Star Wars/Airwolf Mashup

Published in: on May 14, 2009 at 5:21 am  Comments (1)  

Movie Review – “Star Trek”

STAR TREK

So much has been written about the new “Star Trek” movie that it’s almost pointless for me to add my own two cents. Basically, I thought it was great. Tons of fun. One of the best summer movies I’ve seen in a long time. It’s hard for me to imagine anyone walking out of this movie that did not have a good time. So I’d highly recommend it to anyone.

I guess what I’m impressed by most is how J.J. Abrams turned me around on the idea of a new movie. I can remember rolling my eyes the first time I read that there was yet another reboot of the franchise being put together. However, Abram’s track record (Lost, Alias, MI:3) caused me to at least give it a shot. And the first full trailer that I saw turned my skepticism into excitement. And when I finally saw the movie last Friday, it didn’t disappoint.

If you’ve seen it, then you definitely want to check out some of these links. If you haven’t, don’t. And go see it soon.

An Amazing List of Cool Things in the Credits

A Great Star Trek Review

Okay. So not everybody liked it.

Explanations for the Top Ten Gripes about the new Star Trek Movie

Five Things You May Have Missed

My wife thinks Chris Pine is totally hot. Seriously. I think he’s her new Matt Damon.

Abrams talks Nimoy into ‘Fringe’

Spock says a bad word.

Published in: on May 12, 2009 at 5:40 am  Leave a Comment  

Sulu Dance.

As I prepare myself for a first viewing of the new J.J. Abrams-directed, retooled, new and shiny Star Trek movie tomorrow afternoon, I humbly offer up the Sulu Dance to you. Crank it up, 80s friends.

By the way, online movie-ticket-selling website/company thing Fandango says 10 percent of polled ticket buyers are planning to show up “in some kind of Star Trek costume.” I’m 90% sure that I won’t.

Published in: on May 7, 2009 at 7:45 pm  Leave a Comment  

Been a cop long?

First, we deal with the passing of the great Jerry Reed earlier this year. Then last week, we find out that the car division Pontiac is being scuttle…virtually assuring that the Trans Am is gone forever. And I just learned this morning that the great Dom DeLuise has passed away.

“Dom DeLuise, the U.S. comic actor who gained fame on television and in movies such as “The Cannonball Run,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Smokey and the Bandit II,” and “The Muppet Movie” has died at age 75. DeLuise died on Monday night at a hospital in the Los Angeles community of Santa Monica, his agent Robert Malcolm said.”

There’s the Lone Ranger and Tonto. There’s Batman and Robin. There’s Riggs and Murtaugh. And then there’s Burt Reynolds and Dom Deluise.

“Dom always made you feel better when he was around, and there will never be another like him,” said Burt Reynolds in an e-mail.

I loved Captain Chaos. I loved Captain USA. And I loved the outtakes most of all. Dom, thanks for the laughs.

Published in: on May 6, 2009 at 6:29 am  Leave a Comment  

Trailer Review – “Away We Go”

This looks great. And I’d personally love to see Allison Janney in pretty much every movie I see. Loved her on “The West Wing”. Loved her as “The Jackal.” Love her, period.

Published in: on March 23, 2009 at 4:55 am  Leave a Comment  

Terminator: Salvation.

I’m as skeptical as anybody about another trilogy of “Terminator” movies. But it’s hard not to be captivated by this new trailer for the Christian Bale-version that’s about to drop in May. I highly recommend that you skip the YouTube version and go here and download the 1080p version. It is worth your download wait.

terminator-salvation-poster

Published in: on March 3, 2009 at 5:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Who…exactly…are the “Watchmen?”

Watchmen is coming! And it’s out in theatres this Friday! And it could be the best superhero movie ever!

That’s great and all. But here’s the problem. You don’t have a freaking clue as to exactly what all this hoopla is all about. Sure, you’ve seen the trailer. But you don’t have the slightest idea what any of it means…

“What’s up with the blue guy? Is he naked? That’s weird. Did he just blow that guy up by touching him? Is Iron Man in this? Hey, that’s a Smashing Pumpkin song, right? That’s sort of cool. Are they still together? I wonder what we’re having for dinner tonight.”

Well, the folks at Entertainment Weekly are here to save the day. You can check out their forthcoming cover story about Zack Snyder’s controversial superhero epic — or just peruse these introductory talking points after the jump and impress your friends and co-workers with all your hipster graphic novel comic book information. Or maybe just watch the video that REALLY explains what all the hype is really about.

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Published in: on March 2, 2009 at 7:56 pm  Comments (1)