Thursday, June 11, 2009

Fanboys, Spiderman, WWDC, & More - June 11, 2009

So, Fanboys is officially one of the hardest movies to find to watch. I did get to see it and enjoyed it. Basically, the story is that it is about a group of Star Wars fans which takes place in 1999 before the release of The Phantom Menace. The friends all were close years earlier but had grown up with some growing apart. I’m not going to go deep into spoilers obviously but will set the story up. The group gets together at a Halloween party where we learn that one of them has cancer with it being unsure if he will be make it to the time of the opening. The plan is set in motion about taking a trip to Skywalker Ranch to sneak in and see the movie way before it opens. I liked how the story was setup during the making of featurettes on the DVD extras. The producer talked about how the group may have grown apart but how Star Wars is their common bond that ties them together. Yeah, the humor in this movie and language was a bit much for me at times so I had to get past that. The story is a lot of fun and you’ll see many Star Wars cameos throughout the movie. It really is nice to see how the Star Wars community embraced the movie. Kristen Bell. Yes, Kristen Bell is in it which is always a plus!! She is fantastic in this movie and had me cracking up laughing several times. She had one line involving Alf which had me laughing out loud. If you’re a Star Wars fan, give the movie a look and see what you think. This movie has been talked about for several years so I was happy to finally see it. Like I said, the humor gets too crude for my liking but I liked the story so I just had to get past it.

The New York Post got some exclusive news on Spiderman 4 when producer Todd Black spoke to them on it. Kirsten Dunst is in for the movie which will open on May 6, 2011. They also have more scoop on the rumors about the story for Spiderman 4 which you can check out at this link: http://blogs.nypost.com/movies/archives/2009/06/exclusive_spide.html

The digital TV transition is here once again after being delayed earlier in the year. The transition will happen tomorrow.

I had heard so many bad things about Superman IV with many telling me to not bother watching it. You know? I didn’t hate it. I thought it was all right and liked it better than Superman III. Best one of the four was definitely Superman II for my liking.

Apple made rumblings this week at their WWDC presentation on Monday afternoon. It is so fun to follow this as I watched this with friends. There is no live video or audio allowed as Apple puts it up online later on in the day. So, what do you have to do? Follow the live updates of the people that are in attendance to get the announcements. Actually, follow someone who has a web show who is following the event. Get all that? Cali Lewis and Leo Laporte did an excellent job following the action from WWDC. If you watched Leo Laporte, you saw that someone had a live streaming video going from inside the room. I couldn’t believe that it stayed up as I was sure that Apple would shut it down. The running commentary by the show hosts was great as they would give more insight and details behind the announcements. The big news of the event was that Apple was unveiling the new iPhone 3G S which includes video capture. The now old iPhones are going to be available for $99. You could literally feel the tension during this whole thing with people just thinking “hurry up and get to the iPhone stuff”. Ha ha.

Movie box office numbers for last weekend. 1. The Hangover - $44.9 million. 2. Up - $44.1 million. 3. Land of the Lost - $18.8 million. 4. Night At The Museum - $14.6 million. 5. Star Trek - $8.3 million. 6. Terminator Salvation - $8.2 million. 7. Drag Me To H*** - $7 million. 8. Angels & Demons - $6.5 million. 9. My Life In Ruins - $3.2 million. 10. Dance Flick - $1.9 million.

The extras for the Smallville season eight DVD have been announced. Here is what has been announced: Deleted Scenes, cast and creator commentaries, a featurette on Doomsday, and In The Director’s Chair: Behind The Lens and Calling The Shots with Allison Mack which will look at her first time in the director’s chair for Smallville.

I’ve been rewatching season one of Chuck with friends and am really enjoying it. This is such a great show and if you haven’t seen it, you really need to check it out. Season two is even better than season one.

TV on DVD releases for Tuesday, June 16. Burn Notice (Season Two), Everwood (Season Two), The FBI Files (Season Three), Family Guy (Volume Seven), House Of Payne (Volume Four), I Can’t Believe I’m Still Single (Season One), Lost (Season One and Two which are the new Blu-ray releases), Saving Grace (Season Two), Secret Life of the American Teenager (Season Two), Transformers (Season One – 25th Anniversary Edition).

You Tube Video Of The Week: Chad Vader after a visit to the dentist. These Chad Vader videos are hilarious. Glad that I found this series a while back.

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