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JA Castillo
Spider-Man Spins a New Secret Identity - NYTimes.com - http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011...
Spider-Man Spins a New Secret Identity - NYTimes.com
...thanks to Shevonne for this... - JA Castillo from Bookmarklet
As much as I applaud this, I am also miffed about all these alternate & parallel timelines that exist in comics now. It was one thing to have "Days of Future Past" or "Secret Wars" where things touched the mainstream canon from time to time, but this is all its own and fully realized outside of everything else we know. - JA Castillo
I have mixed feelings. I don't know how the Ultimate line is handled because I haven't been able to afford my comics habit in years. However, I like how DC did Elseworlds and how back in the very old day they had Earth 2 to handle all the Golden Age versions of superheroes. The latter just chugged along for a long time without anything too revolutionary turning things upside-down. It... more... - Spidra Webster
I don't mind it. What is attractive about comics to me is the fundamental underlining themes and the story telling. I would hate if there was only one sanctioned Batman arc or we're still dealing with the Superman of the Silver and Golden ages. It's a new audience. TV shows get reboots and do well with audiences. If anything, the reboot of Ultimate Spider Man back to #1 is more... more... - Johnny
I guess my biggest beef is that the "young folk" will know of this line of Spider-Man, but have nary a clue as to the real beginnings of the character. But I do concede the point of adding new readers and this being a vehicle to do so. That's usually a good thing. :) - JA Castillo
I guess we'll have to wait and see whether the Ultimate line catches on with the "young folk." DC is trying to do something similar I think with the Earth One line, but I don't know if Superman: Earth One has really caught on with new readers as their "definitive" Superman. Though I guess Superman is a bad comparison because there's already an entire generation of people now who think Smallville = Superman. - Brian Chang
so what happened to the gay spidey? - NoahDavidSimon
I prefer it when they don't mess with canon. - MiniMage
Yeah...one of my boys picked up an Ultimate X-Men graphic novel and I was all kinds of WTF upon skimming it. All mutants were created by a government experiment? 0_o - JA Castillo
JA, please tell me you're kidding about the mutants. - MiniMage
Technically, Spiderman is a mutant... - Johnny
If you would call him a mutant, then you'd also have to call the Fantastic 4 mutants. [edit: I don't call any of them mutants] - MiniMage
I do. That's the difference between Marvel and DC. Marvel powers tend to be mutations or scientific where as DC goes for fantasy - Johnny
See: X-Men - Johnny
Also, I'm not using Mutant in a negative sense - Johnny
I've never thought of Spiderman as a mutant, although I suppose that would be right in the literal sense that it was a *radioactive* spider that bit him. It's an easier leap for me to make with F4 because they were bombarded with cosmic rays. Still, there's a bit of difference between these sudden mutations as a result of radiation exposure as opposed to the X-men style of mutant that... more... - Spidra Webster
I just tend to stick with Marvel's method of calling mutants people who became extraordinary simply as an accident of birth. It doesn't even occur to me to consider mutant as negative; we reserve mutie for that :). Because of the HeroClix game, and because my ex played DC and I played Marvel, I became aware of the mystic category of people and thought magic played a bigger role in the... more... - MiniMage
I never thought of DC/Marvel as a magic/science split. I liked Marvel better because their heroes (at least in the '60s '70s) were more real. They had problems. To me classic Marvel is summed up with an old panel of Spider-Man in which Peter Parker is sitting on a closed toilet in his crowded NYC apt sewing up a rip in his costume with needle and thread. - Spidra Webster
I have to agree with you, Spidra. It was what appealed to me, since I discovered the X-Men and their teenage angst when I was in the throes of my teenage angst (some would say I still am). One of the things that appealed to me about Lois and Clark: the New Adventures of Superman was focus on Clark Kent as a feeling, thinking person, not just as a suit kicking butt all over. The hawtness of Dean Cain didn't hurt any! - MiniMage
Brian Chang
Brian Chang
First Look at the Badass New Superman - http://gizmodo.com/5827684...
First Look at the Badass New Superman
Yes please. - Brian Chang from Bookmarklet
Bluesun 2600
I Just Fixed Superhero Movies For You. | nerd puddle - http://nerdpuddle.com/i-just-...
