This morning I woke up at 7:25, in Brooklyn, hungover. My train left at 8:15 from Penn Station in Manhattan. It was a photo finish. Though maybe it’s better that no photos of that event are actually available.
The train is — over the course of 11 hours — taking me to WorldCon in Montreal. I’ve never been before, but judging by …
On August 7, an action movie, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, opens against a cooking movie, Julie and Julia. To update the franchise for the new millennium, G.I. Joe now stands for:
Days before its release, Julie and Julia has also revealed its new acronym:
Upper middle …
I’ve been waiting for these to surface, and they finally have, on the redoubtable io9: footage of the Kick-Ass clips from Comic-Con. They’re blurry and shaky and generally crappy, but they do get the tone of the movie across. And I love its tone. I don’t even know if you have a distributor yet, Kick-Ass, but I believe in you.
So I just came back from a theater in midtown Manhattan where they screened about 25 minutes of footage from James Cameron’s much-gestated Avatar. And wow. There’s seriously a lot to think about there.
Quick premise recap. Paralyzed ex-marine’s consciousness is projected into 10-foot-tall blue alien humanoid body on …
I’ve flown back and forth to NY, like, three times during the past month. To make the time pass more quickly, I started downloading Battlestar Galactica episodes to my iPhone on the recommendation of friends who claim the series rivals The Wire in its awesomeness. It does.
I don’t know why Lev resists it so much.
I’m coming to this almost exactly one calendar year late. The Legend of Neil is a no-budget video series about a guy who accidentally gets projected into The Legend of Zelda. It could be lame. But it’s not, it’s very clever.
Also it’s NSFW. I would embed it here anyway, but any video client besides YouTube gives WordPress a migraine.
I came across Joe Abercrombie when I had lunch with some people from Orbit, the science fiction publisher, a few weeks ago, and they mentioned him. They publish Abercrombie, so their objectivity is hopelessly compromised, but I put him on my list anyway. Then I was reminded of him when I was obsessively checking the Amazon UK page …
This ran in Time, and I just decided it was germane to this blog. Just like that.
It’s a piece about a book — no wait, hear me out — about late 18th century scientists, who were working at a time when the field was so wide open, anybody with a basement lab and some free time could make major discoveries.
The book is called Age of …
The Potter Puppet Pals are important to me. Therefore you have to look at them. Actual real posting resumes tomorrow.
“My mum was awesome!”
Also look at this: Warren Spector’s steampunk re-imagining of Mickey Mouse. It’s so cool, it can’t be real. But people say it is.
I’ve been to 13 Comic-Cons. And every year I go back, I get this crazy feeling. It’s a combination of exhaustion and déjà vu and girls in costumes that warps me into a headspace where I believe that Comic-Con is my only true existence. The rest of my life – the other 364 days – seem like a dream. What I think of as …
I grabbed a quick interview with Chris Weitz on Thursday afternoon at Comic-Con. It almost didn’t happen, because I had a signing right before it, which ran over (and which mostly consisted of me watching Jacqueline Carey and Patrick Rothfuss signing books for fangirls anyway. But you know, dedication to the craft and all). Then Weitz …
Best thing I saw: it’s a three-way tie between Ponyo, Tron: Legacy, and Kick-Ass.
Surrealest moment: having a dude dressed in some kind of mechwarrior armor blow past me while I was in line for Iron Man 2, and realizing that the dude was Jimmy Fallon