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That's the executives over at the Sci Fi Channel (soon to be SyFy) freaking out over the networks loss of Battlestar Galactica this week. So, what's next? Three fantasy miniseries are in the works. Two of which, says The Hollywood Reporter, will serve as potential series pilots.
Dick Tracy that is. From The Hollywood Reporter,"In a Delaware court filing on Thursday, Tribune Media Services, a unit of bankrupt newspaper publisher Tribune Co., said [Warren] Beatty 'wrongly claims' to have exclusive motion picture and television rights to the well-known police detective character."
Mar 20, 2009
"This is the story of Arne (Trond Gil), who is convinced he has superpowers. He just hasn't found them yet. So he decides to put up a wanted note for an archenemy, hoping that it will help him discover his true powers."
Mar 19, 2009
I'm not entirely clear where Groom Lake is going yet but it has intrigued me enough to wonder where it will go. It's not as perverse as Templesmith's Welcome to Hoxford (not yet anyway) or as amusing as Wormwood, but it does share some some of the wit and visuals of both. Ryall, who I've never read before, does some fantastic introductions for his characters but falls short in getting the actual plot across clearly in this first issue. Templesmith's little grey men are simple and cute but it's his blood splatterings that make an impressive visual as per usual.
Mar 18, 2009
In this exclusive on-camera interview filmed at New York Comic Con, Palmiotti discusses with CBR's Jill Pantozzi the unexpected success of DC’s “Jonah Hex” and the new film based on the classic outlaw. The writer also hypes up his and Amanda Conner’s much anticipated new Power Girl book, which he promises will be fearless and fun. Palmiotti also talks about his video game work and his new IDW project, “Last Resort,’ which the writer describes as “a cross between an Irwin Allen production and a biological hazard gone bad.”...and boobs. To be fair, I was actually the one who started it. :) Enjoy!
It's new comics day and I'm honored to have been chosen by Kelly Fenton over at Bottomless Cup as a "Wednesday Motivator." Kelly asked about my collecting habits, favorite superhero movie, why I read and who would win in a fight between heroes among other things. Check out the interview here!
Mar 17, 2009
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The true spark that ignites Jekyll into something extraordinary is it's star James Nesbitt, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as both Jackman and Hyde. The transformation between characters is subtle - darker hair and eyes, different hairline, taller, yet Nesbitt might as well be two separate actors. Jackman is nothing special, underwhelming even whereas Hyde is ferocious, insatiable and violent, yet as precocious as a child. His deftness at making each someone you want to know, mixed with Moffat's script make for an unforgettable experience. Did I mention he makes Jackman and Hyde sexy as hell? I'm aware, I'm a strange girl.
Benjamin: Not personally. I have people.
Mr. Hyde: You're missing out. It's like sex. Only there's a winner.
Mar 13, 2009
Mar 12, 2009
Their new found interest in each other came at a really bad time considering the Guardians just banned "physical relationships and love between members of the Green Lantern Corps," but since when has that stopped anyone. It's really got me wondering how the Guardians are actually enforcing the new law though. How creepy would it be if the rings were secretly recording their tryst?
Mar 11, 2009
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The Minutemen's history is told almost entirely in the opening credit sequence of the film. It definitely leaves you wanting more, to the extent that I thought they should have made another movie just about them. Seeing as how it runs almost three hours as it is, this was the best way to showcase the earlier costumed vigilantes' exploits and it's done really well.
Haley's got a bit of the Bale Batman growl going on but it fits Rorschach better. He's not a sizable actor by any means but his presence is felt like a giant on screen. Whether it's simply breaking and entering or violently extracting information from an unwilling source he's Rorschach through and through. And all that without the use of facial expressions, though his inkblots say plenty and he's impressive out of the mask as well. I'd like the shake the hand of whomever designed his ever-changing mask, it makes a big impact.
While the majority of the cast is working in costume for most of the film, it felt like Malin Akerman (Silk Spectre) and Patrick Wilson (Night Owl) would never get there. But when they did, it was instant chemistry. The awkwardness they shared while in plain clothes disappeared once they donned their rubber and latex and kicked some good old fashion ass. It's one of the greatest team-ups I've seen in a while.
There was once talk that the setting of the film should be updated to modern times. I'm so glad they didn't. Some of the younger audience might be confused by Nixon-era references and public figures but not enough to detract from the overall message I think. I must highlight an area in which Watchmen really excelled - it's soundtrack. Each song is placed perfectly and aides in the emotional impact of each scene, not just background music.