Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, DCD!


As some of you New Englanders already know, DCD celebrated a big milestone birthday last weekend -- the Seventies-themed birthday! Today is the actual day, so give the lady some props. Then head down to the caption contest.

Happy Birthday Sis! You lookin' fiiiiiiine!

Update: Cat sent me the following picture -- Horrorthonners getting their 70s groove on!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Caption Contest! Now with more Caption Contest!

(This is not part of the contest)


Spider-Man



Family Circus



Foxtrot



Bizarro



Dick Tracy



There it is! Sorry about the delay(s). My plan is to post the winners Sunday night, so the deadline is Sunday evening before I get around to doing that. Go go go!

Yawn, new Spielberg film will put you to sleep

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Guillermo Del Toro on New Live-Action "Incredible Hulk" TV Series


From worstpreviews, Back in November, it was revealed that Marvel and ABC are working on a new live-action "Incredible Hulk" TV series, and Guillermo Del Toro is on board to write and direct the pilot episode, in addition to overseeing the look of the character.

Now, in an interview with FEARnet, the helmer gave an update on the series, confirming that everything is moving along nicely. "We turned in the outline to ABC about four weeks ago," he said. "And then we did a rewrite for ABC on the outline, and now we are lining up the pages."

When asked if the Hulk will be different from what we have previously seen. "I think so. Or we wouldn't be trying it," he replied. "Actually, one of the points of this project early on with Marvel was 'We're going to do this thing different and here's how. Are you interested?' And they were."

While most of the details of the series are being kept a secret, it was revealed last year that Bruce Banner will be in his 20's and that the Hulk will be a mix of CGI and practical effects.

William Shatner's "The Captains" Documentary


From worstpreviews, A few days ago, we showed you a photo of William Shatner arm wrestling with Chris Pine (pictured), who both played Captain James T Kirk in "Star Trek."

It turned out that this is all apart of "The Captains" documentary that Shatner is shooting, which features the actor sitting down with all of "Star Trek's" captains, like Patrick Stewart, Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Scott Bakula and Pine.

Today, we have a short trailer for the movie that will premiere at Comic-Con next month and will air online at the Epix website (Friday, July 22nd at 8pm EDT). Immediately after the screening, there will be a questions and answers session hosted by Kevin Smith.

Mission Impossible 4 trailer

Hump Day results

Sorry about the last minute results. I have no excuse. Octopunk gets the win this week with this one-two punch:



Well my stomach feels better but I still have the splitting headache. Whatever, I'm outta here, pukeface!

I’m at a loss for words because it’s just so very, very wrong for so many reasons. In Octo’s twisted brain, Thelma (did you know her name is Thelma?) casually vomits on PJ, mocks him and then abandons him, presumably by himself. It’s all the more appalling when you take PJ’s innocent and helpless expression into consideration.

Equally intriguing (though not nearly as shocking) was Octo's take on The Flintstones.



Panel 1

On the sign: The Comet is Coming

Fred (thinks): Weird. Why is that crazy guy hanging out in a residential neighborhood where few can see him?

Panel 2

Fred (thinks): Well, I can afford to be detachedly amused, as I'm home from work and surely he has no bearing on my situation...

Panel 3

Wilma: Look, Fred! It's me from the future. Apparently everything dies in twenty years and we're the only ones that make it. That's you out front, by the way...


Excellent work Octo!

JPX loves puzzles


My latest obsession is 1970s era television jigsaw puzzles. In particular I’m quite taken with the sci-fi themed puzzles although if a Fonzie puzzle found its way into my bed I wouldn’t kick it out. I’ve made a bunch of puzzles recently and I’ve concluded that I like the 200 piece puzzles the most because they are not challenging at all and I can usually finish one in 30 minutes, which is the approximate length of an Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode (my other recent obsession). Above is my latest puzzle. I found this at the Brimfield Antique Show (largest flea market in the U.S.) for a sweet $5. The vendor assured me that the puzzle was “complete”, but of course it was missing 1 piece, which makes me mental. I love this puzzle because it’s so confusing; what the hell is going on in this scene? Why is Kirk so upset and why is Spock so nonplussed?

Monday, June 27, 2011

Billy the Kid photograph fetches $2.3 million at auction


From cnn, (CNN) -- A 130-year-old photo, billed as the only authenticated picture of legendary outlaw Billy the Kid, sold for $2.3 million at a Denver auction Saturday night.

