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I’m totally over this whole Summer thing.

fanEveryone in Oregon enjoying the 100+ degree heat? I’m choosing to do the sensible thing and hide in my cave until the sun goes down. Here’s some goodies I found while wandering around the interwebs today:

Check out the True Blood clip that debuted at Comic Con, along with some character revelations from creator, Alan Ball.

NJ.com recaps the Doctor Who panel at this year’s Comic Con.

Highlights from the Torchwood/Being Human panel at CC via Zap2it. Warning: Contains spoilers if you haven’t finished watching Torchwood: Children of Earth yet.

Eureka is coming back for a fourth season. Yay! Airlock Alpha has details on upcoming episodes and talks to Neil Grayson(Fargo) about being the voice of SARAH.

If you are lucky enough to be in Baltimore on July 30th, you can attend the Baltimore Museum of Industry’s wrap up party for the close of  The Wire exhibit, which officially ends on August 1st.

Jon Stewart + Brian Williams = Best Daily Show Ever. Ok, I’m exaggerating, but it was really funny.

I think that’s enough to get you started, try to stay cool if you can…


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New Alice in Wonderland trailer.

It won’t hit the theaters until March 10th, 2010, but Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland looks like it will kick ass from this preview. It looks visually amazing and c’mon, Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter? Perfection.

The video was yanked from Daily Motion so you will have to click the People Magazine link here to check it out.


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The Warriors: Jailbreak

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For all The Warriors movie fans that keep finding my site, the first of a four-part comic book series, “The Warriors: Jailbreak,” is about to be released. The story picks up where the 1979 cult action/thriller ends. The first issue was written by Portland film editor, Erik Henriksen. All the cool people live here.

Click here for more details and where you can meet Erik and grab a comic before it hits the stores.


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Another pointless sequel.

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Wanted was on cable the other night so I thought, “Hey, the previews had looked interesting, maybe I should watch it?” Big, big, BIG MISTAKE. I’m sorry, maybe you liked it, but I thought it was one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen. Even a hot, tattooed Angie couldn’t save this movie. The dialogue was lame, the action sequences were copied from several other movies and Morgan Freeman looked bored through most of it.

So why dear lord are they making a sequel? Also, how do you bring Angie back from the dead for this stupid sequel? Is this going to be like a soap opera death? Will she come back as her twin? Brought back to life using some cutting edge medical procedure? I know, maybe she’ll come back as a zombie?


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How anti social people spend their weekend.

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While most of you enjoyed the beautiful sunshine this weekend, I played hermit and watched a Burn Notice marathon, Heathers and Buffy the Vampire Slayer…the actual movie not the series.

I don’t know what part I love the most about Buffy the movie, the terrible acting, the vampires with horrible pancake makeup, the Valley Girl dialogue, Rutger Hauer?? Perhaps I love it because it has one of the best death scenes ever by Pee Wee Herman:

Oh yeah and you remember how Winona Ryder keeps throwing it out that there will be a Heathers 2? Apparently, Winona’s just making it up in her head. Thank you lord, I cannot take another remake or sequel. Although, now that the original director and writer of the film are discussing Heathers again, it could still happen right?


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Buffy vs Edward

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Thanks to Oregonian writer, Kristi Turnquist, for this link to one of the best video mash ups EVER:

Creator Jonathan McIntosh explains what drove him to create it:

Buffy vs Edward is essentially an answer to the question “What Would Buffy Do?” My re-imagined story was specifically constructed as a response to Edward, and what his behavior represents in our larger social context for both men and women. More than just a showdown between The Slayer and the Sparkly Vampire, it’s also a humorous visualization of the metaphorical battle between two opposing visions of gender roles in the 21ist century.”

I can’t stop watching this clip, it really speaks to all the problems I had with Twilight and it reminded me just how awesome Buffy was. Click here to read the rest of the article.


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Doctor Who returns tonight!

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I almost forgot that the the next Doctor Who special airs tonight on BBC America! This is the Christmas one, starring David Morrissey as a man claiming to be Doctor Who. From the picture it’s obvious that Cybermen play a role in the show, I wish the series would stop coming back to the same characters like the Cyberman and Daleks but I still think this episode will rock.

Speaking of time travel, I just spent the last few days reading The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I don’t know if you’ve read it, but the story is about a man who travels back and forth in time visiting his future wife at various stages in her life. I found so many things wrong with this book. For one thing, it was waaaaay too long, a little editing could have helped the pacing immensely. Another thing that really bothered me was that I was creeped out by the idea of a grown man visiting his future wife at age 6, age 15, etc. The writer tried to make it clear that he was separating his romantic feelings until she was 18, but does that make it any less creepy? Not really, especially when he comes to visit her at 43 and seduces his then 18 year old future wife! Ugh. I had so many problems with this book. I need to find something good to cleanse the ick factor from my brain. Any suggestions?

Here’s a clip from the film version of the book. It starts off with a much older Henry meeting his wife to be at age 6:


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Check out the new Alice in Wonderland.

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Boy, that photo is the stuff of nightmares.

It won’t be released until March 2010, but USA Today has a first look at some of the artwork from Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton. This story has been told so many times in so many ways but with Tim Burton at the helm, I have a feeling this will be the dark, twisted tale that it was meant to be.

Click here to see Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen.