Saturday, June 18, 2005

Someone set up us the bomb

The greatest meme ever, All Your Base Are Belong To Us is 5 years old this month. You can watch the Flash video that started it all here. Take off every 'Zig'!! For Great Justice!!

Friday, June 17, 2005

30 Days

Finally got a chance to watch Morgan Spurlock's new TV series 30 Days on FX, and it was really good. I can't wait for the next episode, a guy spends 30 days on anti-aging drugs. Should be very interesting.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Firefly coming to SciFi Channel

Firefly, Joss Whedon's "space western" which was cancelled before it's time will get a bit of new life on the SciFi Channel. SciFi announced they will air all 15 episodes, including the 3 that never aired - and the episodes will be shown in the correct order for the first time on TV - starting July 22nd. We've also got the movie version, Serenity, which opens on September 30th. So hopefully the movie will do well, and the reruns on SciFi will do well - and maybe the show will return for new episodes. That would be very cool!

How the Batsuit works

Here's a fun article from - How the Batsuit Works. It explains the new Batsuit from Batman Begins in detail, and has some production notes from Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale. Very cool!

Batman Begins - I've seen it, and it is good!

My wife and I went and saw Batman Begins last night, and I am very happy to report that it was a very good movie. Thank god, because if we'd been given another nightmare like Batman & Robin I think that the movie going public would have given up on Batman movies for good. But anyway, the smartest thing that Warner Bros. did was to put Batman in the hands of Christopher Nolan - it was a move of inspired genius on their part. Nolan has given us a complete re-imagining of the origin of Batman, showing us bits of Bruce Wayne's childhood leading up to the death of his parents and then taking us along on his journey of discovery that teaches him the things he needs to know to become the Dark Knight. The movie is darker in tone than any Batman movie since the 1989 Tim Burton version, and that is a very welcome change from the last two movies.
Christian Bale makes a perfect Bruce Wayne - haunted by his past, but determined to do what is necessary to bring his own brand of justice to the corrupt, seedy, and all too real vision of Gotham City brought to life in the film. Bale really brings amazing depth and focus to the character, which was a really great thing to see since most of the Batman movies gloss over the double life Bruce Wayne leads, and the trouble it causes him - Michael Keaton tried to bring some of that depth out in the first two movies but it generally got lost among the cool gadgets and special effects.
I could probably go on about the movie forever, but I won't - you should go and see it for yourself. If you are a Batman fan, this is the movie for you. And I for one can't wait for the next one - it's been a while since I felt that way about the Batman movies, and it's a good feeling to have again.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Emails about Britney might just be 'Toxic' (Sorry, I couldn't resist)

According to this article, Britney Spears is the #1 celebrity to be associated with virus-bearing spam email. She just edged out Bill Gates for the top spot. Here's the top ten (in descending order): Britney Spears, Bill Gates, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Osama Bin Laden, Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton, Anna Kournikova, Paris Hilton, and Pamela Anderson. So if you get email about these celebs - beware!!