Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tony and Dummy


Did you know that Tony Stark built his DUMMY robot when he was 17 at MIT?



I swear I'll get back to the nitty-gritty of this blog soon!!! Too many storms, too much personal shit going on!!!! Have no fear, everything is okay!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Trailer time!!


Hey guys

Just watched the new Iron Man 3 trailer....


WOW.


It would appear Tony's suffering from some kind of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the events in New York from The Avengers. Also, Ben Kingsley doesn't sound like Ben Kingsley. And for the record, "Sir Ben" hasn't been in a decent movie for decades now--I've only seen in him in direct-to-SyFy-movies of the week and in bad comedies.....but I digress. It would appear the Mandarin has a Captain America shield tattoo on the back of his neck--wonder why? Love the Iron Patriot footage too. I think it's supposed to be War Machine (Rhodey's) new paint scheme, capitalizing on the public's love for the Avengers and Captain America. So cool...



I've been thinking of either using this blog or setting up a Tumblr or something to start putting my ideas down for the Avengers-Marvel-Universe at large and how all the Marvel movies can be put together. What do you think?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

IRON MAN 3


Apparently there will be a new Iron Man 3 trailer on October 23. Boo-yah.



Saw Dredd last night, will post a review soon when I don't feel like hammered shit.



Friday, September 28, 2012

Was' happening?

So, what's been going on, Mike?

I'm glad you asked:

First, I finally got the Avengers Blu-Ray and it is AWESOME...


And, my tweet made it into the new Doctor Who Magazine. I'm the second one down!! How about that?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sonic vs lightsaber

Movie edition of What I'm Thinking Thursday


1. Resident Evil pt. 15: Another predictable Resident Evil movie, but I do enjoy them! They pretty much brought back every known face in the RE universe, and made it over the top. The movie makers main concern in each installment is to make Alice wear as little clothing as possible. If I had a thing for Milla Jovavich, I would enjoy this. I prefer Jill Valentine, played by Sienna Guillory, who plays a rather one-dimensional bad guy (under mind control though). Jill is wearing a rather ridiculous one piece spandex suit for some reason, but it is intriguing. And she looks good. Another character is a little girl named Becki, who may or may not be deaf, but serves the role that most kids serve in an action/horror movie--to be cared for, kidnapped, and saved, then disappears mysteriously. Michelle Rodriguez makes another appearance, but kind of a weird way--she's both the bad ass soldier and peace-loving gun control hippie chick--oh clones, how you serve a purpose in a flick like this. Finally, the main dude--I think he used to be head of Umbrella Corporation (I missed one or two of the movies, so I think that's what happened) and is know a resistance leader. He reminds of a combo of Chris O'Donnell, Agent Smith from the Matrix, and a spandex-wearing Ken doll. The thing that really intrigued me was the massive amount of bullets and guns, and the production design. The movie takes place in an old Soviet Union submarine base, so they have this cool elevator with the hammer and sickle Soviet flag on it. Also, the Soviet Zombies have cool design, looking exactly like dead Russian Communist soldiers of the Cold War era. All in all, meh. It was a good movie if you take it for what it was--another sequel in endless sequels. Good action, effects.

2. Expendables 2: All right, so: Rambo, the Transporter, Ivan Drago, The One, The Terminator, John McClane, the Natural, Thor's real-life little brother, and Jean Claude Van Damme are in one big action movie. Awesome. Even Chuck "Walker Texas Ranger" Norris makes an appearance to save the day and makes his own Chuck Norris joke. Jean-Claude plays a bad guy who is badly acted as usual. The Expendables initial mission makes a little sense (sent in by CIA guy Bruce Willis) but what Jean Claude does to them makes no sense and really cliche. Tons of bullets, kicks, and bad-assery ensues and makes for a great action movie that you don't have to think through. Three of the '80's biggest stars in one shot is worth the price of admission.

