Daily Archives: November 14, 2010

WALKING DEAD MARATHON TONIGHT

If you currently have cable and aren’t watching the epic new AMC series, ‘The Walking Dead’, you are an idiot. However, it’s not too late to save face. Tonight, beginning at 8/7 Central, AMC will air the previous two episodes of the series with limited commercial interruption before the premiere of the third episode.

If you haven’t been paying attention, The Walking Dead is an adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s excellent Image comic book series about a group of people outside Atlanta, Georgia trying to survive after an outbreak of Zombies.

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EARLY BOX OFFICE REPORT: ‘SKYLINE’ BOMBS

Uh-oh, bad news for fans of the Sci-Fi “Alien Invasion” genre this weekend, as ‘Skyline’ finishes a distant third to Dreamworks’ CGI-Animated ‘Megamind’ and Tony Scott’s latest train-fetish film, ‘Unstoppable’.

I haven’t seen ‘Skyline’ yet, but I thought the trailers all looked very cool, especially the scenes of thousands of bodies being vacuumed up into huge alien spaceships. However, the reviews have been overwhelmingly negative, (currently garnering only a 10% freshness rating on Rotten Tomatoes), and it looks like the Strause brothers have another dud on their hands after the dismal Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem. I may have a late review of this film posted on Monday, look out for it.

AND THE TITLE OF THE NEW WOLVERINE MOVIE IS…

“The Wolverine”.

Yep, Hitflix sat down with director Darren Aronofsky, who wisely wants his Wolverine film to have no association whatsoever to the toothless, flaccid, excremental X-Men Origins: Wolverine. ¬†Aronofsky said the movie, which will be based on Logan’s adventures in Japan from the awesome Frank Miller miniseries of 1980’s, will essentially be a “one-off”.

While I’m not crazy about this title, I’m 100% behind Aronofsky’s philosophy here. I also think adding a “The” to the title of Superhero films is going to be a new trend.¬†So get ready for “The Batman”, “The Superman”, and “The Spider-Man” in the future.

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