November 2011 Archive
The hit-list for 11/14
This DVD documentary looks AWESOME! From Amazon:
They’re back from the grave and ready to party! Through this definitive retrospective fans are finally able to explore the film’s journey from the world of Night Of The Living Dead to the mind of acclaimed writer/director Dan O’Bannon. Narrator Brian Peck (aka Scuz) guides you through the blood, sweat and tears as cast and crew look back on their experience in the graveyard creating the film that’s been called a beauty of a cult classic!
Community — “Kiss from the Rose”
The hit-list for 11/11
I love this poster for Assault on Precinct 13.
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The hit-list for 11/10
After 3 movies by legendary creative minds, I wanted the Starship Troopers franchise to continue on but with a new direction. Luckily, the former movies did not fully decrypt the power suits from the original novel by Robert A Heinlein. When I realized this, it gave me a spark of idea. The…
The hit-list for 11/8
“The question isn’t how old we are but … WHEN old we are.”
The hit-list for 11/7
I’ve watched the first few episodes and the series Whitechapel on BBC America is pretty awesome. From BBC America:
Is it possible that the world’s most notorious serial killer is back? As the murder rate in modern day East London rises, a team of detectives set out to solve the most famous unsolved murder case in history - Jack the Ripper. Will the team succeed where others failed 120 years ago?
What’s so great about the show is that this first Jack the Ripper story is just three episodes long. Any American show would tell the same story over 24 episodes. Mixed in with other cases. Then make the case bleed over into the second season…
So far, Whitechapel is The X-Files via Se7en which meets Silence of the Lambs.
The hit-list for 11/6
- Zombies munch American brains to tune of $5 billion!
- Marvel Trades About To Go Out Of Print
- RANDOM ROLES: Colm Meaney
- A 1966 Magazine Uncovers ‘The Whisper Campaign Against Batman & Robin’
- Nazis Up the Mississippi, And Other Axis Invasion Scenarios
- Story Notes for The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 3, “Save the Last One”
- thirteen movie poster trends that are here to stay and what they say about their movies
- GI Joe: Yearbook TPB coming in Januray
Vietnam in HD
It’s not the war you know. It’s the war they fought.
Two years after the release of its landmark Emmy-winning series WWII in HD, HISTORY shifts its focus to a new generation and one of the most controversial chapters in American history, the Vietnam War. Vietnam in HD will immerse viewers in the sights, the sounds and the stories of the Vietnam War as it has never before been seen. Thousands of hours of uncensored footage—much of it shot by soldiers in action—will detail every critical chapter of the conflict. The war will unfold onscreen through the gripping firsthand accounts of 13 brave men and women who were forever changed by their experience in Vietnam.
The three episode mini-series starts Tuesday (11/8).
I really dig this illustration.
The Return of "What's Your Setup?"
A few years back I wrote a column on how some friends of mine and I consume movies and TV series and I thought it would be interesting to revisit that idea for me and see how things have changed since then.
Back when I wrote that original column in early 2009,I tended to watch movies from my DVD collection on my my Apple TV and would rent a few movies a year from Apple iTunes. I also watched many movies via Netflix and was considering the purchase of a Blu-ray player sometime in the future.
Since then, things have changed a bit.
The hit-list for 11/4
The hit-list for 11/3
- “How Windows 8 KO’d the innovative Courier tablet:” Part 1, Part 2
- “Reader redesign: Terrible decision, or worst decision?”
- “I Want My MTV: An excerpt from Craig Marks and Rob Tannenbaum’s MTV oral history”
- Glen Campbell gets inked by Paul Westerberg in ‘Ghost on the Canvas” video
- Brazilian police car rams smugglers’ airplane
A savage alien race called the Horde has invaded Earth, enslaving its people and plundering its resources. Scientists have devised a method of fighting back - the Morituri Process, which grants enhanced abilities to a select few compatible humans - but the transformation is fatal within a year. Now, a handful of brave volunteers make up Strikeforce: Morituri - an elite, experimental and highly effective fighting force against the depredations of the Horde. But the heat of every battle, the celebration of every victory and every quiet moment alone is tainted by the inescapable knowledge that - win or lose - their fate is sealed.
Strikeforce: Morituri is one of the rare comics that actually makes the reader think.
Also out this January is a reprint of the first issue of the comic priced at just 99¢. I wonder if all this Strikeforce: Morituri action from Marvel boeds well for the feature film?
John Glenn peers from a mock-up of the planned space capsule, 1959. One of the prerequisites for the Mercury astronauts was that they be able to fit into the tiny capsule.
(see more — The Space Race: John Glenn)
Hunger Games cast and more info on the actors playing the main tributes.
My favorite of all the homemade Halloween costumes this year. They Live!
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