The Kid reportedly paid 25 cents to have the photo taken in Fort Sumner, New Mexico.

The Old West Show & Auction had estimated the tintype -- an early photographic technique that used metal plates -- to bring in between $300,000 and $400,000.

"When the bidding ended, the whole room erupted in clapping and people leapt to their feet," said Melissa McCracken, spokeswoman for the auction. "I've never experienced anything like this before."

The winning bidder was billionaire William Koch who founded Oxbow Carbon, with reported sales of $4 billion annually. Koch comes from a well-known family whose last name has made headlines in the past year for their political involvement.

David Koch is William's twin. David and another brother, Charles, operate Koch Industries and are prominent conservative activists. Koch Industries is a large, privately owned conglomerate with interests ranging from petroleum to plastics to paper.

The Denver auction started with five bidders. Within two minutes, the bids shot up to a million dollars.

"The bidding was absolutely crazy," McCracken said.

The outlaw was born Henry McCarty but was also known as William H. Bonney and Henry Antrim. Popular history has him gunning down 21 men, but many historians say the number was closer to nine. He later died at the hands of another sheriff when he was only 21.

The annual auction is known for its collection of Wild West memorabilia. Last year, it auctioned off the gun collection of Roy Rogers, "the King of the Cowboys" who appeared in more than 100 movies.

Box office report: 'Cars 2' cruises to first place with $68 mil


From ew, Ka-ching! Disney and Pixar’s Cars 2 shook off conservative industry projections and wound up opening to a hearty $68 million, according to studio estimates. While that’s by no means the strongest debut for a Pixar film, Cars 2‘s performance should come as something of a relief to the animation powerhouse since some industry experts were predicting a debut closer to $50 million. Among all 12 Pixar movies, Cars 2‘s opening ranks fifth. When adjusted for ticket-price inflation, it drops down to ninth. The original Cars debuted to $60.1 million in 2006, or about $72 million in today’s dollars.

It’s a bit hard to gauge moviegoers’ response to the $200 million automotive sequel. CinemaScore audiences gave it a strong “A-” grade, which should indicate positive word of mouth. However, Cars 2 dropped 9 percent from Friday to Saturday. Family films usually grow from Friday to Saturday, so this decline is a bit concerning. Part of the problem may have been the G-rated film’s mediocre reviews, which potentially scared off some childless adults. Or Cars 2 was simply front-loaded thanks to families with young boys demanding to see the movie right away. As for Hollywood’s current 3-D funk, Cars 2 didn’t provide any relief. According to Disney, 40 percent of the film’s gross came from 3-D screenings, making Cars 2 the fourth straight major release (after Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Green Lantern) to earn less than half of its opening from 3-D theaters. Hollywood is hoping that next week’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon breaks the trend.

Full box office here

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Monty Python Reunites To Raise Graham Chapman From The Dead


from cinemablend, When Graham Chapman died from cancer in 1989, it was thought the dream of a proper Monty Python reunion died with him. Chapman was one of the most pivotal pieces in the Python circus, you probably know him best as King Arthur in Holy Grail. But death is no obstacle to the Pythons, and more than twenty years after Graham’s departure from planet Earth he’s getting the gang back together for a new movie… sort of.

In 1980 Chapman published an autobiography titled A Liar’s Autobiography (Volume VI), detailing his life and his adventures as part of Monty Python’s legendary comedy troupe. As luck would have it, he also recorded an audio book, and now that aged recording of his voice is being spliced together along with newly recorded voices of all the other Pythons in a strange sounding animated movie about his life as an out gay man and closeted alcoholic. Strange is exactly what you’d want, when the Pythons are involved.

So far nearly all the ex-Pythons are part of this. The NY Times says that in addition to the ghost of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and Terry Jones will provide voices. Eric Idle is the only hold out though word is “they’re working on him”, whatever that means.

The movie will be framed by some sort of narrative device in which an animated John Cleese and an animated Graham Chapman go on a bike ride and talk about his life. The other Pythons will step in to play various characters in the story they tell. Michael Palin, for instance, will be Chapman’s father.

Though Gilliam’s doing voice work in the movie, it doesn’t sound like he’ll be involved in any of the actual animation. Gilliam’s original role in the Python troupe was to provide their surreal animation style, but this time it’s being done by thirteen different animation houses each creating brief segments. What’s more it’ll be in some sort of 3D animation style, which means all that awkward, low-tech, and sort of wonderful Python animation you’re used to will probably have no place here. Hey, they’re getting old, they don’t have time for all that stuff.

