Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Spirit

Frank Miller makes his solo directorial debut with this pulp comic classic from legendary comic artist and creator Will Eisner. It is campy as hell and the visual style is traditional Miller artwork splashed on the screen. The Spirit was before my time when it comes to comics but the film was ok for me but not great. The ladies, Jamie King, Eva Mendes, Paz Vega, Sarah Paulson and Scarlett Johansson, were delicious and beautiful as hoped for even if the movie was PG-13. Save your time and cash and see this during a matinee.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Power Girl Tribute from the Net

For those of you in the dark about Power Girl, let me give you a brief introduction via the available images from the Net. Click here to see more images of Power Girl.

Wonder Woman DVD

Wonder Woman is finally making it to the screen...the small screen that is. It is about time that the women of the DC and Marvel Universes are getting to share some of the lime-light. Now if we can only get a live action Power Girl film and a shot at that wonderful cleavage!

Fan-Made Thundercats Trailer

I just found this on one of the many items I get in my Google reader. As fan trailers go, this one is great and cheesy in the right way. Check it out. If you are a fan of the Thundercats, you will absolutely love this!

Click here to check out the fan-made trailer.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Legally Blonde The Musical @ The Kennedy Center Opera House

My friend, Svetlana, missed out on seeing Twelfth Night last week so I brought her along to The Kennedy to see this show. The musical does change a few points from the movie but it still works and the music is light, fun and just naughty enough for some good laughs. Becky Gulsvig is a great Elle but the Greek course/sorority sisters add most of the fun when on the stage. The dogs are great additions to the live performance and get the crowd really jazzed up when running across the stage. Makes you wonder how many stand-ins they had for them?

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Friday, December 12, 2008

The Day The Earth Stood Still

A sci-fi classic came back to the screen today and got the Hollywood make over with bigger effects, full color and maybe some bigger star names for the current times.  The great thing is the story has not changed and is still true to the original in tone and message but just updated enough to reflect current times..  Keanu's stoic by default acting works here and Jennifer Connely always seems to be crying in her films any more.  The robot is much cooler now and is very imposing in IMAX. End of the world pics deserve the IMAX treatment and you should check it out in this format if you can.

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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Twelfth Night @ Harman Center for the Arts

Outside of heading to the theater in the cold, pouring rain and having my date for the show not be able to make it due to a late running project, this was still a good evening out. Samantha Soule was great as Viola/Cesario in this Shakespeare comedy. She was joined on stage by company regulars Christopher Innovar, last seen on the big screen as the angry driver that gets the Adam Sandler beat down in You Don't Mess with the Zohan, and Veanne Cox, who I just realized was the frumpy attorney in Erin Brockovich. The stage design was interesting and it kept getting more cluttered with rose petals as the play progressed. I wonder if they got that from American Beauty?

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wicked @ The Gershwin Theatre

While in New York today on PTO and work, I made time to check out this musical in the pouring rain. It was awesome and the production was magical as the story it told. Marcie Dood and Alli Mauzey tore up the stage as Elphaba and Glinda, the Wicked and Good witches respectively. The story makes me want to read the original story by Gregory Maguire and causes me to regret telling my friend Nicole I read it when I never did. I have downloaded it and the two follow up novels to my Kindle and look forward to revisting the magical land of Oz as I listen to the soundtrack I picked on my way out of the theater.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Punisher: War Zone

Marvel finally did it and released their first truly R-rated movie that delivers the violence and carnage the fan favorite comic has been delivering every month at your local comic book shop since his introduction in the Spider-Man title. The movie channels a bit of Sam Raimi's Darkman and Ray Stevenson's Punisher works for me - especially with the minimal dialogue. Where as Thomas Jane's Punisher and Dolph Lundgren's Punisher where good films too, they did not delivery on the violence. Dominic West and Doug Hutchinson are fun villians and straddle the line between crazy and campy with gusto. Check out this film and you will not be disappointed.

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