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thunder… Thunder… THUNDERCATS!! HO!!

June 6, 2007

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First Transformers – now Thundercats!  It looks like the 80’s animated action tv shows could be the new wave of awesome blockbuster movies.  All we need now is  live-action Jetsons, Johnny Quest, Carebears, and Smurfs movies and we’ll be all set!

Studio has optioned a script by tyro scribe Paul Sopocy to turn the popular 1980s animated series and toy line into a live action feature.

Warner-based Paula Weinstein will produce through her Spring Creek Prods. banner, along with Dick Robertson and Lew Korman.

Property revolves around a group of humanoid cats (with feline names like Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro and Cheetara) who must flee their planet of Thundera after it’s destroyed. Once crash-landing on another planet, Third Earth, they must thwart Mumm-Ra, an evil sorcerer, bent on killing them off.

Sopocy has written the script as an origin story expanding on the major heroes and villains from the animated series, with the plot focusing on Lion-O coming of age as the leader of the Thundercats.

To read the rest of the article, click here.

mmmm…. Cheetara….

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars Trailer!!

May 27, 2007

This is the new CGI Animated Series that comes out in 2008.  Need I say more?  Go here.

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Lost Season 3 Finale

May 24, 2007

Okay, I retract my rip on Lost that was in my previous Heroes finale post…

Lost Season Three Finale – BEST LOST EPISODE EVER!!  Nothing to review… it encapsulated awesome.  What more can be said than “WTF?!  OMFG!!”  The good part is that our survivors finally have control over they’ve feared over the past two seasons – The Others.  The bad part is that in turn, our survivors have invited a brand new threat to the island… probably.

Now the fun part… theories, predictions, etc.

1) Ben’s warning about Naomi – about her not being who she said she was.  I say, he’s right.  Ben wiped out the entire original Dharma Initiative that was on that island.  I’m willing to bet that there’s other Dharma folk that are off the island and probably really kinda pissed.  Ben managed to hide the island from them via The Looking Glass and whatnot, but let’s face it – who else in the real world would actually even know where the hell to look for the island?  The Dharma Initiative – that’s who.  As for Penny, she’s still operating independantly and still has no clue.

2) Charlie.  Yes, the island does have the ability to heal people, but I believe Charlie will not be back.  If he were to live, it would completely defeat the purpose of his story arch this season.  It’s possible we could still see him steal a trick from Boone and appear in flashbacks, or flash-forwards, or other peoples’ visions… but Charlie’s death was heroic, poignant, and not in vein.  Not too bad for a former heroine addict.  Way to go, Charlie!  (Desmond… you douschebag… always check to make sure eye-patch man is DEAD!!!… seriously…)

3) Jacob.  Who is Jacob?  My theory is that Jacob is to the Others as Walt is to the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815.  They are the “Voices of the Island” for each of their proper groups of people.  Why they are chosen?  We don’t know yet… but I’m sure we’ll find out… some time… later… two seasons from now… maybe… ??

4) Jack’s Ultimate Demise.  Will he really end up a lost, near crazy, oxycodone-addicted, alcoholic frequent flyer?  Or should we expect more flash-forward episodes in the future that give Jack a happy ending?  I hope for the latter.  If that’s how Jack ultimately turns out – everything he does over the next two or three seasons will make me feel really, really, really sorry for him.  Here’s to Jack finding peace in a rehabilitation clinic!

5) Locke and the Island… *sigh*… I don’t even know where to begin.  The island definately has some sort of immense power that needs to be protected.  And Locke is not really acting for the Others or for the survivors at this point… as Walt said, he has work to do.  Which leads me to believe the Island itself could possibly have it’s own consciousness, voicing that conciousness through Walt and Jacob, and now also using Locke to act out it’s will.  Could the island’s conciousness be what the black smoke is?  Is that what Dharma is after?  Or what they created?  Far fetched?  Maybe… but as this show has proven time and time again – anything is possible.

With that, all I have to say is that despite all the criticisms and negative press the show has received over the past season – the writers know what they’re doing.  They have a plan,  and so far, their plan is working… because I’m definately going to be back for season four.  Go Hurley!!! 

