Thursday, June 16, 2011

Back!

After a ridiculous amount of time away, I'm blogging again. Short entry to try to get back into it.

Some things I saw in the news that were actually interesting:

-Today is Tupac Shakur's 40th birthday. Happy Birthday Pac, where ever you're hiding. Also apparently someone has confessed to shooting him. Not to killing him, of course, just shooting him that one time. Obviously the LAPD killed him, as we all know.

-Tarantino's next movie is coming out on Christmas of 2012. Considering that we're also being promised The Hobbit, The Lone Ranger and a new Star Trek, the world most definitely will be ending next year, just before Christmas.

-That annoying receptionist from The Office will be in the 21 Jump Street movie apparently. Also apparently they're making a 21 Jump Street movie... ?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Started a new blog

Title says it all. The Webcomic Revue will focus on Webcomics, specifically the ones that are good (and sometimes ones that are just a bizarre spectacle.) If you like the idea of Webcomics but don't know which ones don't blow, go see!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Can the Akira remake just not happen?

According to a report from JoBlo, Keanu Reeves will apparently not be playing the lead role of Kaneda in Warner Bros. increasingly bizarre remake of the seminal 1988 anime film Akira. While most of us can probably agree that it's a good thing that now one less movie will have Keanu Reeves, it looks like there's really no way they're going to cast any actor that makes any sense in the role.

In case you haven't seen Akira, to put it extremely short and simply and spoiler-free it takes place in the city of Neo-Tokyo some years after regular Tokyo has been completely wiped out. Below is literally the first scene of the movie.


Yep, it's essentially a nuclear explosion that obliterates a Japanese city.

The remake's setting has been changed from Tokyo to New York. This is just a horrible idea for so many reasons. Akira is every bit as essentially Japanese as, say, Grave Of the Fireflies (the story of two young children struggling to survive in the weeks following the bombing of Hiroshima.) And I can't help but feel that a transplant of Akira's main setting will work out about as smoothly as if they did the same with that one.  Tokyo and New York are not interchangeable in this scenario.

But now the production budget is increasing avery steadily. They've been unable to saddle a star with the international appeal they need to guarantee a worthwhile gross. They've fired the pre-viz team. This thing looks like it might be the next Superman Lives, in production for ages with nothing to show for it but millions of dollars flushed down the drain and an insane story for Kevin Smith to tell at his stage shows.


















So hey, maybe at least they'll crap out their own Superman Returns out of this! Which is to say, a boring, supremely disappointing movie that few people saw and fewer liked.

Fingers crossed!

I don't want the world. I just want your half.

THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS IS GOING ON TOUR

And apparently it's not even their children's music this time! It's an honest, real tour of their awesome music.

Related: this is still one of my favorite music videos of all time.

Holy crap.

Monday, May 16, 2011

MBMBAM MONDAY!

Holy crap, how did I only just now realize that there's a new MBMBAM out today?!

GO THERE GO THERE NOOOOWWWW