Monday, March 24, 2008

Man of Independance

I love the founding fathers. With all their faults, they were well rounded intellects that had the vision to create a modern world and change government forever. But one fella is always left out of the pack. A gruff, brutally honest and ethically noble man who, with advisement from the woman who was his best friend, closest confidant and adored wife, would drive this nation to independence. Unlike many societies after revolution, he would help it cling to it's founding ideals.

HE IS JOHN ADAMS and he is unlikable, vain and without charisma, but his deep love of ethical ideas and his acknowledgment that people needed laws to keep order and not fall into a rationalized violent quagmire, makes him, perhaps the most fascinating founding father of them all. The only
founding father who never owned slaves (this was on principal, not opportunity) John Adams was the architect of it all.

HBO and Tom Hanks have brought us a 7 part series starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney as John and Abigail Adams. I think it's remarkable and very, very real.

Take a look...



Friday, March 21, 2008

Snake-Eyes!!

So, like Transformers, could be good, could be bad. I thought Transformers was a "dilute the robots with people" Micheal Bay disappointment. Where was the Optimus Prime?
Now we have our first look at everyone's favorite Joe. What can I say? In Transformers, the people took the spotlight and the robots stood in the background. Since the Joes are people, let's hope this will be a more character driven Lara Hana inspired, return to the original comic book, we all know and love.

Here's Snake-Eyes!!

Fuck You HeMan!

Friday, March 07, 2008

The Name Is Stark, Tony Stark

Updated!! Here's another one!!


I found this beauty Here!

This takes me back to the old James Bond and Star Wars movie posters.
A few bloggers are calling it "Cliché."
They're almost correct.
Its "Gloriously
Cliché!"

It was a time when a movie poster wasn't about being different or creative or strange.

It was a time when a poster could say:

"Hey yuze guyz!
Ya want ta see a movee?
Dis one's got a smart looking serious, determined hero guy ready ta fight,
a big, bad, bald guy who's evil (so watch out!),
planes flying,
explosions,
some big robotos,
a buddy
and
a redheaded goil!"

Okay, maybe that's more of what Popeye might say, but you get the idea.

Popeye would, make a great movie reviewer.
I got nothing..

Thursday, March 06, 2008

We Watches The Watchmen!


Here they are, like something stepping out of my indy fan boy dreams, there really is a movie and it's been shot and is going into post.


Here are some inc
redible promo shots just officially posted HERE!

The Watchmen are flesh and blood.
Let's gawk! (wiki in blue)
(don't forget to click for a bigger image!)


The Comedian/
Edward Blake
(Jeffrey Dean Morgan)
A vigilante superhero who is commissioned by the U.S. government. Prior to Morgan's casting, producers Lawrence Gordon and Lloyd Levin met with Ron Perlman to discuss portraying the Comedian. Morgan found the role challenging, explaining, "For some reason, in reading the novel, you don't hate this guy even though he does things that are unmentionable. My job is to kind of make that translate, so as a viewer you end up not making excuses to like him, but you don't hate him like you should for doing the things that he does."


Rorschach/Walter Kovacs
(Jackie Earle Haley)

A vigilante superhero who continues his vigilante activities after they are outlawed. He was transformed over time from a "soft" costumed hero into a killer who sees the world in black and white. Rorschach wears a mask with ink blots that morph to reflect his emotions: motion capture markers were put on the contours of Earle Haley's blank mask, for animators to create his ever-changing expressions. Small holes were made for him to see.


Ozymandias/Adrian Veidt
(Matthew Goode)
A retired vigilante superhero who has since made his identity public. Adrian Veidt has been deemed the "smartest man in the world" by many, mainly the media. He has proven to be incredibly intelligent with his genius plan to help Earth towards utopia.

Nite Owl/Daniel Dreiberg
(Patrick Wilson)
A retired vigilante superhero with technological experience, former partner to Rorschach. Dan Dreiberg relied more upon technical wizardry than toughness, which set him apart from his fellow costumed adventurers. Still, he has demonstrated more than adequate skills when defending himself. All of his gadgets and costumes are based on an owl theme. He uses an owl-shaped flying vehicle nicknamed "Archie" (Archimedes, after Merlin's owl), equipped with a variety of offensive and defensive devices.


Silk Spectre/Laurie Juspeczyk
(Malin Åkerman)
A retired vigilante superhero. Åkerman described her character as the psychology and the emotion of the film due to being the only woman among the men. The actress worked out and trained to fight for her portrayal of the crimefighter. Sally "Jupiter" Juspeczyk (the first Silk Spectre) pushed her daughter into the "family business" of crimefighting. Laurie Juspeczyk never held much interest in becoming her mother's successor, but went along with Sally's wishes anyway."

SIGH... only a year away..

And if you're jonzing even more for some Watchmen goodies after that, calm down with this pre-production interview with director Zack Snyder in which he lays down his Watchmen philosophy..