Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I always wanted my own TV show.

Something occurred to me the other day. With the live in-studio web cam at the radio station, It's like I finally had a TV show. If you recall, I had been trying to make a TV version of "The Comic Book Novice". Each time "something" came up. but now effortlessly, I am on your computers doing a show. Funny how things work....

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What's my favorite?

This question was asked of me this week, and since last week's show sorta revolved around our "guilty pleasures", I figured I'd post my list here. Keep in mind I have very unique tastes and that To be considered for ranking, I have to see it in the Theatre (of course movies before my time are exempt).

most movies start at a 5 (out of 10). If it is a sequel, (or prequel, technically it is considered one movie) or remake or "reimaginating" it loses points automatically. the scoring goes as follows:

You get points for having EVERYTHING that is in the trailer in the actual movie. There is a sliding scale for movies meeting my expectations, so even if I go see a sucky movie and it is as sucky as expected, it gets a 5. You get points for surprises or things I just simply did not expect to see. You also get points for making me actually "feel something" when it is over. Making me think is also important. You get points for making sense, if you set rules in the movie FOLLOW THEM! A great soundtrack gives you points, as well as what I like to call the lost of time awareness factor (at no point in the movie as I allowed to stop and think, "man this movie is long", or, "jeez, how long have I been in this seat?". Since I am a guy you get points for hot chicks in the movie. Of course not having these things will make you lose points (obviously). Lastly, a standard was set along time ago for a perfect 10 movie: Transformers: The Movie for many of the reasons stated above AND the fact that it far exceeded my expectations and BLEW MY MIND! To this day there is no other perfect 10 movie. so here is an abridged "9" list.

Rumble in the Bronx
District 9
The Ring
Dirty work

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

news and updates

I know I have said it before, but it loks like this time is the real deal. Thanks to co-host Hassan, I am in contact with a new (what is this like 5 already?) webmaster. It seems that he'll "take care of everything" and get it bakc up and running in a few short weeks, which is great.

The show is going strong with no signs of slowing down. With the summer movies on the horizon, we'll have plenty to talk about. It's a shame however that I won't be able to attend many (if any at all) cons this year. The recession has affected everyone and I am no different. If I'm lucky, I'll be able to get a press pass to the big con showdown in October. I was contimplating getting a table, but It just isn't in the cards right now.

My comic freeze is still holding (of course as each additional month passes the more I'll have to catch up) and my own comic book (the second issue) is that much further away.

I have been thinking that maybe instead of trying to hit that home run, a series of singles would be better suited for me. So rebuilding here I come.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A little light

The Oscars came and went. To be honest I haven't seen the Oscars since RoboCop's Ed 209 tried to kill Pee Wee Herman (Pee wee escaped by flying over the audience) and RoboCop showed up to help him out. Honest! I remember it like it was yesterday.

Anyways, I just was happy that Avatar didn't win big (or really at all) at the Oscars. It tells me that there are some people out there who don't think that this movie was the end all epic sci-fi movie (complete with 3-D effects!).

I have to give it on the computer effects (but it still didnt seem "real". At least
District 9 was nominated.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

sign of the times

Times are rough. The recession hit me as much as everyone else. When things are tough, certain things had to be sacrificed. For me it was comic books. For some time I have not opened a comic, read anything about comics (well, the titles I normally read anyways) nor found out what has happened to my favorite characters.

It's weird, really, that all this time has passed and I have no idea as to how many of the story arcs that I had to leave behind have been resolved. And despite the fact that I have been to a couple of cons since I stopped reading comics, I still have taken pride in not knowing what the hell is going on.

On the other side, (because of connections with my Indy and mainstream friends) I know alot more about the buisness end of things. I wonder if when things turn around for me (as well as my company) will I bother to pick up where I left off in comic book world......