Paul’s Horror Flix: King of the Hill

I don’t know…maybe it’s just me, but I’d never think to call 911 if I didn’t know where I was.…

King of the Hill

I don’t know…maybe it’s just me, but I’d never think to call 911 if I didn’t know where I was. I mean, if it’s from a land line, no biggie, but from a cell phone? That just seems pointless. Yet it happens so often in movies.

Oh well, I digress…by the way, MILD SPOILERS for anyone still planning on seeing this flick.

Dissenting Opinions: Super Bowl Commercials

Hey IOM’ers! Just like most of you, yeah, I watched the big game. Every second of it! But whether you…

Hey IOM’ers! Just like most of you, yeah, I watched the big game. Every second of it! But whether you watched for the game (which unbelievably topped last year’s) or the commercials, some of those 30 second nuggets were treasures, while some were just awful. So one has to ask: “What does it take to make a good/funny/memorable Super Bowl ad?” I have to admit, I tend to focus more on the good ones, whether they be funny, entertaining, or just plain memorable, as opposed to the bad or boring ones, which I tend to just block out of my mind. With that being said, here are my choices for the winners, those that successfully entertained, made me laugh, or just plain stuck in my mind. Also, as a note, I left out the movie spots…that’s a whole other deal. Enjoy!

Bud Light – Cutting Costs

This one was good, made me chuckle pretty well, and I’m a Miller Lite drinker! If you’ve ever been in these types of meetings, how many times have you thought to yourself how great an ice cold beer would be, and there it is…and this idiot dares to suggest getting rid of it to cut costs?!? He deserved his trip out the window. Hell, most people in those meetings do!

Why the hell haven’t I read about this somehere? TMNT 25!!!!

Seriously?  The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turn 25 this year.  Why the hell haven’t they made a bigger deal about…

Turtles Turn 25!

Seriously?  The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles turn 25 this year.  Why the hell haven’t they made a bigger deal about this?  I mean…the Turtles are a phenomenon!  Well, were.  I still think their current cartoon is pretty popular.  Check out www.tmnt25.com for all the latest news on the upcoming planned events for the Turtles’ anniversary.

The one thing I’m looking forward to the most is the TMNT Road Trip, where the Turtles (yes, the real ones…duh) travel the country in their party van and do performances!  Heh…just like in the latest movie where Michaelangelo performs at kids’ birthday parties.  The tour starts at the end of April in New York and ends in July in San Diego.  Sadly, it’s not coming anywhere near Virginia, but in June it’s coming to Dallas, Texas!  I’m going to make Aron go to it.

Your Morning Head: Final Crisis is Finally Over

I fully expect to be asking questions at the end of one of these things leading me into the next story. I don’t expect to ask “What the hell did I just read?!?”

Superman sets speed records flying the hell out of this book.WARNING: A spoiler or two follows…

Attending last year’s Wizard World Texas, Ethan Van Sciver appeared annoyed at the room’s frustration with the manner in which Grant Morrison was telling the story of Final Crisis.

Van Sciver seemed a bit peeved at the suggestion that Final Crisis is difficult to “get” and asked: “What doesn’t make sense?”

The guy across from me answered, “I read English. I understand the words on the page. I don’t understand the way in which they are arranged. Superman Beyond was incomprehensible to me.”

I’m right there with you, dude.

Throughout this event, I have held that Final Crisis is one of the most poorly executed and conceived comic events ever. Certainly there has been some beautiful artwork. Mahnke’s pencils on Requiem and Superman Beyond are truly amazing. Tomasi’s writing on Requiem and Rucka’s on Revelations is outstanding. In particular, Tomasi did a masterful job of evoking meaningful sentiment for the loss of the Manhunter. Nicely done.

I am amazed at the number of positive reviews I have seen for Final Crisis. I have seen it both strongly recommended and even hailed as brilliant. Really?

Paul’s Horror Flix: The Objective

It gets a little confusing to me what the two guys who put together The Blair Witch Project have done…

The ObjectiveIt gets a little confusing to me what the two guys who put together The Blair Witch Project have done since.  They haven’t done a film together since then, but every film one or the other has done says “From the creator of the Blair Witch Project.”

To clarify, Eduardo Sanchez has done Altered (great little flick) and the upcoming Seventh Moon.  Daniel Myrick has done Solstice (good cast, boring flick), Believers (from WB’s Raw Feed line), and now The Objective.

Paul’s Horror Flix: Killer Movie

Killer Movie is kind of odd.  First off, it’s called Killer Movie, so at first I thought it would be…

Killer Movie

Killer Movie is kind of odd.  First off, it’s called Killer Movie, so at first I thought it would be a parody, like Disaster Movie or any of those pieces of junk.  Turns out, it’s about a reality show being filmed in a podunk town that uncovers a series of slasher slayings surrounding the town’s claim to fame, its hockey team.

So….why is it called Killer Movie?  It’s not about a movie (well, except for a movie star who’s in town researching a role while the reality show staff is filming) at all.  I mean, it’s a movie about a killer, but still.  It would be like calling Star Wars “Space Movie.”  Eh…it’s a small complaint.

Overall, Killer Movie is an enjoyable, better than average DTV.  The acting is very good, which isn’t really surprising given the talent.  The film is filled with faces you’ve probably seen somewhere before, like  Jason London (from Mallrats!), Paul Wesley (Fox Family’s Fallen mini series), Nestor Carbonell (the mayor with eyeliner from The Dark Knight), J.C. Chasez (ha!), and Leighton Meester (from Gossip Girl).