3. Drive: I've been told to see this flick for a long time, and I finally got around to it. The main character has no name and little lines, and is called "Driver." His next door neighbor is a young mother with a jailbird husband. The scenes with just Driver and his neighbor are sweet and with music that reminded me of a John Hughes high school movie. You really don't know what to make of the flick, it's part action, part something else. Everything goes wrong for Driver (who wears a cool Scorpion jacket) but he will do anything for his neighbor, who he obviously loves.


Whew! I also hope to see Dredd soon, so I'll have a review for that I'm sure. Also went through my phone and downloaded some pics to Flickr, post those soon too.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lazy, or just Clever?



Hey guys--

Sorry I've been away, but a lot of crazy shit has been going on and I've been busy!!

Calvin and Hobbes animated gif


More stuff soon!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

More Random Avengers shit


So apparently, Joss Whedon's new TV program will be SHIELD.....in the Avengers Marvel Cinematic Universe. With SHIELD agents. Dealing with super-heroes, super-villians, what have you. Probably closer to Item 47....



And here are three people on Tumblr who have Avengers/will be seeing Avengers. Dammit...


Blu-Ray Goodness

More Blu-Ray Goodness

Awesome college campus Avengers Goodness




Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Best Video EVER


From Seth Green's new Star Wars project...



Thursday, August 23, 2012

Coulson Lives


So I closed at work tonight, and will be opening tomorrow morning bright and early. WTF am I doing still up?



And did anybody else notice in Iron Man 2, Tony opens up a crate marked "Pegasus" when he's refitting his lab to create the new element? That's the same project name that Dr. Selvig and Hawkeye are working on (for unlocking the Tesseract) in the beginning of The Avengers.



Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Scott Pilgrim and Shakespeare and Batman

LARGE HAMMER
+2 AGAINST GIRLS



The text is from Scott Pilgrim & The Infinite Sadness, I wish they put that in the movie.

Batman and Hamlet: HERE


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

So True...


I know it's the third post of the day, but I had to share:

...Must...Resist....


Avengers comes out on Blu-Ray on September 25. Since I will soon be getting a Blu-Ray player, I will, of course, get the deluxe mother-fucking edition.

But, the MAN keeps on releasing Blu-Ray features online like Item 47, deleted scenes, blooper reels....

I must resist.....

Aquaman and Fast 6


So I'm doing my usual f'in around on the Internets, and I come across these two items that intrigued me. The first is an comic advertisement for the new Robot Chicken Special and the second is from my favorite guilty pleasure film franchise, The Fast & The Furious. For the record, the Rock is the shit....





Also, I ordered a Lost map and received my Brett Kelley Avengers art--life is decent lately. More on this later. Also saw Expendables 2, and it was a lot of fun. Review also later!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Reading Stuff


So I'm reading Stephen King's 11/22/63 about time traveling to stop the JFK assassination. It's called "the rabbit hole" and it's located inside a diner in Maine (where all King books take place). The only problem is that you end up in Maine 1958. It's over 800 pages and I just started.

The main character just met up with the kids from IT in 1958--Ritchie (as in "Beep, Beep Ritchie") and Beverly. It's kinda cool to see him reference old characters who were in that time period. They would have defeated Pennywise the Clown only a short while ago in this timeline. I won't put up any pictures of Pennywise on my blog because clowns are creepy, and Pennywise even more so. He's actually a terrifying TV/book villain--the book is really scary too. Also, I can't stand Tim Curry. Not because he played Pennywise awesomely, but because he played a character called Herkimer Homolokola in the shit fest that was Congo.

I will, however, put up a new picture of the Doctor from the newest season. And now that I have BBCAmerica, I can actually watch on time.


Also, seeing Expendables 2 on Monday with a buddy of mine. I plan to grow a beard to make myself manly enough to watch this movie. It evens stars Thor's real life brother, but not Loki.



Saturday, August 11, 2012

Wait...what?




Is this real??? From HERE

I is famous?


Found myself on two different tumblrs. I was bored and wrote in....




And...

