Comic book creator Rob Liefeld gets a bad rap, some of it undeserved, but most fairly accurate. Of course, one of those things that makes him so misunderstood is an incredible sense of arrogance and self-aggrandizement, which is evidence at once by the fact that he’s not just working on movies based on his characters, but he’s working on a movie about his own life in the comic industry.
Sure, you may be saying, but people write about their own lives and times with incredible consistency, but there’s no money in writing a book until you sell it. Instead, Liefeld’s proposing that some studio or investor somewhere give him money to make a movie about himself. Now that’s the kind of hubris you can take to the bank. (more…)
Welcome bastards to another installment of NerdBastards’ weekly DVD Tuesday feature. We list what came out today and recommend if it’s either a BUY, RENT, or PASS.
We got another lite edition on our hands as this week we only see a few releases but they are all still worth checking out. We got two major film releases that may interest some of you. After that, we got one TV Show DVD release that has to do with a cartoon series of a certain caped crusader teaming up with other heroes. Also, this week we see the return of the Hidden Gem (or Crap) of the Week with a certain Syfy flick that already has quite the fanbase so check it out and see if you’ll become the newest fan of this damming creature.
So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!
Well folks, here ends the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.
It wasn’t the most thrilling, surprising or even as heartwarming as previous shows have been – but it was still a fairly good show!
It started off with a standard cold open, with hosts James Franco (who looked high the whole night) and Anne Hathaway parodying all the major movies nominated, with special guests Alec Baldwin and Morgan Freeman.
There were some cute moments with the pair throughout, most notably Hathaway belting out an amazing rendition of “On My Own” making fun of Hugh Jackman, and Franco coming on stage dressed as Marilyn Monroe. But, like all Oscar hosts, they really did not do much other than introduce people and occasionally make humorous observations. I am impressed that the Oscars decided to go with “hip” hosts, but it was a little on the nose, don’t you think?
Other than that, the greatest moments were when Best Supporting Actress winner Melissa Leo inadvertently dropped the first and only F-bomb of the night during an extremely surprised speech, Kurt Douglas making everyone laugh with his amazing wit and talent (despite having a stroke a few years back), Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law’s funny skit in their category presentation (They should host the Oscars. Just sayin.) and Billy Crystal‘s tribute to the great Bob Hope. Oh, and Annette Bening looked like Madame Webb. This amused me.
The main question is always if there were any surprises. Ya! Corey Haim didn’t get mentioned in the dead actor memoriam. Fuckin’ bullshit! Anyway, in the big categories, not really.
The King’s Speechwalked away with Best Picture, Best Director (Tom Hooper) and Best Actor (Colin Firth). While Natalie Portman won the Oscar for Best Actress for Black Swanlike everyone knew she would (she oddly mentioned Michelle Rodriguez in her acceptance speech, perhaps for advising her on how to pleasure a woman?), and Best Supporting Actor went to Jesus Christian Bale for The Fighter (who forgot his wife’s name in his acceptance speech).
However in the smaller categories, there were a few twists!
Pixar‘s animated short “Day & Night,” which aired before Toy Story 3lost to “The Lost Thing,” while Best Original Screenplay went to The King’s Speech instead of the incredibly surreal and thought-provoking Inception, and Best Foreign Film went to a film from Denmark entitled “In a Better World” instead of the favorite from my neck of the woods, Canada, called “Incendies.”
As for fashion, Anne Hathaway looked gorgeous in everything she wore, as did Reese Witherspoon, Halle Berry and Michelle Williams. Frankly, all the guy’s looked the same to me.
I’m sorry I couldn’t give you a big fashion blow-by-blow of the big winners and losers of the night, but it is just not my forte. But hell, check your local newspapers and magazines tomorrow, as they’ll have all the coverage you could ever want and more! But, I do have one fashion related note to be given: Cate Blanchett, you are not a member of the Tellitubbies, so do not dress like one.
What did you think of tonight’s show? Did anything surprise or disappoint you? Anyone left out that you felt deserved to win?
For a full list of all the winners, click below the jump.
“What is this I don’t even” is all I can think of as I watched this clip. In this clip, we got both Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale probably finishing up promoting The Fighter and the interviewer asks them to sing a song.
Bale out of no where, just starts singing the Powerpuff Girls theme and explains that since thats mostly what his daughter watches, the song is stuck in his head which is understandable since the theme is catchy (and I was humming it yesterday since it was on Cartoon Network). Of course, Wahlberg, out of no where as well, started his rendition of “The Touch.” Yes, the Stan Bush one.
Sooo yeah, I guess I’m freakin’ out on how to react to this because of the sheer mix of randomness, weirdness, and awesomeness, in which it makes my mind not know what to do. What do y’all think of this clip? Is your mind blown or do you think this is just lame?