Comic-Con Madness! (10:46am)

Comic-Con International

Well, shut our collective mouths and fry up the giblets! Justin over at just saved our bacon again. He was able to get in and score four-day passes for the remaining crew. We all got into Comic-Con 2013! Shee-yite!

We haven’t looked at this year’s agenda very closely but we’re looking forward to focusing more on old school comic books for a change. Most of our recent activities have surrounded movies and TV.  Jeff Smith has been announced as a special guest so we’re hoping to hear more about RASL and other upcoming projects. We’re also hoping he’ll get a haircut. And we’ll try to give the Masquerade a shot since some of us have never been. Other than that … we’ll wait for the program schedule.

Having said what we did about comics, we are looking forward to details about 300, Red 2 (we’re really hoping this one is good as the first one), Elysium, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, Oldboy, Ender’s Game, Thor: The Dark World, Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Jack Ryan … wow! 2013 has got some legs. And we haven’t even included movies like Robocop, Hobbit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avatar 2 (maybe premature but maybe at least teaser info … by the way, we wouldn’t mind seeing Avatar strictly as a naturalist’s “documentary” of the moon of Pandora), and James Bond 24 (still to be named, but Craig and Fiennes will be back of course, and we just found out Sam Mendes has re-upped).

For the fun of it, here’s the trailer to Red 2, starring Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and of course others.

This roller coaster, nail biter wears a person out. Time for a collective nap. Besides, it’s Saturday so there’s no particular place to go.

Sleeping dog

Skyfall trailer!

James Bond

It’s out! The first trailer for the 23rd outing in the James Bond franchise: Skyfall. Release date in the US is November 9, 2012.

Daniel Craig


Skyfall 007

Skyfall 007


James Bond

We posted pictures and information on Skyfall and Sam Mendes, the director, in a previous post: Skyfall set pictures.

We have several additional posts on James Bond related news, pictures, reviews, trading cards, etc. Do a search for “james bond” in the search box above or click on the link on the phrase list to the right.

New Dark Knight Trailer #3

Batman Movie

The much anticipated final chapter in the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy is one step closure with the release of a new trailer for The Dark Knight Rises. This one gives us more of a taste of Bane. Listen to his voice at about the 1:00 minute mark. Not what we expected. Tom Hardy has made Bane sound like a James Bond villain, thinks us. No criticism. Just interesting.


No, Mr. Wayne. I expect you to die!

Anne Hathaway

More Lee Merriweather than Julie Newmar. We like Lee. We like Julie more. Anne, don’t suck please.

One thing we’re still skeptical about though is if Anne Hathaway can pull off Catwoman. We’ve talked before about odd casting. It’s fairly common that a movie character really doesn’t resemble the comic book character in persona as well as image. Occasionally it works. Heath Ledger as the Joker is the best example of a movie character that is very dissimilar to the comic book character and yet just as good. Same for Sam Jackson as Nick Fury. But more often than not, we find ourselves disappointed. Jennifer Garner as Elektra? That’s like Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. Neither actress is Greek and neither are convincing as the tough as nails women they portray. So anyway, we would never have thought about Anne Hathaway as physically agile and strong, manipulative and dangerous, and damnably unconquerable — all traits that Catwoman possesses. Anne just seems too nice and housebroken for the role. But, Christopher Nolan is at the helm and he and his team have been quite good at getting the best people and getting the best out of them.

So, enough with the writing and stuff. Here’s the trailer…