Monday, August 22, 2011

Quick links to awesome

It's been a while, so here's a few randomly cool movie and movie-related things I've been meaning to post for a while. It's The Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Tower, G.I. Joe 2, and Marvel's continuing plans for world domination, if you're interested. And why wouldn't you be? Click ahead to read all about it.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

"Red Tails" promises awesome air battles

If you ask me what my absoulute favorite thing about the original Star Wars film was, I'd say it's the dogfight when the Rebels attack the Death Star. I grew up on that. Of course your average Star Wars fan knows that George Lucas based those fights on footage from WWI and WWII dogfights, and now it looks like Lucas has decided to make a movie about those dogfights. Red Tails is based on the true story of the African American pilots of the Tuskegee training program, and stars Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard. This may or may not be a good film, but the plane on plane action already looks awesome.

Friday, August 12, 2011

I need to read more

The Lord of the Rings: 50th Anniversary, One Vol. EditionThe lack of reading updates on this blog is due to the fact that I haven't read any books worth mentioning (read: anything that wasn't a comic book) in the last couple of months. Yesterday, NPR released the results of survey of the top 100 science fiction and fantasy books of all time, and I realized that as an author, there's a lot of books I need to catch up on. My rough count is that I've read about a third of the list, counting a series like Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth, which I've only read a part of (but also The Wheel of Time which I've read completely). Now some of the omissions are so legitimately embarrassing that I wouldn't mention it if it didn't present such an opportunity.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Catwoman, Dwarves and Superman

Here are three images from upcoming films that I believe warrant a closer look. First--and possibly the most exciting--is this hi-resolution look at Anne Hathaway as Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises. I like the practical look of Hathaway's costume. Unlike some versions of Catwoman, it doesn't look ridiculous. I'm also glad to see the return of the Batpod, and I wonder if Bruce Wayne will be sharing the technology or whether Catwoman will be "borrowing" it from Wayne Enterprises.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A look at "In Time" from Comic-con

Comic-con also revealed this sizzle reel from Gattaca director Andrew Niccol's upcoming science fiction film In Time, starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, and most of the other Hollywood actors in their twenties. The film was originally titled Now, and came it as my eleventh most anticipated film for this year. Finally have seen the trailer, it looks like it will meet my expectations.