ILM Halloween Party Invitations

October 28, 2008

So I got my invitation today to the annual ILM Halloween party. Unfortunatley, it falls on the Nets season-opener, against Golden State, how ironic! Way to plan ahead ILM! From

One of the highlights for employees of the various Lucasfilm companies is Industrial Light & Magic’s annual Halloween Party, an event traditionally announced by the arrival of an invitation created in-house by an ILM artist. This year’s invite, created by ILM designer Harrison Parker, depicts Princess Leia as a vampire in the style of the old pulp magazine covers of the 1940s and ’50s.


Underworld: Rise Of The Prequel

October 28, 2008

Hell, why not.  This looks better than the first prequel of a certain space epic.

TTFTW Heroes

October 28, 2008

Thank the fucking Gods! Heroes won’t be back on for another two fuck weeks! I’m so done with this good week, bad week shit. Last night wasn’t half bad, but was still stuffed with enough dumb ass jerk-offery to make me want to bash a pick-axe into my balls. Read the rest of this entry »

Pennywise The Dancing Review

October 28, 2008

Once upon a time, television was quite rock’n, and people had brilliant ideas.  Somebody was smart enough to try and turn some of Stephen King’s books into a mini-series.  If I’m not mistaken, the first one that was attempted was IT.

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Nolan Has No Story For Batman 3, So Shutup

October 28, 2008

At the Scream 2008 Awards, the LA Times was able to talk to Christopher Nolan who talked a bit about a potential third Batman film:

“Well … let me think how to put this. There are two things to be said. One is the emphasis on story. What’s the story? Is there a story that’s going to keep me emotionally invested for the couple of years that it will take to make another one? That’s the overriding question. On a more superficial level, I have to ask the question: How many good third movies in a franchise can people name? [Laughs.] At the same time, in taking on the second one, we had the challenge of trying to make a great second movie, and there haven’t been too many of those either. It’s all about the story really. If the story is there, everything is possible. I hope that was a suitably slippery answer.”

So shaddup about Angelina Jolie, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Johnny Depp, John Candy, and Zac Efron.

Efron to Star in Footloose Remake, Dammit

October 28, 2008

Bacon as Ren, Ren as Bacon

Variety reports that tween-phenom Zac Efron will be starring in a remake of 1984’s Footloose; a classic of unapologetic dance sequences.

After watching Zac Efron and director Kenny Ortega deliver a $42 million opening weekend for “High School Musical 3,” Paramount Pictures has fast-tracked “Footloose,” hoping to get the film ready for Efron and Ortega to start production next spring.

The only way this will be awesome is if they cast Bacon as Reverend Shaw Moore (played by John Lithgow in the original). He can play it a la his role as the pedo warden Sean Nokes in Sleepers. When he catches  Zac dancing, he makes him strip and throws him in the basement. Rewind!

Remember Zac, the candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long.

Follow the jump for one of the greatest scenes in cinema history (kisses fingers – c’est magnifique!)

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Thanks a Ton, Activision.

October 28, 2008

So Guitar Hero World Tour (or GHWT, if you will) released on Sunday.  The game is getting positive reviews so far, but you already knew that was going to happen.  Anyway, my gripe is with Activision for fucking up my Sunday.  My store received a bunch of the full band kits, which were immediately sold out on all the systems, except the PlayStation 2.  Some brave soul finally decided to buy the soon-to-be-useless kit around midday.  I only say it will be useless because none of the instruments will work when they upgrade to PS3 like, next year, but that’s neither here, nor there.  So these fools come back around 3PM or so, and decide they need to return the game.  Why, you might ask?  Simply because the alleged PS2 version of the game contained the disc for the PS3 version of the game.  Alright, I said.  I had a suspicion something was wrong though.  I then proceed to cut open every copy of the game in the store, all of which contained PS3 versions of the game.  I don’t know if this is happening everywhere, or just localized to my store, because I haven’t heard of it on the interwebs yet.  But thanks again Activision, you made my Sunday.

Editor’s Note: I tried to find more info on this faulty, frustrating fluke and GamesFAQ has a thread concerning GTWT bundles that are working improperly. Good enough for us.