Archive for July, 2012
Going to the midnight showing of the Dark Knight Rises tonight. My summer long mission of not watching any of the tv spots or trailers (after allowing myself one viewing of the first full trailer) or reading anything about the films.
As much as I dig trailers, I’ve decided that when I know I want to watch a movie, why spoil the treat? And Christopher Nolan doing the finale to a truly epic Batman trilogy with Anne Hathaway as Catwoman & Tom Hardy as Bane? I can’t wait!
I saw a familiar title at the Red Box, “Thrill Seekers.” It seems they repackaged the cheap, Casper Van Dien made-for-TV “thriller” which I reviewed years ago on our old site Film Is Pwn. The review appears in the somewhat selling book, Mega Roos vs. Giant Crappy Movies, but since I’m not writing many reviews as I labor with a novel-in-progress, I figured I’d repost for your amusement:
Having just witnessed the film and staring at the DVD case, I must take issue with the false advertising. The cover, featuring a picture of Casper Van Dien looking slightly concerned as he talks on the phone, promises that Thrill Seekers is “YOUR PASSPORT TO DANGER.”
This is patently untrue.
The entirety of the story takes place in the confines of the United States, mostly Chicago, so no passport is mandatory. Perhaps they are referring to the fact the film was filmed in Canada standing in for America, and in that case you would need your passport. Or, it is equally likely that the DVD was intended for a foreign audience, and Thrill Seekers would qualify as a “Passport to Danger” if you were watching in North Korea, though I suspect their citizenry need no passport to experience danger. (continue reading…)
I can’t believe it’s a real movie, and available to rent at the Redbox in Blu Ray!
Muse’s “Survival”: Great video from a great band — as I watched it, I was actually excited about the Olympics! I’m okay now, though:
Covered up by pro-human biased historians is the tale of Wojtek, the bear who fought alongside humans and helped win World War II with his superior stategery skills. The tale of Wojtek as described by the BBC:
Acquired as an orphaned cub in Iran, the young Wojtek was soon well-travelled: with the Artillery Supply Command of the Polish Second Corps he saw fighting in the deserts of north Africa, where the Second Corps joined the British fight against Rommel’s forces, and in Italy. . . . (continue reading…)
Arnold Schwarzenegger says a Twins sequel is happening. Meanwhile, my spec script for Junior 2 (subtitled: Who Are Mommy Daddy’s Many Lady Friends?) languishes unsold.
No one is reading (John Edwards’ mistress) Rielle Hunter’s book! She’s “sold just 6,000 copies” despite many national TV appearances! You go America! Not giving your money to attention seeking nobodies . . . who’ve still sold more than 5,900 books than I have. But that’s beside the point!
It was what he was trained to do – save a life. But instead of earning praise from his employer, Tomas Lopez got a pink slip. (continue reading…)
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