Since Batman: The Animated Series debuted way back when, I’ve been a big fan of DC Comics’ animation wing. They hit the bulls-eye almost every time. However, the first 5 or so minutes of Superman vs. The Elite had me nervous, but slowly, the flick laid all of those fears to waste.
This is probably the oddest take on Superman I’ve seen… Not from a charter standpoint, but from a story arc. I enjoyed the flick, but it’s weird and in some ways, a little difficult to accept. I’d say this movie is for Superman and comic book fans only, but it’s certainly worth a look for its audience. The story points are a bit telegraphed, but the action is there, which is important for this sort of movie. I give All Star Superman a 7 out of 10.
It’s available on Netflix Instant.
I know this isn’t news, but Shaq really loves Superman; I thought he just had the tattoo, but it doesn’t end there. Read the rest of this entry
What to be a super hero, kids? It’s this easy: just cut a paper mask off the back of a cereal box. (That’s Honey Nut Cheerios, to be exact.) All that sugar and brown sugar syrup will give you the energy you need to fight crime. As a kid, these masks always got stuck in my hair or irritated my face, so kids of all ages should proceed with caution – or buy regular Cheerios, they’ve better for you.
I’m still pissed I didn’t do Halloween justice, so here’s this old post I never got to publish…
The New York Times has this blog about photography and what not, and they dropped this pic of Wonder Woman on her cell last Halloween. For whatever reason, I find this very funny – I especially like that her phone matches her costume.
In my ongoing effort to bring geeky information to those of you who don’t give a crap…
DC recently dropped zero issues for several of their books. Not all of them, mind you, but several. This baffles me.
In case you were unaware, about last year at this time, DC relaunched several of it’s titles, including stuff that had been running for seventy years, like Action Comics starring Superman. I took this as an opportunity to stop reading DC books with the exception of Justice League because how hard could it be to write a book starring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman? (Not to mention Green Lantern, the Flash and [yawn] Cyborg.)
As it turns out, it was pretty hard. What followed was the most boring, plodding, ill conceived bunch of crap I’ve ever read. Seriously, no one has ever written a super hero comic storyline do dull.
Anyway, I told you all of that nonsense so that I could clearly and accurately express how FUCKING BIZARRE I find it that DC Comics is issuing zero issues now. Are they rebooting their universe annually now? I know reboots are all the rage, but give me a break.
If this makes sense to anyone, feel free to explain it to me.
See, this is why I don’t read Batman comics anymore. I can deal with the silly costumes, ridiculous story lines and endless fake-deaths, but one thing I can not, will not tolerate is long lost brothers who are evil. If Bruce Wayne has to have a long lost brother, why can’t the guy just be an accountant from Metropolis who wants his half of the family fortune? I thought it was enough that he lived with a bunch of young boys he’d been collecting (Dick, Tim and Damian), but now they have to throw a brother into the mix… quite the sausage fest. Couldn’t they give Bruce Wayne a wife? Guess not.
Anyone, this one’s for you, Thomas Wayne, Jr.! (Imagine me giving him the finger.)
- stuff that is too old to eat
- shit that’s been in there so long you can’t remember where it came from – and there is new shit growing on top of it – you don’t even open the container, you just throw that shit right in the trash
If you’re like me (and I pray that you are NOT), then you LOVE Batman but HATE Batman comic books. How did this happen? The answers lie here!
There’s just too many Batman comic books for me to absorb, so I just gave up – if you can handle the wave of Bat Books, then you’re a bigger person than I am… odds are, you’re a bigger person than I am, anyway.
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This was filmed using a Canon VIXIA HF M300 and edited in Adobe Premiere CS 5.5. I ended up with a ton of room noise when using the camera mic, so I had my boy scrub up the audio as best he could – it’s a bad recording, so there was only so much he could do. I did the over dub narration with a shotgun condenser mic because my SM 58 is apparently broken, but it seemed to work out fine.
There’s a quick behind the scenes video here if you want to see my pathetic attempts at lighting.
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Here is a quick behind the scenes look at the upcoming video, Batman Fatigue Syndrome, which should be finished by the end of this month.
The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster video was both functional and an equipment test, and the equipment did not receive a passing grade. Now that I’ve upgraded, the Batman Fatigue Syndrome video is also a functional equipment test, but it’s a lot more than that – it’s the beginning of a bold new era of video here at CreativeJamie.com!
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This video review is an outtake from our Man of Steel episode.
Imagine you’re in charge of choosing the basic story for the Green Lantern movie. It’s a daunting task; after all, the first Green Lantern appeared in All-American Comics issue #16 in July of 1940 – I’m not trying to up my nerd credit (and yes, I get that the first Green Lantern from the Golden Age of comic books was quite different from the second Silver Age Green Lantern), but I just want to point out that there are decades worth of stories a screenplay could be based on – not to mention multiple Green Lanterns to choose from. As for me, I’m a John Stewart kind of guy, but that’s not the reason why I’m going to have such a hard time saying good things about this movie.
In fact, I very much enjoyed Green Lantern: First Flight, proving that I can enjoy Hal Jordan as GL, and I assumed, right up until the end, that we’d get a very similar movie… and I guess we did… sort of. But rather than a straight forward movie, I felt that instead, the producers assembled every possible idea, plot thread and character available, tossed them in a hat in an attempt to pick one – and instead, picked ALL OF THEM. Let’s see if I can weave my way through this unnecessarily complicated mess of bizarre execution and choices of what should have been a simple story about how a guy becomes an intergalactic cop, but instead is the story of a guy at odds with a girl he loves (?), at odds with a guy who is the main competition for said girl (and neither of them know about it?), but also has issues with is father’s accidental death… forget it, I give up. Read the rest of this entry