This doesn’t have a title yet though director Bill Jones seems to be floating Graham Chapman – Dead in 3D out there as a possibility. I think he’d approve. If Eric Idle stops running away long enough to join the cast, this will be a must see for anyone who's ever walked up to a friend and said, “Ni!”

It remains to be seen whether the movie will cover some of Chapman's more controversial views on the wing speed velocity of the unladen swallow and its role in the migration of coconuts:

Friday, June 24, 2011

Peter Falk Dies at 83

"Peter Falk, who created one of the all-time great TV detectives on "Columbo" and was twice nominated for an Oscar, has died.

A family spokesperson says Falk, 83, died Thursday night (June 23) at his home in Beverly Hills. He had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease in recent years."

The rest of the story here.

Julia Ormond is Superman's Kryptonian Mother in "Superman" Reboot


From worstpreviews, About a week ago, it was reported that Connie Nielsen (Gladiator) was in talks to play Superman's Kryptonian mother Lara in Zack Snyder's upcoming "Superman" reboot.

Now comes word that Nielsen is out and Julia Ormond (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Che) has been offered the role. If she takes the part, she'll star alongside Russell Crowe, who recently signed on to play Jro-El, the Kryptonian father of Superman (Henry Cavill).

Kevin Costner and Diane Lane will play Clark Kent's Earthbound parents. The film is set to hit theaters in December of 2012.

'Midnight in Paris' is Woody Allen's highest-grossing film in 25 years


From usatoday, Midnight In Paris is moving into another world.

Woody Allen's dreamy look at Paris' artistic past has became his highest domestic grossing film in 25 years, according to a release from the film's distributor on Thursday. The film has grossed $23,330,859 to date, says Sony Pictures Classics.

The unusual art house film, which stars Owen Wilson as a romantic, American TV writer who time travels to meet some of the world's great literary writers and artists, has found a significant general audience since playing at the Cannes Film Festival and its May U.S. theatrical release.

The film also stars Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard and Kathy Bates.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that Midnight in Paris passed the $23.2 million mark grossed by Allen's films Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Match Point. Paris' new target will be to beat the $40.1 million earned by Allen's popular Hannah and Her Sisters, which came out in 1986.

Cars 2 apparently stinks


From slashfilm, It’s only fair, I suppose, that if we run articles trumpeting the fact that other Pixar movies have achieved some form of massively positive consensus on Rotten Tomatoes, that when the company finally releases one that falls far short of the same margin, it would be worth noting. So this weekend will stand as a milestone in the history of Pixar, as Cars 2 opens to the first generally negative consensus opinion in the company’s experience.

That isn’t to say that the film will be a flop. Far from it, in fact. It isn’t tracking through the roof, but Cars 2 will perform well enough, even if it doesn’t hit the box-office highs of other Pixar films. This is primarily a critical failure. But while there is that oft-discussed gulf between critical and public opinion, some critical failures do suggest that producers really misjudged what audiences want. Cars characters have moved ten billion bucks worth of merchandise in the past five years, which sure suggests there is an audience for a sequel. I’m eager to see how most audiences respond to the film, then.

I certainly take no joy in noting this, and curiously enough I don’t think I’ve seen anyone else reveling in the general distaste for Cars 2, either. The prevailing opinion seems to be that Pixar had to swing and miss sometime. That they did so with the film that is obviously the studio’s most commercial effort is balanced by the fact that Pixar co-founder and Cars 2 director John Lasseter very evidently approached the film with no cynicism at all. (Or, I’ll say, that I am willing to believe him when he talks about the film, which he does with a great deal of investment and passion.)

The first 'Hobbit' pictures emerge


Thursday, June 23, 2011

1990s-centric video offers four minutes of unyielding happiness, neon


From ew, During these trying times — in the midst of war, economic crises, and Rebecca Black — sometimes we need ways to appreciate what we have. So, if you’re having a bad day, be sure to check out this video that remembers the decade in which aliens invaded Earth, Tamagotchis were substitutes for human interaction, and the Spin Doctors were allowed to be popular. Aw, who am I kidding? The ’90s were awesome! Click above to check out this insanely nostalgic video, which remembers the days when Britney Spears was vivacious, ring pops dripped all over your fingers, and G.I. Joe wasn’t associated with a drunken night on Ebaumsworld. Also: Creepy, Creepy, Crawlers!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hump Day Caption Contest!

