April 9, 2013
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Here’s some good news and some not-so-good news. First, it appears that Wesley Snipes was released from prison a few days ago, which means that I don’t have to ask any more questions about his whereabouts.
That’s the good news. The not-so-good news is that there are rumors that Morris Chestnut will be playing the Black Panther in Joss Whedon’s ‘Avengers 2.’
Chestnut is a good actor, though I always hoped that Snipes would take the role.
Oh, well. At least there’s always Blade, a proven quantity make even more likelier for rebooting since the orignal films were quite profitable (even the mediocre “Blade: Trinity” did decent box office, earning almost $129 million on a $75 million budget).
New Line no longer has anything to do with the character, the rights having reverted back to Marvel, so I think that the odds are high that we will be seeing Blade again, though the question is who will be playing him.
February 18, 2013
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Today has not been my day.
The most irritating aspect of which being my attempt to watch Michael Bassett’s “Silent Hill: Revelation” via iTunes.
I have no idea why things went all sorts of wonky, but I spent four or five hours from the discomfort of my bed trying to watch the movie.
Though what you’re probably (or should) be wondering is why I spent the afternoon in bed, for despite it being my day off I don’t tend to be particularly lazy.
I was on my back, and at various times my stomach or sides, because every once in awhile I get a cough that just doesn’t quit, though that’s not the worse of it.
‘The worse’ being that it’s so damned dramatic. Listening to me you’d think that I was trying to upchuck a lung or something. Read more of this post
October 1, 2012
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Zach Snyder’s “Man Of Steel” (and it isn’t an accident that it’s called that, as opposed to ‘Superman’ because I suspect that his humanity will be emphasized more than his virtual godhood, until things need to be blowed up good! Real good!) is supposedly going to be more “realistic” than past interpretations, though the only way that I can see that being possible is for the emotional side of things to be emphasized.
Because I suspect that the film makers understand that when you have a guy that’s almost invulnerable, can fly, and is from a planet named Krypton, then you have already thrown realism out the window (something Christopher Nolan and David Goyer seem to forget when making “The Dark Knight Rises.”)
The weakest links in this equation appear to be Snyder himself, who is a director not exactly known for subtlety; and David Goyer, whom seems to have reached the pinnacle of his career due mainly to connections, as opposed to the quality of his writing (if in doubt, check out Blade a bit before the climatic battle between Blade (Wesley Snipes) and Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) and a similar point in “The Crow: City Of Angels.”)
Notice how similar the two scenes are? I am willing to be that there’s even another scene just like it in another Goyer-written film.
By the way, why would anyone consider Goyer to direct “Hellboy?” Didn’t the producers see “Blade: Trinity” or “The Unborn?”