Review All Monsters! Please!

Special thanks to reader Andrew Schmidt who posted this awesome photo to Facebook. I love it!

And another very special thanks to the folks who’ve reviewed Kill All Monsters on Amazon so far. There are currently three reviews – all of them 5-stars; none of them by my mother – and Jason and I are so very grateful. Whatever the star ratings, it would be awesome to have some more reviews there. If you’ve had a chance to read it and wouldn’t mind leaving some feedback on the Amazon page, that helps a lot to let new people find the book.

Thanks again!

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The LXB Speaks | Hollywood Treasures

While I talked about how cool it would be to have Tarzan’s treehouse in my backyard, the rest of the League of Extraordinary Bloggers chimed in with equally cool memorabilia they’d want from their favorite movies and TV shows. You can get the whole rundown on Cool and Collected, but there were a few that had me envious of their imaginary loot, starting with Brian’s life-size gorilla soldier from Planet of the Apes.

Tupa’s Treasures‘ pirate ship from Goonies is another great idea, and so is The Lair of the Dork Horde‘s car collection (though I’d want the original KITT in there as well). I’d also love to have Revenge from the Cosmic Ark‘s Godzilla costume and animatronic King Kong.

But more than any of that awesome stuff, my heart jumped in joyful recognition at Flashlights are Something to Eat‘s mention of Mr. Rogers’ trolley. I never would have thought of that and it’s a perfect choice. I loved Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood as a kid and always looked forward to the trolley’s whisking us away to new adventures in the owl, platypus, and purple panda-filled Neighborhood of Make Believe.

[Art by Eric Scales]

Art Show: HULK SWEEP LEG!!!

Nola’s Worlds

By MiniKim. [Robot 6]

Deep Water

By Jeremy Vanhoozer.

Sea Sketches

By Kyle Latino.

After the break: Karate Kid vs. the Hulk, Godzilla, a giant robot, spaceships, Star Wars, and Oz.


Karate Kid vs. The Hulk

By Phil Hester and Ande Parks. [Comic Art Fans]

Guess Who’s in Town?

By Patrick Reilly. [Thanks to Charles for sending me the link!]

How My Science Project Destroyed The World

By Dan Santat. [io9]

Aqualari

By Eddie Pittman.

Katie Cooktrooper

By Katie Cook, of course. Click the link for close-ups of the helmet. It’s amazing.

Father: Encounter on Dagobah

By Tomer Hanuka. [/Film]

Lion and Scarecrow

By Roy G Krenkel. [Golden Age Comic Book Stories]

Movie News: Welcome Back, Xander.

Immortals

Hot on the heels of Percy Jackson and Clash of the Times comes a third Greek mythology film called Immortals. It’ll star Henry Cavill (The Tudors) as Theseus, who joins the Greek gods to fight the Titans. Kellan Lutz (Twilight) will play Poseidon, John Hurt is Zeus, Mickey Rourke will be King Hyperion, and Isabel Lucas (Transformers 2, Daybreakers) plays Athena. It’ll be directed by Tarsem Singh (The Cell) who plans to shoot it “in Renaissance painting style.” [/Film]

Three Musketeers director

There are a couple of Three Musketeers movies in the works. One by Paul WS Anderson (Resident Evil) and one by the guy who produced Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes. The second of those has a director now: Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith). [/Film]

National Treasure 3 writers

I suppose that one day I could tired of these, but not yet. In fact, they’re about the only Nicholas Cage movies I trust anymore. This third one’s being written by the guys who wrote the Prince of Persia film. [/Film]

Xander Cage, Black Widow, Alfred Hitchcock, Resident Evil, Buck Rogers, Godzilla, and the real Runaways after the break.
xXx 3 still on

The next xXx movie has changed studios, but it’s still in the works. Vin Diesel and Samuel L Jackson are both on board, as is director Rob Cohen. I don’t get the antagonism xXx got (I never saw the sequel – no Vin Diesel). It was fantastic and I was immediately ready for about 20 more just like it. [Deadline]

Black Widow Iron Man 2 poster

Yowza. [Robot 6]

Twin Cities Alfred Hitchcock festival

Minneapolis’ Trylon microcinema is teaming up with the Riverview – a long-standing Minneapolis neighborhood theater – to sponsor a month-long marathon of Alfred Hitchcock films spanning four decades. They’ve already started, but the best is yet to come, so if you live in the area, check out the calendar and make some plans. Unfortunately, Mr. and Mrs. Smith is during C2E2, but I’m going to try to get to Notorious, The 39 Steps, and maybe Marnie.

Resident Evil 4 Photos

There are a couple of more at the link. [/Film]

New Buck Rogers director

Paul WS Anderson’s all over this post today. Having just finished Resident Evil 4, he’s now signed up to direct the new Buck Rogers movie (taking over the job from Frank Miller who seems to be lying low since The Spirit). Maybe that’s we’re not hearing anything new about his Three Musketeers adaptation? [/Film]

American Godzilla: Take Two

Let’s try to get it right this time, okay? [/Film]

Marvel’s Runaways

Since I’m not all that interested in seeing Kristen Stewart play Joan Jett, this is the Runaways movie I’m looking forward to. Glad it’s still moving forward. [/Film]

Art Show: The Game’s Afoot!

Breaktime

By Pascal Campion.

Tarzan

I got an email from South African actor/bodybuilder Dewet Du Toit talking about how he’d like to be the next movie Tarzan. I don’t know anything about his acting ability, but I admire his enthusiasm and his costuming skills. You can read a summary of his email here.

Godzilla and Jungle Girl

By Robin Ator.

Puck

By Jason Copland.

Holmes

By Frederic Dorr Steele. [Tons of great Holmes art at Golden Age Comic Book Stories]

Black Canary

By Rich Bernatovech.

Barbarella

By Sam Hiti.

Space Monkey

Artist Unknown. [Brother Cal]