Sunday, June 27, 2010

ADVENTURELAND: it rocks the Amadeus

I finally got around to watching Adventureland, from the director of Superbad. It rocked the bacon, true believers. It's a bit different than Superbad in that it is much more of a tortured love type of story, but still very, very funny in that 1980s coming-of-age type of way.

For me, the best part of the flick was the whacky-80s-best-friend character, Frigo. The dude is obsessed with punching his friends in the groin and pointing out when they have erections in order to humiliate them. Good ole Frigo has one unforgettable urination scene that redefines bathroom humor once and for all. See some of Frigo's antics here:

I highly recommend this movie for the soundtrack alone, which I may just go out and buy. Check some tunes below:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

They better not start calling themselves the S.F. Warriors

I'm not so sure I like all this talk about the Warriors and San Francisco. They belong to Oakland, so change the name already ... to the OAKLAND Warriors, not the Golden State, not the Generic Geographical Area Warriors, not the NorCal Warriors and definitely not the S.F. Warriors.

And by, the way, who the heck is Ekpe Udoh?

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

VOLTRON returns to the big screen ... and the little one too

Variety reports that Nicktoons is developing 26 half-hour episodes of a new animated series titled "Voltron Force," about five space explorers who pilot robotic lions that combine to form Voltron, an invincible guardian sworn to defend the Universe.

Rights holders Wolrd Event Productions and Classic Media are behind the project, which attempts to relaunch the robot that was popular in the 1980s.

The series will remain faithful to the old show, while introducing new recruits to fight alongside the original characters.

WEP and Classic Media will produce the toon with Kickstart Productions ("Wolverine and the X-Men").

Mattel will tie-in with the 25th anniversary to launch toys based on the classic "Voltron" range, as well as action figures and playsets that revolve around an edgier, modernized robot.

WEP and Classic Media had been developing a live action Voltron: Defender of the Universe movie but writers, including Justin Marks, have yet to lock down the right tone, producers said.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

THE AVENGERS ... 'nuff said

Not bad for an amateur photoshop job.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Captain America MOVIE COSTUME!

Oh heck yes, if this is the real deal, the folks at Marvel Studios nailed it. This is a very nice mix of classic Cap, Ultimates Cap and movie-style cap. It's military, it's modern and still very true to the comic book. I'm in.

Thank you Ain't It Cool fat guy.

New actors join Captain America, and THE AVENGERS

Jeremy Renner from The Hurt Locker as Hawkeye in The Avengers, alongside Cap, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor ... oh please, let this be true:

Jeremy Renner may be close to locking a deal to star as Clint Barton, AKA Hawkeye, in Joss Whedon's The Avengers, reports Heat Vision.

Since last year, rumors have persisted that Marvel has been after the star of The Hurt Locker to play the character, though official sources would not confirm that Hawkeye even has a role in the upcoming summer blockbuster, much less actor selection.

Renner talked exclusively with SuperHeroHype late last year, indicating that, while he'd love to join the Marvel Universe in some capacity, the film was too far off and, at the time, didn't even have a director. It appears that, with Joss Whedon now on board and pre-production moving forward, Renner may become an official member of the team yet.

Also, Dum Dum Dugan is cast in Cap movie:

Neal McDonough may be the latest name to join the Marvel Universe, in talks to star as Dum Dum Dugan in Captain America: The First Avenger, according to Deadline.

McDonough is no stranger to the Marvel Universe, having voiced the character of Dr. Bruce Banner in the 1996 Incredible Hulk cartoon series, but is best known for appearances in Minority Report, Star Trek: First Contact and as Dave Williams in the fifth season of Desperate Housewives.

Dugan, in the comic book series, is the right-hand man to Nick Fury and his team, the Howling Commandoes, a military division of S.H.I.E.L.D. He is characterized by a bowler hat and a large mustache and, like the real-life McDonough, hails from Massachusetts.