Posts Tagged ‘warren ellis’

Last week was kind of a big one for genre fans, since the long-awaited/apparently-mildly-dreaded peak at The Green Hornet finally popped up, the adaptation of Warren Ellis’s absolutely awesome Red released a teaser, and DC’s animated movies got Adult Serious with Batman: Under the Red Hood (which, yes, does sound like a Swedish softcore film somehow).

Now, people tend to judge movies by their trailers, but I tend to be more specific. Because I like to be optimistic about a movie I might perhaps enjoy, I tend to focus on a specific line of dialogue and hope that characterizes the movie on the whole.

Let’s take them one by one:  (more…)

Busy day, busy busy busy, gotta write some stuff, gotta edit some things, gotta haggle with Marriott and get them to stop charging me for a day they mistakenly booked me for, gotta find a way to explain THAT is why I overdrew my account to the nice Wachovia people…and yet. Not in a bad mood.

For one thing, my girlfriend’s making some kind of prosciutto/asparagus thingie for lunch.

For another, a documentary/extended interview with Warren Ellis, titled ‘Captured Ghosts,’ is on the way.

Here’s a preview:

Two things I read in the comic shop.  One is Electropolis, by Dean Motter.  The other is the first issue of Warren Ellis’s Supergod.  Let’s do…ah, Electropolis first.

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Warren Ellis, as you may know, recently released a book of his essays (I guess?) on Lulu.  He and a friend of his knocked the thing together basically for no money, and now it’s for sale and people buy it.  I haven’t bought it, because I’m not really that excited by Ellis’ criticism, but that’s neither here nor there.

What’s here is this:  to any sensible person, this is a plan that obviously has no direct benefit to a person unless they are Warren Ellis.  And, for some reason, any time anyone mentions that, Warren et al talk to us like we’re a bunch of lazy crybabies.

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