Irvin Kershner dies at 87


It has been a long time since I updated this blog. This particular tragedy has brought me back to it.

Irvin Kershner, who directed The Empire Strikes Back, died at his home after being ill for quite some time. Kershner was 87.

Kershner is most famous for three of his movies, including the aforementioned The Empire Strikes Back, along with Robocop 2 and Never Say Never Again. He will be missed by both the Sci-Fi and film communities.

Kershner always had a place in my heart because of his work on Star Wars. He made memorable characters more memorable and made scenes that would forever go down in film history as memorable moments (i.e. “Obi-Wan never told you what happened to your father…..”).

R.I.P Mr. Kershner. You will be remembered.

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Brilliant Mash-ups


I’m a sucker for a good mash-up, which is where two or more movies get smashed up into a single entity. These two were definitely worth watching.

First, the Scorsese-Kubrick mash-up:

Here is the Coen Brothers-Tarantino mash-up. The downside to this one is that it focuses too much on the violence of their respective films and less on the directors’ talents. Here ya go anyway:

FUTURAMA!!!


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.

Here is the video. WordPress isn’t cooperating.

Finally. Superman in 2012?


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.

Grant Morrison’s Greatest Work(?) in Paperback.



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.