Sunday, June 26, 2005

American McGee's "Alice" to Hit the Big Screen


American McGee's Alice.

"Sarah Michelle Gellar continues to put Buffy behind her, signing to star in Alice for Universal Pictures and director Marcus Nispel.
The movie is based on the Electronic Arts video game American McGee's Alice which is based on Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Gellar would play a disturbed young Alice who, after her parents are killed in a fire, returns to Wonderland to confront the wicked Queen of Hearts. Along the way, she encounters looking glasses, mysterious potions, nonsensical tea parties and talking animals.
The movie rights to American McGee's Alice were originally optioned by Dimension Films after it became a critically acclaimed hit in December 2000. At the time, Wes Craven was attached to produce and direct "

he he he ... Magical potions, can we say "Drink Me"?

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Slinus’s Top Ten Favorite Movies

This post is mostly here to balance out the post about the top ten worst movies.

  1. U.H.F. Weird Al’s movie . . . is there really any wonder why this one made number one?
  2. Jurassic Park. I loved dinosaurs and when I was 10 years old they made a really good movie about them. Well, I never actually saw it in the theater, but I heard it from under the seat. And when I got it home on VHS, I wore the tape out.
  3. The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Four years after the first Jurassic Park means four years of Special Effects advancements, and it shows. This film has (in my opinion) the most beautiful and realistic dinosaurs in it (I still awww in amazement when the t-rex’s come out the jungle and stand over Eddie’s Jeep).
  4. Kung Pow: Enter the Fist. I’ve seen it more times than I can count, and it’s still funny every time. NEO! . . . SPORIN!
  5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit. A cartoon fanatics dream come true. Roger Rabbit features seamless live action and animation and combines all the famous cartoon characters (i.e. Disney, Warner Bros., etc.) in one film.
  6. Army of Darkness. The third and my favorite of the Evil Dead films where Bruce Cambel returns as Ash to create this B-Movie masterpiece. (I wanna chainsaw for a hand!)
  7. Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Tis a silly movie. With Knights of Ni and a killer rabbit.
  8. The Naked Gun (all 3 films). I’m counting all three Naked Guns as one film because I couldn’t choose. These films developed my sense of humor and made Leslie Neilson a God. (Weird Al appears in all 3, can you find him?)
  9. Young Frankenstein. This movie proofs even further that Mel Brooks is a genius. (useless trivia: Young Frankenstein’s monster is also the Dad on “Everyone Loves Raymond”)
  10. Clerks. Kevin Smith’s black and white comic masterpiece. Who knew the miserable live of store clerks could be so funny, at least to us. (I’m not even supposed to be here today – Dante Hicks.)

Monday, June 20, 2005

Putting the “Dark” Back in “Dark Knight”

If you haven’t seen Batman Begins yet then what are you waiting for? Go! Go now! It’s o.k. I’ll be here when you get back. . . .

If you’re not wanting to see the new Batman because of the crummy review in the Courier Journal, don’t let that stop you. Who ever reviewed it must have been having a bad day, because I loved it and so has everyone else I know who has seen it.

This Batman film is not the prequel to the other Batman films. Instead it is the first of a new series of Batman films that share no relations to the Tim Burton or (shudder*) Joel Shumacher’s Batman films. And with such DC comic disappointments like 1997’s Batman & Robin and last years Catwoman still fresh in our memories is there a chance a new Batman franchise could turn things around? The answer is YES, because Batman Begins does everything right in the eyes of a Batman fan.

It’s Dark, action packed, not for children, and there are NO rubber Bat-nipples. And when I say dark I mean DARK. This film’s comic inspiration is the Frank Miller’s Batman, and if you are unfamiliar with Frank Miller he did the Sin City graphic novels. Also in the movie, when Bruce Wayne first goes out as Batman, it’s like something out of a horror movie (children will not like this movie, they will dream batmen are in their closets).

The sequel that is hinted at in the end of the movie made grab Sarah’s arm (very tightly) and bounce up and down in the movie theater (just wait till you see who the next villain will be). As commented in SFX magazine, director Christopher Nolan has signed up to do at least two more films based on how well Batman Begins does.

So go now, see it. Alfred commands you!

*corrected spelling, thanks Liz

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Top 10 Worst Movies According to Slinus

I have seen all the films on this list to keep it fair. If I were to add films I have not seen you can bet Shrek 2 and Titanic would be on it. They rank as 1 being the worst ever and so on.

