Friday, September 14, 2018
If you hang around these here parts, you know we're fans of the character Lois Lane in all her forms, be it comics, television, movies, what-have-you. She's as big of a deal in our world, practically, as Big Blue himself.
Season 2 of the CW hour-long-drama Supergirl saw the arrival of Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, and while I wish his costume had a few tweaks, the man inside is really pretty great as Superman/ Clark Kent. We saw him talking to Lois on the phone, and Season 1 featured Lois Lane's sister, Lucy, as a romantic rival for Jimmy Olsen (this is comics canon in a way, going back to the Silver Age, but it was nowhere near as goofy as anyone showing interest in Jimmy in the comics).
Season 4 of Supergirl started production a while back (and will begin airing in October? Maybe?), and us Superman/ Lois fans were thrilled to hear that the CW was seeking a Lois Lane for their TV multiple TV series.
People - we have our Lois.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
|suddenly I know where the Marvel movie poster strategy came from|
Format: Amazon Streaming
Viewing: Oh, who knows?
Cannonball Run II (1984) is not a good movie. But it is a fascinating movie and an extraordinary time capsule of a certain era as an old guard is mixed with a new guard of Hollywood to make a giant Looney Tunes movie directed by Hal Needham.
As a site that features content related to Superman, it seems that I should *probably* cover the confusion caused yesterday by The Hollywood Reporter's article that launched a million takes.
On 09/12/2018, The Hollywood Reporter posted an article saying that negotiations are going badly between Cavill and WB. The article was retweeted and re-reported on by innumerable nerd sites, all saying "Cavill is out as Superman!"
Here's the thing: the article didn't say that. It didn't have a quote from WB or Cavill saying that Cavill is no longer working for WB as Superman/ Clark Kent. You saw a bunch of stuff cited that may or may not be pointing toward a direction for WB or Cavill, but... not really.
As of yesterday mid-day (US time) parties began walking back the notion that Cavill was out.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Format: Noir Alley on DVR
The Locket (1946) gets name dropped a lot in noir circles, but not always with a lot of context. It starred no particular favorites aside from Mitchum, and didn't happen to cross my path til it aired on Noir Alley, so I'd not made a tremendous effort to watch it. Turns out, The Locket is a hell of a movie with some terrific qualities, from the performances to the direction and cinematography, but it starts with a story and script that - while maybe a bit rudimentary in applying psychology as a science (a common trope of this era) - tells a unique, engaging, tragic story via unconventional techniques - and puts a new spin on the "femme fatale" (if that's accurate here, and I'll say it is) that's fascinating to watch unfold.
Monday, September 10, 2018
PODCAST! HIGH SCHOOL WATCH! John Hughes, no less! "Sixteen Candles" (1984) and "Pretty in Pink" (1986)
Watched: Sixteen Candles 08/28/2018 & Pretty in Pink 08/31/2018
Format: Amazon Streaming
Viewing: Unknown. A lot for both.
Decade: 1980's. Obviously. Duh.
Laura and Ryan return to high school movies and grapple with some of the difficulties in the narratives of Gen-X staple, John Hughes. We take a look at two Molly Ringwald-starring films, and try to sort out what the hell was going on in the 1980's when these movies were made, and what the movies were trying to do and say.
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Sunday, September 9, 2018
Format: Amazon Streaming
Sometimes you watch a movie and something about it just doesn't click with you. On the heels of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, we decided to take in Henry Cavill's last outing as a spy, a movie I'd just not felt compelled to watch previously, The Man from U.N.C.L.E (2015). And, yeah, that was absolutely a stylish spy movie directed by Guy Ritchie.
Friday, September 7, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018
By now all the world knows that Burt Reynolds has passed beyond this veil of tears.
Here's to you, sir. I have spent more of my adult life re-watching Smokey and the Bandit than I really should mention, and once captivated/ hijacked a social event at a libraries conference by laying out the tale of that movie to a table full of people who admitted they'd never seen it (and detailed why it's important film making).
All of us down on Earth always wished we could be as cool as you, and now you'll just have to enjoy the envy of every single person in the afterlife.
We'll miss you, Burt.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
According to Slicing Up Eyeballs, today marks the 30th Anniversary of the release of Peepshow by Siouxsie and the Banshees.
Siouxsie and the Banshees | 'Peepshow' | Released 30 years ago today | @satb_official pic.twitter.com/FB48GBnqxQ— Slicing Up Eyeballs (@slicingeyeballs) September 5, 2018