Casting call for a Nathaniel Cade/President's Vampire movie: HERE

Friday, August 10, 2012

Avengers y mi bigote

Not really anything about my moustache.....

Things I have to get working on after I waste precious hours on the computer...
  1. Hulk pictures
  2. Total Recall review
  3. Fury's Big Day roundup
  4. Holy crap I just spent an hour in the basement waiting for a tornado that thankfully never came

Avengers is coming to Blu-Ray in September. I'm almost afraid of how many times I will watch that bitch. Also, Joss Whedon just announced he's going to be writing and directing Avengers 2. Pile on Iron Man 3, Winter Soldier, Thor 2.....







Thanks, Tumblr!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

What I'm Thinking Thursday: The Deluxe Edition


So I had so much shit on my mind and to say, that I smooshed it all together and came up with this.

1. Batman/Dark Knight Rises Review So, it's been 8 years (movie time) since Batman killed District Attorney Harvey Dent. Batman disappeared, there were laws made, and Gotham PD won the war on crime. At least that's what they want you to think. Batman, Bruce Wayne, went from badass crimefighter/playboy to virtual recluse. He took longer to train to become Batman than he has been retired. The story line is taken from several Batman comics from the past 15-20 years. They introduce Catwoman, played by Anne Hathaway--who used her high heels and leather-clad legs to full advantage. There's Bane--the be-masked behemeoth who's smarter than he looks. Only problem I had with Bane is his voice. At times it was creepy, and at times you can tell they redubbed his voice, at times he sounds like a creepy old man. There was the awesome flying Batmobile dubbed the Bat. Michael Caine acts his ass off, but wasn't in the movie very much and was extremely out of character. Joseph Gordon Levitt plays a cop in the flick, but I don't remember his name. While it was his movie, it almost seemed out of character of the actor to be in a Batman movie. At times, it was a little boring but you wanted to see what would happen.

The last 45 minutes for me, made it all worth while. It wasn't Avengers good, certainly not one of the best movies of the year, but it was entertaining. There was several surprise twists at the end, and it seemed that EVERYBODY knew Bruce Wayne was Batman.

Also, speaking of Batman movies: these guys made their own stop motion movie with Batman figures, they're awesome and I can't stop watching it! Can't wait for a full movie.




2. Also in Batman news: Out of respect for RK, I won't post this Youtube video, but it's kinda freaky. Tom Waits, 30 years before Heath Ledger's Joker, was basically Heath Ledger's Joker. The voice, vocal ticks, everything screams Joker. If you didn't know better, you'd say that Tom Waits is doing an imitation of Heath Ledger's Joker. He must have watched this video at one point in his life and based EVERYTHING off of it. Here.

3. Thomas Jane, star of the Punisher movie a few years back, made a Punisher fan film without Marvel's permission. I really enjoyed his version of Frank Castle, it was a good flick, and I wished they got him again when they made that second Punisher movie War Zone. The short is called "Dirty Laundry" and has Ron "Hellboy" Perlman in it too. Watch it here. Shit is freakin' brutal but it's nice to see Frank back.... Oh, and one of my favorite quotes from the comments section: "Remember kids, Always keep a bottle of Jack nearby, you just never know when you're gonna need it."

4. So I was watching late night TV/BBC America and this guy was talking about seeing the Ant Man footage at Comic Con. It actually sounds cool. They call it "Size-Fu" and it's Ant Man getting bigger and smaller during different times to take out his opponents, and I'm waiting for my illegal Comic Con footage of the Marvel trailers.

5. Also at Comic Con, Gentle Giant studios, who makes really cool geek statues, announced their own line of "babes with guns" statues, presumably based on their Sucker Punch statues. Each of the babes are awesome, based on old movies like Predator, Bullitt, James Bond, etc. Here's a link. The funny thing is, I would never buy these because I would probably be too embarassed. Also, I wouldn't want it in my house for very long. Also, I'm not rich. Because I think too much, I came up with my own line of similar statues:


A. Hoverboard Babe, based on the Hoverboards from Back to the Future II, and the "skater punks" that go along with it. She'll have a tricked out board, with futuristic stickers on the front, all scratched up, and the typical hoverboard bottom. It's been used and abused. With the sneakers and jacket. Think 1980's version of the future.

