Terminator Genisys just became the movie I’m most looking forward to in 2015. Yes, I know that there will be an Avengers movie and a Star Wars movie next year. Don’t care.
(h/t to my friend Mary Anne Butler at www.aggressivecomics.com for the link.)
Kevin from work and I are going to see the new Iron Man movie tonight. Iron Man is, by far, my favorite Marvel Comics character and everything I’ve heard about this movie is good. That said, I’m going into it with my skeptic glasses on so I’m not disappointed. (Star Wars Episode I, I’m looking in your direction!)
This makes me sad…
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Watching Zach Galifianakis: Live on my browser is pretty cool. Added to that the fact that they reduced my monthly charge by $5 and I’m a pretty happy guy. Two DVDs at once and 14 hours of free streaming video tells me that Netflix is doing alright.
Kudos to them for taking steps in the right direction, now if only I could watch the video in Firefox rather than IE…
I’m a fan of The Big Lebowski, it’s one of my favorite movies and definitely my favorite Coen Brothers movie, which is saying something. Well sir, looks like they’re coming out with action figures now based on characters and events in that movie. Yep, I’ll be a bit poorer in October…
Now they’re making stamps! To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars, the USPS is producing Star Wars stamps! Joy!
Well, it’s been 30 years since Star Wars: A New Hope was released in theaters and created a generation of geeks, myself included. According to TheForce.net the US Postal Service is working with Lucas Arts to commenorate the event with the geekiest mailboxes this side of Tatooine and I couldn’t be happier! Check it out below!
Jen and I went to see Superman Returns tonight with some folks from my work. I guess the Alameda County Sheriff were there to show off some of their stuff, but it was kinda weird seeing firetrucks and the Bomb Squad folks there… I’m glad we showed up 30 minutes early as the line to get into the theatre was already VERY long. By the time we got seats, the place was already 75% full.
Trailers were OK, the Spider-Man 3 trailer was the best of the bunch, but I’d already seen it online. Still, there’s something to be said about seeing it on the big screen, I’m getting excited to see it and it doesn’t even come out until next year. *sigh*
When the movie started with the original John Williams-scored theme, I got goosebumps. When the opening credits started rolling and looking exactly the same as they did almost 30 years ago, I got excited.
In short: They Got It Right.
It’s not as good, in my humble opinion, as Batman Begins, but that could just be because I’ve always been more a fan of Batman than Superman. I also think they sort of painted themselves into a bit of a corner at the end of the movie, but I’m not going to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t seen it yet…
Looks like the folks over at Lucasfilm are either:
a) Actually listening to the fans
b) In need of cash
Why, you ask? Because they’re (finally) releasing the original trilogy in it’s original glory. Starting in September of 2006, and only for three months, they’ll be selling the first three Star Wars movies as the originally came out in 1977, 1980 and 1983. Click here for more information.
Looks like they’ve found another way to suck money out of me… I am George Lucas’ bitch.