I Just Fixed Superhero Movies For You. | nerd puddle
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"Hey Hollywood. It’s me again, yelling into the void. I hope this gets to you okay. I was thinking about this earlier, and I’ve been watching a bunch of your superhero movies, and I dunno, I could be wrong, but I think your conventional wisdom is broken. So I thought I’d try to help out a little, because some of your media empires won’t get great mileage when you’ve got cracked conventional wisdom leaking bad ideas all over the place. Anyway, here you go. STOP DOING ORIGIN STORIES" - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
^This - CarlC
I want to agree with this wholeheartedly, but I just can't. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
I've been saying origin stories are most of the reason superhero movies suck for years now. - Andrew C (✔)
Well, that and the horrible casting/acting. - Anika
and there is an origin story embedded within The Dark Knight, it's just not Batman's. - chrisofspades
Iron-Man is an example of a really good origin story, and a really mucked up sequel. To a degree I'd say Hellboy was as well, the first was far superior. I'm also in the minority of people who prefer Batman Begins to The Dark Knight. - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
I will say the 38% or so of Batman Begins that was an adaptation of Year One was the best part, so maybe origin stories don't have to suck... I am very much looking forwards to the actual Year One adaptation. - Andrew C (✔)
My issue isn't about NOT doing superhero origin stories at all. It's the frequency of these stories happening every few years and the repetitive plot lines. It's gets boring for long term fans. At least, try to be imaginative or have a few twists. - CarlC
Joe, I am with you on preferring Batman Begins to The Dark Knight. - Jonathan Hardesty
Jon, that is because you have manners. Whose comin' with me?! - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
Animated adaptation of Kingdom Come? Yes please. And yeah, I liked Batman Begins better than The Dark Knight, though not really for storyline reasons. - Brian Chang
Oh man, I _hated_ Kingdom Come, and I didn't even dislike its thematic message* that much. * - "this 'extreme' 90s superhero comics sucks, and things should go back to the way they were." - Andrew C (✔)
Comics Forge
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why they did a cyborg superman I'll never work that one out. And why did superman keep on dying. It is like they said "we didn't do it right the first time, lets do it again so we can get it right". - Comics Forge
Wait, aside from getting killed by Doomsday, how many times has he died? Are you including the death of Earth-2 Superman at the end of Infinite Crisis? - Brian Chang
No idea - he just keeps on dying because it seems like they just can't get it right, like 3 or 4 times maybe? Seriously how many times can someone die then come back? Zombie Superman next? - Comics Forge
I only asked because I was only aware of the one time, at Doomsday's hands. Twice if you count Earth-2 Superman at the end of Infinite Crisis, which I don't (but incidentally, they did bring him back as a zombie-ish Black Lantern in Blackest Night - twice, actually). Cyborg Superman isn't Superman at all, so I don't count any deaths he may or may not have. - Brian Chang
Elena
'Glee' Original Cast Graduating, Ryan Murphy Says - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011...
'Glee' Original Cast Graduating, Ryan Murphy Says
"Here's the one drawback with TV series about kids: they grow up. Unless a showrunner can suspend the laws of time and begin writing seasons that address just days or weeks, they eventually face a decision as to how they'll adapt their shows to older stars. Will they follow them from high school to new stages in life? Or bring in new characters? Perhaps both? According to "Glee" showrunner Ryan Murphy, he's leaning toward doing the latter. He confirmed to Ryan Seacrest that he's looking to move the current cast on from high school, with them graduating at the end of the third season, and bringing in fresh talent to the show -- which is the entire function of the new Oxygen Network show, "The Glee Project."" - Elena from Bookmarklet
I feel like the show's going to jump the shark the moment the current cast graduates, but it also probably would've jumped the shark had they kept the original cast in high school for a supernaturally long time. - Brian Chang
There's always a chance it could go wrong, but it would definitely be wrong to keep everyone. I didn't think they were all seniors though, it would be cool to have a few people stay and keep staggering when people leave. - Heather, 30k Camper
That's what I think too, Heather. I've always thought Rachel, Kurt, Tina, Mercedes & Artie were a year younger than the others. I guess not. - Elena
Ok, so I wasn't making that up. Those were the exact people I thought were juniors! I feel better now. :) - Heather, 30k Camper
Gülsüm Usul
Finally got around to buying the MP3 of this tonight as part of my "time to buy all the Glee songs I meant to buy when their respective episodes aired" buying spree on Amazon MP3. Definitely one of my favorites from the season. - Brian Chang
RAPatton
WC11: Warner Bros. Animation Announces Justice League: Doom « Spinoff Online – Covering TV, Film and Entertainment News Daily - http://spinoff.comicbookresources.com/2011...
