[Pic of the Week from HotTopic]
Yes, the pic above is real. As much as I hate Snuggies (make that Snuggies for dogs specifically) the above image borders on the psychopathic. I like how the model is trying desperately to make it look cool by sporting metro-sexual hair and an erring. Sorry man. You're still wearing a Snuggie. This is what you get when you put Snuggies and Underoos in Jeff Goldblum's teleporter. On to the news. It's kind of a slow week really...
- With the upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans I'm getting nostalgic for stop-motion, which is why it's so cool that the original King Kong (1933) metal skeleton sold for $218,000. I would have paid twice as much.
- Pitch Black was a masterpiece, but Vin Diesel's Facebook updates on Chronicles of Riddick 3 scare me to death. The "sequel" was overblown and self-centered and I can't imagine the third one being much better. [ComicBookMovie]
OVER/UNDER: Pitch Black made $39,240,659 at the box office. Chronicles of Riddick made $57,761,012 in ticket sales. Chronicles of Riddick 3 will follow the sequel rule (sequels make the at least one half more than the original), and make $87,000,000. Sad to say, I think it will be OVER, which means a pointless prequel will be made.
- I get tired of saying "women would never like this," so I'll just say that if you find any woman that thinks it would be cool to ride in the Bat-mobile Limousine to your wedding, propose immediately!
- The rumor that Kirsten Dunst might be cut out of Spider-Man 4 in favor of "Black Cat" has reared it's ugly head again. Once bitten, twice shy. If it's true: great. If it's not: let it go. [ComicBookMovie]
- The remake of Clash of the Titans is going back for reshoots with more money. This is usually a sign that the movie is lame (e.g. X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Dragonball), but I think its just because they're now planning a 3D release and want to add more shots of things pointing at the screen.
- With all the Avatar hype, I'd almost forgotten that once-upon-a-time James Cameron was working on the Spider-Man movie. A new book called "The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron" points to a very different treatment than the one from Sam Raimi. An excerpt from the book says, "Cameron’s script treatment is darker and more adult than anyone expected from a comic-book movie in the 1990s... with Peter Parker [cursing]...Adult-oriented comic-book adaptations like Dark Knight and 300 found huge audiences more than a decade later, but Cameron’s writing was a dramatic departure from the accepted wisdom about the genre at the time." The franchise has gotten darker over time, but it makes me wonder what could have been. [/Film]
UPDATED: Mainly for grammar and spelling