Wednesday, August 29, 2007

'300' director inks for Bradbury tattoo tales

"300" director Zack Snyder is sharpening his pencil for "The Illustrated Man," a project based on the Ray Bradbury collection of short stories.
Nice to see Bradbury's work will come back to the big screen, especially since Mel Gibson's long-gestating version of "Fahrenheit 451" never came to fruition. And if Snyder delivers with the adaptation of "Watchmen," he'll supplant Bryan Singer as comic fandom's favorite director.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Lame Show: Episode 17

Noah's got a new computer (it's a Mac!) and it seems to have improved the quality of his audio recording considerably. We also didn't have any lag/delay during our conversation, so this episode is completely unedited! OK, fine, there's one edit...

Unedited Return

Noah and Eddie return in an unedited episode with improved audio quality to talk about all (or at least six) of the Apple events that occurred since the last episode: iPhone, iLife, iWork, iSafari for iWindows (ah, you get the picture).

Picks of the Week include Wikipedia edits from interesting organizations and a way to transform yourself into a Simpsons character.

The truly burning questions are asked: Should movies really have anything during the credits to watch? Is a transparent menubar even worth making? Is another spreadsheet application necessary? Does Engadget owe somebody money?
Episode 17.m4a (1:06:06)

The Lame Show on iTunes

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Geeks to Hollywood: We Want Wonder Woman! (We Want Her Bad)

In a recent poll of 1.6 million geeks… er, subscribers, TiVo asked which comic book character and/or classic cartoon they most wanted to see given the Transformers treatment. The results: In the comic book category — with Joss Whedon on board or not — the nerds want to see Wonder Woman take flight in her invisible jet like there's no tomorrow — she won 29 percent of the vote. Shockingly, the Green Lantern (I'm sorry, who?!) came in second with 26 percent.
I'm not sure what's more telling, the result of the poll, or the condescending attitude of the writer.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

It's a new beginning for movie end credits

The scene fades to black, the movie is over, and the credits begin to roll. But wait! Don't leave just yet. You might miss some of the great custom-made artwork being cooked up by today's filmmakers.

Sadly, too many people are getting up and leaving the moment the first credit appears on screen. When we recently saw one of the movies referenced in this article, Superbad, some of the audience actually started getting up to leave before the credits appeared, apparently trying to beat everyone else out. Of course, when they realize there's more fun to be seen, they just s-l-o-w-l-y walk out, still drawn inexorably to the exit, trying to peer over the railing on their way out the exit hallway walking backwards. Sad, really.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

MySpace Dark Horse Presents

At the San Diego Comic-Con, Dark Horse and MySpace announced a partnership to revive one of the most celebrated comics anthologies ever with the launch of a new online comic book, "MySpace Dark Horse Presents . . . " The online series features original content by top creators and premiere artists, all available exclusively on MySpace and free of charge to users. A new installment of MySpace DHP will be made available on the first Wednesday of every month at
If this doesn't interest you, what if I said Joss Whedon was involved? And there's a mention of GWAR?

Sunday, August 05, 2007


For those of you who are unable to see The Music Man, here's how I look as Salesman #1:

Thursday, August 02, 2007

'Music Man' ready to ring out summer season

Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" is the final offering in the Stockton Theatre Project's third summer season. Staged at Atherton Auditorium, the show is filled with good laughs, tuneful music, touches of vintage Americana and a simple but pleasing storyline that continues to stand the test of time.
You might not be able to tell by the headline, but this is actually a review of the show, not a preview. And a good one, at that.