Apparently it wasn’t enough to have 3 twilight movies, now we have what look to be a Twilight spinoff in the new Teen Wolf remake from MTV. The original Teen Wolf was full of Camp and fun, a sideways comedic look at what was before scary movie fodder. Apparently they have decided to go in a different direction. Lots of pretentious posing from lacrosse playing douchebags here. Werewolf abs are hot these days. Just don’t expect me to watch…
Sucker Punch has been getting a bad wrap over the past few weeks. It’s been universally panned as flash over substance, the story is apparently nonsensical, but it is also a beautiful head trip of a movie to watch. So here’s your chance to check out the first 6 minutes of the movie and see if there might me something in there for you before it disappears from theaters for good.
I grew up on Winnie The Pooh. I read the books as a child and enjoyed the movies and cartoons over the years. Watching this clip really brings back a lot of memories as well as a newfound respect for the old school animation they used back then. It’s crazy to think about all the work that went into that the way they used to do things and how its been automated in today’s digital work flow. Any way, the clip looks good. I look forward to taking my kids to check this out when it hits theaters April 14 2011.
Walt Disney Animation Studios returns to the Hundred Acre Wood with “Winnie the Pooh,” the first big-screen Pooh adventure from Disney animation in more than 35 years. With the charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes, this all-new movie reunites audiences with the philosophical “bear of very little brain” and friends Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Kanga, Roo
Magnet has released the official trailer for Jason Eisener’s Hobo with a Shotgun. The internet hype on this movie is reaching Snakes on a plane level which means we may be setting ourselves up for a bit of a dissapointment. I hope not though. I’ve been follwoing this since the beginning and look forward to seeing what Eisener can bring to the table in a feature length film.
A train pulls into its final station and a Hobo hops from a freight car. He has dreams of a fresh life in a new city, but finds himself trapped in an urban hell instead. A city where criminals rule the streets, landlords evict single mothers in the middle of the night, and where the city’s crime boss, The Drake, reigns supreme with his sadistic, homeless-killing sons, Slick & Ivan. Through the chaos, the Hobo comes across a shop window displaying a second hand lawn mower and a shotgun, and decides it’s time to cut the grass, make the city beautiful and start a new way of life. But after witnessing the brutality that encompasses this city, he realizes the only way to make a difference in this place is with a gun in his hand and two shells in its chamber.
Hobo With a Shotgun is set to be released On Demand on April 1st, and will get a theatrical release May 6th.
Time travel can be tricky. There are very few people who “kinda” understand it, it’s the type of subject that you either get it or you don’t. After reading Local Heroes: About Time, I’m pretty sure that Keith Quinn has a firm grasp on the subject as his latest book takes a look at the trials and tribulations of sidekick in training “Squire” and his adventures after accidentily time traveling and having to face the consequences of what his actions have unraveled.
Local Heroes is a sold bit of indy comic writing. Like I said before, dealing with time travel can be tricky but Keith Quinn handles it well. Throughout Local Heroes, Quinn adeptly layers story lines, building to a greater conclusion without committing the cardinal sin of not answering the questions raised in previous strips. He also does a great job of creating interesting characters marked in the tradition of classic super heroes yet still allows them to have a fresh new spin. The lead character “Squire” is a refreshing take on the classic boy wonder. He has been raised in the shadows of super heroes, growing up at Heroes Incorporated and training with UNION, but he still struggles to find an identity among the heroes that have surrounded him over the years. It’s not easy growing up and to have that portrayed in a comic character is not something you see every day.
The art is also very good. The cover is color, the interior in black and white but don’t let the b&w scare you away. The characters are well drawn and consistent throughout and the backgrounds are detailed, always giving you a good sense of where the comic is taking place.
The only real complaint I would have have regarding this comic is the amount of dialogue that often takes place. At times it can become quite “talky” leading to frames that are a bit cluttered with all the speech balloons. It’s understandable considering the amount of information that was required to get a handle on what was going on, but condensing a bit of dialogue here and there may go a long way in streamlining the flow of the comic and keeping the interest level up.
Overall a very good comic especially considering it is a collection of weekly strips. It could easily have become disjointed since it is a collection but they all play together nicely and come together to tell an interesting story. It’s certainly worth taking the time to check out and supporting a local artist who is putting out quality work.
