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Monday, August 18, 2014

The Reptile, Hammer Films

It should come as no surprise to anyone who reads "Attention Earthlings" that I am a big fan of Hammer Horror. The Reptile is a gem in the Hammer Films collection. It is packed with great costumes, atmosphere, acting, and mystery. I really loved it.

After the death of  his brother, Harry Spalding brings his beautiful wife (Jennifer Daniel --- The Reptile, The Kiss of the Vampire) to the country home of his late brother. The unfriendly locals try to drive the couple away. Of course, there is a mystery to solve ...

I give the movie 4 Hammerlicious stars out of 5. 


Friday, August 15, 2014

Jason Momoa as Aquaman?

Warner Bros has given the green-light for an Aquaman movie (or two). Will Beall (Gangster Squad) and Kurt Johnstad (300: Rise of an Empire) have been tapped to write 2 separate scripts. It seems that Jason Momoa has the inside track to play the king of Atlantis.

Jason Momoa s known for his television roles as Ronon Dex (2005–09) on the series Stargate: Atlantis (2004–09) and as Khal Drogo on the fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011). He also starred  in the sword and sorcery film Conan the Barbarian (2011).

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Viking Santa?

Sony has won the bidding war for the Winter’s Knight a dark tale of Santa's origin. Santa as a dark Viking??? --- cool! As I learn more, I'll keep you updated.

John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War headed to Syfy

As many of you know, I loved Scalzi's "Old Man's War" and the Syfy channel has been the green light to a "Ghost Brigades" series based on Scalzi's "Old Man's War". It's nice to see the Syfy channel actually try to produce some scifi.

If the book is unknown to you, I highly recommend it. Check out my review of "Old Man's War" at my other blog Gnostalgia (link)

The seventy-five-year-old writer, John Perry, joins the army or in this case the Colonial Defense Force. Perry is provided with a new young body for his exciting new life of  meeting and killing new life-forms.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

R.I.P. Arlene Martel,

One of my all-time favorite Star Trek episodes, “Amok Time”, featured the actress Arlene Martel as T'Pring.

RIP Lauren Bacall

Hollywood has lost another great talent and, in this case, a star of Hollywood's golden era Lauren Bacall.

We had it all
(We had it all)
Just like Bogie and Bacall
Starring in our old late, late show
Sailing away to Key Largo
Here's lookin' at you kid
(Here's lookin' at you kid)
Missing all the things we did
We can find it once again, I know
Just like they did in Key Largo

"Key Largo" 

RIP Robin Williams

But oh, to be free. Not to have to go “Poof! What do you need, “Poof! What do you need, Poof! What do you need?”. To be my own master. Such a thing would be greater than all the magic and all the treasures in all the world. But what am I talking about? Let’s get real here, that’s never gonna happen. Genie, wake up and smell the hummus.
Now, you are free Robin ...

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Gothic steampunk coffeemaker

It's no secret that I love steampunk. How about a steampunk coffeemaker? Having said that, wouldn't a tea-maker have been more steampunk?

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Star Wars Rebels

Well, it is pretty much what I expected from a Star Wars/Disney collaboration. It looks like Star Wars and Disney's Aladdin.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Teenage Mutant Phallic Turtles

This weekend the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will return to the big screen. The movie displays Hollywood's love affair with reboots, prequels, and sequels. I, for one, look at the Ninja Turtles with a sense of humility after predicting the end of the Ninja Turtles and Rap music after hearing Vanilla Ice's Ninja Rap. I am not a Prophet.

That being said, Paramount has stumbled a bit with fans. Paramount wanted to change the Turtles origin story to the dismay of many. Eventually, a few tweaks were many to the origin story rather than a full-rewrite. They also managed to upset fans with some art in Australia of the turtles jumping from a flaming tower with Australia's release date of 9/11 (considered insensitive), and with "phallic-looking" poster.

I don't know about the flaming tower and the 9/11 date, but if you look at a nunchuck and think penis --- maybe it's you.

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