Well...I'm a giddy fanboy, dork, geek...whatever you want to call me. I just watched the Wolverine Sneak Peak...It looked pretty cool (although I have my worries about what they may do to the history of the character ).
Also....on a whim I went looking for updates to the Tron sequal ( a while back i read that they were thinking of a re-imagining the original )...well....looky here what I stumbled on...a sneak peak at comicon of TR2N....with Jeff Bridges..it could still go either way...Jeff could be playing the new Master Control...who knows...we'll see what happens.
enjoy ( the link is for the tron video...it's a bad bootleg, but you can still see pretty good...the effects look awesome )
Week in review: Since he turned 3 weeks he's had quite an adventure. River and his mom left for the lake on Wednesday for a 5 night 'camping' excusrsion. For the most part it was a good trip...other than a possible miscalculation on how many receiving blankets, wash cloths and outfits were needed ( no washing machines at the lake don'tcha know ). The big boy is now fitting into clothes that say anywhere from 3 month to 6 month on the tags ( I'm a little surprised at the range of sizes....is this for the extremely vain 1/2 year old ?? ). Since the trip went without a hitch, mom and son will be packing up again this weekend for a return visit. Then the whole family will be doing a possible road trip towards the end of next week ( VACATION TIME !!! ). And yes.....I am going to Whitefish on the 8th and 9th! Happy 4th week B-Day at 3:33 today River.
Oil hit a new high of US$147 a barrel today supposedly due to Iran and Isreal shooting off missles and demand by China, India and rest of the world. This means that high prices at the pumps are here to stay and everyone should be stocking up on long johns and blankets for the winter since the cost of heating your home will shoot through the roof. Isn't it weird that when oil dropped almost 10$, Iran decides to fire a few rockets in the air to 'create' tension and thus, raise the value of oil.....hmmmmm.....I think everyone is going to have to get dug in...there are doomsday people out there claiming the next 'great deppression' is not far off. I think it's time to bust out the bike, shut off the TV & crank up the library card, turn the backyard into a garden, buy a bunch of wool long-johns, stock up on rice and canned food, turn all my $$ into gold and hide it in the basement, buy a shotgun, and wait this sucker out...
A book I enjoyed when I was in my teens has finally ( it's rumored ) to have landed in Hollywood. According to IMDB, it now has a director and is in pre-production. Hopefully it's actually made. Since LOTR did so well, I could see this being a cross over for some of the geeks and people who didn't really get into it ( Even though some of the hard core LOTR fans don;t like Brook's Shannara books as they figure it's a blatant rip off ).
I think I would cast Tom Hanks in the lead...his career has kind of stalled and I don't think reprising the role of Robert Langdon in Angles and Demons will put him back on top.
If nothing else, pick up a copy and read it. It's a good book.
Kevin Smith posted on his blog: Without giving anything away, this is an epic film (and trust me: based on the sheer size and scope of the visuals and storytelling, that’s not an overstatement). It’s the “Godfather II” of comic book films and three times more earnest than “Batman Begins” (and f**k, was that an earnest film). Easily the most adult comic book film ever made. Heath Ledger didn’t so much give a performance as he disappeared completely into the role; I know I’m not the first to suggest this, but he’ll likely get at least an Oscar nod (if not the win) for Best Supporting Actor. F**king flick’s nearly three hours long and only leaves you wanting more (in a great way). I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed by it. Nolan and crew have created something close to a masterpiece
Happy Canada Day ! [Fête du Canada] For those of you who don't know, July 1st is known as 'Canada's Birthday'. (from wikipedia) The occasion marks the joining of the British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada into a federation of four provinces (the Province of Canada being divided, in the process, into Ontario and Quebec) on July 1, 1867. However, though Canada is regarded as having become a kingdom in its own right on that date,the British Parliament at first kept limited rights of political control over the new country, which were shed by stages over the years until the last vestiges were ended in 1982, when the Constitution Act patriated the Canadian constitution. Canada Day thus differs from Independence Day celebrations in other countries in that it does not commemorate a clear-cut date of complete independence.
Now I'm off to do all things Canadiana - Pick up a coffee from Tim Hortens, head down to the sports bar and get some chicken wings and a Molsen Canadian, and be nice to everyone.