It was kind of weird writing the date as 010110. In hex color code it's, basically, black. In binary it's 22, and the 22nd letter of the alphabet is V. Coincidentally, we talk about a black guy named Laurence Fishbourne and the TV show V. I tried to find some kind of news using the number 22, to round it out, but couldn't come up with anything. Next year the date will be 01/01/11 (00010111 is 23 in binary) and I'll bet people go all "woo-woo" about what it portends. Speaking of numerology, Knowing was garbage. Let's get on with the news.
- Avatar has been the most bootlegged film ever, and Avatar: The Making of the Bootleg is a mock behind-the-scenes video of a bootleg production team including a "Bootleg Director" ("If you end up shooting, and you get caught, you know to act like you're retarded right?") a "Bootleg Art Director" ("The visuals are so stunning they really need to be watched on a reasonably sized TV.") and a "Bootleg Producer" ("One of the landmark things that Tim is doing is shooting from two different angles. So, we are seeing it from the front and from the left.") Oddly enough, even though I've seen the movie twice, it makes me want to watch the bootleg version. [JoBlo]
- This was a spanking good week for collectibles. You can either purchase a Lynda Carter Likeness Wonder Woman Bust for $80 or a full-sized replica of the Back to the Future Delorean for $85k. [Comicbookmovie]
TOSS-UP: In a fight, who would win: Thor or Wonder Woman? Thanks to ElectricFerret for raising the question.
- I was bored by the idea of the Predators (2010) movie, written by the venerable Robert Rodriguez, until I heard they've cast Laurence Fishburne. While the movie will be worthless, his performance will save the film, since Larry makes everything better including Pee-Wee's Playhouse.
- The alien-invasion show V suffered from plummeting ratings, so ABC has cut the episode run by one to 12. If such a widely hyped show gets cancelled, this will end 80s remakes for a while. [Scifiwire]
ODDS-MAKERS: V: The Series (1984) ran 19 episodes. What are the odds V (2009) will air more episodes?
- TOSS-UP: Sir Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard) or Knight Peter Jackson (King Kong)?
- James Cameron said in an interview on MTV, "They've done the good [superheroes] and they're starting to get down to the second and third tier of superheroes - the guys that would not be asked to speak at the annual superhero dinner." He has a point about descending the superhero ladder, but I think it actually creates opportunities for lesser known heroes to shine. Most people had never heard of "Iron Man", but he's become one of the biggest superhero franchises ever. [Splashpage]
TOSS-UP: Who'd you rather see in a movie: "Hong-Kong Phooey" or "Dazzler?
UPDATE: Minor grammatical changes.