WC11: Warner Bros. Animation Announces Justice League: Doom « Spinoff Online – Covering TV, Film and Entertainment News Daily
"Warner Bros. Animation will follow Green Lantern: Emerald Knights and Batman: Year One with an animated feature “loosely inspired” by the 2000 JLA story arc “Tower of Babel.” Announced Friday at WonderCon in San Francisco by executive producer Bruce Timm, the tentatively titled Justice League: Doom is the last work of respected writer and producer Dwayne McDuffie, who passed away on Feb. 22. Written by Mark Waid and illustrated by Howard Porter, Drew Geraci and others, “Tower of Babel” centers on the perceived betrayal of the Justice League by Batman, whose secret files detailing the weaknesses of his colleagues fall into the hands of Ra’s al Ghul. He uses the information to incapacitate the League while distracting Batman with the theft of the bodies of Thomas and Martha Wayne. The revelation that the Dark Knight had devises contingency plans to defeat each of his teammates naturally creates friction, leading the JLA to consider expelling him from their ranks. Elements of “Tower of Babel” were incorporated into “Starcrossed,” the 2004 three-part series finale of the Justice League animated series." - RAPatton from Bookmarklet
A good story line and an interesting choice for DC's next animated movie feature - CarlC
I've been behind, I didn't even know about the GL and Batman titles. Looking forward to all three! - Brian Chang
RAPatton
Justice League, the movie? Warner chief sets sights on team-up film and ‘reinventing’ Batman | Hero Complex – Los Angeles Times - http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011...
Justice League, the movie? Warner chief sets sights on team-up film and ‘reinventing’ Batman | Hero Complex – Los Angeles Times
Justice League, the movie? Warner chief sets sights on team-up film and ‘reinventing’ Batman | Hero Complex – Los Angeles Times
"The first priority for the man with the ultimate say on what films get made at Warner Bros.: Finally getting the Justice League, DC’s team featuring all its top characters, on the big screen in 2013. The picture had been very close to production in late 2007 and early 2008, but was killed by the Writers Guild of America strike, tax credit issues in Australia, and concerns by some at Warner about presenting a competing (and conflicting) version of Batman while director Christopher Nolan’s films were breaking box office records. But Robinov said a new Justice League script is in the works." - RAPatton from Bookmarklet
Reinventing Batman? Really? How about they focus on making Green Lantern look less bad first. - Brian Chang
^This. GL looks horrible. - Derrick
Shevonne
"One of several slight disappointments at the box office last week was The Lincoln Lawyer, an adaptation of a Michael Connelly novel with Matthew McConaughey in the lead. We haven’t seen the film, but based on the poster, it appears to be about a lawyer who works from the hood of his car. Yeah, we’re gonna go with that. Anyway, it came in fourth for the weekend, so whoever approved McConaughey wearing a shirt in the poster is surely fired already. But the film met with warm reviews, garnering an 82% at Rotten Tomatoes and positive comparisons to the source material (even from the author himself)." - Shevonne from Bookmarklet
I agree with The Body and The Godfather. Not too sure about The Firm. I haven't read any of the other books. - Shevonne
Hmmm, I actually enjoyed both Jaws and The Godfather more in book form. - Brian Chang
CarlC
First Look at Adrianne Palicki as WONDER WOMAN - News - GeekTyrant - http://geektyrant.com/news...
