Well, it's a dark day for my generation and 80s cinema--the latter certainly shaped the former. And one of the directors who defined movies in the 80s was John Hughes. His filmography has not only the high school love trifecta of Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and Some Kind of Wonderful (all three of which he scribed--and he directed Candles) but also the high school drama of The Breakfast Club. And there's also the classic Weird Science, one of my favorite John Candy starring roles in Uncle Buck, and the mayhem of Vacation.
And of course, the high school character everyone wanted to be...
There's plenty going on in the world of pop culture. But you have a life--we don't. That's why we do this: news in quick digestible chunks so you can be about your business, armed with geek info. You're welcome.
San Diego Comic-Con happened this weekend. We, like you, are trying to pick up the pieces. We'll break out the Shop-Vac and let you see the results. You just relax and have an espresso.
Don't panic because San Diego is going to be throwing news at your head. We'll try our best to run some interference. It's a madhouse out there--trust us, we've been before--but there's no reason for it to spread like something out of Romero's The Crazies. Enjoy.
Feeling overwhelmed with pop culture news? Don't worry. It happens to us all the time and we're professionals. Don't worry. We've got this. Enjoy.
To paraphrase Lewis Carroll, we give you the stuff you need to know. When we get to the end of that, we stop. Enjoy.
Seriously, the dude just ran up an elephant's face to flip-kick a guy. How cool is that? Found at Twitch, where they have the French trailer in which Jaa fights a crocodile. Nice. Direct link for the feedreaders. Headsup via Unidentified Madman.
Also Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are out on Blu-Ray September 22nd. Click on the titles to pre-order yours...although I see Hot Fuzz is just a reminder thing and not an order yet. I'll keep an eye on it.
And Tuffley reminded me that Windows 7 is available for pre-order on Amazon as well: here.
Speaking of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg, in case you hadn't seen it, Nick's on Twitter. We need Simon on there. And their next film, Paul, has a website up where they're going berserk with the behind the scenes stuff.
And speaking of Blu-Ray, the original film MASH is hitting it September 1st. No pre-order available yet.
See what I mean? Total. Bastards. You can pre-order Beatles Rock Band here. I am still holding out.
Not helping is the fact that the zombie games just get more and more incredible looking. Be warned, though, the next trailer is...well, it's got zombies. So you can pretty much guess its nature.