Thursday, 30 October 2008

New Half Blood Prince Trailer...

A new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince to give you some geeky goosebumps. Looking forward to this, but not to the ending which I'm guessing is gonna be harsher on the audience than when Cedric Diggery died in Goblet of Fire which was harrowing enough!

Is it just me?

Something I was contemplating the other day (you'd be surprised at some of the random things that come to light when you're bored at work) was how "real" Muppets are to me...

Strange I know, but when I think about it is it just me who considers such Muppets as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Big Bird, Elmo and other such Jim Henson creations as actual sentient entities? Do we actually look at that green lump of felt and think there's a guy underneath puppeteering and doing the voice or do we accept that Kermit and co are real? The reason the thought came to mind was because I saw a picture of Big Bird and Elmo from Sesame Street at Macy's 150th Anniversary Gala (picture below) online and a smile came to my face induced by memories of my childhood spent watching Sesame Street and The Muppet Show on TV and never once considering that these Henson creations were anything but real to me. I've seen Kermit and Miss Piggy interviewed on UK TV on programmes like Richard and Judy (back in the day) and even on the evening news and again they always exuded such realistic characteristics.

Although this is coming from a guy that talked himself into believing no Ewoks died in Return of the Jedi because I didn't want to face the truth... ;)

Animated Wonder Woman!

I have no idea how long this trailer has been active but I was really happy to have come across it on the web yesterday. The DC original animated Wonder Woman movie is set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray in Feb 09 and looks absolutely fantastic as you'll see below.

The all star cast includes:

Kerri Russell as Wonder Woman/ Diana Prince
Nathan Fillion as Steve Trevor
Alfred Molina as Ares
Rosario Dawson as Artemis
Virginia Madsen as Hippolyta
David McCallum as Zeus
Oliver Platt as Hades
Vicki Lewis as Persephone

Sure to be a great addition to the current wave of animated Superhero DVD's being released lately.

Playing catch up...

Due to having a month or two away from my blog there are a number of headlines I missed posting. I really don't have the time (or energy) to post each one individually with images etc so below is a brief one line overview for each bit of news I found important. Some of it is probably very old news for you !

Watchmen movie ending changed to not include giant squid from the original comic book.

Marvel change James Rhodes/ War Machine actor from Terence Howard to Don Cheadle for Iron Man 2, Howard has no idea why!

Robert Downey Jr and Don Cheadle now confirmed as signed on for 2011 Avengers movie as Iron Man and War Machine.

David Tennant signs on for Dr.Who movie as well as new series but new actor (possibly Paterson Joseph, the first Black actor to play Dr.Who) is proposed for following series.

Johnathan Kent is killed off again in the DC Comics continuity.

Ghostbusters 3 is now in the works as all the original cast say yes (including the eternally difficult Bill Murray), but a female character may be added to the original 4 "Busters" this time round.

Gears of War, Bioshock and Kane and Lynch video games all now greelit for Hollywood movies.

Dr. Strange now added to Marvel movie releases before 2012 (Christian Bale maybe the lead?)

Daniel Craig turned down main role Marvel Thor movie.

XXX: The return of Xander Cage (XXX 3 basically) is set for release in 2010 with Vin Diesel set to reprise his role from the 1st movie.

American Pie 4 set for release in cinemas in the next 2 years with the original cast returning (no more straight to DVD spin-offs).

Stargate Atlantis cancelled to make way for "Stargate Universe" which centers on a simple reconnaissance mission that turns into a never-ending quest as a new crew of Stargate explorers gates onto the Destiny, an Ancient ship that is unable to return to Earth. They will travel to the far reaches of the universe, encountering new races, enemies and adventures.

New Futurama movie DVD now out, Into the Wild Green Yonder the fourth movie due next spring with the good chance of a series now set to follow.

Tim Burton's 2010 movie Alice in Wonderland now set to star Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Sheen, Matt Lucas, Christopher Lee and Alan Rickman!

Samuel L Jackson bulking up to play Nick Fury in "Avengers" and possible Nick Fury standalone movie.

Knight Rider picked up for a full season by NBC as ratings get better and better.

Seth Rogan slimming down considerably for the role of Green Hornet with popular Hong Kong Director/ Actor Stephen Chow directing and starring as Kato.

Battlestar Galactica returns on US TV at 10 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2009, with the remaining episodes of its fourth and final season culminating with the series finale on March 20.

Creators of Xena would love to make a reunion movie with all the original cast.

M. Night Shyamalan wanting to make an Unbreakable sequel.

Megan Fox has signed on to appear in a film adaptation of Michael Turner's Fathom comic series.

Johnny Depp will reprise the role of Captain Jack Sparrow in a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

Space... the Final Frontier...

OK so I was browsing the web yesterday and came accross some recently released images of the new JJ Abrams directed Star Trek movie. I must say that I'm really excited about this movie and although Mr. Abrams has used some pretty hefty artistic interpretation to augment the ST universe and characters into 2009, it still looks pretty damn good. Images below.

I'm back baby!

In the immortal words of one of my favourite TV characters; Bender Bending Rodríguez "I'm back baby"!

I'll be updating as much as I can over the next few days but to start us off I thought I'd add something here that I'm quite excited about; Transformers - Mighty Muggs Wave 1. I'd mentioned this before but now we have the first available image of Bumblebee, Megatron and Soundwave from the newest Diamond Previews. I haven't seen this pic online yet so I guess I'm the first to show it, don't I feel special! These will certainly be added to my ever growing collection of Star Wars, Marvel and Indy Mighty Muggs!

Transform and roll out!!!

Friday, 24 October 2008

I'm still here!

OK so it's been almost 2 months since my last post, and no I haven't been riding the theme park attractions for the whole time (although how cool would that be?!), but I have been incredibly busy recently so apologies for the lack of posts.
I'll be back in action very soon so please stay tuned and thanks for visiting!