First Look at Adrianne Palicki as WONDER WOMAN - News - GeekTyrant
Um, I'm sorry but this is not what I was expecting. This is just my opinion, but the Wonder Woman you see above does not look good at all. Diana Prince is being played by Friday Night Lights star Adrianne Palicki. When it was announced that she was cast in the series I was actually on board with it. I'm obviously not anymore. I'm not sold. The series pilot is a reboot of the iconic DC Comics title in which Wonder Woman – a.k.a. Diana Prince – is "a vigilante crime fighter in Los Angeles but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life." The show is being exec produced by Kelley and Bill D’Elia (Boston Legal, The Practice). The pilot was written by Kelley and will be directed by Jeffrey Reiner (NBC’s The Event) for from David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television. What do you all think of the new Wonder Woman? - CarlC from Bookmarklet
Wait... so they killed off the whole magic island and Greek deities thing? - Brian Chang
From the geektyrant snippets, it doesn't appear to be part of the back story. - CarlC
yeah, ... not looking good... - CarlC
I suppose I'll give it a shot anyway and just think of it as a not-really-Wonder-Woman superhero show. The world could use more of those, in any event. - Brian Chang
Spidra Webster
Oh wow. Dealing with biphobia on Glee. Please don't screw this up, Glee.
Well, I think overall it wasn't a screwup... just a cop-out. - Brian Chang
And several weeks later, they did a much better job. - Brian Chang
I think they handled it reasonably well. I think it's plausible for a HS-aged guy to be a little confused about what he's into. I'm glad they didn't make it into "it's just a phase" or make it that he was saying he's bi because it's "more socially acceptable" than being 100% homosexual. And, yeah, Santana is a believable bi character (not that she's admirable...but most characters on Glee are pretty deeply flawed...) - Spidra Webster
Yeah, I think the situation with Blaine was totally plausible. It just seemed like they set themselves up for a good opportunity to really deal with biphobia, but then backed down from it by just having him turn out to not be bi. - Brian Chang
Shevonne
"Momoa, who will receive CinemaCon's Rising Star of 2011 Award, may be best known for his work on "Stargate: Atlantis" and "Baywatch." Several years ago, Momoa and Lisa Bonet made news after they named their child Nakoa-Wolf Manakauapo Namakaeha Momoa. Momoa's mother later explained that Nakoa means "warrior."" - Shevonne from Bookmarklet
HOOTTTTTTTT - Shevonne
I wondered what happened to this guy after the Stargate:Atlantis season ended. Now, I know....It looks like I will be netflixing or checking it out at the library. - CarlC
If' he's half as funny as Arnold, then this movie will do well. - Steven Perez
CROM - Josh Haley from iPhone
Ronan Dex the barbarian FTW! - Brian Chang from Android
Brian Chang
"Your 'best'? Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and [redacted] the prom queen."
Anna Haro's Mr. Rogers quote (http://ff.im/zpNd3) immediately made my mind drift this way, but not wanting to harm that thread with my rarely-serious blasphemy, I posted separately. - Brian Chang
Brian Chang
Wait a second... Blaine is actually sharing lead vocals in a song with someone? Did I just miss the fact that the world ended?
Unrelatedly, I'm really digging Quinn's hair. - Brian Chang
Rajiv Bhatia
It's awesome to see the last supercomputer I helped design at #IBM playing Jeopardy against real peeps. http://www.fastcodesign.com/1663236... #computing #ai
I suppose if Sarah Connor hasn't busted into your living room with guns blazing by now, you're probably safe. - Brian Chang
A Gunny named Slickback
FUCKING DOG! Slipped her collar, squeezed under the fence and disappeared. Kidlet and me combed the neighborhood to find her. A neighbor found her, then found us. Soon as we get rid of all the damned snow I am installing the invisible fence!
Our dog Rita was an escape artist. This resulted in many a similar afternoon. I know how frustrating it is. I can remember one Sunday, still in my pajamas, running and looking block after block after block until I was just a hot, crying wretch. - edythe from iPhone
Saw a sad story on the TV a few weeks ago about an Army family who adopted a dog from Afghanistan who'd attacked a suicide bomber trying to bomb the dad's barracks in Afghanistan. The dog slipped out of the backyard one night, was picked up as a stray, and got euthanized before the family could track him down. I'm glad you guys found yours! - Brian Chang
Brian Chang
The Flaming C Gets His Own Cartoon @ TeamCoco.com - http://teamcoco.com/content...
