Ray Bradbury, Sci-Fi Legend Passes

RIP Ray Bradbury 1920-2012

Ray Bradbury, 91 (1920-2012), sci-fi author and visionary passed yesterday evening. An amazing mind that brought us the works of Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles, & Something Wicked This Way Comes. Personally I’ve only read The Martian Chronicles and was pretty blown away and intend on reading that again along with his other works. Along with the many rewards he has received, an award named after him, he also has an asteroid and a park named after him. He will never be forgotten and thank you Mr. Bradbury for all you gave to our culture.

What Is This New Devilry?!

Why it’s just The Lord of the Rings lego game of course and only a decade later. Like it really matters though. Once this trailer hit the web it spread like the darkness from Mordor. Cool first glimpse I must say even though I’ve never played one of these lego games. Apparently this one is going to be more ‘adventurey’ and ‘puzzley’ than other games in the lego series. A LOTR games is always welcome especially when the time and right touch has been put into it. AND please hold the Lego-las puns you a-holes.

James Bond #…I Lost Count

I’m a huge James Bond fan. No doubt about it. I grew up watching it with my dad and probably has had more of an effect on me than I realize. I mean I need some reason to explain the drinking habits and my life with women. I will be the first to admit that I think there are more bad movies than good ones as well. Other things I will admit about the series is that 1) Sean Connery will always be ‘James Bond’ in my mind, 2) Goldeneye was awesome, but Pierce Brosnan was almost as bad as Timothy Dalton  in the long run, and 3) Natalia from Goldeneye is my favorite Bond girl. There’s just something about Russians. I probably would have been a spy during the Cold War if a hot Russian dame was involved. I digress. Just check out the trailer for Bond #23, #24, or maybe #22. I really can’t remember. Anyways thoughts on this James Bond and who’s your favorite Bond girl?

Loot Of The Week – Barbie May Make My Collection

I never thought it would happen, but I may be buying a barbie doll that isn’t for my kid sister. And no I don’t buy Barbie’s for my van because let’s face it there are less expensive dolls out there and that just hurts the budget (just kidding of course, seriously when will they invent sarcasm text). Here it is though people, the Katniss Everdeen Barbie doll. If you didn’t see this coming then you don’t belong in marketing. Like many bloggers have already pointed out, our hero from The Hunger Games probably would not approve of this doll, but the Capitol would be all over this especially when she’s slutting it out on the marketing campaign in the later books. Honestly though this figure looks pretty bad ass and Barbie struck the bulls-eye with this one. If they make a Peeta doll however, I will do more horrible things to it than Sid from Toy Story. Gawd he was awful.

 

Via Entertainment Weekly

Disney Just Face It & Hire Some Fans

While reading ‘Princess of Mars’, the first novel in the John Carter series, I’m beginning to hate Disney for how they marketed the movie. Apparently I’m not the only one either because numerous fans have made alternate trailers and almost all of them have been better…especially this one. Disney you obviously don’t need a ton of advice, but when it comes to marketing Sci-Fi you’re god awful. So just go ahead and hire some of these fans.

Via Topless Robot

Game Of Thrones S. 2: 22 Minutes Of Behind The Scenes Footage

Heir To The Balcony: The Hunger Has Begun

The studios were smart this week and really didn’t release anything worth mentioning as we see the release of The Hunger Games. The movie that topped the last Twilight film for most pre-sell tickets ever sold. I’d like to go see this tomorrow morning, but who knows if I’ll be able to get tickets. This movie is going to do so well because of it’s following by both sexes in the 14-30 age range. Not just females who have no decided that when someone watches you through your window while you sleep is sexy. Let’s get to the pre-release analysis.

The Hunger Games

Likely Statler & Waldorf Line: S -”You know I lost a competition once.” W-”Yea? What was the punishment?” S -”Life in this balcony with you!” Dohohohoho

There’s not much from this movie that I’ve seen in the previews or that I’ve read about it that seems to have upset anyone. A feat very hard to considering the following. Just ask Michael Bay as of lately with the TMNT franchise. This notion is also holding true in the reviews from the critics and has a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 90%. I will say I’m not a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique from First Class), but this does seem like a pretty picture perfect role for her. Plus Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman is definitely an ideal as this character. So what’s it’s one flaw? (And I’m stretching here) How bout Lenny Kravitz as Cinna? I mean that’s a pretty awesome character to be played by someone who shouldn’t be acting. Oh well if that’s all I can say bad about then clearly it’s going to be great.

4/4 Starving For This Film

Loot Of The Week – Land That Nerd And Keep Him!

With Valentines Day right around the corner you’re gonna need to know how to date a nerd and what you’re gonna have to do to keep him. Trust me ladies you may ignored for video games or that weekly LARP session, but how should you cope with it? How should you react? And should you just try to join in with him? It’ll be worth it, trust me. Who else is going to fill your fantasies dressing up as your favorite Disney character? Or will ‘allow’ you to beat him at Mario Kart? Or most definitely will aim to always make sure you are pleased…we always go for the high score.

I Don’t Care Where The Things I Love Come From

From Patton Oswalt, the ever so great comedian, and from the rest of the Star Wars fans…we don’t care about the past of our childhood things we love. “Oh you like Angelina Jolie, well here’s a picture on Jon Voight’s balls.” However cool this story may be (because it’s about Darth Plagueis being a badass and (hopefully) not about him trying to save some whiny girl), this trailer still shakes and angers every bone in my body. Just reminds us about midichlorians, the abomination that was Darth Vader’s origin, and that George Lucas still hates his fans and is the biggest troll in history. That being said, I still may read this book only because I’ve only had good experiences with Star Wars novels (Thrawn Triology). Check out this trailer and let me know if we’re taking the plunge together.