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Spielberg as Indy 4 Apologist?

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-10-31 3 comments

If you have a sec, go read this - angry now? good!

This really bothers the shit out of me that Spielberg is so flippantly dismissing the way he totally (and permanently) fucked up this series. There is really nowhere to go from here on this series, and it's likely dead ended.

I can't imagine a future Indiana Jones film STARRING no-talent, starts-fights-in-canada-and-gets-thumped, LaBeouf and NO Harrison Ford selling more than a few thousand tickets. The franchise isn't strong enough to bring those indifferent to the character out, and Shia isn't strong enough to convince us old-school Indy loyalists to give a shit.

Blaming it on George Lucas is trendy and convenient.

Screw You Spielberg!

Sluts on Halloween, VERY NSFW!

Posted by Kyro Sk On 3 comments

While I found this really funny, I'm not sure I was totally okay with it, given my family makeup.

A spook, spectre or ghost?

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-10-27 1 comments

We're ready to believe you!

I'm going to the 7:00 pm show of the original Ghostbusters movie at Galaxy Cinema. After that, if I'm feeling squirrely, I might stay and watch Paranormal Activity 3. Who's with me?

Akira - Live Action

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-10-23 3 comments

To quote the article:

Variety also reported that production on the live-action film adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga is set to begin in late February or early March. According to the magazine, the film's current story goes as follows: "Set in New Manhattan, the cyberpunk sci-fi epic follows the leader of a biker gang who must save his friend, discovered with potentially destructive psychokinetic abilities, from government medical experiments."

I'm glad to hear Gary Oldman and/or Helena Bonham-Carter might be involved in the project now, but I'm concerned about the use of Garret Hedlund, especially in a young person role like Kaneda. He's not getting any younger and it was already a stretch in TRON:Legacy. Are there no good actual teen actors anywhere anymore?

I'm probably going to end up going to see the live action Akira no matter what, as I have immensely fond memories of the first time I watched the 1982 animated film when I was just starting to grok cyberpunk themes in high school.

God I hope they elect Ron Paul

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-10-18 5 comments

(but God help us if they do)

You can't ignore him anymore. First they ridiculed him, then they tried to ignore him, but people wanted to hear what Dr. Paul had to say, and now the other Presidential hopefuls are clamoring to shake his hand at the end of the debate.

I went to Ron Paul's Facebook page, and LIKED it. You should too.

Here comes my hoverboard!

Posted by James Davie On 2 comments

Bout damn time too!

You read any good books lately?

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-10-17 3 comments

In the run-up to Halloween, I thought this video would be worth a re-watch.

"Only vistas, eh?"


Oooo!! Bonus video:

Rifts Timeline

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2011-10-09 3 comments

P.A.: Short for Post Apocalyptic calendar.  The P.A. dating system started in North America about 109 years ago and marks the end of the Dark Age that followed the Great Cataclysm.  The Dark Ages lasted for nearly 200 years.

December 22, 2098 A.D. marks the Coming ofthe Rifts and the beginning of the Great Cataclysm.  Note: Most people in the world of Rifts do not know exactly when the Great Cataclysm began nor how it began or how long the Dark Age lasted.  Conventional wisdom is that the Dark Age continued for roughly 200 years.  Some believe it was as long as three hundred.

2099 A.D. to 2286 A.D. is the actual 188 year long Dark Age that engulfed North America and most of the planet following the Great Cataclysm.

1 P.A. (2287A.D.): Human civilization emerges from the long Dark Age in North America with the rise of Chi-Town and other notable "civilized" city-states, kingdoms and communities.  Human civilization also rises from barbarism and begins to make its presence known around this point in other parts of the world.  However, many parts of the world remain in barbarism or have been taken over by D-Bees (other dimensional beings) or mutants and monsters common to the day.  Chi-Town created the Apocalyptic calendar, but it was quickly adopted throughout the continent, and later, in other parts of the world.