7.25.2006

Millionaire Takes Fight to MPAA

It's about time someone with some cash took a stand.

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American Bar Association: Bush is Destroying the Constitution

President Bush's penchant for writing exceptions to laws he has just signed violates the Constitution, an American Bar Association task force says in a report highly critical of the practice.

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7.24.2006

And Finally . . .

You all should be on this like white on rice. One page of Bendis's Powers everyday, for free. Get on it, bitches!

On a Lighter Note

Here are two teaser posters that surfaced at Comic-con over the weekend:

Iron Man to be directed by Jon Favreau



And Transformers by Michael Bay

Sad to say . . .

that it's been reported that legendary actor, Mako, died at home at age 76. He was recently recording voice-overs for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle flick. A true loss.

An Article on Mako's Passing

7.19.2006

Miller's Spirit!!

FRANK MILLER TO ADAPT/DIRECT FILM VERSION OF EISNER'S THE SPIRIT
Frank Miller’s next big comic book gig?

Adapting and directing a film version of his late friend Will Eisner’s The Spirit for Odd Lot Entertainment and Michael Uslan’s Batfilm Prods., according to Variety. Miller will talk about the gig at Saturday’s The Spirit movie panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, where the announcement will be officially made.

Odd Lot is financing the film, with Deborah Del Prete, Gigi Pritzker, and Uslan serving as producers. Odd Lot’s Linda McDonough and CBM’s FJ DeSanto will co-produce. Benjamin Melniker will executive produce. It will be the second time Miller has sat in the director’s chair – the first being his co-directing gig with Robert Rodriguez on last year’s adaptation of his Sin City. Miller is currently working on the screen play for Sin City 2, while a film version of his 300 is due in theaters next spring from Warner Bros.

"When (Uslan) invited me to do this, first I said I can't do this and then I said I can't let anybody else touch it," Miller told Variety. "I intend to be extremely faithful to the heart and soul of the material, but it won't be nostalgic. It will be much scarier than people expect."

“With his first film, Miller made Sin City live and breathe by capturing the look and style of his source material and expertly guiding an all-star cast,” stated Deborah Del Prete. “We cannot wait to see how he utilizes his endless talents in bringing Eisner’s vision of The Spirit to the screen.”

Uslan: “What makes Frank’s involvement with The Spirit particularly poignant was his special relationship with Will Eisner, captured last year in the book, Eisner-Miller. In it, you have two of the medium's greatest storytellers of sequential art and cinematic comics discussing the ins-and-outs of the compelling and controversial art form.”

Miller told i>Variety that he is working on a treatment that consists in large part of panels from The Spirit strip. Shooting on the film is due to begin late next spring.

The announcement at SDCC will be the second year a movie panel for The Spirit has been held. Last year, the production team hosted a panel at the convention, where it was announced that Jeph Loeb would be adapting the material for film.

7.18.2006

Stan Lee's Latest!

Be Your Own Hero

Sci-Fi will be premeiring this reality show next week - go make your own ZERO HERO today!

7.13.2006

RIAA loses in file sharing case -- One down, a Thousand to go

The RIAA suffered a legal setback today, as a file-sharing case was dismissed and the defendant awarded attorneys fees.

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Run to the Future

Since my Doc says I have to make a life choice and that I'm at a health cross-roads, I need to get in shape. If I have to, I guess this is on my Christmas Wishlist

Hellboy's Spawn!

Click on the title for a link to the pilot episode of Mike Mignola's Amazing Screw-on Head - it rocks! It captures Mignola's art perfectly and Paul Giamatti as the lead voice actor is spot-on casting.

Screw-On HERE!

7.12.2006

Cartoon Network to launch broadband channel for Toonami

Cartoon Network is launching a broadband version of it's anime and action block,Toonami, on July 17th. It's the world's first broadband destination for full-length episodes of the best in action and anime. Kick-ass!

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Pixies say they will never record again

lack told Uncut: "I wish it could go a bit further again and we could make a record. Not all of the band-members are willing to do that. Rather than make a big deal out of it, we've agreed to just continue to play live."

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Queens Of The Stone Age return

"Josh Homme has revealed that Queens Of The Stone Age have started work on their new album."

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7.11.2006

New Release = P.A.R.L. Compilation Double Disc! Limited Hand Screenprinted!

Head over to www.75orlessrecords.com for the latest release - 2 discs of Southern New England-based bands all in support of the Providence Animal Rescue League! Hand screenprinted and limited to only 500 copies!

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Super-powered Comicbase becomes world's first Blu-ray PC software

(San Jose, CA) ComicBase, the world's leading comic book collection management software, is the first commercial PC product available in the new Blu-ray format.

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I was a writer for this software company, giving brief synopses of comic book titles. Great company and really good people behind it. Get over to the Digg link and give them some props! Then if you are a mad-geek comic collector like me, give the software a try - it really is the best out there.