It’s time for my annual(ish) list of movies I want to catch this year. Strap in and let the trailers wash over you like pure adrenalin. (Not that I know what an adrenalin shower is like, ’cause I kind of think that would be a bit… icky. Though that’s not really the feeling I think you should take away from watching these trailers… so… look, just get excited, okay? Sheesh, you people are so literal.)
I . . . → Read More: MovieWatch 2013
Yesterday (well, technically today) I posted that The Avengers was one of three movies that I would see even if I had to sell my mother to the Russians, with no guilt.
Having seen it now, I completely stand by that claim. In fact, I’d consider selling her now just to see it again.
What Joss Whedon assembled here is phenomenal. Amazing. Incredible. I’m not sure I know enough superlatives to adequately capture how . . . → Read More: Review: The Avengers (2012) (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)
Well, the 15,000th version of Star Wars is coming out on Blu-ray soon.
I’ll give Lucas a lot of credit. The man is a genius at marketing. He must have a huge storehouse of stuff that he can release for each new version of the movies he puts out.
This time the thing that is getting me to consider buying the Blu-ray is this deleted scenes trailer:
I foolishly thought that the DVD releases . . . → Read More: Star Wars… they did it again!
This is the kind of stuff that keeps sucking me back into the world of Star Wars gaming. I LOVE this stuff.
I have no idea how the actual game experience will be for “The Old Republic” – all I know is that these cinematics look Awesome, with a capital “AWE”. There are three now, that I’m aware of. “Deceived”, “Hope”, and “Return”.
Here’s everything I know about the story these trailers introduce:
The Old . . . → Read More: Star Wars: The Old Republic – cinematics
I’m a bit behind in putting up my movie list for this year.
Last year’s list was full of promise, but I only got to see 4 of the 21 listed films in the theater. I’ve since brought the total up to 11 with the help of DVDs. I hope to catch the 12th (Voyage of the Dawn Treader) on DVD next week. I’m still annoyed that I missed that one.
And once again this . . . → Read More: 2011 Movies to Drool Over
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
How many major “cons” are there in a year (that’s “conference” for the un-geeked)? New footage is spilling out like water from WonderCon, held recently, and Green Lantern is pouring out 4 minutes of mostly new scenes.
Thankfully, it almost all looks better than the first official trailer, which I basically panned.
It’s still a little too obviously computer-generated for my tastes, but still better than the first trailer. Apparently I’m not the only . . . → Read More: Seeing Green… Lanterns
The full trailer for Doctor Who’s sixth season is out. Watch it:
This bit did it for me:
Off-screen, scary sounding alien: Fear me. I’ve killed hundreds of Time Lords.
The Doctor (not impressed): Fear me. I’ve killed them all.
Game; set; match. I’m in. Everything else is gravy. And there’s some marvelous gravy…
River: “This is the day he finds out who I am.” Presumably in the episode entitled “The Doctor’s Wife” written . . . → Read More: Two lines, and I’m sold
We’re heading back toward another season of Doctor Who! Matt Smith will reprise his role as The Doctor starting on Easter weekend (April 23rd). Also returning are companions (and newlyweds) Rory and Amy. And of course, River Song will show up at some point as well.
I talked about how excited I was about this season in my review of last season, so instead of repeating myself I’ll just say… “can’t wait!”
Here’s the incredibly . . . → Read More: Doctor, Doctor, gimme the news…