Weak Sauce About Nothing

Salsa débil sobre nada!

Fucking Neuromancer!

Read an interesting post here.  Honestly there hasn’t been a movie in the history of film that has so much potential for greatness and getting fucked up all at the same time.  This book is a clasic of cyberpunk literature, and one of the first of its kind (the first probably being Transmaniacon by John Shirley).  It could be one of the most amazing movies ever made if it is done in the right tone, and with the right kind of effects.  But if they just make it a glitz and glamour summer blockbuster it will be another shitty I, Robot.  And no body wants that.

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January 9, 2008 Posted by | Books, Movies | , , , , , | 1 Comment

cool fucking idea for a magazine.

Good Magazine, donates 100% of your subscription to the charity of your choice, a very cool idea indeed.  I’ll peruse it now and see if I have any intrest in the content.

January 2, 2008 Posted by | Books | , | 4 Comments

What if . . .

Stephen King and Michael Crichton had a love child?  You’d get Scott Sigler.  Author of the books Earthcore, Ancestor, The Rookie and others.  The man can write.  Some of these books are available podcasts (via ITunes and Podiobooks)  or as paperback books.

A word about podiobooks, very cool site where one can download full length audio books for free and who do not appreciate free?

December 27, 2007 Posted by | Books, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , | 1 Comment

I got slacking issues.

So I am still reading, I am legend almost done though I suck I know im horrible and shouldn’t be aloud to live. But I will keep on truckin on or whatever the hell I keep on doing on or… k I lost myself there but yeah I will be done soon and then I am going to see the movie again and then yes. I will write a detailed review. But thats all from me for now so bye bye.

-AwesomeKong out.

December 18, 2007 Posted by | Books, Movies, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , | 1 Comment

That took long enough…

Peter Jackson finally agreed to do the Hobbit.  What a douche for holing out…

December 18, 2007 Posted by | Books, Movies | , , , | Leave a comment

I just have to say…

It took us four years to put together, so I’m very proud.

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December 18, 2007 Posted by | Books | , , , | Leave a comment

My Take on I Am Legend.

So I Am Legend is one of my favorite books of all time, so pretty much anything that is going to be put on the screen is going to be a bit of a disapointment.   For the most part I really liked the new adaptation of I Am Legend with Will Smith, especially the first 2/3s of the film.  That aspect of the film really captures the tone and feel of the book.  That isolation and near madness is played really well by Smith, a lot better than Charelton Heston did in Omega Man.

The mistake that the new film makes is the same mistake that Omega Man does.  It introduces people that are healthy.  If you haven’t read the book, then be aware I’m about to divulge the ending.

The second half of the novel by Richard Matheson involved Robert Neville finding a woman who he saves.  The twist being that she isn’t imune like he is.  She is a spy for the new society that is looking to get rid of their boogie man.  They are trying to dispatch of Neville because he is a killing machine that comes and destroys them while they sleep.  He is the monster.

It would have been a much better movie, the build of of the humanity that is Neville, to the brutal realization that the “monsters” are just trying to make a new society.  And Neville is the real monster, killing indiscriminately.  It is a twist worthy of Twilight Zone (which Matheson wrote for), and it would have been a far superior film. 

That is my take on I Am Legend.

December 17, 2007 Posted by | Books, Movies | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

First God Damn Podcast

All right here it is. This is the first podcast. This was the goal, and hopefully we will be pulling this off every wednesday.

We started off with asking what is up with what is going on this week, but the topic this time was really movies. We get into I Am Legend the book, and the movie (and a point of clarification there are in fact 3 other movie adaptions of I Am Legend, there is a new one from Asylum called I Am Omega, Doyle you are right). That moved into a discussion on vampire movies in general, specifically the difference in tone between I Am Legend the novel and the current trend in vampire movies, to just have vampires kicking ass, then a bit of comparison with the other two adaptions of the book. It also brought up Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium, Harry Potter, our waitress Kristen (if she has a myspace I’ll post it next time), and The Mist (which leads into Doyle being an asshole for having not seen The Shawshank Redemption).