The Flaming C Gets His Own Cartoon @ TeamCoco.com
"Conan had a surprise waiting for him when he got into the office yesterday, Warner Brothers Animation had dropped off a fully animated clip featuring The Flaming C! He's back and he's more animated than ever! HE MOVES AND TALKS AND HANGS OUT WITH BATMAN. Yes, you read that right! Batman." - Brian Chang from Bookmarklet
chaz2b
Backers may jump ship after newest 'Narnia' | PilotOnline.com - http://hamptonroads.com/node...
:( - chaz2b
:( indeed. - Brian Chang
RAPatton
Why Are There So Few Black Supervillains? | The Atlantic Wire - http://www.theatlanticwire.com/feature...
Why Are There So Few Black Supervillains? | The Atlantic Wire
"You don't have to be a comic book fan to know that exceedingly few of the medium's villains are black. All it takes is walking past a comic book store to figure it out. But why? Blogger Eric Barker flags an interesting and surprisingly serious-minded study (appearing in the Bowling Green State University-based Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, naturally) exploring this very question. The study is authored by Phillip Lamarr Cunningham, himself a black man, who says he's been wondering this question since he found out that Darth Vader, who he'd assumed would be black, turned out to be white. "All of the greatest supervillains are white," he writes." - RAPatton from Bookmarklet
"In other words, writing about black comic book villains is freighted with either ugly stereotypes about black men or self-conscious reactions against those stereotypes. So it's been tough for comic book writers to break free. But Cunningham says he'd like to see writers move beyond that and write more black supervillains. He concludes by explaining why, odd though it may sound, more... more... - RAPatton
cuz we don't start trouble...but boy do we end it. Although, Luke Cage has a ton of stereotypical villains of color that they've been bringing back recently and giving some color to them. And the most recent Spider Man animated series had a villain, Tombstone I think was his name, that while slate colored came across as Black to me. - Jason Toney
They called me Mr. Glass... - Jennifer Dittrich
I immediately thought of Mr Glass! - Alex Scrivener
"As a result of movements by the likes of activists such as Jesse Jackson and the NAACP, over the course of the last three decades, popular media has overcompensated for its lengthy history of negative depictions of black folks by either greatly limiting or outright eliminating roles in which black men and women portray villains. " Ummmmm I don't know about this. It's faintly circular... more... - MoTO Moca Blend
Actually, if I were a writer I'd be avoiding casting an African-American as a villain as much as I could for fear of getting excoriated. So it doesn't seem like an outlandish reason at all to me. However, African-American writers would not be subject to the same reaction (I think) so part of this dearth is due to the fact that the writer demographics (and editors and those that call the shots) in comics still isn't as diverse as it could be. - Spidra Webster
Excoriated by who? And for what? - MoTO Moca Blend
List of Black Super Villains - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Jason Toney
what snotnose said. - chrisofspades
When there isn't enough representation of a minority, casting a minority as a villain is often seen by communities as a step backward rather than forward. Perpetuation of stereotypes. I remember the LGBT community getting up in arms about "Fatal Attraction" because Susan Stone's character was bi. There were pickets in SF. There aren't that many bis depicted in film, TV, media... So to... more... - Spidra Webster
a genuine answer, too, is that, unfortunately, black characters of any kind generally don't sell in comic books. At least not stand alone. I also would note that the exception to that is Static Shock which has been a significant part of the last two decades in the books and in animation and he has a whole host of minority villains to battle. - Jason Toney
I'd like to be a supervillain. - Ha3rvey (on hiatus)
You could call him "Senior Stealth Smoooooooove" - MoTO Moca Blend
WHERE IS MY SUPER-SUIT?? - Josh Haley
Haha josh that's prolly my favorite moment in that movie. - chrisofspades from Android
I was annoyed by Wilson Fisk's being cast as Kingpin in the Daredevil movie. Some of us wonder why we have to be the bad guys when we get portrayed at all. Some people wondered why the black actors in Star Trek: the Next Generation were cast as a blind guy and a Klingon. I'd like to see us be heroes more before we get more depictions as jerks; I think we've had plenty of that, minus the 'super.' - MiniMage
I'm bummed that I had to sell off most of my comic books when I moved. I had gone to some trouble to find and collect a lot of Milestone titles. I hadn't made my way through all of them, but they were a breath of fresh air. - Spidra Webster
I move with my comic books, but I haven't bought any in forever. - MiniMage
I had to move back in with my 'rents. No room. And paying to store them wouldn't have been a smart move. :( - Spidra Webster
Don't forget Guinan, MiniMage =P - Brian Chang
I totally forgot Guinan, thanks! It was well-implied that she was a bad-a$$ who could possibly take on a Q, if she wanted to. Good stuff. - MiniMage
Captain Crackhead (yeah, pretty much the worst example I could think of) - Rahsheen
Have Latino superheros fared better or worse? - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'm not sure I even know of any, so that seems like a problem to me. I can name at least three Asian superheroes in American comics/cartoons, though...well, ok, there's one I might not be able to name, but I know he's out there (Sunfire, perhaps?). I can name at least three Native American heroes, as well. British, Irish, Scottish, Canadian, African...nope, not one single Latino comes to mind, unless you count Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman (I don't). - MiniMage
Brian Chang
Facebook "campaigns" that make no sense. What does my favorite childhood cartoon character have to do with stopping child abuse? What if my favorite cartoon character was Batman, who frequently endangered the lives of his underage sidekicks by sending them after the Joker?
