Last Friday, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down California‘s violent video game law which restricted the sale and rental of them to minors. “The court upheld a lower court finding that California lawmakers failed to produce evidence that violent video games cause psychological or neurological harm to children.” The article states that the ruling could impact other states’ attempts to enact similar laws. Hell, I just like the notion that this ruling might force laws to be passed based on actual evidence. Wouldn’t that be nice? Found via.
Comic-Con: The Movie? Why do I get the feeling this will be SpaceCamp for the 21st Century? Source.
Okay, well, this just got interesting again: Michel Gondry (Spotless Mind) has signed on to helm Green Hornet. Production starts this summer for a June 25, 2010 release date. If you don’t like the green screen method (no pun intended) for action films, then Gondry’s your man. This is now very interesting.
JCVD, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as himself, is announced to hit home video on April 28th from Peace Arch Home Video. You can pre-snag the DVD and Blu-Ray from Amazon. Has anyone seen this? I really want to see this.
The movie is Pontypool. It’s a semi-zombie movie that seems like, based on what I’ve read, it might be an attempt to do a non-technological version of Pulse that doesn’t suck. Comes out in New York and Los Angeles on May 29th then will roll somewhat wider, although two days before that it will be available on demand in your own home. It hits Canada in the spring.
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Our amigos at Seibei have their Spring 2009 line up at last. Go give them love.
Smoking reduces the affect that caffeine has on you. I just thought you should hear it from somebody who cares.
Suicide Squad, the DC comic that featured supervillains being tagged with explosive bits and being told to behave and go do this mission for the government or else is now at Warner Brothers being scripted for a film. I actually enjoyed the series from the 80s. If done properly, it could be cool. Translation: will probably suck. Source.
T-Shirt Hell lives.
Terminator 2 is getting a pretty hefty treatment from Lionsgate on May 19th. The Skynet Edition has Terminator 2 on Blu-Ray and there’s also the “Limited Edition T2 Complete Collector’s Set.” Six discs, it comes ‘with a 14″ T-800 Endoskull bust that plays sound effects from the film while its eyes light up, this collectible set features the Terminator 2 Skynet Edition Blu-ray plus both the Extreme Edition DVD and Ultimate Edition DVD – which, combined, include every T2 special feature ever released on DVD.’ No pre-order yet, I’ll keep an eye out. Our review of the Extreme Edition is here.