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
Thank you America.
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
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
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.
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
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.