Hey everybody, it's the middle of the week which means it's time to put on your creative cap and compose comedic captions for the comics contest! Whoever wins gets the honor of saying "Aw hell yeah, I won that shit, big time". The contest goes through Saturday and I pinky swear to post results on Sunday. Have at'em!

Marmaduke



The Flinstones



Family Circus



Andy Capp



Star Trek

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Footloose (remake) trailer for the ladies (JPX has never seen Footloose)

Gross. 'Lost' actor Doug Anthony Hutchison marries 16-year-old girlfriend


From ew, Thirty-five may not have been one of the cardinal numbers on Lost, but you can bet it has incredible significance to former star Doug Anthony Hutchison. For that’s the number of years separating the 51-year-old actor, who played DHARMA honcho Horace Goodspeed on the hit, and his new wife, 16-year-old aspiring country singer Courtney Alexis Stodden.

The newlyweds said their vows last month in Las Vegas. The actor broke the news only his personal website, writing, “Doug Anthony Hutchison and Courtney Alexis Stodden became husband and wife on Friday May 20th, 2011, at 12 pm in The Little Chapel of Flowers in Las Vegas, Nevada.”

He added, “Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison live together happily ensconced in their Hollywood Hills home with their lil’ pups, Everette and Tuna.”

Hutchison has addressed the three-and-a-half decades age gap between himself and his new bride, telling E! Online, “We’re aware that our vast age difference is extremely controversial, but we’re very much in love and want to get the message out there that true love can be ageless.”

Today is the longest day of the year


Now I can be depressed that the days start getting shorter tomorrow. Why does everything happen to me?

For Horrorthon 2011, HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS


HELLRAISER: REVELATIONS
Two friends in Mexico discover the Lament Configuration and unleash Pinhead, but one decides to try to survive by swapping himself with someone else.[5] Once they go missing, family members go in search of them, but find Pinhead instead.

(via bloodydisgusting)

'Green Lantern' has lowest superhero opening of the summer, but is it too soon to call it a flop?


Is it just me or does the Green Lantern resemble Handsomestan in this picture?

From ew, There’s a number of theories as to why Green Lantern, the big screen treatment of the comic book hero, underperformed at the box office this weekend. The effects are too cheesy; the superhero, unlike Batman and Spider-Man before him, wasn’t as well known; or Ryan Reynolds, despite being a charming and likable star, wasn’t the right fit for the part.

While the film did finish first at the box office over Father’s Day weekend, it brought in a rather underwhelming $53.2 million — the movie had a reported budget of $200 million and other comic book films in recent years have fared better. The figure is widely considered a disappointment.

Not if you ask Warner Bros., though. “We’re very happy with it,” says Dan Fellman, head of the studio’s domestic distribution. Fellman cites the film’s “very respectable” CinemaScore of a “B,” and its healthy grosses on Father’s Day (the film took in $500,000 more on Sunday than early projections had indicated) as signs that the film had a stronger showing than media coverage suggests. “Rushing to judgment is easy to do,” he says, “especially when the movie is not well reviewed.”

Full article here

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Dark Knight Rises (boring) teaser trailer

C3P0 and R2D2 in vintage “Childhood Immunization” PSA

Amy Winehouse falls apart on stage in Belgrade


From ew, How was your weekend? No matter what you did, it probably went better than Amy Winehouse’s.

The troubled singer, who just wrapped up a stint in rehab, cancelled two upcoming dates on a brief tour after a disastrous performance in Belgrade.

After taking the stage an hour late at a festival in the Serbian capital, Winehouse stumbled around, fought with her microphone, only occasionally sang her own songs and talked a lot about how much she likes some of her band members more than others.

While the crowd at the show seemed to go along with her for a while, they eventually turned on her, sending boos and heckles in her direction. Naturally, much of it was caught on video.

Get your geek on!


By displaying a MOC (my own creation) at Legoland's fan display for Star Wars days over the weekend, I got the family in free and met a couple of hard-corer Star Wars fans than myself. Really great day. Legoland is a perfect amusement park for little boys.

Here's what I made, inspired by this earlier MOC of mine.

