Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Happy new year!

I don't spend a lot of time on YouTube, typically, but it's freaking slow here at work today and this made me giggle. So maybe if you're bored today too, this will put a smile on your face.

Happy new year!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

"Iron Man 2" and "Clash of the Titans" trailers

I wish I knew how to embed this on my blog, but since I don't, please click here and enjoy the first footage from this coming May's Iron Man 2. I liked the first Iron Man, but I hope the sequel will really achieve greatness like fellow Marvel sequels Spider-man 2 and X-Men 2 did.
And to paraphrase Will Ferrell in Zoolander: "That Robert Downey Jr. is so hot right now!"

And while we're looking at trailers, check out the new trailer for the forthcoming Clash of the Titans. Looks like a good time!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

I can't say I'm a Jane Austen fan, although I take pride in the fact that I at least did my homework a few years back in the much-missed book club and read the entire Pride and Prejudice. (I think I was the only male in the book club to do it.) I even watched the entire BBC miniseries, although if I have to watch Jane Austen going forward, I much prefer Keira Knightley in a lead role. Having said this, I doubt I will ever read any Jane Austen again of my own free will...I think it must have been the Twilight of the 19th century.

Recently I started hearing about Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, a silly retelling of Austen's novel involving, yes, flesh-eating zombies. I've seen the book in bookstores recently and chuckle every time I look at the cover. I even picked it up a few times, thinking that my love of all things zombie might overshadow my boredom of all things Austen. But no, I read a few passages and most of them seemed obsessed with Mr. Darcy's vanity and condescension. The book needs less chat, more splat.

Now comes news that Natalie Portman (Mrs. Darth Vader in the Star Wars prequels) will star as Elizabeth Bennett in the upcoming film adaptation of the zombie/Austen novel, which just might push me over the edge in terms of my interest in the film. Zombieland was a silly, guilty treat, and of course I love the corny Resident Evil movies and video games. I'll be very interested to see how this movie turns out...could be a lot of fun.

So while we're at it, has anyone read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies? Surely there's an Arnett girl out there that can chime in?