There are currently some movies out now that have seriously disappointed me. Hopefully, none of these will do the same. I am going to rip off my sister site, FilmCritter (filmcritter.wordpress.com), and put up a lot of trailers of movies I am looking up to. This is just a small taste of the films I am looking forward to seeing.
Video games are getting deeper and deeper. The stories are getting better and the voice acting is becoming top notch. Some rival and beat the current blockbusters in those categories. Here are some trailers for games that should be movies themselves.
Finally. FINALLY!!! After a long time of hoping and praying and the like, one of my favorite shows of all time is coming back on the air. Of course, I speak of Futurama. Will it live up to the original four seasons? We are about to find out next week. I can barely wait.
Here is Comedy Central’s preview clip. It brought a tear to my eye. Oh, and I love Zapp Brannigan. Best character ever created.
It is no secret at all that I am a huge Superman fan. He’s right there in the banner. So it makes sense that I have been watching the Superman movie developments closely and with great interest. I was thrilled to hear that Christopher Nolan (my favorite director) was going to watch over it and that David Goyer was tapped to write the script. It seemed that Warner Bros. was finally going to give the Man of Steel the respect he deserves.
So now it sounds like Warner Bros. is moving the project forward for a holiday 2012 release. According to heatvisionblog.com:
Meyer particularly highlighted that DC Comics characters are key parts of Warner’s future, mentioning a July 20, 2012 release date for the latest “Batman” film by Christopher Nolan and a holiday season 2012 “Superman” film.
A quick little blurb, but a blurb none-the-less. I will definitely keep an eye on this and keep you all updated.
Final Crisis, a huge undertaking by DC Comics, comes out on paperback tomorrow (Thursday). I haven’t read Final Crisis yet. I’ve been waiting for the paperback version of the critically acclaimed story because the hardback was too expensive (especially considering that I am not a huge fan of Grant Morrison). I’m rather excited. It is a 350 page comic for $19.95.
The last major comic of the Big Three that I bought and read was Frank Miller and Jim Lee’s All Star Batman and Robin. It was quite horrible. Hopefully, Morrison won’t disappoint. More on that later.
Mark Hamill has, and always will be, an underrated talent. He is known most famously as Luke Skywalker from the original Star Wars trilogy. Most people don’t know though that he is an exceptional voice acting talent, lending his voice to the likes of “The Muppet Show” and the critically acclaimed “Batman: The Animated Series” where he voiced the Joker.
When he voiced the Joker, he became the Joker. He could be terrifying and silly all in the same breath. When paired with the outstanding Batman writer Paul Dini, Hamill would shine, as he did in “Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker” and the video game “Batman: Arkham Asylum.” Hamill, however, is calling it quits on Mr. J. According to IGN, his last outing as the Joker will be “Batman: Arkham Asylum 2.”
But with The Joker forming such a large part of his acting career, it seems Hamill took some convincing to sign on for the sequel. “My answer to [developers Rocksteady] for the sequel was, ‘Guys, we’re never going to be able to top the original.’ It was so claustrophobic. There were so many abilities like the stealth mode, and all those things you can do with the new technology. I wanted to be able to say I’d gone out on a high note.”
It was the same reaction he’d had when Rocksteady first approached him about the role in the original Batman: Arkham Asylum. “When they said, ‘We want you to come back [to the role of The Joker] and do Arkham,’ I said the same; ‘I left on a high note, I don’t think we could ever top that.’ But they said, ‘We got Paul Dini,’ who was my favourite ever Joker writer, ‘and Kevin Conroy,’ who I love. This was a real reunion and a very pleasant experience. So of course I relented, but I had no idea it would have the impact it did.”
“This will be my last, there’s no question about that. But it’s the last hurrah.”
This is sad news for Batman fans, who all know that Hamill has done the voice of the Joker since 1992. It is truly the end of an era as we say goodbye to arguably the best Joker ever.
Just for fun, let’s put the trailer for the next Batman game up here. It is pretty awesome. Plus is has the awesome Hamill-Joker laugh at the end.
One of may favorite authors is Phillip K. Dick. He is a creative and intelligent storyteller. Many of his novels have been made into movies like “Blade Runner” and “A Scanner Darkly.” Dick had an amazing habit of diving into the human psyche on both an individual level and on a society level. Pick up any book by him and you will know what I’m talking about.
Naturally, when I saw this, this made my day. Comics Alliance reports:
For a man who’s been dead for nearly thirty years, Philip K. Dick is suddenly getting a lot of attention. With BOOM! Studios starting “Dust to Dust” this week, a prequel to “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” there are now three PKD-related comics to hit the shelves in the past year, including Marvel’s “Electric Ant.” And several venerated comics creators have come forward to contribute to these projects: David Mack, Paul Pope, Warren Ellis, Ed Brubaker, and New York Times Bestselling Author Jonathan Lethem.
This is tremendous news. I am personally a huge fan of Ed Brubaker and to a lesser extent, Paul Pope. I’m sure these tremendous talents will do PKD proud.