Megan Fox Didn't Quit "Transformers 3," Steven Spielberg Fired Her


Megan Fox said some terrible things about director Michael Bay during the filming of the first two "Transformers" movies. Bay didn't seem to care, always defending the actress and attributing her statements and behavior to being young.

Then during the making of "Transformers 3," Fox refused to put on some weight or tan to play the role of Mikaela. Bay insisted that she looked the way she did in the first two films, but Fox felt that tanning is dangerous and ended up quitting.

Now comes word from Bay that Fox never quit and that it was producer Steven Spielberg who fired her after she compared Bay to Hitler, which is a sensitive topic for the "Schindler's List" director. "You know the Hitler thing? Steven [Spielberg] said, 'fire her right now,'" Bay revealed at the "Transformers 3" premiere.

'The Muppets' trailer

Box office report: 'Green Lantern' wins the weekend with a dim $52.7 million


From ew, It wasn’t quite the brightest day or the blackest night for Green Lantern, which took in an estimated $52.7 million in its opening weekend. That’s good enough for a first-place finish, but it’s still a disappointing showing — the franchise-baiting film has a $200 million budget, and came equipped with an expensive marketing campaign. According to early estimates, Lantern ticket sales dropped precipitously from Friday ($21.6 million) to Saturday ($16.8 million), which indicates some negative audience buzz to match the harsh reviews. It’s the lowest opening for a superhero film this summer, beneath both X-Men: First Class ($56 million) and Thor ($66 million.)

The film seems to have had a problem expanding beyond the core comic book constituency: According to studio estimates, the Lantern audience skewed male (64%) and older (63% over 25 years old.) The film has a Cinemascore grade of B, although since the under-18 audience gave it a B+, it’s possible that the film’s Sunday grosses will bounce a little from all the teenagers forcing their beleaguered fathers into the theater. It’ll be interesting to see how Green Lantern performs next weekend, when the family-skewing Cars 2 opens, but the film’s box office hopes may now rest squarely on its international grosses. (Good news: the global audience has recently shown a preference for semi-inscrutable 3D fantasias.)

Full article here

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Amaaaaaaazing

Debbie Reynolds just had a huge auction of tons of Hollywood memorabilia that she has collected over the years.

"My lifetime dream has been to assemble and preserve the history of the Hollywood film industry. Hollywood has been an enormous part of my life as I know it has been for countless fans all over the world.  This collection represents a lifetime of collecting Hollywood artifacts and this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of Hollywood History for those who love the movies as much as I do.  For the first time in nearly five decades, these iconic pieces will be made available to the public through a series of auctions presented by Profiles in History beginning in June 2011." 
-Debbie Reynolds 

 If you have some time, scroll through the totally cool catalog - you can find it here.


Couple of highlights:

35. Harpo Marx signature historic vintage top hat and wig acquired directly from him. Vintage ca. 1930’s collapsible pop-open fur and felt top hat (quite fragile, but intact) with internal attached blonde wig, which was acquired directly from Harpo Marx, and worn by him in numerous on-screen Marx brothers film appearances. Gifted by Harpo Marx to Debbie Reynolds. $20,000 – $30,000


48. W. C. Fields joke box and wordplay archive!! W. C. Fields’ personal small leather box containing an archive of approx. 120 slips of paper (3 in. x 5 in. and 4 ½ in. x 5 ¼ in.) completely handwritten and notated by Fields in pencil being a storehouse of words and terms with definitions as well as working drafts of various jokes including, “To bartender, F. Do you know what time it is, Bar T. If I knew what time it was I wouldn’t be working in a joint like this,” and “I bought a mattress yesterday, was it a spring mattress? No fall and winter” and “I am opening a new boxing arena – I’m calling it the Punch Bowl.” The archive contains extensive notations on words, their definitions and various applications in Fields’ wordplay as well as newspaper and cartoon clippings. Of note are a number of leaves with Fields’ extensive pill taking schedule. Leather box is soiled and worn. $3,000 – $5,000.

28. Katharine Hepburn “Jo” brown period dress designed by Walter Plunkett from Little Women. (RKO, 1933) Chocolate brown textured period dress with tan and black vertical line accents, ivory cotton neck and sleeves trimmed in lace (not original). Handwritten label “C-575-1864- HEPBURN.” Neckpiece and sleeves are yellowed. Worn by Katharine Hepburn as Jo when Aunt March and Amy come to visit her in New York on their way to Europe in Little Women. $6,000 – $8,000

The catalog of stuff is over 300 pages long!!  It's wild.