I know, right? I ignore these campaigns now. I don't need to do jack shit with my avatar or my status message. I'll donate time or money if it's a cause I support. The rest of those folks can go on being ineffective. - Hookuh Tinypants
I didn't re-post the "campaign", but I did post a cartoon as my profile pic because the whole thing reminded me how cool G-Force was! - Melly
Same here Melly! I posted an obscure character and that was enough for me. :-D - Paulette
Exactly, Tinypants. Just to rub it in, though, I just posted a picture of Batman with Batgirl and Robin (Tim Drake) in the background. - Brian Chang
Dan Hsiao
2nd time accidentally hitting cmd+Q in Chrome today. :( Would love to disable that shortcut or, better yet, get prompted.
The likelihood of accidentally hitting it is actually pretty high since I use Cmd+tab and Cmd+w pretty frequently. - Dan Hsiao
Firefox and Safari both have an option to confirm when closing multiple tabs/windows, which confirms on quit as well. Surprised that never made it into Chrome. - Mark Trapp
It probably never made it onto Chrome because Chrome was released for PC first, and there is no such equivalent shortcut using Ctrl+Q on PC (Alt+F4 is much harder to accidentally hit). - Brian Chang
As if this couldn't get worse... now for some reason when I hit Cmd + W instead of closing a tab it's closing the entire window (with all tabs included)!@#! >:O WTF??? - Dan Hsiao
Oh man, I had that issue for a *while*. I never narrowed it down, but I think it was a SIMBL plugin, maybe GreaseKit. You can temporarily reset it to the original functionality by emptying the cache or restarting the browser. I finally got rid of it by reformatting, so it could've been a number of issues. - Mark Trapp
Thankfully quitting and restarting fixed it. Prior to that I had disabled then uninstalled the one plugin I had (ironically it was a plugin that supposedly would prompt you before quitting). :P - Dan Hsiao
Looks like "experimental" prompting is coming to Chrome on Mac http://downloadsquad.switched.com/2010... - Lloyd Budd
RAPatton
In the full-length Green Lantern trailer, destiny finds YOU http://io9.com/5691771... http://www.youtube.com/watch...