  1. Shrek. Worst Movie Ever! Nuff Said. (Eddie Murphy must pay for his sins!)
  2. Batman & Robin. George Clooney has no business being Batman and Joel Shumacher has no business turning batman into nothing more than bad acting and horrible one liners. This film wasn’t even close to Batman unless you count Adam West.
  3. Catwoman. A movie about Halle Berry in tight clothes and close-ups on her boobs and butt. Wow it’s got to be bad if boobs couldn’t save a film form me! The worst part involves a large badly animated cat spewing green fumes upon an unconscious Halle Berry, giving her “cat” powers that for some reason are about the same as Spiderman’s powers. I’m not sure where this catwoman comes from but she has nothing to do with the Batman character except disgracing the name.
  4. Mission Impossible 2. So much cheese in this film. Overly dramatic and unexplainable scenes (i.e. flaming door way with white dove and stomping on the dessert to bounce a gun) put this movie on the list. And Tom Cruise didn’t help. Warning, prepare yourselves for Mission Impossible 3 in 2006, I’m sorry but it’s no Joke.
  5. Speed 2: Cruise Control. Oh no! If this boat goes under 50m.p.h. it will explode! And all we have in front of us is hundreds of miles of open ocean.
  6. Freddy got fingered. Also known as Tom Green’s Movie. This poor excuse for a film only exists to try and gross you out, which it does. I’m not even sure why I wanted to see this film in the 1st place but I’m sorry I did.
  7. The Matrix Revolutions. Most people hated the 2nd Matrix, yet I loved it. How awesome is an army of Agent Smiths! With so much goofiness in one movie I was expecting the same for Matrix 3. But noo, we get very little fighting, bad dialogue, and Trinity’s death scene which was sooo long it could have been it’s own movie. The only good thing in this movie were the Dexter Lab like robots.
  8. Tomb Raider 2: Cradle of Life. My main expectation from this movie was to see Angelina Jolie with Lara Croft’s breasts (like in the 1st one). What I got was a Lara Croft, several cup sizes smaller with no explanation. Plus the movie wasn’t any good anyway.
  9. The Hulk. Two words. Hulk Poodle. (Plus Hulk didn’t Smash enough for my taste)
  10. The Pest. If you like watching John Leguizamo running run and acting like an idiot (a very un-funny idiot I might add), You’ll love this film.

Sydel's Growing Pains

Remember back in March when I reported on Sydel's growing bustline? Well, I finally have an update on her development, and since a picture is worth a thousand words I'll let you all take a look yourself.
Doctors are baffled as for what could have caused such a growth spurt. Theories include every thing from Sydel's haunted bra, new unseen advantages to being a vegetarian, or perhaps Sydel has been drinking a big glass of gamma radiation every morning. What ever the case may be, I for one sure am not complaining (but I'm sure Sydel is ... about her sore back)

p.s. Special thanks to Sydel for putting up with my boob related humor.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Al's Back, Baby!


Good News From Al!
Straight from www.weirdal.com . . .
"AL WITH THE BAND!
Yes, Al even found time in his busy schedule to work on his OWN stuff! Al and the band will be back in the studio in July to begin recording their next album."

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Drive-in Movie Update

O.K. Kiddos. Check your calanders for July 15 (fri) or 16 (sat). We will be seeing Fantastic 4 plus whatever else is playing after (we get 4 choices). The Drive-in of choice is Georgetown Twin Drive-in, check out their nifty webpage for more info. http://www.georgetowndrivein.com/
Let me know if there are any problems with the dates, it's not to late to change.

Monday, June 06, 2005

House Party At Arkham Asylum!


House Party at Arkham Asylum.

Check out this fan made music video for Luke Ski's Batman song, "House Party at Arkham Asylum". It's AVI and about 37 mb.
http://www.dementiaradio.org/~lukeski/House_Party_at_Arkham_Asylum.avi
(*Tiffany: This is the song I was talking about)
Also you can find this clip as well as lots of other goodies at Luke Ski's Website - http://www.lukeski.com/

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Marcon

If you haven't heard yet, I was at Marcon the past weekend. I went dressed as Luigi and felt like a celebrity. I got to see other cool costumes as well, such as Jedi Jay and Silent Bob, Samurai Jack, and Ironically even Mario. There are lots of pictures comming soon. (Anna, Liz, whoever else took pics - I need to get my hands on your pictures so I can either scan or put on a CD, I'm making a photo album.) So look forward to some interesting pics. And by the way, I'm Marcon 40 "Super Smash Bros." Champion!!