B. Ghostbuster. From the movies of the same name. Full Ghostbuster jumpsuit, with Proton Pack, scientific instruments and a beatup ghost trap. I've seen plenty of Ghostbuster babes online, but this should be taken a little more seriously. You can have a full suit on and still make it look sexy.


C. Vampire Slayer. With stakes, the Slayer Scythe from the Buffy show and comic. Maybe you can go full Joss: with Jayne hat, Captain America shield and a torn Captain Hammer T-shirt. And maybe a leather jacket with Angel's tattoo drawn on the back, fading.

D. Colonial Marine chick. Complete with an M41A Pulse Rifle, but with a look that says she's been on her own for a while on some distant alien world, and kinda suped-up her armor and outfit. A Weyland-Utani leather jacket, perhaps a Predator weapon stuck in a backpack or belt or something. And, of course, an Alien head as a shield (like in the first AVP).



E. Some girl in Star Wars type armor, whether it's Mandalorian armor with trophies, or a Stormtrooper. Have to show the Star Wars love.  The image above is from an artist who made his own giant life-sized Stormtrooper statue called "The Big Bad Wolf."
F. The Running Man. Remember the '80's Arnold movie? Futuristic gladiators go up against criminals in yellow jumpsuits. Maybe a double pack--one "victim" and one gladiator. Or, if you're looking for something more modern, how about a Tribute from one of the districts in The Hunger Games? I got plenty more in mind, maybe I'll post more later...

6. A few weeks before Avengers came out, Marvel comics came out with a prequel comic called "Fury's Big Week." Unfortunately, I didn't know about it until last week and picked up the TPB. It all takes place in-between the movies and their scenes. It seems that Hulk, Thor, and Iron Man 2 all took place within one week. I'll have a review for this soon, I'm much too tired to write it up now...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

His name's not Phil, It's Agent Coulson...


Batman Dark Knight Rises review and What I'm Thinking Thursday will be soon!! In the meantime, check out this killer Hot Toys Phil Coulson preview!!!

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Wise Man says...


Man, I wish that SuckerPunch had more scenes with the Wise Man, played by the always bad-ass and gravelly Scott Glen (who played a firefighter/arsonist in Backdraft). I know he was just Baby Doll's inner self, but it would have been cool seeing one of the animated features showing a lone figure walking down an alternate WWI road, with a katana on his back and an automatic weapon in his hands. Just would have been cool. Check this site out...


Also, this picture of the Hot Toys Avengers Hulk just got released. I'll do more pics of these awesome statues when I have a chance...




Monday, July 16, 2012

Avengers wanna-be news

Well, I probably already did some Avengers 2 news and some of my ideas, but I don't care, I'm doing it again. The new Marvel Movies, AKA Avengers Phase 2.

Iron Man 3: The new armor is killer, looks really cool. There's a ton of news about it from Comic-Con, but they won't put the footage online because of Marvel copyrights and all that business. There will apparently be nanobots, Iron Patriot (who is War Machine painted up like Captain America and being sent to China to protect the Vice-President), Advanced Ideas Mechanics, and the Mandarin. As in THE FIVE RINGS--the same group that kidnapped Tony in the first flick.


Captain America 2: So it's subtitled "The Winter Soldier" and that can only mean Bucky is back from the dead. It happened in the comics, teenage partner Bucky is supposedly killed in WWII before Cap was frozen, only to be shown as alive and a Commie Super Soldier/Spy called the Winter Soldier. Now we know that Bucky was experimented on by the Red Skull and Dr. Zola, right before Cap freed him from the Hydra base. Perhaps the flick will have a cyborg Arnim Zola. He was probably freed by the Allies after WWII, as were many Nazi scientists--they went on to work for NASA. It's Steve in modern times, not WWII.

