7 items from 2009
Over the past few days I’ve been posting “7 Days with Producer Dan Lin”. As I explained in the previous articles, I spoke at length with the Sherlock Holmes producer about not only his latest film, but everything he has in development. Since the conversation ran so long, I’ve decided to break up the interview into many smaller parts. I’ve already posted what he said about the Lego movie and Gangster Squad, as well as his thoughts on the Terminator Salvation ending and what’s up with future movies. For today’s article, I’ve got him talking about the Tom and Jerry movie and the animated Bone movie - which is based on the comic by Jeff Smith.
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
This week's new DVD releases are dominated by two blockbusters: Terminator Salvation and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian. (Interesting to note: the Director's Cut of Terminator is only available on the Blu-ray.) Other than that, we've got the indie comedy Paper Heart starring Charlyne Yi and Michael Cera, Criterion releases of A Christmas Tale and Gimme Shelter on Blu-ray, a new MST3K collection, direct-to-dvd Mma flick Death Warrior, and the first season of Better Off Ted. Will you be doing any early Christmas shopping for yourself this week? Terminator Salvation  (DVD, Blu-ray ) Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian  (DVD, Blu-ray ) Paper Heart  (DVD, Blu-ray ) Flame & Citron  Deadline  Death Warrior  (DVD, Blu-ray ) The Girl in the Park  Into The Storm  Silent Night, Deadly Night Set  Frat Party  A Christmas Tale: Criterion Collection  (DVD, Blu-ray ) 2 Turntables & a Microphone  The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, Bone »
It’s been a while since we heard anything regarding the movie adaptation of Robert Powell’s cult comic book, The Goon. In fact, last time we wrote about the movie was all the way back in March when we got to see some concept art and the first official poster. Given the enthusiastic reaction to that first look, we were beginning to wonder why there was so much radio silence on the project. Now, thanks to Comic Book Resources, we have the answer.
According to Goon creator, Eric Powell, there has actually been a fair bit of progress on the movie. Not only is the script for the film is complete, but CG animation house Blur Studios has begun producing a variety of test material. At this point, the only holdup is producer David Fincher, who has to complete filming on his own movie before he can turn to Goon in earnest. »
- Rob Frappier
The Molting #1 (of 12)
“Chapter 1: Guilty Susie”
Writer/Illustrator: Terrance Zudnich (Scary Stud of the Year 2008)
Colorist: Brian Johnson
Designer/Letterer: Oceano Ransford
Indie comics is, to be blunt, a sucker’s game these days. The days of Dave Sim and Jeff Smith are long gone. The Direct market contracts more and more every year, plenty of small scale titles are fighting for catalog space with no way to beat the stranglehold Diamond Distributors holds on the thousands of comic stores left in America. To self-publish, and self-distribute, takes a certain sort of madness, or major balls. Not to mention serious cabbage...
Terrance Zudnich is either crazy or has major balls, and has probably got some disposable income. The co-creator/co-star of Repo! The Genetic Opera (and veteran storyboard artist) has written, drawn, self-published (in color!), and self-distributed the first issue in what promises to be a 12-issue “portrait of »
- Dan Coyle aka Deadpool
The 21st annual Eisner Awards, the "Oscars" of the comics industry, will be given out at a gala ceremony at a brand-new location: the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront. This year's special them is "Comics and All That Jazz." Scheduled presenters include writer/actors Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911, Balls of Fury), acclaimed comics creators Jeff Smith and Terry Moore, actor/comedian Patton Oswalt, actor/musician/writer Bill Mumy, actress/musician Jane Wiedlin, and G4's Blair Butler, with many more to be announced.
Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, and the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comic Book Writing. The master of ceremonies is Bongo Comics' Bill Morrison.
We're going to cover it as best as we can here... boldfacing the winners as they are announced.
8:46: Neil Gaiman tweets: "on »
- Glenn Hauman
Recently, WeTV and the Uso joined forces to buck the trend of “Bridezillas” plaguing the nation. Five couples, whose grooms are part of America’s Armed Forces, pledged their love for each other and country in New York City’s Times Square. The rain didn’t dampen the wedding festivities as the brides walked under the cover of WeTV umbrellas to Times Square’s Military Island for the ceremony. Check out the highlights from the wedding ceremony: [flashvideo filename="videos/WeTV_OperationIDo3_CD.flv" width="490" height="276" /] The Five Couples included: - Gunnery Sgt. Joseph Minucci (Us Marine Corp) and Michelle Mesa. - Senior Chief Aaron Ryan (Us Navy) and Barbara Borowy - Lt. Kelly Lanning (Us Navy) and Meghan O'Brien - Jeff Smith (Us Navy, Pentagon) and Traci Dehaas - Staff Sgt. Anthony Perretti (Us Air Force) and Brittany Cartwright American Idol’s Melinda Doolittle was on hand to usher in the newlyweds first dance. The five couple’s »
12 June 2009 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Superheroes were center stage at the Hollywood Reporter's 38th annual Key Art Awards, held Friday night at the Geffen Contemporary at Moca in Los Angeles.
And "The Dark Knight," director Chris Nolan's second Batman movie, led the list of award winners, taking home eight prizes, including three best of show awards for its theatrical poster, theatrical TV spot and home entertainment print.
The animated "Wall-e" was a close runner-up, earning seven awards, including one best in show citation for home entertainment, new release packaging.
Warners, which fielded "Knight," and Disney, which released "Wall-e," earned 10 awards each, as did Paramount, thanks to a mix of films that included "Iron Man," "Tropic Thunder" and "The Godfather: Coppola Restoration" DVD.
Sony rounded out the top four studios with eight wins.
Design firm Blt & Associates, »
- By Gregg Kilday
7 items from 2009
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