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This Week in Geek 12/25/2009 King Kong, Batman, TMNT, Spider-Man, X-Men, Riddick

[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...
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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]

  5. 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.

  6. 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]
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UPDATED: Mainly for grammar and spelling


  1. I thought Snuggies looked lame to begin with, but they somehow made them lamer.

    1. I'm not so excited about the "Clash" remake. And I wouldn't have paid that much for the Kong skeleton, even if I had the money.
    2. Disagreed. I think "Chronicles" was bloated with too much money and effects. Maybe with less money, they'll focus on the actual story.
    3. Agreed. That's a keeper.
    4. If only. Kirsten Dunst is a snaggle-toothed plain-jane.
    5. Agreed. Reshoots equal bad planning. And the old gimmick of throwing things at you in 3-D has got to go.
    6. Disagree. First of all, it's easy to say in hindsight that Cameron's movie would've been better, but I'd have to read the treatment myself to believe it. Second, I don't think Spider-Man should go dark, anymore than Superman should go dark.

  2. @DrKeithCurrie I am a new convert to 3-D movies myself so I agree.

  3. Memory sure is becoming cheaper and cheaper and cheaper. I'm curious as to when we will finally hit the ratio of 1c to 1 Gigabyte.

    I eagerly wait for the day when I will finally be able to afford a 20 terabyte harddisk, lol. But for now I guess I will be content with having a 32 gig Micro SD Card in my R4i.

    (Posted by ComP for R4i Nintendo DS.)

  4. @anonymous While obviously off-topic, the day I can buy a two terabyte SD card for $20.48 is the day I upload my entire life onto a floppy disk and move to a hut in Papua New Guinea.


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