Thor: The Dark World. What does this mean? I heard we're seeing a part of Asgard that's not so shiny or great. Loki's imprisioned, but maybe he's exactly where he wants to be. He could have access to the Cosmic Cube, and the Infinity Gauntlet is in Odin's trophy room. This is what Thanos is known for having, and it could be a direct sequel to the Avengers.

Ant Man: Directed by Edgar Wright, who directed one of my favorite movies, Scott Pilgrim. As RK put it, he was last in line when handing out powers, they're kinda shitty. But, I suppose seeing a shitload of ants come at you in force might be kinda cool. I would think it would be too comedic a flick.

Guardians of The Galaxy: Really? One of the characters is a talking racoon. Not sure about this....

No Hawkeye and Black Widow movie, no new Hulk movie with Mark Ruffallo vs the Leader....I still want to see Blonsky. Is he human again? He's still the second person around who has a variation of the Super Soldier Serum in him, along with Banner's gamma-irradiated blood. For Hawkeye, I suppose you could just go see the new Bourne movie. Without arrows.

Here's my idea for a cool Marvel movie, to bring it back to the streets, if you will...

Luke Cage, Power Man. Starring 50 Cent. Imagine this dude punching his way out of prison, brick by brick?


Sunday, July 15, 2012

My inevitable Spider-man review


It's the new Spider-Man movie! And I saw it! And enjoyed it!


So, it's a movie you've seen before, but in a different way. You knew what was going to happen to Uncle Ben, but wanted to see if it would turn out differently. The new Spidey is a English actor named Andrew Garfield (who was in a episode of Doctor Who as a homeless guy from Tennessee or Alabama). Not Tobey Maguire, who was the last Spidey. You could probably watch the two "first" Spider-man movies and be satisfied, it would be like watching a similar movie (like Ice T's Surviving the Game and Jean-Claude Van Damme's Hard Target) with different guys. I felt Tobey was more of a geeky-kind of guy in his first Spidey movie, but Garfield can pull it off as well. This spidey, thanks to technology, moves differently than any other Spidey in movie/TV history (I'm referencing you, 1970's Spider-man TV show), he's more fluid, just looks cooler.He's still in high school, still has bullies (which kinda disappear in to somewhat friends--which is what happened to Flash Thompson in the comics as well) This time, the love interest is Gwen Stacey--who was Peter's first love in the comics, but SPOILER: was thrown off the Brooklyn Bridge and died of a broken neck in the comics. Emma Stone looks exactly like Gwen Stacey in the comics, right down to the '70's-esque skirt and boots. It doesn't hurt that I love her eyes, and could have a whole movie with just that. Another added bonus is that her and Garfield have great chemistry, and somebody told me later they were actually dating after the movie wrapped. It was like they couldn't get enough of each other and wanted to be closer.

Okay, enough of the schmaltzy stuff. Garfield as Spidey was great. Watching him figure out his Spider powers and then using them, and his NON-ORGANIC webs was a nice little bit of technology. The guy playing Kurt Conners was okay, a typical movie/comic scientist obsessed with fixing what's wrong with him (missing arm) but in the process losing himself in the SCIENCE and becoming a danger to the city. A little too Hulkey at times. They also had the Spider-Man movie typical New Yorkers helping Spidey in his time of need, including the police. It would have been cooler to have the cops after Spidey the entire time--him taking on the SWAT team was so cool looking. But it made sense to the movie.

It was also a long movie, but kept my attention. Stay a few minutes after the initial credits to see a little scene that sets up the hopefully-inevitable second movie. I didn't stay after that, but I don't think Spidey ever caught the criminal who killed his Uncle Ben (not really a spoiler, people) which spurred his need for justice/revenge in the first place. He probably won't be part of the Avengers, but it would be fairly cool to see Iron Man and Cap show this kid the ropes.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Item 47 idea


This is my second post of the new day, and it's only 15 minutes old. I must have something to say.


