Friday, November 24, 2006
More on SPIDER-MAN 3... Last night, FOX aired the ‘world broadcast premiere’ to 2004's Spider-Man 2, and during most of the commercials, showed brief clips from the newest trailer to next year’s third Webslinger installment. Right before the movie started, however, there was a promo to these sneak previews, and a quick shot of Venom from the film was shown for the first time! In the words of Eric Cartman from TV's South Park: "Kiiick. Ass! Kiiick. Ass!" Thanks to the folks at SuperHeroHype.com for providing a video that combines all clips from the sneak previews. Word.
Thursday, November 23, 2006
SCREW THE DMV! The Department of Motor Vehicles has some of the most incompetent bastards working for it. Useless, bureacratic BS that that lousy agency likes to dish out... To hell with it! By the way, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Posted by Richard at 6:37 PM
Friday, November 17, 2006
SHARK VS. OCTOPUS... If you type that on Google, you'll find tons of links to a video showing nature's most ferocious sea predator getting ensnared by the arms of the multi-tentacled, um, creature. This took place at an aquarium, and was videotaped after employees wondered why their sharks were dying off one by one each morning. Pretty crazy. And who said sharks had no known natural enemies?
Here's a direct link to the video.
Posted by Richard at 12:35 PM
Monday, November 13, 2006
SPIDER-MAN 3 Trailer... Check out the newest preview to the third Spidey flick on iFilm.com, and in front of the next Bond flick Casino Royale...which comes out this Friday. Hopefully, a downloadable version of the trailer will be made available online once Royale is released. By the way, there's no sign of Venom in this preview (except Topher Grace playing Eddie Brock...Venom's human alterego). Sam Raimi is trying to keep the character under wraps, eh? Hopefully, Venom will look awesome when we finally see him on the big screen next May. That is all.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
According to this PETA ad, Rush Hour 2 star Roselyn Sanchez would rather bare it all than wear any kind of animal on her body. Err— Does anyone have any complaints about this? Anyone? Now if only every other actress/female celeb could share the same point of view as her and do their own PETA ad like this. Well— Any actress/female celeb except Rosie O'Donnell, Kathy Bates, Star Jones, Roseanne and all other, um, meaty non-Jessica Alba lookalikes, that is.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
So I watched the hit ABC show for the first time last night, and needless to say, I had no idea what the hell was going on. Something about Sawyer about to be executed with Kate looking on while Jack threatens to let Ben die if those dudes don’t let Sawyer and Kate run away...when Jack doesn’t know he’s on a different island than them (a morning talk show I heard on the radio station today helped me with that last part). Granted, I’ve heard countless of times that Lost is one of those series where you have to watch it from the very beginning to know what the heck is going on, but even then, it didn’t grip me the way 24 did when I, um, began watching it during season 4 (with that one episode where Jack Bauer and a Marine Corps strike team has to rescue Secretary of Defense Heller and his daughter from that compound filled with terrorists). Or I might just be biased, haha. Lost is scheduled to return with 16 new episodes starting February 7th of next year. Won't— err, can't wait. Next week, a new show called Day Break premieres on ABC. That show, from what I saw in the commercials, is about some African American dude who was accidentally convicted of something and now needs to go off and clear his name. Hmm— I wonder if anything like this has ever happened before in real life? By the way, why am I not surprised that that African American dude (played by Taye Diggs) has an Asian girlfriend? ‘Nuff said.
