Alright, heading into the weekend, I’ve put together my list of reviews you can expect to see in the coming week or two. Seeing as how I’m going to be as broke as a joke, I’ll definietly have some time to write and record. Among the announcements I previously posted here, I’ve also added The Twilight Samurai to my Cinema Classics marathon. Next episode will still be The Man From Nowhere/Kagemusha though, so be ready for that. I’ve got my notes written I just need to get my other computer setup to record.
In other news, I recently watched and reviewed the biopic, Champion. The feature tries to reimagine the life and career of Duk Koo Kim, and in the process bores me to tears. The one thing this film had going for it, was that I wasn’t familar with the story beforehand; which meant the ending came as a surprise. It just felt like a typical “cinderella-man” story of a poor, strong guy with a big heart who punches his way to the top. Nothing bad about the movie, but it’s not among the premier films I’ve got to see so far this year. In case you missed it, here’s a link to the review released yesterday: Click here to read for Champion Review
Until next time, stick and stay!
“Our guns are bigger than their guns?”
Words: Desmond Childs
I know it’s been a while since the podcast has been updated, and I have an excuse. I’ve been going through the moving process, so I’ve been spending a lot of the time in and out of the house. Don’t worry though, because I do have my show notes pretty much written. The reviews I got ready are “The Man From Nowhere” and “Kagemusha”. In the meantime, check out some of these Pointz Taken Seriously; every now and then, I’ll read something online and get the urge to react to it in this blog. For example some of the news coming out of San Diego Comic Con is getting me kind of hyped for Summer 2012. And of course all the video game hype we got toward the beginning of the spring has me excited to see some of these new video games coming out.
As for as the Asian cinema front, the Wong Kar Wai film, The Grand Master looks very intriguing! How many of you guys got to see the trailer for that one? Here it is, in case you didn’t:
As I mentioned in part one of this Pointz Taken Seriosuly, cinema Marvel has turned cinema DC into it’s whipping boy. Captain America was good. Thor was solid. Green Latern was horrid. For those keeping score, that’s 2-1 Marvel over DC. It’s a shame too, considering the Green Laterns and Thor would battle to a standstill. However, I may just be saying that to upset my girlfriend Ashley. Anyway, Dragon Ball Z pawns all!
Marvel Comics to DC: “I got two words for ya’!”
Words: Desmond Childs
There’s been quite a bit of news coming out of the San Diego Comic Con and it has all us nerds going crazy again. My question is why do we let ourselves get jacked up over our favorite comic book heroes getting the silver screen treatment, only for the result to be less than stellar. At least, that’s what all us DC comic fans are asking. I was conversing with my friend about DC’s chances of catching up with Marvel in the “cinematic race”. Marvel “apparently” seems to have more of a colorful cast of characters to draw from. I don’t necessarily think thats true, but I also believe DC does a suck job of hyping up their 2nd and 3rd tear super heroes. Take Flash and Aquaman. Out of the Justice League these two heroes, considered top tier in DC comics would probably be consider 2nd or 3rd tear in Marvel. And thats simply because their lives are so boring outside of being heroes. Hell, I’m not a comic book genius, but I didn’t necessarily think Batman and Superman were interesting until Frank Miller made Batman an ass and Superman’s writers “killed” him off for a bit. My point is that unless DC goes back to basics and grounds the Wonder Woman story in her whole Amazon backstory (a la Captain America and WWII), DC is destined to play second fiddle to Marvel in cinematic adaptions of their roster of super heroes. Don’t forget, Avengers and Spider-Man are due out in 2012. DC better bring it!
I think Batman and Spiderman fight to a draw. Why? Spider-Man has the reflexes and will to survive, not necessarily win. Batman is the unstoppable force to Spider-Man’s inmmovable object. That’s just what I think though Ashley, okay? Sheesh. Don’t get mad because we all know Goku would come through and handle up on everybody!