There was a long discussion about one scene in Hitman, that didn’t really convince me to see it. There is a good chance that Bobby will be buying a syringe of “knock out juice” as soon as possible. That of course led into a bit of a discussion about xXx. The consensus it that Vin Deisel blows.

We talked a bit about Sweeney Todd. It has now been dubbed The Count of Monte Scissorhands. We also plug Rotten Tomatoes. Gabe clearley states his opinion on Roger Ebert, because of his opinion on Memphis Belle.

We also talked pretty extensively about Starship Troopers the book, and the movie. Bobby really wanted there to be Power Suits in the movie, Doyle and Gabe could just enjoy it for Doogie.

We also had a discussion about some of our favorite movies (or our children as Bobby Likes to think of them). It ranged from Shawshank Redemption, Metropolis, Blade Runner, Memento, Star Wars, American History X, Predator, Rear Window, Pulp Fiction to A good time was had by all. And George Lucas, fuck you.

And we chat a bit about some new movies, Narnia: Prince Caspian, and Rambo.

We also talk about a few of our friends, Steve, Scott, David you missed the chance to defend yourselves.

Watch out there is a bit of racial sluring, and we deffinitly bring up Dog the Bounty Hunter.

MENU:

Bobby: Hot Wings, 1 Blue Moon

Doyle: Cheese Fries, 2 Budweiser

Gabe: Some Cheese Fries, One Hot Wing, 2 Guinness.

We sat at Cables. And the plan is to just do it every Wednesday. We’ll see! It was fun as hell.

December 13, 2007 Posted by | Books, Movies, Music, Podcast, Work | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

In an effort to keep my sanity this afternoon…

I cruised on over to Rotten Tomatoes, and did a little bit of reading on I Am Legend.  Looks like, so far so good.  The concensus seems to be that the first 2/3rds of the movie (IE the introspective, Robert Neville all alone part) is a lot better than the last 1/3rd (IE the Robert Neville flees crazy vampire action flick stuff).  I thought this review was really telling.  This didn’t turn me off to the movie at all, and since he actually knows that there are other adaptations fo the book, and knows how the movie ending differs from the book I’m down.

Did I mention I have a signed copy of I Am Legend.  Richard Matheson is the shit.

And on top of all this good press for I Am Legend, I’m still more excited about Cloverfield.

December 12, 2007 Posted by | Books, Movies | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

I am Legend.

Be amazed. I am Legend was a gripping enough book that it stole an entire FOUR HOURS of my warcraft time, demanding to be absorbed.

It is a good book. Sadly, I feel somewhat out of context for it. I read on wikipedia that in 1954, when this book was written, it was the first novel with an “analytical slant towards vampires.” Now, I grew up seeing Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the Blade Trilogy, the Anne Rice Movie adaptations, et al. There’s plenty of analysis for vampire origins in those movies, so I kind of wish I was able to read the book without all of this absorbed mythology. Also, I’m not well versed in vampire novels, but this is the only one I’ve read that takes place in a post apocalyptic setting.

But even tho I read or saw many of its descendants before reading it, I still really enjoyed the book. After I was done reading it, one of my roomates asked me, “So is it a cool story?” The discussion that followed got me wondering about the upcoming movie adaptation starring Will Smith. Specifically, I wonder how it will do with audiences.

Plot Spoiler Follows.

Most vampire blockbusters lately have involved badasses kicking tail all over the screen in orgies of blood, gunpowder, and katanas. Assuming the ending is kept the same, will a movie where the one remaining human that we find ourselves caring about, who is surrounded by vampires, ends up turning out to be the Monster of the story be received well?

/discuss

December 11, 2007 Posted by | Books, Movies, Weak Sauce About Nothing | , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments