I’m late for leaving on a trip, so this will be quick.
The Dark Knight Rises is a completely worthy capstone to the Nolan/Bale Batman trilogy. It turns the trilogy into a cohesive whole, and never feels awkward while doing it.
It is long, like the second entry in the series, but even though I think they could have shaved a couple minutes, I have no problem with the length. The footage never feels wasted.
. . . → Read More: Review: The Dark Knight Rises (no spoilers)
2012 has an impressive line-up of films. Time travel, mutation, gods, monsters, hobbits, technology, and sheer awesomeness all combine to create an almost inescapable desire to just set up an automatic withdrawal from my checking account to my local movie theater.
As usual, but even more so this year, money is tight. Hard choices have to be made. I don’t know if I’m strong enough to make them, but I have to try. Last . . . → Read More: 7 movies my mother has to worry about (and a bunch more)
Out of the ashes of our future destruction, a new hero has been born. Gabriel Bright. Beacon of hope. Defender of justice. Burdened, as are we all, with the knowledge of what is to come – and the responsibility to prevent it.
View now, the future we must change:
So, what you just watched (you did watch it right? I mean seriously, how hard is it to press a simple play button? That’s all . . . → Read More: The Birth of Gabriel Bright – DC Universe
If you thought he was gone, you weren’t paying attention.
He’s back! He’s opinionated! He’s Australian! He’s spent more time thinking about pop culture than is probably healthy!
And that last bit actually pays off in this, the second half of our conversation, as Lee Sargent and I concentrate on pop culture and movie/TV news and rumors, including a run down of why Wonder Woman’s shorts are annoying, which Pixar films shouldn’t get sequels (but . . . → Read More: TIDBABSH 2: Part 2: Return of The Australian
Seriously, where else are you going to get a combination like that?
I’ve got three video clips for you today, and one of them is not fiction. See if you can figure out which one.
Firefly is back!
That’s right, Nathan Fillion has suited up one more time as Mal Reynolds. Unfortunately, it’s only a reference to his Firefly character on his new show, Castle, but it’s pretty cool, with a couple of good lines . . . → Read More: Firefly is back, Singing Batman, and Cyborg Rats
Green Lantern – First Flight
With characters that have as huge of an existing storyline as Green Lantern, it’d be easy for a movie like Green Lantern: First Flight to get lost in trying to add in all the cool stuff and cameos that could be covered. That isn’t the case here. This is a lean movie. At 70 minutes, you could actually argue that it’s too lean. But I still liked it.
Everything . . . → Read More: Review: Green Lantern: First Flight
Warner will follow Marvel model to develop new superhero films : Slice of SciFi
Superman Returns darker
Ever since Superman Returns was released, rumors were flying about the sequel. Would it happen? Would Bryan Singer return to helm it? Would anybody watch it?
Not long ago (May 7th, in fact), we were hearing that Bryan Singer would be getting Superman: The Man of Steel to theaters in 2009 with wall-to-wall action in a sequel . . . → Read More: Superman Returns, but not as expected
I don’t have it in me to write everything I think about this movie right now, but I wanted to get something down.
Just like Spider-man 2, this sequel takes an amazingly good predecessor and improves on it.
And just like in the Spider-man franchise, the key is focusing on the character’s development. Bruce/Batman learns a lot about himself and his chosen line of work – the limits, the responsibilities, and the consequences.
Heath Ledger, . . . → Read More: Pseudo-Review: The Dark Knight
I’ve fallen really behind on posting lately. Given the upcoming holiday there probably won’t be much for the next few days either. But I wanted to quickly throw a few things out there in Sci-Fi and Entertainment news.
Hobbit films (report stolen from Slice of Sci-Fi):
Director Guillermo del Toro told reporters during a Hellboy press junket that his first “The Hobbit” movie will stick strictly to J.R.R. Tolkien’s original “The Hobbit” material, however, the . . . → Read More: Quick Notes on Entertainment News
Lots of news and some rumors hitting the net lately… here are the best of the bunch for Sci-Fi and comics lovers:
The next Stargate SG-1 film titled Stargate: Continuum now has a July 29 DVD release date.
Marvel has announced that Iron Man 2 has been confirmed for release in 2010, in addition to a movie about Thor. Also reported: the Avengers and Captain America (with Matthew McConaughey as the lead?) in 2011.
Also . . . → Read More: Movie news roundup – Sci-Fi and comics lovers, rejoice!