Chris Columbus is rumored to have been offered the new "Superman" film. That, I think, would be a pretty good match. Here's hoping.

Red is a movie starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren (with a machine gun!), based on a comic book series by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner. Summit Entertainment seem to have forgotten that very last bit. He's going to be at SDCC. He should totally be on the panel. BleedingCool is running a campaign in the hopes of getting him on the panel. Here's hoping!

Twentieth Century Fox and James Cameron today announced that AVATAR: SPECIAL EDITION will be released in theaters August 27, in a limited engagement and exclusively in Digital 3D and IMAX 3D. *sigh*

Here is a look at the first of the new Batwoman art - http://www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads//2010/07/batwoman.jpg

There keep on being little leaks of information about X-men First Class. I'm sure the full cast will be announced at SDCC somewhere.
'Glee‘ has drawn the interest of Javier Bardem. Seems he and Ryan Murphy were both working together on 'Eat Pray Love' and came up with an idea.

Netflix and Relativity Media announced an agreement through which major theatrically released films owned by Relativity will be licensed directly and exclusively to Netflix for streaming to its subscribers during the "pay TV window." "Among the first wave of films covered under the Netflix-Relativity deal are The Fighter, starring Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg and Amy Adams and distributed by Paramount Pictures, and Skyline, co-directed by the Brothers Strause and released by Rogue Pictures and Universal Studios. Both films are scheduled for theatrical release later this year and to be available at Netflix in early 2011. Also on tap for Netflix are Rogue Pictures' Nicolas Cage action/thriller Season of the Witch and Movie 43, written and directed by Peter Farley."

Like the costume or not, people haven't talked about Wonder Woman this much in quite awhile. I only wish that the average person on the street talking about her costume could even possibly equate to people picking up an issue to see what they think about it.

Clip-on aviator style 3-D glasses anyone? http://www.cineworld.co.uk/news/212/detail

Harlan Ellison is selling off some of his stuff: http://harlanellison.com/heboard/visitors/brochure.pdf If you're into old/rare books, this is worth looking at.

If you want to see Milla Jovovitch's costumes for the new Three Musketeer's they're working on, check it out over here: http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=67538

Amazing Spider-Man editor Stephen Wacker: "For the couple of months coming out of "One Moment in Time," we're going to be bringing a lot of threads of Peter's life that we've been developing since we started working on the book into one big story, 'Origin of the Species.' It sort of gives Pete a moment to assess all the stuff that's happened to him for the last 100 or so issues. Beyond that, we've already started talking about the fact that it might be time for a new, or at least better, Spider-Man. I feel like we've done as much as we can do in terms of Peter Parker's time as Spider-Man." - I'll let you all speculate as to what he means by all that.
So two announcements that have caught my eye in the last little bit that I want to draw special attention to here at the top.

- Trent Reznor will be providing the score to David Fincher's The Social Network.

- Andrew Garfield is officially the new "Spider-Man". You probably don't know him from anything, except maybe Doctor Who. He played a 1930s New York City worker who allies himself with The Doctor in "Daleks in Manhattan" and "Evolution of the Daleks." He was also Heath Ledger's rival in "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus".

I can't wait to see this:

BTW, as a little side note: Jay Leno’s Second Quarter ratings are his worst since 1993.

I'm still not sure on this remake but I do really like Chloe Moretz.

Judd Apatow is signed on to bring us another PeeWee Herman movie...


Jun. 29th, 2010 10:54 am

Coming in December in Japan...
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Gotta say, this looks awesome.
First reported by Showbiz 411, it looks like Michael Fassbender is officially official to play Magneto. I think this is BRILLIANT casting. I've liked him in everything I've seen him in and at some point, I will watch Jonah Hex just for his malicious glee.

Marvel announced this morning that Jeph Loeb is now Executive Vice President, Head of Television, and will be in charge of bringing more Marvel properties to TV. This is also pretty huge, all things considered but feels like a ove to counter Geoff Johns' new job.

In case you didn't notice Neil Gaiman and The Graveyard Book won The Carnegie Medal. Also, Cherie Priest won a Locus award for Boneshaker. Hooray!

A limited number of SDCC badges will go on sale this morning at 10PST (like very shortly.)

Universal Studios Home Entertainment has announced that the "Back to the Future" 25th Anniversary Trilogy is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on October 26.

Sony is really trying to narrow down who is going to be Peter Parker. I imagine they'd like to announce who it is, is possible, at Comic Con.

Also, regarding the Hobbit, there are no deals yet. There are a lot of people who WANT Peter Jackson to direct it - that makes sense. In the end, though, there is no deal yet and it isn't like they'd be able to make anything until the MGM stuff is resolved.

You can find the teaser for The Social Network here: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/45577 I have to admit, I'm now much more interested in this than I was before seeing it, so it certainly worked.

Daniel Radcliffe is said to be taking the lead in a new All Quiet on the Western Front. Not a bad move for him at all.

It looks like Marvel is moving to a Live Action Doctor Strange. Patrick Dempsey is rumored to want the role.

Here's a tidbit from the Glastonbury music festival this weekend for you Whovians out there:

Damn it. I knew this was going to be like this but I was hoping, hoping that maybe, it would be better.
Word is that Sam Raimi is looking to do an Oz movie, specifically "Oz, the Great and Powerful" the telling of how the Wizard got there in the first place.

We still don't have anyone cast for Spider-Man.

Nolan still says he isn't doing 3-D for the final installment of his Batman trilogy.

"The Wind in the Willows" is being developed in a live-action and animatronics version with Weta on board to help.

Geoff Johns says that a live action Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) is in the works. With Smallville going away next season, that would make a ton of sense. He also says that they have scarab suit screen tests done already. I hope they can bring some of that to SDCC. That could be killer.

Wyck Godfrey, producer of the forever-rumored-but-now-for-reals-two-parts Breaking Dawn has proposed that the second part of the movie be filmed in 3D, to reflect Bella’s new vampire state. Because, yeah, that'll work. (And that sort of gives you an idea of where they're looking to split the movies.)

And because I missed it:

Warner Brothers has hired script writers for Green Lantern 2. Same guys who are writing Flash. Expect there to be a Flash announcement at SDCC. It would be the smart time/place to do it if they have anything. (And there have been hints that it will be coming soon.)

Paramount Pictures and MTV Films announced today that they are set to develop a movie around mega-producer Les Grossman. Nnnnnnnn.

Columbia Pictures announced that Men in Black III (soon to be called "MIIIB" - trust me) will hit theaters on May 25, 2012. That's the date that Battleship was going to open. Universal has decided to move Battleship a week earlier on May 18, 2012.

Entertainment Tonight has some Thor pictures up but they're not very clear. I'd recommend watching the show if you really want to see them. And some of them look amazing even when sort of blurry. http://www.aintitcool.com/node/45428



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