So the Avengers short film Item 47 is going to be shown at the San Diego Comic Con, which sadly, I'm not at. But I digress.

As I said before, a couple finds a Chitauri weapon left over from the invasion and begun to do crime. The Captain America Hot Toys hundreds-of-dollars-figure has such a weapon. If I were a clever man and somehow owned this awesome piece of cinematic artwork, I would display the weapon seperately on some kind of clear plastic stand with a Photoshop-made SHIELD forensic/evidence/artifact tag with "ITEM 47--CAUTION. DO NOT TOUCH" or something similar to that. I can't help it. I'm clever like that. Maybe I'll still do that and post it here. Just no toy to go with it.

Said Cap figure with Chitauri weapon.

Oddly hot Lizzy Caplan of Cloverfield fame holds Item 47.


Con Air, Mofos!!






"My daddy is coming home on July 14th. My birthday is July 14th. I'm going see my daddy for the first time ever on July 14th."

Con Air. What a classic. Happy July 14th!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Avengers Stuff


This is apparently going to be included in the Avengers Blu-Ray/DVD combo pack they're putting out in September (and I will be be picking up as soon as possible). Apparently some civilians find one of the Chitauri's weapons and wreak havoc with it until some SHIELD agents come to stop them. If you're a true geek, the Hot Toys Avengers line (which I really need to post soon) comes with one of these weapons.



Also, a cool Buffy cover. On a related note, I just picked up the new Season 9 TPB and will commence reading it after I get something to eat.


Oh, and apparently I just won a podcast contest, and will be getting custom art from this guy: Brett Kelly. I gotta figure out what he can draw for me!!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Friday Funny


Let me clear my throat!



Also, if I were a vampire (bad-ass, not sparkly), I would totally sleep in a KISS coffin...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

What I'm Thinking Thursday Returns!


What I'm Thinking Thursday returns with a vengeance!!!

1. Hollywood will be remaking the classic movie Highlander with Ryan Reynolds (who was in Green Lantern and awesome in Blade Trinity) as the immortal Connor Macleod. In thinking about it, somebody online mentioned they wouldn't mind seeing The Punisher's Thomas Jane or 300's Gerard Butler as MacLeod. Interesting. By weird coincidence, I picked up the original Highlander DVD the other night for a few bucks at Newbury Comics! Before I knew about all this hubbaloo! Not sure how I feel, this flick doesn't need a reboot! On another side note, I bought a keychain years ago from the Highlander company, and then they kept calling me to buy one of their hundreds-of-dollars-replica-swords all the time! Even when I moved! Twice! And did I mention that Highlander 2 and the last two seasons of the TV show sucked?

2. So I found this image a few weeks ago. It's Indiana Jones with Captain America's shield. Very plausible. Why? I'll tell you why non-believer-of-me!! The beginning of Captain America, when the Red Skull gets the Cosmic Cube, he says something like "And the Fueher digs for trinkets in the desert." Raiders of the Lost Ark, searching for the Well of Souls, perhaps. Also, Indy was a member of the OSS, the precursor of the CIA during WWII, and has won a lot of medals because of this (thanks, vastly inferior Crystal Skull movie). Who's to say Indy didn't help out Cap and the ol' Howling Commandoes during their fight against Hydra?

3. Although I haven't been able to pick up this comic because it's been sold out, the likeness of David Tennant is being used in America's Got Powers, in which kids granted superpowers by a meteor are made to fight against each other for a place on a superhero team, for the entertainment of the whole planet. Like our reality, it keeps getting more bloodthirsty. It's a great artist (Bryan Hitch who did the Ultimates) and I guess I'll pick it up in Trade Paperback.



4. I've just finished re-reading Jurassic Park (it was on sale at work). I think I read it first when I was in high school for a biology assignment, and I couldn't make heads or tales out of most of it. Then, the movie came out and apparently my knowledge of DNA increased. It's a wild book, and really different from the movie. Currently reading the new Star Wars: Darth Plagueis. And I just picked up the new Faith & Angel TPB!

