Monday, July 7, 2008

Buckshot: Scattershot 7/7/08


Mostly film related this time around, with some webcomic goodness sprinkled in for good measure.


Film News

* The action comedy Pineapple Express opens next month. I'll give any Seth Rogen-starring feature a fair shake, and when I hear they're going for a Midnight Run vibe, its gets an even fairer shake. Continuing the 80's action/comedy homage, they got Huey Lewis to do the film's theme song. Head over to the film's MySpace page to hear some of the tracks. Classic.

* In the last week or so, Hellboy II has had some interesting television ads popping up. This one is probably my favorite of what I've seen:


If you root around YouTube and sites like CHUD or ComingSoon, you can find Hellboy hanging out with Chuck Bartowski from NBC's Chuck, or being interviewed by James Lipton from Inside the Actors Studio.

* Movie trailers! The trailer for the next James Bond installment, Quantum of Solace, is online at the official site. Looks like we pick up right where Casino Royale left off, with Bond interrogating the villainous Mr. White. Can't wait for this one.

There's also a teaser up for the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still, with Keanu Reeves in the role of Klaatu, the alien harbinger. Now while I, like many, feel the original didn't need a remake, I must admit this teaser has me interested. Looking forward to seeing some more footage.

Finally, there's a red-band trailer for Burn After Reading, the next film by the Coen Brothers up at YouTube. It's been a while since we've seen Brad Pitt in something approaching the total buffoon mode he's in here, and I welcome it. Looks like a good one.

* While I don't really have any desire to see the film, this poster for Rob Zombie's next offering really cracked me up:



Webcomics

* PvP's Scott Kurtz introduces us to the next great superhero, LOLBat!

* Hooper and I are both big fans of the webcomic xkcd, and this recent installment continues to elicit chuckles.

* Finally, Tycho and Gabe over at Penny Arcade are in the midst of an epic storyline, "Paint the Line 2." In their words, a 1980's sequel to a movie that never existed. Start here for the whole experience. They went all-out, creating an outstanding theme song and poster for their nonexistent feature film.

That'll do it for this installment of Buckshot. Excelsior!

-Buck

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