Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008


Just a few days after this article was posted, Warner Bros. Pictures Group President Jeff Robinov has told The Wall Street Journal that the studio is going to be reintroducing Superman. We assume this will be similar to how Louis Leterrier's The Incredible Hulk was a reboot of Ang Lee's Hulk. Here is what the article says:

Warner Bros. also put on hold plans for another movie starring multiple superheroes -- known as "Batman vs. Superman" -- after the $215 million "Superman Returns," which had disappointing box-office returns, didn't please executives. "'Superman' didn't quite work as a film in the way that we wanted it to," says Mr. Robinov. "It didn't position the character the way he needed to be positioned." "Had 'Superman' worked in 2006, we would have had a movie for Christmas of this year or 2009," he adds. "But now the plan is just to reintroduce Superman without regard to a Batman and Superman movie at all."

The article also talks about Warner Bros. adapting other DC properties over the new few years. "By 2011, Mr. Robinov plans for DC Comics to supply the material for up to two of the six to eight tent-pole films he hopes Warner Bros. will have in the pipeline by then," it says. Those projects will likely be about single characters at first, and will be darker much like The Dark Knight:

With "Batman vs. Superman" and "Justice League" stalled, Warner Bros. has quietly adopted Marvel's model of releasing a single film for each character, and then using those movies and their sequels to build up to a multicharacter film. "Along those lines, we have been developing every DC character that we own," Mr. Robinov says.

Like the recent Batman sequel -- which has become the highest-grossing film of the year thus far -- Mr. Robinov wants his next pack of superhero movies to be bathed in the same brooding tone as "The Dark Knight." Creatively, he sees exploring the evil side to characters as the key to unlocking some of Warner Bros.' DC properties. "We're going to try to go dark to the extent that the characters allow it," he says. That goes for the company's Superman franchise as well.

The studio is set to announce its plans for future DC movies in the next month. For now, though, it is focused on releasing four comic-book films in the next three years, including a third Batman film, a new film reintroducing Superman, and two movies focusing on other DC Comics characters. Movies featuring Green Lantern, Flash, Green Arrow, and Wonder Woman are all in active development.

the best thing about this is superman can only get better. unless they write a superman graphic novel where superman falls off a horse and ends up in a wheelchair for the rest of his life and they re-cast christopher reeve's . . . .back from the dead. . . . . . . . TOO SOON?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

tonight i drink to you!

The Stiletto Formal will release ¡Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta! on October 21st, with Eyeball Records.

Track Listing
01) We Are All Muckrakers
02) Nightcap at the Sante Fe
03) 6 P.M. Your Time
04) Bearskin Rugs of the Future
05) ¡Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta, Fiesta!
06) Sleeping Our Way to the Top
07) Back Alley Contortionist
08) 50 ccs of Anything Potent
09) Desperada
10) Naked Brunch

Friday, August 15, 2008

this was quite a shocker.

i just found out about this, but apparently my favorite comic artist of all time Michael Turner has past away with complications of bone cancer. He had been struggling with it for quite some time. He wrote my favorite comic of all time FATHOM, if you like comics and haven't read or seen it let me know and you can borrow it. Since being diagnosed with cancer many years ago he has mostly done covers for many dc/marvel and top cow titles. Here are a few of my favorites.








Wednesday, August 6, 2008

note to self brian!

pirate these cd's

thx mmk

norma jean - vs. the anti  mother 8/5
anthony green - avalon 8/5
the faint - fasciinatiion 8/5
heavy heavy low low - turtle nipple and the toxic shock 8/19
dragonforce - untitled ? 8/26
a static lullaby - rattlesnake 9/2
UnderOath 9/2
Gym class heroes - the quilt 9/9
the sound of animals fighting - the ocean and the sun 9/9

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

brian wants to go to one of these dates

Dates for two upcoming Heavy Heavy Low Low tours featuring Horse The Band and Mikoto can be seen below.Dates
w/ Mikoto
8/16 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
8/17 San Diego, CA @ Soma
8/19 Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry's Pizza
8/21 Reno, NV @ Club Underground
8/22 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
8/23 San Jose, CA @ The Old Cave

w/ Horse The Band!
9/3 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
9/4 Dallas, TX @ The Door

9/5 Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
9/7 Metaine, LA @ The High Ground
9/15 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
9/17 Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
9/21 South Hackensack, NJ @ School of Rock
9/22 Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey
9/24 Akron, OH @ Musica
9/25 Warren, MI @ The Ritz