On behalf of the launch of the 4th version of the popular iPhone yesterday, this Superman parody shows what happens to those who crosses the Jobs. So let it be said – so let it be done.
From Russia with Love – Matt Munro
“From Russia with Love” is the first Bond film in the series with John Barry as the primary soundtrack composer. The theme song was composed by Lionel Bart of Oliver! fame and sung by Matt Monro.
On Her Majesty’s Secret (We Have All the Time in the World) – Louis Armstrong
“We Have All the Time in the World”, sung by Louis Armstrong. With lyrics by Burt Bacharach’s regular lyricist Hal David, it is heard during the Bond–Tracy courtship montage, bridging Draco’s birthday party in Portugal and Bond’s burglary of the Gebrüder Gumbold law office in Bern, Switzerland. It was Louis Armstrong’s last recorded song (He died of a heart attack two years later.) Barry recalled Armstrong was very ill when he recorded the song, but recorded it in one take.
While I am not going to give you the details about the “adult” parts of this Batman XXX, I will say, this was a lot of fun to watch. Yes, I know that is not exactly what I wanted to say but for a parody plus the production value makes this something you may want for your own collection.
What fanboy or fangirl haven’t surfed the net to see images of superheroes and villains in compromising positions? This is the next logical step to push the envelope to see our favorite characters in a new light. Just like the zombies have made there way into parodies of great literature works, I for one would like to see more high quality productions like this and move into other areas of comic fandom. Zan and Jana getting it on and then switching partners with Wendy and Marvin, doesn’t that sound like a winner? Or give us an ultimate battle of Marvel vs. DC – adult style? For gay parodies, why not have Aquaman and Namor do something – for god sakes they are both seamen… (hehehehehe). In any case, what superheroes would you want to see in an adult setting? In the meantime, take a look at the Batman XXX trailer which is SFW but really to be on the safe side, just wait to you get home and the kids are asleep and it’s 3am. Enjoy!
Mr. Gene briefly told me about this yesterday and I was pissed to hear about this. Reading further on the reason Guillermo left the project is understandable but it is really us that will suffer. In the meantime, we have just the animated movie I saw with my cousins many, many moons ago. Here is a small preview:
Hobbit Director Abandons Ship
By Peter Ha on May 31, 2010
This is certainly a heavy blow to Middle Earth dwellers. Guillermo del Toro has officially quit as director of the two-part The Hobbit movie due to production delays and MGM’s ongoing financial woes.
“In light of ongoing delays in the setting of a start date for filming The Hobbit, I am faced with the hardest decision of my life. After nearly two years of living, breathing and designing a world as rich as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, I must, with great regret, take leave from helming these wonderful pictures,” he said.
Del Toro will, however, stay on to co-write the screenplays. The director of both Hellboy films has said that all creatures, sets, and wardrobe have been designed for a film that has yet to be given the thumbs up from MGM.
Speaking to fansite TheOneRing.net, Peter Jackson had this to say about del Toro’s departure as director.
“We feel very sad to see Guillermo leave The Hobbit, but he has kept us fully in the loop and we understand how the protracted development time on these two films, due to reasons beyond anyone’s control, has compromised his commitment to other long term projects.
You Only Live Twice – Nancy Sinatra
“You Only Live Twice” The soundtrack was the fourth of the series to be composed by John Barry. He tried to incorporate the “elegance of the Oriental sound” with Japanese music-inspired tracks. The theme song, “You Only Live Twice”, was composed by Barry and lyricist Leslie Bricusse and sung by Nancy Sinatra.
Nobody Does It Better – Carly Simon
“Nobody Does It Better” is a power ballad composed by Marvin Hamlisch with lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager. It was recorded by Carly Simon as the theme song for the 1977 James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me. It was the first Bond theme song to be titled differently from the name of the film, although the phrase “the spy who loved me” is included in the lyrics.
Moonraker – Shirley Bassey
“Moonraker” Moonraker was the third of the three Bond films for which the theme song was performed by Shirley Bassey (following Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever). Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra were both considered for the vocals, before Johnny Mathis was approached and offered the opportunity.
For Your Eyes Only – Sheena Easton
“For Your Eyes Only” is the theme tune to the 12th James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only, performed by Scottish singer Sheena Easton. It was nominated for Best Song at the Academy Awards in 1982.
Octopussy (All Time High) – Rita Collidge
“All Time High” is a 1983 single release by Rita Coolidge introduced as the theme song for the James Bond film Octopussy.
License To Kill – Gladys Knight
“License To Kill” Initially Eric Clapton and Vic Flick were asked to write and perform the theme song to Licence to Kill. The theme was said to have been a new version based on the James Bond Theme. The guitar riff heard in the original recording of the theme was played by Flick. The prospect, however, fell apart and Gladys Knight’s song and performance was chosen. The song (one of the longest to ever be used in a Bond film) was based on the “horn line” from Goldfinger, which required royalty payments to the original writers
Just hearing the news, I am pleased as punch. While I was disheartened by Ratner’s X-Men 3 and this summer’s Wolverine, I am very optimistic that Singer will give the right attention and respect the franchise deserves. Okay, I understood Ratner’s POV in his commentary about what he had to work with but honestly killing off Scott so early in the film was a WTF moment. And I will admit, I love Wolverine as the next geek but I making him the breakout character in his own movie was the right move but failed to deliver a compelling story. Go one step further, the new animated series Wolverine and the X-Men does not interest me a bit and leaves more angry with Wolverine as the lead. I am a diehard comic fan and Scott was and always will be the leader of the X-Men. Wolverine is the brutal muscle of the group and not the brains.
Moving forward, will we see Scott, Jean, Hank, Warren, and Bobby as the original quintet. What do you think?
