Top-secret sources at MIT have uncovered the Nazi
secrets of the Terminators, and are bravely revealing
the plot of Terminator: Third Reich… er, “Terminator
3.” If you can handle the naked truth, go read all about
the next two Terminator movies.
More nostalgia, I suppose – I grew up on some of the classic
Stan Lee comics, and I was an avid reader of the various
comics on StanLee.net. So it
saddens me a bit to report that, due to lack of funding,
the aforementioned site is closing for the forseeable future (well, not really closing, but they’re laying off most of their staff and halting production). With the exception
of the really goofy “Backstreet Boys as superheroes” bit, they were turning out some quality stories.
It’s only peripherally on-topic here, but I was a big
fan of “The Transformers” when I was, oh, eight. Definite
nostalgia value in the movie. Read the review.
This week, the big rumor, from Variety magazine, is
that kickass babe Michelle Yeoh (“Tomorrow Never Dies”)
will be replacing Jet Li (“Black Mask”) because, reportedly,
he wanted too much money.
fiziko writes, I guess the old Mutant Watch site worked well to
promote X-Men, so Fox is doing it again. A Lone Gunmen promo site is up
here. This time it’s a company
called E-Com-Con, whose staff includes one Suzanne Modeski.
Nope, still no DVD release. I don’t think they’re planning that until, oh, 2006. In the meantime, the annual “new” edition of the Star Wars video tapes is out, and reviewed over here. There’s a very brief snippet of documentary video that spoils almost nothing about Episode II; if you want to see what you’re (not) missing, go read that review.
The only definitely-themed SF/Fantasy film on the charts this week, Dungeons & Dragons, was number 5 with a crossbow bolt last weekend, grossing just over $7 million. “The Grinch” is still pimpin’, doubling that and then some.
In completely unrelated news that didn’t justify its own story, the rumor mill reports that William Shatner may quit doing those goofy Priceline commercials. It may be related to the fact that his pay was in stock options, which have dwindled from $20 million in value to about $250,000.
It just looks cool. They’re making a “Simpsons” themed version of the classic board game “Monopoly.” The Nuclear Power Plant is almost certainly gonna be the new Boardwalk; so, what will Baltic Avenue be? (I’m gonna bet on Moe’s.) Oh yeah, the press release.
The “Dune” miniseries on The Sci-Fi Channel not only
was really cool (it inspired me to pull out my much-abused
paperback copy of the book), but it was the highest-rated,
most-watched event in that channel’s history. It averaged
just under 3 million viewers, according to this report
on the channel’s own Web site.