Rest in Peace, Clarence Clemons

The Boss has lost the Big Man.

Clarence Clemons, whose beefy saxophone powered Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band in the studio and on the road for nearly 40 years, died today, June 18th, after suffering a stroke. He was 69.

"The saxophone is really an extension of me," he said in a 2008 interview. "It's what I'm saying without words."

Clemons recorded solo albums, appeared as an actor in everything from The Wire to Diff'rent Strokes and wailed with the likes of the Grateful Dead, Ringo Starr and Roy Orbison. Most recently he accompanied Lady Gaga on her latest single "The Edge of Glory."

But it's his work with Springsteen that made him stand even taller than his six-foot-three-inches.

"When I first met him, I didn't want to let go, and he didn't want to let go," Clemons told the Associated Press in 2009.

Clemons and Springsteen first jammed in 1971. Both were playing clubs in Asbury Park, N.J.: the sax man at the Wonder Bar; the rocker at the Student Prince. When Clemons went to see Springsteen's act, legend has it, a guest of wind blew open the Student Prince's door. No less than fate—or Mother Nature—ensured an introduction.

In 1973, Springsteen, backed by the crew that would become known as the E Street Band, released his first album, Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. Clemons was there from the first track, "Blinded by the Light."

Two years later, Born to Run made them all legends. In the forward to Clemons' 2009 memoir, Springsteen argued that the album sang even before it was played.

"When you look at just the cover of Born to Run, you see a charming photo, a good album cover," he wrote of the iconic fold-out, "but when you open it up and see Clarence and me together, the album begins to work its magic."

Born in 1942 in Virginia, Clemons had been slowed in recent years to the point of needing of a wheelchair. He endured back surgery and double-knee replacement. But he didn't stop playing, touring or standing.

(From E-online)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

8 Hilariously Awful Attempts to Get Non-Comic Book Fans to Read Comics

5) Christian Archie

From toplessrobot, I imagine some poor kid in the 1970s, growing up in a fundamentalist Christian household where comic books are forbidden. Suddenly, one day, he gets Archie comics at church, and he's so excited to get to indulge in this tantalizing medium that's been kept from him. But it's not long before this kid figures out that these aren't the regular adventures of Archie and his pals; nope, it's the Spire Christian Comics version, where regular Archie artist Al Hartley licensed the characters from Riverdale High for 19 of the most blandly moralizing comic books you've ever read. In "Archie's Clean Slate," a hike through the woods inspires Dilton to note, "Wood serves man from the beginning to the end!" Big Ethel adds, "Man's cradle and coffin are both made of wood!" leading Betty to conclude, "That's another example of how God provides for us!" Fun crowd.

See the full list here

Kneel Before Zod, Son of Russ-Ell


From toplessrobot, I think The Dark Knight Rises and Superman: Man of Steel are having some sort of competition to see how many celebrities they can pack into them. DKR is clearly ahead, but Man of Steel has just gotten a solid boost by hiring Russell Crowe to play Jor-El. He'll join Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Pa and Ma Ken, respectively. I find the casting weird, although I don't know if I can articulate why. I am worried, though, that this is further evidence that we're going to get yet another Superman origin story in this movie. But if Crowe has Brando's hair from the first Superman movie, I could probably live with it. (

Potentially Huge ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Spoiler Suggests Much About the Plot



Read all about it here (I actually don't think it's a very big deal)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cool Captain America poster

Caption Contest Results


Thanks for all the participation, I wish I had time to dole out kudos to everyone involved. Unfortunately, my rotten ungrateful children, have had me running around like my ass was on fire for the past 2 days. Therefore you get the Reader's Digest condensed version of the contest results.

In short, I gave it to JSP mostly for this ditty:

What the Duck

Panel 1

"So let me get this straight. You're claustrophobic, agoraphobic, xenophobic and genophobic."

"That's right. I'm also homophobic, felinophobic and ergophobic. Also I can't tolerate loud noises, children or television. What do you recommend?"

Panel 2

"Take this pill."

"But Duckter, ingesting a pill of that size seems highly dangerous and would probably kill me!"

Panel 3

"Exactly."

Not only did he point out what a waste of life this pathetic character was, but he had the savvy to refer to the doctor as "Duckter". Well done Mr. Smarmy pants, it's back to you. Sorry for the short notice, blame the kids, I always do.