The man behind the first 2 X-movies is getting back behind the lens for the teeny mutant adventures. Now we have video confirmation..
Ok, I just received this info from CBM user Erickz.
“dude, I was watching the live stream for ‘Avatar’ on myspace and Bryan Singer just popped up on the red carpet. And they asked what projects he has coming up and he mentioned he is doing ‘Jack the Giant Killer’ but the moment that shocked me was…right after he said that, he also stated that just yesterday he signed the deal to do the ‘X-Men: First Class movie.’ And when they told him they were broadcasting live, he made the face of “oh sh*t”.So I guess he is returning to the franchise. Anyway, I just had to tell you that so you can post it up or something. And man. I’m not lying here. O had to come and tell another comic book freak like me. Hope this information helps.”
Thanks a mill for the scoop Erickz. Obviously this will have to remain a rumor until we get confirmation. But if it turns out to be the real deal I think it’s a good thing. Even though I have little to no interest in a ‘First Class’ movie, no matter who may be directing.
Okay, I am will admit that I am getting sucked into the hype for the Avatar movie. My wife told me about the Na’Vi Horse from the movie was in a McD’s Happy Meal. She was telling me the cool lighting features. In my head, I was going, “Great, My Little Pony: The Next Generation or My Little Pony 2.0.” But when my son got one over the weekend, I was giddy as a schoolgirl playing with it including taking this picture above. Go a step further, I saw this link below about the augmented reality toy feature, I nearly crapped my pants…ok a little. I assure you… you will plotz in your pants when you watch the YouTube clip; it’s F%&$in’ Awesome!!!!
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If you are making a blockbuster movie like Avatar, you also need to have an action figures line to offer. And of cause, Avatar has just that.
This post just feature a few of the action figures that’s already available, they are made by Mattel and look like you would expect, a bit plastic. But it’s still fun to have a look at the toys as you get to see a lot of details on the machines and creatures that flash by very fast in the teaser trailer.
Some of the toys includes a little card that you scan via your webcam and by that creates an on-screen augmented reality robot or character that you can play around with on your computer, it looks very cool and is kind of hard to explain so have a look at the embedded video.
Now you know what to buy you kids/friends for christmas!
If you want to see all the toys, have a look at Amazon.com
Funny thing about the cable company, if you don’t pay them, you don’t get cable. T’is the season to be broke and all the other fa-la-la crap but moving forward at least I have Hulu. Now, with the tons of movies that I have there are times I just want to watch crappy scifi. Why do I torture myself? But I must as a scifi fan I must take the good and then take the bad and there you have the Facts of Life, sorry wrong show and topic. Seriously, I need to watch and learn from past mistakes. I could not have though of a better example than Galactica 1980. If you were a fan of the original series, boy were you in a shock when they tried to pawn this as good as the original; not even close. I am not going to go into the details about the different levels of suck-dom but there are somethings I wanted to bring to your attention.
One of the first things that surprised me was to see Robert Reed, Mr. Brady playing a scientist. I remembered from many documentaries where he play the role of Mike Brady and how miserable he was acting on a show that was beneath him as an acting caliber. Okay, I understand his pov but at the end of the day, he was a memorable TV dad that I grew up with. Zoom from the Brady Bunch to this series and wow, if the Mike Brady role was beneath him than the role of Dr. Donald Mortinson is the crud underneath his shoe after stepping on dog crap on a hot August day. Seriously, I understand there are personal principles we try to uphold but if actors have to eat, I guess principles go out the door. In any case, there was a scene that was prior to this shot above where to the two Far Out Space Nuts – Capt. Troy and Lt. Dillon where trying to reach Dr. Mortinson. There was a computer where the professor had a formula he was working on the monitor. Troy and Dillon thought it best to leave the Doctor a message by improving the formula with future space technology knowledge. Wow, where did I see this before? Oh, yes… this was a ripoff from The Day the Earth Stood Still. Fine, if you are going to ripoff from a movie, I guess you couldn’t have picked a better one since this was well before the recent remake with Keanu.
Another thing about this shot, puzzled me at first. The actress in this shot looked vaguely familiar. She seemed quite perky and I don’t mean her personality either. So, like any other warm-blooded lustful man would do, I went to the Intertubeywebs and looked on IMDB.COM. (No promo plug but it does come in handy for moments such as this.) The actress in question was Pamela Susan Shoop. She has done other bit parts in other scifi show like Buck Rogers but then I found my answer. Susan was in Halloween II (not the Rob Zombie remake crap) and played the role of Karen. I remembered her because of the nudie scene she did. Thank you IMDB.COM. (If you want to see her in all her glory, you can find it yourself. I can’t do the all the work.)
Lastly, if you were drawn to the re-imagined BSG series, we were treated to a new Cylon humanoid model, 12 models and countless copies. Brilliant move on the producers part to step the show up to a higher level than the previous Galactica. But, wait a minute…. WHAT THE FRAK is that in the picture off to the right? They are FRAKKIN’ Cylon Humanoids. For the sake of saving money for the 1980 show and not having as many Cylon Centurion suits, they create these conehead suits. They spoke about bringing down the humans as if they hadn’t looked in the mirror lately. Frak me!
Yes, this was painful to watch but as I said before you have to take the good with the bad. After watching this crap, you will come to appreciate a better quality of scifi tv series like Firefly, Farscape, and BSG. Do yourself a favor, if you haven’t seen it, watch it the show on my blog and then go to Hulu for the remaining episodes for this one and one season.
Having seen Jon Favreau’s interview of G4, I was rest assured with the direction of Iron Man 2 especially when it came to Whiplash. I understand his logic with the earlier version of Whiplash and in the footage below, while the audio is not the best, I am really happy with the results. Curious to read your reaction to the trailer.