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Sunday, 20 February 2011

Down and Out


Today's blog post will be shorter than usual. Why?

This week heralded the arrival of one of the most anticipated video games in recent memory - "Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds". It's been ten years since "Marvel vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes" came out which, as you may imagine, is a pretty big deal if it's taken so long to revive the series with a new sequel. And as you may also imagine, I've been playing it like crazy. So much so that I've neglected to even watch any films this week.


Anyone that follows my Tumblr MIGHT have seen me say that this week would be Faye Dunaway week, but I only ended up watching "Bonnie and Clyde" instead. I didn't think one film would feel adequate this week so "Bonnie and Clyde" as well as, "Network" and "Chinatown" will be up next week once I get around to the latter two.


Other than my life being consumed once again by video games (sad, sad, sad), this Melbourne weather has been awfully humid again. Ugh, go away ugly humidity.


The new Spider-Man movie officially has a title: "The Amazing Spider-Man". Along with this announcement, Sony released a new publicity picture of Andrew Garfield with the actual suit - mask and all. My thoughts? Impressive. Most impressive.


Shane Black, writer of "Lethal Weapon" and writer/director of the brilliant, "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" has officially signed on to direct "Iron Man 3". Why is this worth mentioning? Because Black directed Robert Downey Jr in "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" and is a major attribute in Downey Jr's comeback into stardom. Not only that but his script for "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang" was what gave Downey Jr that Tony Stark comedic edge which naturally translates perfectly into "Iron Man". BUT, will Shane Black actually write the script? No one knows but as far as I'm concerned, this news is perfect.


And to round up the comic book movie news this week, the second "Thor" trailer released. I see more Kat Dennings, woo. Pretty excited about this year's round of comic book films.


2011 will be the year that movie sequels (in Hollywood) dominate. 27 movie sequels are scheduled to release this year which breaks the previous record held by 2003 which saw 24 sequels released in that year. Full list of sequels from Hollywood HERE.

And that's all this week. The Oscars are just a week away and I am getting extremely excited about this year's race to the Oscars. "The King's Speech" looks like it'll sweep the awards because it just stinks of Oscar bait (the movie itself does not stink at all) but I'm really pulling in for "The Social Network" to take home best picture. Realistically though, it'll probably be TKS for Best Picture and Best Actor and TSN for Best Director and Best Adapted screenplay. Exciting!


Anyways, here's a proper ending to finish off this week's post. James Earl Jones, who voiced Darth Vader, was recently asked to read the lyrics of Justin Beiber's song, "Baby". Someone on YouTube took the audio of this, altered it to make it sound more like Darth Vader and overlayed that with Star Wars footage. The result is absolutely priceless. Just watch.

End post.


  1. Tumblr has gotten me all hyped for the Oscars this year.
    I hope it's not on cable!