Posted by Richard at 8:47 AM
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
"Kazakhstan is the greatest...country in the world..." So I saw Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan on Saturday, and what did I think? In the words of Mr. Sagdiyev himself (that’s Borat’s last name, in case you didn’t know yet): HIGH FIVE! The movie was hi-larious! From pointing out the town rapist in his home village at the beginning to trying to kidnap Pamela Anderson at the end, the movie was a non-stop crackup! Sacha Baron Cohen is one devoted comedian...considering he was willing to have a naked fat man (Azamat, Borat’s producer in the film) sit on his face and pretty much ‘69’ him during that hotel room wrestling scene, poking fun at his Jewish heritage (C’mon now... Who won’t admit they found guilty pleasure in laughing at him trying to pay off those two ‘Jewish cockroaches’ so they wouldn't kill him? Or videotape the Running of the Jews in his village? It’s good, satirical fun... Mel Gibson should be amused), commenting on the current US and A political climate ("We support your war...of terror. May George Bush drink the blood of every man, woman and child in Iraq.") and even mingling with a couple of male participants at a gay pride parade. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprise if he brought "Not" jokes back into popularity again. And one phrase I’ve never heard of that I'll probably incorporate into my own screenplays is the term "Make romance explosion on her stomach." If you don’t know what that means... Well, you haven’t watch enough pornos then, haha.
All in all, Borat delivered. Though I don’t know about buying it on DVD since, once again, that now-infamous wrestling scene doesn’t lend itself to repeat viewings (unless you like fat and skinny, butt-naked Kazakh reporters). This is similar to what I said about the last Sacha Baron Cohen flick, Talladega Nights. Anyways... Since I (and millions of other people who contributed to the movie’s $26.5 million opening weekend) watched the film, does that mean Borat will no longer be execute? If so... HIGH FIVE!
Monday, November 06, 2006
SADDAM SENTENCED TO DEATH... Two days ago, the former Iraqi dictator was found guilty in the 1982 killing of 148 Shiite Muslims in the city of Dujail. He is to meet his fate by hanging.
So— Does this mean Hussein will actually start a homosexual relationship with Satan in the afterlife? Or have I watched old reruns of South Park one too many times?
Friday, November 03, 2006
HELL NO, I don't watch American Idol...and even if I did, it would be to start a lame conversation with those who still can't get enough reality TV shows (Fox is beginning to air commercials for the next season premiering in January. When are they gonna start showing previews to season 6 of 24, dagnabbit?). But I just wanted to post up pics of Kelly Clarkson and all the other hot chicks who managed to win or be the runner-ups to the final Idol winners. Granted, there are tons of other babes from the show who should be mentioned—but like I said—I don't watch Idol...so I don't know who they are, haha. Sure, Katharine McPhee dabbled in Scientology, but it's all good. Everyone makes at least one big crappy mistake in their lives (gee, am I taking a subtle potshot at Tom Cruise's, um, religious denomination? Absoluuutely not). And Kellie Pickler...looks like a former co-worker of mine at Paramount Studios (she was a page like me, and had the same first name as her Idol counterpart! Though my co-worker's name ended in 'y' and not 'ie'. I'm sure you wanted to know that one...). By the way, there are lots of great pics of Carrie Underwood online, so I didn't know which one to choose to put here. So she's the lucky gal who gets to have two pics of her randomly posted on this Blog. You rock, Carrie!
Thursday, November 02, 2006
"The secret to happiness is a good sense of humor and a bad memory!" I read that on someone's MySpace page this morning, and you know... It's actually true. Ignorance is bliss, haha. That would probably explain why people who tend to dwell on the past, *cough-cough*, happen to be serious and glum mofo's most of the time. *Cough-cough.* I wonder if brain surgery will one day advance to the point where all the neurons that contain crappy memories and thoughts can safely be removed from our gray matter? Actually— Scratch that question. It was lame. Now if only I can try to forget that I asked that in the first place. Well— So much for being happy.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
2006-07 NBA Season: OPENING NIGHT... So the Miami Heat raised a championship banner and got their bling on right before getting a royal ass-whupping by the Chicago Bulls (108-66) last night, while the Lakers handled the Suns at STAPLES Center, 114-106, despite not having Kobe on the floor with his new jersey on. Hmm... Could these odd turn of events signify the kind of season we’re in for over the next six months? Or am I just exaggerating? Who’s the favorite to win the title next June anyway? Will it be San Antonio once more...or are the Spurs destined to become the New York Yankees of basketball? The Derek Jeter squad, that is (always being favored to go all the way in the postseason but falling short of reaching the end of October). We shall see.