In the full-length Green Lantern trailer, destiny finds YOU http://io9.com/5691771/in-the-full+length-green-lantern-trailer-destiny-finds-you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJABsJQCZHA&feature=player_embedded
In the full-length Green Lantern trailer, destiny finds YOU http://io9.com/5691771/in-the-full+length-green-lantern-trailer-destiny-finds-you http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJABsJQCZHA&feature=player_embedded
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"Here it is: the full-length trailer for Green Lantern. And unlike the disjointed glimpse we saw the other day, it gives a much better look at Hal Jordan's epic journey. Plus more aliens and crazy action! So at first glance, in higher resolution, it definitely looks as though the CG in this trailer is still a little rough, as people were saying over the weekend. On the other hand, if any comic-book movie ever deserved to look cartoony, it would be Green Lantern. The trailer includes our first glimpses of Abin Sur, Sinestro, Kilowog and Hector Hammond — pre- and post- brain embiggening. And you can see how Hal Jordan goes from irresponsible hotshot pilot to a man with the biggest responsibility in the world. Plus just like in the Geoff Johns comics, it's not about being without fear — it's about being someone who can overcome fear." - RAPatton
Boy, I just don't know if it he is right for it - RAPatton
Why is it in Spanish? - James Ferguson
The ring is still getting used to earth and thought you were bilingual so it translated it for you, James - RAPatton
Oh dear. - Derrick
It is kind of sad, but the only big time super hero film in the pipeline that I think will be good is Thor and I am not a Thor fan (I don't consider Green Hornet big time, but the test audiences love it) - RAPatton
So is Blake Lively a bad actress? I don't watch Gossip Girl, but her first line in the trailer sounds unconvincing. - Andrew C (✔)
The left frame looks like he should be perched on a ship's bow with Leonardo DiCaprio standing behind. - Micah from YouFeed
They did, and it looks pretty wrong on the character aspect. - RAPatton
Seems fine to me. - Jonathan Hardesty
Meh. Seems like what a superhero movie would be before The Dark Knight, etc. I know the Green Latern is more "fun", but the trailer didn't inspire confidence. Also, why the CGI costume? Ryan Reynolds is freaking ripped, spray that man in latex and let things go! - Mike Nayyar
Andrew C, Blake Lively was pretty good in The Town. - James Ferguson
It's really poor trailer, nothing much to see that makes you excited:( - kahramanlarsinemada
I think I'm going to let this one go. The GL Corps stuff looks interesting but the comedy/origin stuff is pretty weak sauce. - Jason Toney
Agree with Mike on the costume. - Spidra Webster
Based on the trailer, I'll probably see this movie, be sad, and then go home and watch Green Lantern: First Flight. - Brian Chang
Brian, there is a new animated GL cartoon series in the works, so you will have that to bring the smiles. - RAPatton
I thought First Flight was pretty weak actually. Regardless of whether or not the movie will be any good, the book is still consistently well written. - James Ferguson
RAPatton
Grant Morrison Talks ‘We3′ And ‘Joe the Barbarian’ Movies, Updates TV Series Status http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010...
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"When I spoke to Morrison in April, the writer lamented the slow pace of the "We3" adaptation, which follows a trio of weaponized animals that escape a government lab. According to Morrison, the comic's high level of violence caused some problems in the development process, even though the screenplay he penned for the film was significantly less violent. And very little has changed since our last discussion, Morrison told MTV News. "Relativity Pictures keeps saying they're doing it, and they still haven't done it," he said. "That's where we stand right now. There's some news coming that I can't say anything about that might be good for 'We3,' but so far that's where we stand."" - RAPatton
I think, done right, We3 would be a great film. - RAPatton
Off-topic, but Grant Morrison looks strikingly like how I picture Lex Luthor would actually look in real life. Okay, now back on topic... - Brian Chang
April Buchheit
Ripped from Reddit: "What actor, no matter how many roles you see them play, can you imagine as one character?"
