Hey HBO!

June 13, 2011

With True Blood (based on the Southern Vampire Mysteries books) and A Game of Thrones (based on the same named series) both doing so well on HBO, I wanted to suggest three more book series that I think would make incredible TV series.

– The Wheel of Time- Hundreds of characters, a great story and 14 1000-plus page books worth of material to draw from.

– Anno-Dracula- A series in which vampires have become common in the world. The series is full of characters from other sources as well as fascinating original ones.  The first book covers the time of Jack The Ripper, the second covers World War I and the third covers 1950’s Italy.

– Sonja Blue- A vampire series that began with the novel Sunglasses After Dark that features a young lady turned into a vampire and her awesome (and often violent) exploits.

 

Almost Shows

June 9, 2011

Today I list a couple of shows that were almost made that I really wanted to see.

-Star Trek: Excelsior- The title is my guess but there was serious speculation years ago of a TV show focusing on Captain Sulu and the USS Excelsior.

– Faith- A Buffy spinoff that never happened. It was rumored to feature Faith on the road slaying vampires with Robin Wood.

– Heroes: Origins- The show was to feature new superheroes in single episodes but was cancelled due to the writer’ strike.  Kevin Smith had even been hired to write one.

Bad, Bad, Bad

June 8, 2011

Today I was thinking about movies that I like that I KNOW are terrible.  What compels me to watch these cinematic monstrosities?  Oftentimes it is just a nostalgic feeling.  As a kid I had no idea these movies were as bad as they are.

– Howard The Duck- The movie that made me write this post.  It’s bad.  It is the complete antithesis of the source material.  But I like it. Plus it’s the one movie that makes me lust after Lea Thompson.

– Joe Dirt- This movie operates on the principle that if you watch something on basic cable enough times you will eventually enjoy it.  I enjoy this movie against my will.

– Jackie Brown- It’s the one Quentin Tarantino movie that I KNOW is terrible. But it’s got two things I like: Samuel L. Jackson saying all his dialogue very loudly and Bridget Fonda in a bikini top.

The Injustice

June 7, 2011

So most of you will realize that today’s comic is a reference to the advertising campaign of Chik-Fil-A.  Chik-Fil-A is one of the absolute greatest fast food chains in the world.  Their chicken is hands down the best.  What I DON’T like is that every Chik-Fil-A is closed on Sunday. And of course it’s exactly Sunday that you always want a delicious Chik-Fil-A pack of nuggets, waffle fries and lemonade.  Mmmm lemonade…

Comic Movie Cameos

June 6, 2011

Having witnessed the awesomeness that was ‘X-Men:First Class’ I got to think about cool movie cameos in superhero movies. Here are the five best.

5. Stan Lee (every marvel movie)- Has cameod as a postman, a clueless pedestrian, a guy driving a truck and a guy who drinks tainted juice. Every Marvel movie now has me scanning to Stan The Man’s cameo.

4. Robert Downey Jr. (The Incredible Hulk)- Cameod as his ‘Iron Man’ character Tony Stark at the end of this one.  Just one of the small things they did to build up the Marvel Movie Universe.

3. Cillian Murphy (The Dark Knight)- A small part as his ‘Batman Begins’ villain The Scarecrow.  This movie already had tons of great performances but it was nice to see Murphy just the same. He is an immensely entertaining actor.

2. Hugh Jackman (X-Men:First Class)- Reprising the role of Wolverine just long enough to drop an F-Bomb on Magneto and Professor X.

1. Samuel L. Jackson (Iron Man)- The cameo was after the credits.  Jackson cameoed as Nick Fury, super spy extraordinaire.  The ‘Ultimates’ comic series had already portrayed Fury as looking like Jackson so this was a real treat.  The best part? He came back for part 2 and will be in Avengers.