Recently I found myself sad over the cancellation of the History Channel's MonsterQuest. It is a delayed reaction but I realized that it left a void that other lesser shows of the same vein like Ghosthunters simply can not fill; the promise of adventure, the possibility of discovery along with opportunity to meet interesting characters. Or just a good old fashioned guilty pleasure.
Film modification isn't new. For year movies have been edited or tweaked with in post release. Just look at all the director's cuts available. Avatar is taking this to a new level with the August 27 re-release in theaters which will feature eight additional minutes of footage.
Chew 2: International Flavor is a great follow up to the first installment of the series by Rod Guillory and John Layman. There is always some apprehension when dealing with a bold idea like Chew. Especially one includes poultry bans, vampires and food based superpowers.
It has become a ridiculous cliche in our society. A politician or celebrity gets caught doing something they should not have been doing in the first place, this sets in motion a public relations machine. Eventually the confessor makes a forced apology on Oprah and we as a nation say they learned their lesson.
When it comes to comics I prefer limited series or those that are not part of the major DC or Marvel universes. Those get a little out of control and I don't feel like having Wikipedia open so I can look something up every five seconds. The comics I really enjoy are those such as Watchmen or Incognito that have their own Universe. Last November I added 'Chew' by Rod Guillory and John Layman to that short list.
Hopefully in the next few weeks I will get a better schedule down for these reviews. I don't generally watch movies until I am really in the mood. In the future I will try to get them out around Sunday but it depends on when I get around to watching them.
After watching Food Revolution's premiere on ABC I came to two conclusions: School lunch is just as bad as when I was a kid and holy mother of god it may have gotten worse. In this new series British chef Jamie Oliver is launching a campaign to improve the diets of school children in America just as he did in his home country and he certainly has his work cut out for him.
So last night Derek and I watched New Moon with Rifftrax. Even with the addition of Mike Nelson and crew commenting on the film it was still a nearly unwatchable film. It's like some kind of thing that sucks the life out of you. Now first I'll point out that I do have two strikes against me when it comes to being able to enjoy these movies:
A. Not a woman
B. Dislike films that are condescending toward their intended audience