The video description calls Mr. Goldblum "an over-the-top celebrity." Umm, yeah...
I've heard things I can't repeat, but suffice it to say this probably isn't anywhere near over the top when it comes to our pal Brundlefly. All GE really needs to tell me is they have a bulb I can throw in the trash without worrying about mercury poisoning, and I'm sold.
Is this one? I don't know. I was distracted by the chestiness. Which I guess is the point. Stupid sexy Goldblum.
This according to Larry Kasanoff, producer of the Mortal Kombat movie, who has announced that Tetris is his next big film. "This isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We're not giving feet to the geometric shapes," says Kasanoff, who adds that they plan to spin off "location-based entertainment based on the epicness."
All I know is they need to pay Katy Perry the big bucks to do a cover of "You're so Square" as the theme song. And that whatever they do won't be as good as the fake trailer Machinima made two years ago (below).
What would you like to see in a Tetris movie? I'm thinking you replace the blocks with Human Centipedes being tossed down a chute by a mad Russian who plays the same folk songs on an endless loop. Or was that just my fever dream last night after too much grape vodka?
When it comes to calendars, I'm like a lot of married guys: I buy my wife the one that depicts "puppies, and kitties, and dey fwiends." But if you have an anime-obsessed spouse who nonetheless likes things to be cute, this Totoro calendar and diorama can't really be beaten, and you can use it as a photo holder once 2015 has run its course. Granted, "Totoro, and susuwatari, and they are friends" doesn't quite have the same ring to it, but I think if you point out that Totoro is eating a tiny watermelon, the essential squee-ness will shine through.
It's only sold in Japan, but is available for preorder now at J-List for $48. Only so many can fit into their catbus, though, so if you want it, reserve quickly.
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Series - Before RDJ, before Benny C, there was Jeremy Brett, and to a boy who loved the Sherlock Holmes of the books, he was it: as accurate a Holmes as you could ever want to see onscreen. Like Heath Ledger embodying the Joker, however, Brett was so determined to get into the head of Holmes that he may have driven himself to mental illness, or at least exacerbated a propensity that was already there. Ironically, I always thought his weight gain in the last few episodes was simply him getting older and portlier, as people do; in fact, it was the medications causing him to retain water.
The thing is, as our modern interpretation has shown, Holmes would be mentally ill by today's standards, and probably quite self-destructive in many ways. That's undoubtedly why Robert Downey Jr. was cast to play him in more recent years. I had the great fortune many years ago to see Tom Baker play Holmes on the Dublin stage - it was a more satirical take, with Baker playing both Holmes and a surgically altered Moriarty, but even his spoof version was majorly bipolar.
It's hard to know if Brett could have gotten more help if he didn't insist on going so deeply method with Holmes, or if the role in fact sustained him through the craziness. We do know for certain he was damn great in it, but there'll always be a slight tinge of sadness there underlining it all.
Photo by Alan Light
Friday afternoon is usually a great time to hide bad news. It's a common enough practice that it has its own name: the Friday News Dump. So you can imagine that there was some befuddlement when this was announced:
"Marvel and the family of Jack Kirby have amicably resolved their legal disputes, and are looking forward to advancing their shared goal of honoring Mr. Kirby's significant role in Marvel's history."This was not bad news. This was the exact opposite of bad news. This was acknowledgement of the role of arguably the most important creator in comic book history by a notoriously litigious company on the eve of maybe the opening of the Supreme Court's phase in the litigation. This was incredible news. After 30 years of fighting with Marvel over King Kirby's contributions to their universe, FINALLY there was some kind of positive resolution.
Since we seem to be between major storyline beats at the moment, this week's wrestling item is somewhat more frivolous. You know, like everyone else, I wish Vince McMahon would get over his apparent fear of having a black world champion. Then I look at the toys above, and I absolutely cringe to think of how wildly inappropriate the merchandise might get.
Speaking of inappropriate - does anybody else have questions about the tail placement in these photos? Are we SURE it's a tail?