5. I want to start listening to Doctor Who audio books from Big Finish. They're complete audio casts with music, sound effects and everything. A magazine I read keeps touting them, and I like their accents.

6. On a recommendation of a friend, I picked up the first two Trade Paperbacks of the comic Chew. Very interesting so far. This dude's a Cibopath, which means he gets psychic impressions from the food he eats. Whether a serial killer made the soup he's eating, or what happened to the cow that makes up his hamburger, he sees it all. So he primarily eats beets, which give off no psychic impressions whatsoever. He's also been known to eat people, to find out murder plots, murders, conspiracies, etc. Just their blood or bit of finger will do.

7. Finally, Jimmy Fallon rapping.

Saw The Amazing Spider-Man yesterday. Review up soon. See, I told you!


 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Iron Man 3 News


I think the Iron Patriot poster is fan-made. Same with the other one. I don't know.



Apparently, Cobie Smulders, AKA Maria Hill in the Avengers, is in North Carolina, where they are filming Iron Man 3. Is she going to be the new Coulson, making little cameos in the Marvel movies?

Spidey!

So I'm probably going to see the new Spider-Man movie this week. Probably on the Fourth of July, because I'm working that day to get some extra money and probably won't have anything to do afterwards. Probably going to go see it.


1. Tobey Maguire: Officially, the last Spider-man. Kinda weird that they're rebooting a movie series after only ten years, and a successful one at that. I remember there was bit of controversy when the first one came out because Spidey caught some bad guys in a web inbetween the World Trade Center, then 9/11 happened. They got rid of the posters, everything! The first flick was a lot of fun, as was the second one. The third one was okay, but could have done without the emo and dancing. The new Goblin, played by James Franco, was great though. Made the flick worthwhile. 

2. I remember watching the '70's TV show at my friend's house, as well as the various cartoons. You can probably find all of it on Youtube.

3. Miles Morales: the New Ultimate Spider-Man. Been reading these pretty consistently at work, really digging it. Miles is a grade-school kid who got bit by spider similar to the one who bit Peter Parker. When he first came on the scene, he didn't want to be a hero, then decided to wear a Halloween version of the Spidey suit, then was given his own outfit. As of now, he's hanging out with his not-a-good-guy uncle who's trying to get him to follow in his footsteps as a bad-ass/master thief.

4. I keep watching the Amazing Spider-Man trailer, and it just looks more amazing everytime. 5. Hopefully, this Spidey will eventually be a part of the Avengers. The Avengers and Spidey are owned by Marvel, but the movie versions are owned by two different parties (Sony, I think). Can you see young Parker with Captain America or Iron Man?

On an spider-unrelated note, I did see Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and was immensely disappointed. I read the book a few months back, and thought it was great. The movie, however, was a times boring and they changed a lot of the characters (thereby changing the relationships in the movie). For instance, Lincoln's big hunter friend was changed into a normal-sized black guy with a scar. A good character, but different from the one imagined in the book. I did like the "axe-fu" shots, where Lincoln wielded his axe like a samurai sword and chopped trees down with one chop. The action scenes were interesting and cool, but unrealistic (which is what they were supposed to be, so I can't find fault there). The guy who played Lincoln really looked like him--I'm not sure if he wore a prosthetic nose to help out, but I know he played Lincoln in a live-stage Presidents thing.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Doctor Veidt?



Images from the new season of Doctor Who with the new Companion, and a manipulated image from the beginning of Watchmen!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Son of Coul II


Unfortunately, The "Son of Coul" pic is not of my doing, it's a t-shirt design.

Oh, and this shows Coulson had a man-crush/hero worship on Captain America before the Avengers came out.





It also turns out the the "Iron Patriot" armor shown before is probably just a re-paint of Rhodey's War Machine armor. In Iron Man III he apparently goes to China with the Vice President of the US, gotta show the red, white and blue!

Also, this.