Sunday, October 25, 2009

GI Joe: Resolute DVD coming soon

I didn't see GI Joe: Resolute when it was aired on Adult Swim, but it has a fantastic pedigree and awesome word of mouth. The DVD is being released next month, and I can't wait!
Here's the trailer for it.
The feel is much grittier than the old cartoons. As you can plainly see, people don't get shot out of their airplanes and parachute to safety. Nope, bullets and blades word very effectively in this cartoon.
The story was written by Joe neophyte and Badass poet Warren Ellis. 'Nuff said.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

"Even a Man Who is Pure of Heart...

And says his prayers at night..."

So they've had Benicio Del Toro's take on The Wolf Man on the shelf for who knows how long. And word comes now that it will be released on February 12, 2010. (Valentine's Day Weekend???)

But here's the trailer.

OK, it might excite some of you and elicit retching from others... But come on... Compare that werewolf transformation with this tripe. Blech! The only nice thing I can say is that the patently obvious CGI at least looks like a real giant wolf. (Come here, boy. Let me pet your glistening coat. Wait; could you take that the wrong way?)

Werewolves are all tooth and claw, fangy predators ready to have their amoral, instinctive ways with your civilized flesh. At least I'm getting that vibe from the Del Toro movie. All I'm getting from the latest installment in the Twilight Saga is an urge to give in to my daughter's demands for a puppy.

And for the record: I'm quite sick of Vampires.

"...may become a wolf when the wolfsbane blooms

and the autumn moon is bright."