My answer: Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman in American Psycho -- always - April Buchheit
Patrick Stewart will always be Captain Picard. - Tudor Bosman
Tudor: I totally agree! - April Buchheit
Tom Cruise will always be Tom Cruise. - Dan Hsiao
Dan: I feel the same way about Owen Wilson - April Buchheit
Daniel Radcliffe IS Harry Potter... - Ross Miller
Christopher Reeve will always be Superman. - Dan Hsiao
Ron Perlman will always be One - Rodfather
Jeff Bridges is and always will be The Dude. - Joe Beda
Joe Beda: Yes!! How could I have forgotten about The Dude? And Steve Buschemi as "that funny lookin' fella" in Fargo - April Buchheit
Bob Denver as Gilligan - Jeff P. Henderson
I know I can just Google it, but did Bob Denver do anything else besides Gilligan? - April Buchheit
Dave Chappelle as Achoo from "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" - April Buchheit
2 words: Pee-wee Herman - Micah
Keanu Reeves will always be Neo. Wesley Snipes will always be Blade. Jason Statham will always be The Transporter. - Rahsheen
Cristo: Tyrone? Yeah, I guess so... :) But I always think about that one line from RH:MIT whenever I see him -- Peasants: "A black sheriff?!" Achoo: "And why not? It worked in Blazin' Saddles..." [cocks eyebrows] Peasants: "Oh yeah.." [nodding to each other in approval, validating rebuttal] - April Buchheit
Jackie Chan as Drunken Master. Jet Li as Wong Fei Hong. - imabonehead
Keanu Reeves will always be Bill from Bill & Ted. - Paul Buchheit
Jason Alexander = George Costanza - Mike Doeff
Wilford Brimley as the Quaker Oats guy - April Buchheit
Shatner. If I need say more, please remove yourself from FriendFeed ;) - MiniMage
Sam Waterston as Jack McCoy from Law & Order - April Buchheit
Shatner - as Shatner - iTad
Lol @ minimage - iTad
The cop from Terminator 2 - Alex
Will Smith is always the fresh prince character. - Kevin
@ Kevin: Will Smith mostly just plays Will Smith with different names and in different settings. Don't get me wrong, he's pretty darn good at it... Also, Summer Glau is that odd chick who kicks everyone's ass. - Brian Chang
Mini me dude = mini me dude - Steve C
Samuel L. Jackson as himself. - O.Shane
Jack Bauer - Aviv
Sean Penn as Jeff Spicoli - April Buchheit
Bradley Cooper will always be WILL from Alias. I didn't even know his name was Bradley Cooper until he was on Conan last night. - Trish Haley
John Cho is still Harold, or the milf dude, no matter how much he wants to be sulu. - chrisofspades
David Carradine is still Kwai Chang Caine. :-( - Ton Zijp
CRISTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go to the time out corner! - MiniMage
Bringing this back. Yay for search working. - Rodfather
NPH is still Doogie Howser - Rodfather
Dan Hsiao
To everyone that I've been been really vague about what I've been doing at Facebook, here ya go: http://www.facebook.com/video...
You designed the home page? - Skyler Call
Updated the link - Dan Hsiao
Congrats on the new release, Dan. - Stephen Mack
Congratulations, Dan! - Kevin Fox
Congrats Dan! - Rachel Lea Fox
Nice - Congrats! - fshamsi
Congratulations! - vicster: full-bodied
So I suppose this means I shouldn't complain about it too loudly if it sucks? ;) Just kidding Dan, congrats on the release! - Brian Chang
Brian Chang
Does anyone know how to change how frequently Google Chrome deletes your web browsing history? My girlfriend opened up her Chrome history today to find that everything prior to today was gone, and for the life of me I can't find a setting that controls Chrome's behavior for deleting browsing history.
She did say that Chrome has crashed on her several times, so it could just be her Chrome install acting up. - Brian Chang
RAPatton
Jon Hamm Tells Conan O'Brien He'd Love To Play 'A Middle-Aged Superman' - http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010...
Jon Hamm Tells Conan O'Brien He'd Love To Play 'A Middle-Aged Superman' - http://splashpage.mtv.com/2010/11/12/jon-hamm-conan-o-brien-superman/
"Even though his name hasn't popped up in connection with the "Superman" reboot too much in recent weeks, Jon Hamm's potential as the next Man of Steel remains in the minds of many fans worldwide. Hamm himself is aware of the movement to cast the "Mad Men" star in director Zack Snyder's forthcoming adaptation, and believe it or not, he's up for the idea -- in fact, during an appearance on Conan O'Brien's new late night show, the actor said he would love to play "a middle-aged Superman." "Everyone wants to see a middle-aged Superman," he joked during his "Conan" appearance. "With the power of handicapped parking and mall walking... a Superman who has to buy a fast car and date a younger woman to make him feel alive."" - RAPatton
I think he'd be ideal to do Superman - RAPatton
Kingdom Come! - Brian Chang
If you're going there, I'll take Bruce Campbell - Rodfather
Not Me
Lovefest posts about Bitchfest.
And now the fabric of space-time is torn. - Brian Chang
Brian Chang
iPhone vs. Android vs. BlackBerry | C-Section Comics - http://www.csectioncomics.com/2010...
iPhone vs. Android vs. BlackBerry | C-Section Comics
How smartphone users view themselves and each other. - Brian Chang from Bookmarklet
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