Lauren Shuler Donner reveals when shooting will begin on the movie and promises a faithful adaptation of the comic book character as well as Ryan Reynolds’ involvement! She also shares more details about
It is undoubtedly a mistake on the reporter’s part, but the Los Angeles Times, in a profile of Warner Bros.’ Jeff Robinov, mentions the fact that a Justice League movie is planned for 2013, following the 2012 releases of Batman and Superman
Says the article, “Robinov, who shuttered Warner’s specialty movie labels in 2008 and infamously passed on releasing the Oscar-winning hit Slumdog Millionaire, wants to keep increasing the number of big-budget ‘tentpoles’ that fuel global revenue. His most immediate hurdle is filling the void that will be left this summer when the multibillion-dollar Harry Potter series shepherded by [Alan] Horn ends. Robinov is betting on DC Comics characters to take center stage starting in June with the $200 million-plus production Green Lantern. HE’S THEN AIING TO RELEASE NEW BATMAN AND SUPERMAN FILMS IN 2012 AND JUSTICE LEAGUE, A TEAMING OF DC’S TOP HEROES, IN 2013.”
What do you think? Is this even a possibility? Just as importantly, do you WANT to see a Justice League movie?
The original plan was for Paramount to relaunch the Jack Ryan character with Chris Pine prior to the actor reprising the role of Captain Kirk in the sequel to 2009′s Star Trek, but according to Deadline the production order is being flopped.
Script problems are the reason given for the delay in the Jack Ryan project (Ryan, of course, is created by Tom Clancy and made his first appearance on screen in Hunt For Red October).
Says Deadline, “The slow process of nailing the Ryan script has prompted the studio to focus on getting Pine at the helm of the USS Enterprise first, even as the studio waits to see if JJ Abrams will reprise as Trek director…. Paramount’s expectation is for the Star Trek sequel to start production by the fall so that the studio can keep that film’s projected June 29, 2012 release date. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Damon Lindelof are are working on the script.”
Over the next couple of weeks we are going to take a look at some of the talented comic writers and artists we spent time with at Staple-Austin over the past weekend. We had a great time meeting and interviewing these guys and girls and want to give you a chance to check out some of their work.
Brad West is an Austin based costume/clothing designer specializing in comic book, sci-fi and fantasy wear for conventions, parties and themed events. The costumes they create as well as wear to comic events and conventions are some of the most well designed and creative work you will see. You can always pick them out of a crowd because there is usually a large group of people surrounding the asking for pictures or to find out where they got their costumes. For more info on Brad West visit www.outrageousoutfits.com and order your outfit for comic-con today and enjoy the interview below…
We are an Austin TX based costume/clothing designer specializing in comic book, sci-fi and fantasy wear for conventions, parties and themed events. Doing our part to keep Austin weird. We have a skilled network of tailors, prop makers and fabrication artist proficient in a wide range of costume component development. What ever you can imagine we can create.
It’s Monday morning and that means it’s time to take a look at who made out like a bandit this weekend at the box office. This weeks winner is Diary of a wimpy Kid 2 which strongly out performed expectations pulling in 24 million dollars while the poorly reviewed Suckerpunch was left gasping for breath. Apparently word of mouth got out that Sucker Punch was all style and no substance and the movie crowd decided a kids book adaptation sounded like a good bet. Word of mouth is sure to keep Wimpy Kid 2 strong for a few weeks to follow.
Limitless and The Lincoln Lawyer continued to perform strongly in their second week. Both performed well with less that 20% drop off from the previous week. These two movies continue to do very well with the older crowd which means you’ll probably see them played to death on basic cable in a few years. For now expect them both to continue strong in the coming weekends.
Rango pulls in fifth with a still strong 9 million after 4 weeks. The best reviewed movie of the year has now passed the 100 million dollar mark and looks to be steaming steadily towards the 125 million dollar mark before it’s run in theaters is done.
The biggest drop offs this week were Paul -42%, Red Riding Hood -39%, and Mars Needs Moms -58%. All three of these movies have struggled to perform outside of their demo’s which has led to a quick drop off at the box office. Luckily for Paul they made a lot of money overseas before dropping here in the US 2 weeks ago. Red Riding Hood and Mars Needs Moms hope to find a second life when they hit DVD later this year.