Sandman’s Three Gs: Gaiman, Gordon-Levitt & Goyer

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morpheus from Sandman

So, as Tor.com had it, “Joseph Gordon-Levitt to direct and star in Sandman movie, possibly the first in a multi-film franchise.” Granted, JGL clarified later on that he was only on board (for the moment) as a producer. David S. Goyer is, of course, also attached to produce.

As long-time followers of the Sandman film adaptation debacle will recall: this film has been stuck in development hell for over a decade and a half–and thankfully so. The most recently discussed draft had capes and superhero-esque origins and all kinds of foolishness. So thankfully, this iteration looks basically exactly like I said it would need to look, in order to get me interested: it looks like they’ve erased literally all of the film script work done on it, to this point, and started over from scratch. And I’m okay with that.

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By |December 18th, 2013|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

Wayhomer Review #154: Man of Steel (2013)

Michael Shannon is General Zod from Man of Steel (2013)

It’s Episode #154 for Man of Steel (2013), in which our protagonist finds himself fighting the very thing that gives Superman his powers (what else is new?), is amazed he can believe that somebody besides Christopher Reeve can fly and, amazingly, gets tired of watching cities get punched in the face.
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By |June 15th, 2013|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|2 Comments

Win the Audiobook of Heaven’s War!

Heavens War Audiobook

It’s Heaven’s War, out as an audiobook on CD from Books on Tape. It’s by David S. Goyer & Michael Cassutt and read by Joe J. Thomas. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:

In this astounding sequel to Heaven’s Shadow, it has been discovered that the asteroid Keanu is not in fact a space object, but a massive interstellar ship built by aliens. Now, humanity has begun to colonize the ship. The first challenge for the refugee population is survival. The second is discovering why the The Architects–the unknown aliens who are actually controlling the asteroid–brought them there. The third is breaking out of the habitat. Because it’s clear that Keanu is moving again. And it is no longer heading towards Earth…It’s going home.

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By |September 20th, 2012|Contests|0 Comments

Wayhomer Review #127: The Dark Knight Rises

Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises

Episode #127 for The Dark Knight Rises, in which our protagonist shies away from comparing this film to the last one, has IMAX problems and also wants to remind everyone of Michael Caine‘s amazing range. Also, Joseph Gordon-Levitt rocks balls.
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By |July 21st, 2012|Reviews, Video Podcasts, Wayhomers|27 Comments

Stuff You Need to Know, Friday, September 19, 2008

Bill Bailey
  • Bill Bailey is saying “never mind” to Never Mind the Buzzcocks after eleven series as a team captain. Guest captains will take over opposite Phill Jupitus for the new series, starting next month. Simon Amstell is indeed back to host. Bailey has stepped down reportedly due to “other work commitments.” I would say, if you can snag him, Noel Fielding, who sat in for Bailey previously, would make a great replacement. I’m sure I’m not alone in this sentiment. Source: Chortle.
  • Couples Retreat sounds like it might be amusing. At first, the four couples at a tropical island resort setup sounds like California Suite, which might be good. But then you cast Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman and comedian Faizon Love and it gets more interesting. Then you tell me Favreau’s the scribe–and Peter Billingsley is making his directorial debut on it. Yes, that Peter Billingsley. Apparently the retreat in question is for couples therapy–that’s mandatory. So whether you need or not, you’re going. This is apparently what Favreau is doing before hopping on the Iron Man 2 train with production on that starting next year. Speaking of which, did you catch the Billingsley cameo in Iron Man? I sure as hell didn’t realize that was him. Ken had to tell me. Source: Variety.
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    By |September 19th, 2008|Stuff You Need to Know|0 Comments

    The Dark Knight (2008) – Movie Review

    Dark Knight poster

    Written by: Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan, based on a story by David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan, which was based in turn on characters created by Bob Kane
    Directed by: Christopher Nolan
    Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman

    My Advice: Don’t miss it.

    Batman (Bale) has been doing a good job cleaning up the streets of Gotham. In fact, he may be doing too good a job. Or too bad a job, depending on how you look at it. The organized crime collective is getting backed into a corner. Not only do they have Batman after their asses, but a new DA, Harvey Dent (Eckhart), actually wants to clean things up. And of course, Jim Gordon (Oldman) and his crew are fighting the good fight as well. Seeing no other way to deal with the situation, they accept the assistance of a newcomer: The Joker (Ledger). Trouble is, they don’t know what they’ve unleashed.

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    By |August 3rd, 2008|Reviews|7 Comments

    The Dark Knight (2008) – 27 Second Review

    The Dark Knight poster

    Written by: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, based on a story by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane
    Directed by: Christopher Nolan
    Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal

    Review: The best part of this movie wasn’t the fact that it was kickass in every way, or Heath Ledger‘s mythical performance as the Joker, and his “disappearing pencil” magic trick. It was the fact that I was sitting next to a five year old whose father obviously thought that a Batman movie would be perfectly safe for children. Ha. Chump. Now that child is traumatized forever. One more in the movie’s favor.

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    By |July 20th, 2008|27 Seconds, Reviews|1 Comment

    Batman Begins (2005) – 27 Second Review

    Batman Begins poster

    Written by: David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan, based on a story by Goyer, which was in turn based on the character created by Bob Kane
    Directed by: Christopher Nolan
    Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Gary Oldman, Rutger Hauer, Katie Holmes

    Review: We were all cautious about a new Batman movie, because its predecessors were below utter and complete crap (are you thinking bat-nipples? of course you are). But hey, I liked this one. They did a good job going dark, and I don’t care what any traditionalist says, the new Batmobile kicks jolly amounts of ass over the old one.

    Time: 14 seconds

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    By |June 26th, 2005|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments

    Blade (1998) – Movie Review

    blade-movie-poster

    Written by: David S. Goyer, based on the Marvel Comics character created by Gene Colan & Marv Wolfman
    Directed by: Stephen Norrington
    Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright

    My Advice: Don’t Miss It.

    I’d like to say a big thank you to Wesley Snipes. You see, I was looking forward to a number of films this summer. Deep Impact was my Number One Movie to Look Forward To this year, and you know how that turned out. Blade was the last bastion of hope that I allowed myself, that one movie would be just as good as I thought it should. And damn, if you didn’t pull it off, Wes! I’ve even forgiven you for Passenger 57, this flick was so good. I’ve seen Blade twice, for pity’s sake, having felt the need to drag some friends along for the ride the next time. Sigh. Okay, enough euphoria–it’s just the summer stock has sucked this year, and to finally get a decent film is….overwhelming.

    Okay, the synopsis is this: Blade (Snipes) is half-human, half-vampire, going about kicking vampire tush with the help of his particular Kenobi, Whistler (Kristofferson). However, his arch-nemesis, Deacon Frost (Dorff), wants to topple the bloodsucking hierarchy that exists and bring something really, really nasty over from the other side.

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    By |August 23rd, 1998|Reviews|0 Comments