Thursday, April 8, 2010

Look At My Briefs -- 4/8/10

Today, April 8, 2010, is the tenth anniversary of April 8, 2000, a meaningless day in history. There is no better occasion for another set of my brief comments on various subjects I like to call Look At My Briefs.

Dear Media: why the hell have you told me more about this than I do about that video of the Iraq massacre?

Claiming that the script for Wolverine 2 is "the best one we've had" isn't saying a lot. Here's a little reminder of the first one.

I'm beginning to suspect that the producers of Lost didn't bother to show up this season and told their interns to write the scripts. Man oh man, did they ever double down on the crazy this year. It's working though, for the most part. I don't think a concept like Lost can go 16 episodes a year for six years. It's shows like this that made me wish we could find a way to at least partially adopt the British television model and allow something like Lost to do something like two or three six episode seasons. Sadly, that's not the business model under which American television works. Oh well.

It's a shame Robert Downey Jr. bowed out of Jon Favreau's Cowboys and Aliens but the cast looks like it's shaping up with James Bond, one of the world's hottest women and some old guy.

Looks like Breaking Dawn is shaping up and will actually be made. Um...yay? Many were wondering why it took this long for the final chapter of the successful Twilight series to begin production but that question was only ever asked by those unfamiliar with the plot of Breaking Dawn. I can't express this idea as well as this famous article did from did. (Mildly NSFW, mainly due to language.)

The latest Resident Evil sequel is bragging that it was filmed using the 3D process created by James Cameron and his people. What they're not telling, though it's obvious from the trailer, is that James Cameron used that process in a very restrained manner to enhance the moviegoing experience of Avatar whereas they are going to use it to do every cheesy 3D trick that's been done in the 6 decades since the first version of this process was created though I suppose saying that wouldn't look good on the poster.

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