Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Link Round Up

One of the movies I got extra-cheap was the direct-to-dvd sequel to Death Race, Death Race 2 (creative, right?). And boy, did I pay the right price for that piece of shit. Despite DR2 (as I'm calling it) has "great" actors like Sean Bean and the Man himself, Danny Trejo (underutilized in this movie as the Mexican Jew prisoner Goldberg), I was so let down by this. I really liked the first Death Race, with its cool armored race cars, weaponry, racing and death. But the only racing was done near the end of this way to long flick, and it was shit already seen---same freakin' cars as the first (they could have come up with some way cooler cars for the prequel) and the stunts and action were predictable and not really all that exciting. But in the beginning of the flick, I was hopeful. Sean Bean and Luke Goss (who plays Carl Lucas, but is apparently called Luke throughout the flick, who also can't act very well) are talking in the beginning of the movie using incomprehensible accents--it takes a while to get used to it. It also has the worst bank robbery in history. Then, they mention a name. The Weyland Corporation. This is the same name as the evil corporation in the Aliens movies. But Ving Rhames (playing the same educated thug he ALWAYS plays) is no Charles Bishop Weyland.



One of the female leads (there are 2) is a ex-Miss Universe who now works as an emcee for Death Match, a gladatorial contest between prisoners. This has all been done before and is a little boring. September Jones, the said emcee has the distinction of being a character in the movie that you not only would love to see naked, but also die a horrible death. The other female is a poorly-acted female prisoner there for eye candy (although you almost take her seriously at the end, where she wears an open sweater over her boob shirt--she's all conservative!!). We also now know why Lists is in prison in the first place--Matricide, meaning he killed his mom!!! This whole movie is a prequel to the first Death Race, and serves as the introduction to the mysterious racer known as Frankenstein.


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A while ago, I heard about a Obi-Wan statue being built by Sideshow Toys that was going to show him in his exile to Tattooine. I finally saw a picture of the sculpt and it looks great. It shows Obi-Wan near the end of his Ewan McGregor look, and transitioning into Alec Guiness from A New Hope. The article I read also said that his backpack was to almost serve as a timeline from his days as a Jedi. In the last pic, you can see his Clone Wars armor and Anakin's lightsaber. Hopefully, there will be more.





Custom Buffy Season 8 CCG cards, unfortunately not completed as promised. They capture the characters perfectly in my opinion, using Jo Chen art.


Samuel L. Jackson Nick Fury action figure, from the Avengers movie!

Buffy Villians!


New Fan-Made Avengers trailer, with scenes from the other hero movies!

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