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That Cat’s a Mess

Posted in Comics, and Movies

The buzz on the Halle Berry “Catwoman” movie has been bad.

After seeing Halle‘s Catwoman outfit I can understand why.

It just doesn’t look right. Note I didn’t say “good.”

Halle Berry could make a burlap sack look good.

After seeing this video clip of Halle as Catwoman I’m starting to reconsider my thoughts on the outfit… and the movie.

Space Ghost Updated

Posted in Comics, and TV

When I was a kid I enjoyed Space Ghost. Even though he hung out with two kids and a space monkey… he was cool.

If you feel the same way, you might want to read this interview which discusses how DC plans to update Space Ghost in a new comic series. Joe Kelly, who’s writing the series, says, “It’s really a hardcore, pulp-feel story, with him being betrayed by the police force and taking his revenge. It’s really dark, and it’s going to be a blueprint for them to revamp the character and keep it going.”

Want to know more? The click HERE.

American Flagg is Back, Baby!

Posted in Art, and Comics

After nearly two decades out of print, a collected edition of Howard Chaykin’s American Flagg! series is finally coming!American Flagg

was originally published in 1983 by First Comics and was an instant hit! This new, definitive edition is currently planned for a late June or early July release. It will include the first six issues of the series, as well as new art and materials from the creator.

This was one great series and I’m looking forward to the collected editions!


Posted in Trivia

James Brown, the 70 year old Godfather of Soul, was arrested today and charged with criminal domestic violence after he allegedly pushed his wife to the floor during an argument. Tomi Rae Brown, 33, had scratches and bruises to her right arm and hip and was taken to a hospital.

Brown served a 2 1/2-year prison term after a 1988 arrest on drug and assault charges and was convicted of a drug-related offense in 1998. He was granted a state pardon in May.

No R. Kelly MJ Team-UP

Posted in Trivia

You just know that Leno and Letterman are going to have a field day with this one

A judge has ordered R. Kelly , who is awaiting trial on child pornography charges, to stay away from Michael The King of Pop Jackson who is facing child molestation charges when Kelly attends the Grammy awards next month!

I guess neither should plan to sit next to Lil Romeo.

Mignola Talks Hellboy

Posted in Comics, Horror, and Movies has a nice little interview with Hellboy creator Mike Mignola. Mike talks about a lot of different projects with an emphasis on the soon to be released Hellboy movie.

If you’re wondering how close the movie will follow the comic, wonder no more.

Mike says, “The fact that it’s as close to the comic as it is and the fact that the personality of the main character is so close to the comic, it’s beyond anything I ever imagined.”

That’s just great news for Hellboy fans everywhere.

Time for a New Assault

Posted in Movies

Dark Horizons reported today that “French director Jean-Francois Richet will helm the remake of the John Carpenter classic… Assault on Precinct 13… which starts filming April.

Assault on Precinct 13 is one of my favorite John Carpenter films. I don’t know much about Jean-Francois Richet, but as long as he doesn’t stray from Carpenter‘s screenplay and they don’t screw it up in casting, it can’t go wrong.

Academy Award Predictions

Posted in Movies, and TV

Nominations for the 76th Academy Awards were announced today. Here are the nominees for the major categories and my predictions on who will win…

Best Picture: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King / Lost in Translation / Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World / Mystic River /Seabiscuit
My prediction: Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best Animated Feature: Brother Bear / Finding Nemo / “The Triplets of Belleville”
My prediction: Finding Nemo

Leading Actor: Johnny Depp in “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” / Ben Kingsley in “House of Sand and Fog” / Jude Law in “Cold Mountain”/ Bill Murray in “Lost in Translation” / Sean Penn in “Mystic River”
My prediction: Bill Murray

Leading Actress: Keisha Castle-Hughes in “Whale Rider” / Diane Keaton in “Something’s Gotta Give” / Samantha Morton in “In America” / Charlize Theron in “Monster” / Naomi Watts in “21 Grams”
My prediction: Charlize Theron

Directing: “City of God” Fernando Meirelles / The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingPeter Jackson / “Lost in Translation” Sofia Coppola / “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” Peter Weir / “Mystic River” Clint Eastwood
My prediction: Peter Jackson

Best Supporting Actor: Alec Baldwin “The Cooler” / Benicio Del Toro “21 Grams” / Djimon Hounsou “In America” / Tim Robbins “Mystic River” / Ken Watanabe “The Last Samurai”
My prediction: Tim Robbins

Best Supporting Actress: Shohreh Aghdashloo “House of Sand and Fog” / Patricia Clarkson “Pieces of April” / Marcia Gay Harden “Mystic River” / Holly Hunter “Thirteen” / Renée Zellweger “Cold Mountain”
My prediction: Renée Zellweger

Original Screenplay: The Barbarian Invasions” Denys Arcand / “Dirty Pretty Things” Steven Knight / “Finding Nemo” Andrew Stanton, Bob Peterson and David Reynolds Original Story by Andrew Stanton / “In America” Jim Sheridan & Naomi Sheridan & Kirsten Sheridan / “Lost in Translation” Sofia Coppola
My prediction: Sofia Coppola

As I said, these are just my predictions and not in every case the person that I would like to see win. The Academy Awards will be presented on February 29th… tune in and find out who wins and how good of a guesser I really am!

Shield Too

Posted in Comics, Crime, and TV

The Shield doesn’t premiere until March. Like I told you here, that really disappoints me. The Shield is one of my favorite if not my very favorite tv shows going.

The good news is that at the same time the third season premieres, a new comic based on The Shield will also premiere. Jeff Mariotte, the writer, promises that like the tv show, the comic will be “a bit edgy, a bit dark…” and will stretch “the boundaries of its medium.”

I’ve pre-ordered my copy and I’m hoping that it lives up to the hype… or at least the tv show on which it’s based.

Blade 3 Stock Rises

Posted in Horror, and Movies

Blade 3 Trinity has a 50-50 chance of being really good.

I say this partly because I didn’t care for Blade,  but loved Blade 2.  This will be the third director for the third movie.

At least Wesley Snipes keeps coming back. has a couple of new pics from Blade 3.

After seeing the pics I think Blade 3‘s odds have risen to 55 – 45. ; )

Term Ends for Boston Public?

Posted in TV

I have to admit that I felt it coming… This may be the last season for Boston Public. Although this season wasn’t as strong as past seasons, I had hoped that things would improve. 

Big Beatty said that the show had jumped the shark with “the hook lady.” I think it was when Jeri Ryan was made an assistant principal… and a guidance counselor.

Oh well…

RIP Bob Keeshan

Posted in RIP, and TV

Bob Keeshan died today. And piece of my childhood went with him. You see, Bob Keeshan was Captain Kangaroo.

Even if you’re too young to have ever watched Captain Kangaroo, I’ll bet you know what a huge part he played in the lives of kids growing up in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and even the 80’s! Each morning as a child, I can remember sitting in front of the television waiting for the Captain to get his big key ring full of keys to open the Treasure House. Then we’d wait to see who would pop in… Mister Green Jeans, Bunny Rabbit, Mr. Moose [watch out for falling ping pong balls], Grandfather Clock… there were cartoons and all kinds of cool stuff [for kids].

I outgrew the Captain Kangaroo show well before the 60’s ended, but I never outgrew the good feeling that it left me as a child.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Keeshan‘s family and friends.