I’m liking this Trade Pile format I got some mileage out of last week with not one, but two posts. In an effort to post more here on the blog and also get my thoughts down on the stacks of trade paperbacks and graphic novels I’m reading, I’m going to keep it going. Plus, I like that header image. So, if you want to find out what I thought about Alex Robinson’s Tricked, Goldie Vance Volume 1, the third volume of Rai and the amazing Daytripper, read on! Continue reading Trade Pile: Tricked, Goldie Vance, Rai & Daytripper
Well, I guess I’ve been at it again. Even though I spent a good deal of my last vacation burning through the first few books of Alan Moore’s amazing Swamp Thing run, I’ve also taken time out to plow through another pile of trades, most of which come from my local library.. I thought about separating them out into various themes and writing a bunch of different posts, but don’t want to forget too much and have decided to do a good, old fashioned quick-shot pair of pile posts! You know you want to hear what I thought about these books, so hit the jump! Continue reading Trade Pile Part 1: Lumberjanes, Gotham Academy, Mockingbird, Batman & The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Whenever possible, I like to theme my reading or at least the posts I write here on the blog, but sometimes I just wind up reading a lot of disparate trades that have nothing to do with each other. That’s the case with this mix of books I pulled from my To Read boxes and the library. Let’s get into it! Continue reading Trade Post: Wimpy Kid, Shade, Mind MGMT & Robocop Vs. Terminator!
Fede Alvarez, who most recently remade Evil Dead, is in talks with Universal to helm an adaptation of the Dante’s Inferno video game from Electronic Arts. The video games star a knight named Dante advised by the poet Virgil as he navigates a battle between heaven and hell. [via Deadline]
It wouldn’t be a Bullet Points without a picture from Dwayne Johnson’s Twitter account. This time we’ve got two shots of the in-progress Hercules film based on the Radical comic Hercules: The Thracean War. One prominently features director Brett Ratner while the other shows another piece of impress set building.
For about a day there was talk about Arnold Schwarzenegger playing a bad guy in James Cameron’s Avatar 2 thanks to a story on Latino Review. Then sites like THR reported that Fox said the Terminator actor’s not even in talks for the role. Wahwah.
Comic book company BOOM! Studios, the same people who published 2 Guns, scored another live action deal. This one’s with Fox for a TV series based on Mark Sable and Julian Totino Tedesco’s Unthinkable. The plot revolves around an FBI agent teaming up with a screenwriter who was part of a think tank about potential threats years earlier. [via Deadline]
Finally, if you’re looking for some fan-made film continuations, check out The Dark Knight Legacy, which takes place in the streets of Gotham a year after the events of The Dark Knight Rises. The first episode features the Red Hood, Stephanie Brown and a guy doing a pretty darn good impression of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. If you like what you see, you can contribute to the project’s Indiegogo page. [via SHH]
Depending on which channels you watch or radio stations you listen to, you’ve probably seen and heard a lot of ads for 2 Guns. The film stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg as two undercover investigators from different organizations who join forces after realizing they’re being set up.
Baltasar Kormákur helmed the project which reunited him with Contraband star Wahlberg. From the looks of things, the flick seems to be a pretty solid mix of action and comedy, with Wahlberg playing the colorful jokester to Washington’s far more serious straight man.
The red band trailer below features many of the scenes from the TV spots, but with a few more explosions, Wahlberg witticisms and the occasional swear word. It’s technically NSFW (depending on where you work), but only just barely.
Based on a Steven Grant comic of the same name 2 Guns also stars Bill Paxton, Paula Patton, James Marsden, Edward James Olmos and Fred Ward. The movie opens this Friday.
I was on the now somewhat infamous Venom call with Rick Remender and Steve Wacker which resulted in this feature for Marvel.com. Fun stuff. That book sounds pretty rad. Remender’s a solid writer who has some great instincts when it comes to playing with superhero conventions.
Hey, check it out, Ron Marz read my post about Silver Surfer and Tweeted about it. It’s kind of surreal to have him reading me. Marz reading Dietsch just sounds completely backwards.
Ben Morse calls super speed as his super power of choice. I think I’d go with long range teleportation because I hate traveling but like going places. Super speed would be a close second if I could shut it off.
My buddy Jim Gibbons offers up his thoughts on Wizard’s closing.
Thanks to Whitney Matheson for bringing Amazon Studios to my attention. Looks like I’ve got an interesting place to submit my screenplays to.
A new Planet of the Apes comic from Boom? Oh snap. (via Bloody Disgusting)
I’d like to welcome my pal John aka Cybergeek to the wonderful world of blogging!
You think you like Superman? Jason George has got you beat. I especially like the spinner of watches.
And finally, some sad news. John Barry, who composed the James Bond theme along with plenty of other memorable tracks has passed away. RIP Mr. Barry. (via /Film)
Good on Chris Rock. I actually saw him at a mall once, but he was just pumping quarters in those rides for his kids which is also pretty cool (via PopEater)
Writers and artists being in Health.com‘s top ten most depressed jobs list does not surprise me whatsoever. Trying to keep up a freelance career while staying creative is not easy. (via HuffPo)/Film says there might be a Transporter TV series. As there aren’t too many rad action shows on right now, I’m in full agreement of this idea.
/Film also told me about Fast and the Furious 5 which is called Fast Five and stars Vin Diesel and The Rock. I haven’t seen the last few installments, but I’m in for any movie where the Rock actually acts like a badass. I didn’t even know that these old Hellraiser comics existed. I’m not a huge fan of the film series, but I’m really curious to read Boom’s Master Works volume with stories by Neil Gaiman and Alex Ross. (via Robot 6)
A Jets coach tripped a Dolphin on a kick off yesterday. Yeah, that seems about their speed. If they can’t stumble backwards into a win, might as well cheat. (via HuffPo)