“Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park, has died aged 66 after a “courageous and private battle against cancer”, his family has said.
There are tons of pricks in the world that don’t get the respect they deserve. That being said, once a month a prick will be honored at RBM. For November, I couldn’t think of a bigger prick than Colin Farrell.
Last night, there was some sort of election going on while I was trying to watch the Nets game (it was a humiliating home loss to the Suns anyway). CNN premiered their impractical Hologram technology by beaming correspondent Jessica Yellin into their newsroom rather than opting for the more inexpensive, traditional split-screen. From CNet:
She said she was standing in a tent outside of the Obama headquarters in Chicago where the CNN crew had set up 35 high-definition cameras in a ring. She stood in the center of this ring and the cameras picked up her every movement and transmitted the image in 3D to the studio in New York.
That must have looked pretty damn cool from Wolf’s angle, but watching it on my 2-D television really didn’t do anything for me. And at no point does Wolf bow down before this woman and ask what her bidding is, unfortunately.
Here’s the first trailer for Darnell Martin’s Cadillac Records, starring Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Soulja Boy as Howlin’ Wolf, and Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James. The movie seems to think that colored people had something to do with creating rock ‘n’ roll. It was all Elvis, morons! This looks like it could be pretty decent as long as Beyoncé’s screen time amounts to 00:37 seconds. Homegirl can’t act. “I don’t need no white man!” Except Brody. I love me some Brody Pie.
Say what you will about Smokin’ Aces, but that was one entertaining shoot-em-up. Brrrraaaaaat! Latino Review reports that the prequel has been given a go:
(From director Joe Carnahan’s site)
Finally, some actual ‘Smokin Aces’ news. Universal has officially greenlit the
prequel and we are underway. Cameos will abound. Trust me.
Since June 24th of this year, the geek in me has been anxiously awaiting the release of the third Futurama movie, Bender’s Game. The first two films (ones that will be getting a stern review, just you wait) kicked stupendous ass, and with the trailer for Bender’s Game as a special feature on The Beast With A Billion Backs (movie number 2), November seemed like a lifetime away. Last night I walked into Best Buy, stomped over to the new releases, and with a few puffs of my inhaler, Bender’s Game was mine at last.
Head over to the Jedi Mind Tricks Myspace page and check out their new album “A History of Violence” before it drops on November 11. It’s filled with the usual murder raps and over heavy, ’94 Boom-Bap beats merged with adrenalized-cocaine-orchestras. Highlights: “Deathbed Doctrine” and “Heavy Artillery” (in which they give a shot-out to Sinatra?). “Godflesh” has their first catchy hook since “Heavenly Divine.” There’s a song called “Butcher Knife Bloodbath” which is so outrageous that it’s good. Their music still makes me want to throw people out of windows.
Speaking of black presidents, Reuters reports that season seven of 24 will kick off with a two hour premiere on Sunday January 11, 2009, followed by another two hours on Monday night. No matter how underwhelming the past few seasons of 24 have been, the premieres always kick you in the nuts: infected, dead bodies being dropped off at CTU while Jack watches Salazar murder his lawyer in jail, commuter trains exploding, Secretary of Defense Heller getting kidnapped, Jack storming enemy compounds to rescue him, Jack robbing a convenience store, and the TORTURE interrogation scenes we love so much. Jack, whether you truly are “back” or not, you have my attention.