Monthly Archives: April 2010

Iron Man 2 Slurpee Cups!

Ok, so I walked to 7-11 today, and from ten yards out I know I was going to drop some cash on my inner geek. They had these Iron Man and War Machine statuesque Slurpee bottles, four holograpic cups with “helmet” lids, three crazy-straws with War Machine, Iron Man and Whiplash, and four non holographic collectors cups.  Iron Man is flying on top of my Slurpee!  How over the top is that!? This is why I place my hand over my heart during the pledge of allegiance.
Thank you America.

Check out Iron Man flying on the straw!

Its like a dream come true for my inner kid. Kudos to Marvel and 7-11 for knowing their
audience. Check out the commercial, it speaks to the target demo perfectly. I won’t be drinking from my “statue” bottles, instead they will be guarding computer at work, since I don’t think my girlfriend would allow them in the apartment. Now if only I could get my hands on a life-size helmet… uh oh.

Talking with Miles Kurosky

Someone e-mailed me this video for Dog in the Burning Building – by this musician named Miles Kurosky. I loved the music and creativity that came with the mixed media animation so much that I decided that I had to get in touch with this guy and talk about it. So I did, click here to listen to the interview on the podcast. (Also on itunes) And by doing so I learned he used to be the frontman for  the band Beulah, (still not sure how to pronounce it). I’ve since listened to Beulah but prefer the music Miles is currently making now. His sound is definitely his own in the recently released “Desert Of Shallow Effects” but also echoing similarities with Elliot Smith, Bright Eyes, Eels, Spoon, and Rivers Cuomo to name a few. For a debut solo album, its very solid with smooth changes and diverse sounds that work well with each other. I definitely recommend it and look forward to hearing it live at the Tractor Tavern on April 10th.

Check out Miles’ list of favorite movies from the 70’s.

Listen to the interview on The Weekly Diversion.

Chris Evans will be Captain America

I know, I might be the only one that cares about this, but when it comes to comic book movies, I’d rather they get it right this time, since this their second attempt at Cap (the made one in 1990). Chris Evans will be lacing up the stars and stripes as Steve Rogers, American Super Soldier. Evans, might be most commonly know for is role as the Human Torch, the snarky comic relief in the Fantastic Four movies.

Captain America is the leader of the super-hero team  known as the Avengers. Which they will be making a movie combining almost all the marvel super hero movies from the past few years. Robert Downey as Iron Man, Edward Norton as Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor… you get the idea.

The film will be Directed by Joe Johnston, who just directed The Wolfman, but might be more well known for Hidalgo and Jumanji and Rocketeer. The guys that wrote the screenplays for the Chronicles of Narnia movies will write the Cap script. I recently heard that there is a song and dance number in the film, have we not learned anything from spider-man 3?

Marvel is really testing my patience, do they really think that I am going to believe for one second that Chris Evans is going to be giving orders to such hollywood alumni a Downey and Norton? That’s crazysauce. And if Chris does happen to pull it off it would be nothing short of Oscar worthy. But to be fair Chris’ performances in the movies London, and Push, were pretty good, and way more straight forward than i’ve seen so far. So that gives me some hope. But if I see him look toward the camera, turn a cocked grin and shrug his shoulders before a fight scene, Im flipping out of here.

My choice for cap? If I had it my way, Aaron Eckhart. You know that insanely well spoken cleft chined guy from Thank You For Smoking and The Dark Knight. He has the all american look down, he can deliver his lines better than most in hollywood. Just watch him in Thank you for Smoking, if he will sell you on cigarettes, he can sell you on America. Plus him leading Downey and Norton would make a whole lot more sense, age and acting wise.
My on deck player would be Jon Hamm. Thats right Don Draper. He has the 40s style down and again he has the all American look to him, he’s the ideal everyday man, which Americas super-hero needs. Not sure if we will find that in a young actor.

Well that’s my rant on the subject, in all I really hope all the best for Chris Evans in his performance. After all I do want to watch a good movie.