Thursday Blender

Posted: December 10, 2009 in Jeff Holland, Threat Quality
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So, what’s in the news today? Let’s power up the ol’ intermachine and find out OH GOD MY EYES NO WHY WHY

Jessica Simpson and Billy Corgan dating.” Yeah, just…let that sink in, for a little bit.

I Dreamed a Dream: The Susan Boyle Story”?! COME ON. (Though I will say, I actually do hope this leads to some kind of career, as opposed to some kind of horrible Scottish William Hung situation. Because I am not sure Susan Boyle could take the rejection and have to head back to week after week of karaoke. Not that I have anything against the ancient art of karaoke.)

(And now I’m wondering where William Hung’s TV movie is.)

“Bruce Wayne’s ultimate challenge — Batman vs. history itself!” Just leave it to Grant Morrison to imply that Batman’s always had an unspoken grudge against the whole of human experience. While also promoting that his new series, “The Return of Bruce Wayne” will feature – seriously – Caveman/Viking Batman, Cowboy Batman, and Pirate Batman, among others.

Most adult decision I’ve made this year was not “Move in with girlfriend.” It was, in fact, “Having 300 cable channels is not worth spending $180 a year.” I mean, as important as having the Biography channel available in case I want to watch “Caddyshack – the Inside Story,” more often than not I just end up setting my DVR to record things I only had a vague, passing interest in in the first place to justify having this many channels – which is how I ended up watching the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. (This is, however, the only decent reason to watch The Day the Earth Stood Still.)

Something I just now realized about myself, upon gazing at this promo shot of next Christmas’s Tron Legacy and wondering, “will that haircut make Olivia Wilde act any better?”  – I have never seen Tron. Gonna have to fix that. Wait – is Tron actually any good, or is it just One of Those Movies?

Quote of the week:  “I mean, if you don’t want to see a movie with Helen Mirren with a sniper rifle, I’m not sure I want to know you.” – Warren Ellis, on the forthcoming screen adaptation of his “Red” miniseries

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Comments
  1. Tad says:

    I will watch Tron with you. In case you were wondering.

    Also, Sarah Chronicle Connors Season 2. (intentionally typed the way I always accidentally say it)

  2. Jeff Holland says:

    I believe it is sometimes pronounced “Cronnorcles.”

  3. Tad says:

    maybe if they would have just called the damn thing “the Sarah Cronnorcles” in the first place it would still be on the air.

  4. Sam says:

    Hmmm, Tron without the coloring of nostalgia…

    Still worth seeing. There are a few explicit “Hey, look! A Special Effect!” moments. Solid David Warner villainy.

  5. Dmart says:

    Tron is, by any objective standard, not good. In fact, it may even be bad. But it is something much more important than these naive measures of quality; it is AWESOME. See it, mock it, love it anyway.

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