Archive for July, 2010

30
Jul
10

Cobra Commander lives on Twitter

We’ve always laughed at Cobra Commander’s incompetence and absolutely ludicrous schemes to rule the world, but every now and then his tweets serve up something where we can laugh with him.

28
Jul
10

thanks tom hanks

27
Jul
10

Serenity Now aka that Seinfeld Movie

Let’s hear it for creative editing!

27
Jul
10

Rotten Tomatoes gets it wrong

I think many people would agree that Commando is one of the manliest, toughest, awesomest, if not greatest, movies ever made.  My voice deepens when I watch it.  My chest gets hairy.  My penis grows to the size of a missile and I get benign prostatic hyperplasia because of all the testosterone being emitted from the screen.  Surely, this is one of the manliest movies ever.  Right, Rotten Tomatoes?  Arnold would like a word.

26
Jul
10

I want to believe

Japan is bidding to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.  Having already proven they have the logistic know-how in holding a major sporting event, the organizing committee is focusing its bid on 3D hologram technology.  That’s right, holograms.

26
Jul
10

Top 5 things to anticipate after Comic-Con

That festival of all things geeky is over and done with, and plenty of news concerning comic-book/sci-fi/action/zombie movies came out over the weekend.  Of interest to me were:

1.  The Avengers – We got separate looks at Thor and Captain America, but Marvel unveiled the full cast.  The biggest news was Edward Norton replaced by Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk.  I like Ruffalo and think he would be more convincing as a softer, chunkier and wussier Banner compared to Norton.  It doesn’t matter how the Hulk would turn out since it’s all CG anyway.  I admire Marvel’s ambition to bring the tried-and-true comic crossover to the movies (not to mention the Infinity Gauntlet).  I just worry they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

2.  Tron Legacy – I was already looking forward to this and have accordingly put myself on a media blackout so I don’t know the specifics of any new info, but it sounds like Comic-Con didn’t do anything to dampen people’s anticipation of this.

3.  Sucker Punch – Zack Snyder brings an original production that looks to be an anime/manga fan’s wet dream come to life.  Girls with guns, zombies and big robots? I’m down. (EDIT:  This poster says it all.)

4.  World War Z – I’m sick of all this vampire crap.  If anyone can draw mass audiences to zombie movies, it’s Brad Pitt, who will be producing and starring in this adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel.  The film’s release still looks a ways off, giving me plenty of time to read the book.

5.  Battle: Los Angeles – Superheroes and zombies seem to be all rage these days, but let’s not forget about aliens and UFOs.  The viral marketing site reportthreats.org does a good job of setting up the movie.  Lots of potential with this one.

25
Jul
10

Arnold by Stallone

I don’t know what would’ve inspired someone to commit such a gloriously wild idea to canvas, but let’s be thankful he/she did.  Who am I kidding, no woman would ever paint this, right?

Anyway, I can only imagine the banter going on in this painting within a painting:

Stallone:  AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

Arnold:  …when I was a boy and rock n’ roll came to East Germany, the communists said it was subversive.  Maybe they were right…