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Heroes Finale

May 23, 2007

From the reactions I’ve seen, it seems the opinions on the finale of Heroes are just as mixed as the reviews of Spider-Man 3.  Here’s what I say…

Since before the show even started, the writers and producers made it clear that this show was about real people discovering extraordinary abilities – and they’ve held true to that all the way through the first season.  It’s about telling a good story with interesting characters.  Action is not the main focus.  Although being the genre that it is, it does lend itself to action from time to time.  However, the writers do an excellent job of not letting the action get out of control.  They keep it grounded in reality as much as they can.  This is why some people were disappointed in the Peter/Sylar confrontation – because it wasn’t an all out, special effects, action-packed brawl they were hoping for.  Even I was hoping for it, but am I disappointed I didn’t see it?  No… well, maybe just a little, but more so… No.  The story and the characters are more important.  Each and every one of the characters completed their own arch for this story – everything came full circle.  Unlike some series that leave you with a bazillion unanswered questions and only answer a couple of them two seasons later, Heroes gives you the resolution of the main story, with enough tiny intriguing tid-bits as well as one major setup for the next season.

Heroes – Congratulations on a job well done!  Looking forward to Volume Two!

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Flash! AAAA-AAAAHHH!

May 23, 2007

That’s right.  The legendary Flash Gordon is being re-invented on the Sci-Fi Channel.  Below is a picture of Eric Johnson, from Smallville, who stars in the title role.  To read the article from Entertainment Weekly, click here.

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I just hope they keep the same theme song…

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Bionic Woman Preview

May 15, 2007

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Boo-do-do-do-do-do-do!  Boo-do-do-do-do-do-do!  What’s that?  Why that’s the sound of the Bionic Woman coming to NBC in fall!!  The show stars Michelle Ryan and will airing on Wednesday nights from 9 to 10.  If you like to see a cool little preview of the show, click here!  If you ask me, she’s pretty hot… bionically speaking, of course…

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George Lucas on Star Wars/Insults Spider-Man

May 15, 2007

Two More Star Wars Movies Coming?
Source: Fox411
May 9, 2007

Fox411’s Roger Friedman talked to George Lucas at the all-star Time magazine dinner and got some interesting sound bites from the Indiana Jones 4 executive producer.Lucas says that Sean Connery still hasn’t signed on, but his character, Indy’s dad, is in the script. Other than that, his lips are sealed.

Lucas said that he has seen all the summer movies since his company, Industrial Light & Magic, does most of the special effects. The only one they didn’t work on was Spider-Man 3. What did he think of it?

“It’s silly. It’s a silly movie,” he said. “There just isn’t much there. Once you take it all apart, there’s not much story, is there?  People thought ‘Star Wars’ was silly, too,” he added, with a wink. “But it wasn’t.”

While Lucas is readying the new “Clone Wars” animated series, he told Friedman that he will make two more live-action films based in the “Star Wars” universe as well.

“But they won’t have members of the Skywalker family as characters,” he said. “They will be other people of that milieu.”

The two extra films will also be made for TV and probably be an hour long each. But, like “Clone Wars,” Lucas doesn’t know where on TV they will land.

Oh, Mr. Lucas, you gone and done it now!  Whatever respect I had left for you after your prequel trilogy – is now gone.  You’re right though, Jar Jar Binks wasn’t silly.  Neither were metachlorians.  They were both taken extremely seriously and well-received by the audience and fans.  And with the whole “To the Darkside and back again” story, I’m glad you decided to tell that in 6 really long movies, as opposed to just one.  You know, in regards to your prequel trilogy, I remember reading in a magazine way back when that 60% of the story you wanted to tell was in the third movie, the other 40% was split up between the first and second movies, and the rest was just fluff.  I love fluff.  More so, I love paying $10.00 to watch a two and half hour movie that has only a half-hour’s worth of story to tell.  That always makes me feel great.

I’m looking forward to your new made for TV Star Wars movies, too.  I’m glad you’re exploiting your one good original idea for all it’s worth.  Heaven forbid you try to create something new.  Nothing better than beating a dead horse!  Especially when the horse spurts out wads cash every time you kick it!  You’re truly a genius, Jar-tard.