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).

The Super Bowl is an Exercise in Pain

It’s true!  I mean, let’s think about it.  You watch the Super Bowl with people, more than likely some drinking…

Super Bowl XLIII

It’s true!  I mean, let’s think about it.  You watch the Super Bowl with people, more than likely some drinking will be had.  Let’s say you don’t drink, you’re still more likely to drink more soda/water/whatever.  But, seriously, half the fun of watching the Super Bowl is the commercials.  So, for four or five hours you don’t go to the bathroom.  Sounds painful to me!  No wonder so many people call out on the day after.

Anywho…

I don’t remember the last time this happened, but two movies are showing their very first trailers this Sunday during Super Bowl.  And they’re pretty big flicks!