So if you are into nerd culture at all you have watched the trailer for FOX’s new show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (which is a pain to type) produced by the great Joss Whedon. If you haven’t seen or heard about it then check your geek cred but here is the link.
First thought is that this show has a lot of potential to be really amazing. It’s more true to the original S.H.I.E.L.D. in that it isn’t using the hero’s from The Avengers but rather a new team that may or may not have super powers. Most importantly they are bringing back the affable, mild mannered Agent Coulson to give the show a boost of recognizability. So I have high hopes for this show.
Okay in a nice momentary and embarrassing lapse of nerd cred, I for some reason thought this was on FOX. Hey I’m not to proud to admit a screw up (if I was I would be lying all the time!) Right-o then, it’s on Disney owned ABC, which means it should be good.
So by now if you don’t know about Netflix’s upcoming Arrested Development release you have probably been frozen in the banana stand. Arrested Development is hands down my favorite sitcom of all time. I decided that in preparation of their upcoming new episodes on Netflix that I would re-watch the original three seasons and I am glad I did. They are still fresh, original and funny and more importantly every time I watch them I catch something I didn’t the first time.
The release date is May 26th and while I am excited about it I do have some questions. Namely, after so much time away, will the show still keep its fresh originality? It is hard to imagine they can just pick up where they left off but at the same time the show ended in full stride and we never had to watch it die the slow, painful death hit comedies usually suffer. The temptation for them will be to try and cram in as many of the old bits that they can so that it feels forced. I think the key here is to trust the cast, writers and director. They did a great job with the originals and I believe they will nail the new ones as well. They certainly have had more than enough time to come up with ideas.
The other question of course is how much has the cast aged? The most obvious would be Alia Shawkat (Maeby) and Michael Cera (George-Michael) and possibly Jessica Walter (Lucille) and Jeffrey Tambor (George Sr.). So to answer that question here are the promo posters.
So Lucille and George still look pretty much the same. Here is Maeby and George-Michael.
George-Michael is a little older but he still keeps his baby face. Maeby has definitely aged the most, from cute rebellious kid to college student, but she still fits the role. Now for fun here is Lindsey.
She still looks amazing. Most of the rest of the cast haven’t changed to much either. I can’t wait. If you want to check them out here is the trailer.
LAAPFF 2013 is coming to Los Angeles on May 2- 12, 2013!
The 2013 documentary competition line-up includes:
- A RIVER CHANGES COURSE – Kalyanee Mam (Cambodia/United States)
- HARANA – Benito Bautista (Philippines/United States)
- JAKE SHIMAUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS – Tadashi Nakamura (United States)
- LINSANITY – Evan Jackson Leong (United States)
- RASKAL LOVE – Byron Q (United States)
- STATELESS – Duc Nguyen (United States)
- TO WEAVE A NAME (E Haku Inoa) – Christen Marquez (United States)
- TONGUES OF HEAVEN – Anita Chang (United States / Taiwan)
- WHEN I WALK – Jason DaSilva (United States/Canada)
- XMAS WITHOUT CHINA – Alicia Dwyer (United States)
The 2013 narrative competition line-up includes:
- ABIGAIL HARM – Lee Isaac Chung (United States)
- BEST FRIENDS FOREVER – Brea Grant (United States)
- CHINK – Stanley Yung (United States)
- THE HAUMANA – Keo Woolford (United States)
- THE PLAYBACK SINGER – Suju Vijayan (United States)
- SAKE-BOMB – Junya Sakino (United States)
- SOMEONE I USED TO KNOW – Nadine Truong (United States)
The 2013 international showcase line-up includes:
- COMRADE KIM GOES FLYING – Kim Gwang-hun, Nicholas Bonner, Anja Daelemans (North Korea/Belgium/United Kingdom)
- DREAMS FOR SALE (Yume Uru Futari) – Miwa Nishikawa (Japan)
- FALLEN CITY – Zaho Qi (People’s Republic of China)
- JISEUL – O Muel (South Korea)
- KEY OF LIFE (Kagi Dorobo no Mesotdo) – Uchida Kenji (Japan)
- THE SOUND OF CRICKETS AT NIGHT (Ainikien Jidjid ilo Boñ) – Jack Niedenthal, Suzanne Chutaro (Marshall Islands)
- TOKYO BOY – Sato Yoshinori (Japan)
- TOUCH OF THE LIGHT – Chang Jung-Chi (Taiwan, ROC)
- WHAT ISN’T THERE (Ang Nawawalang) – Marie Jamora (Philippines)
- WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW? – Arvin Chen (Taiwan, ROC)
The 2013 line-up of special presentations includes:
- DEAD DAD – Ken J. Adachi (United States)
- HAFU: THE MIXED RACE EXPERIENCE IN JAPAN – Lara Perez Takagi, Megumi Nishikura (Japan)
- NICE GIRLS CREW: SEASON 2 – Tanuj Chopra (United States)
- YELLOWFACE – Jeff Liu (United States)
- “Secret Screening Presentation” – (United States, South Korea)
Were you a Veronica Mars fan? Do you long to return to Neptune High? Well, you’re in for some great news. Rob Thomas.. no.. other Rob Thomas (creator of the show Veronica Mars) started a Kickstarter for fans crying out for a movie adaptation for years and REACHED their 2 million dollar goal in less than 24 hours. It has been almost 10 years since I became a fan of the show. And ‘Veronica Mars’ happens to be the first background job I’ve ever worked. You can even find me in the background in a few of the earlier episodes. I am a big fan, own the dvds, and would love to work on this project again.
I’ve been a huge fan of the comic, so it’s great to finally see Kick-Ass resurface after disappearing from my radar.
Check out the trailer here: http://www.mtv.com/videos/movie-trailers/887615/kick-ass-2.jhtml
This is a pretty epic cover for the March issue of Empire Magazine. Since it was announced, Zack Snyder has been walking a tightrope suspended over a mine-field. Fans have been scrutinizing his every move waiting to pounce on anything that looks suspicious. Not only is the fate of the world at stake but the future of Warner Bros/DC film universe. In my opinion, so far so good. I love this cover and the couple of trailers we have seen so far. June 14th can’t come soon enough. What do you think?
If you had any misgivings about the new Star Wars movies you can relax a bit. The internet is all buzzing with news that J.J. Abrams will direct the new Star Wars movies. Say what you like about him this is right up his alley and should be good. Just look for his Star Wars/Star Trek crossover in a few years.
Are you excited? I sure am!
If you’ve been to a Regal theatre in the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen their “Inside Look” on the upcoming Les Miserables. Here’s an extended look with a bit more insight on having the actors sing live on set as opposed to using a pre-recorded track.
What do you Babblers think? Will “live” performances improve the movie?
“Loyalty, Honor, a willing Heart. I can ask no more than that.”
“Home is now behind you- the world is ahead.”
In theaters December 14, 2012.