Archive for December, 2010

2011 Will Be A Very Good Year

Posted in Top List with tags on December 30, 2010 by xymarla

2011 is nearly upon us and with it, the anticipation of a whole mess of thrilling new genre releases. Many of these movies will disappoint us, enrage us, bore us–but for now, our hopes are high and our curiosity piqued. Head over to Badass Digest for a list of the 30 titles I’m most looking forward to in the coming year!

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The 10 Most Badass Fictional Characters of 2010

Posted in Top List with tags on December 28, 2010 by xymarla

I’m kinda over 2010, you guys. So I think I’m going to skip the final News Day Tuesday of 2010 and start afresh with all the news you can use on our first Tuesday of 2011!

 

In the meantime, it’s the end of the year, and you know what that means! The arbitrary ranking of things! So head on over to Badass Digest for my Top 10 list: The 10 Most Badass Fictional Characters of 2010! It’s super fun, promise. Leave your picks in the comments!

Scrooged is the Greatest Christmas Movie Ever

Posted in Fantasy Movie Review, Film Review with tags , , , , , , , , on December 23, 2010 by xymarla

Let me guess: you think Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie ever. Well, you’re wrong! Head over to my column at Badass Digest to learn why.

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2010 by xymarla

christmas evil

Happy holidays, spooks. My gift to all the good boys and girls is plenty of juicy scoop, straight from their blogs to my blog to you!

cabin in the woods

It’s a Christmas miracle! MGM’s allegedly getting back on its feet, which is good news for the next Bond film, for The Hobbit and oh! oh! For Joss and Drew’s The Cabin in the Woods!

paul

The trailer for Greg Mottola’s Paul, starring the unbeatable duo of Pegg and Frost along with Seth Rogen’s charming voice and every other comedic actor I have ever enjoyed in the past five years, is just totally adorable.

katee sackhoff

In what sounds like a pretty clever conceit, BSG badass Katee Sackhoff will play the title character in Sexy Evil Genius. Could be great, despite the fact that it will be headed by the showrunner on ABC Fam’s Greek, which is probably not a good show.

heather morris

Glee‘s resident delightful dumbass Heather Morris confirms that she’s in talks to play Buffy in the ill-advised remake. I still don’t give a shit about this remake, but that’s not bad casting. Continue reading

Favreau says bye-bye to Iron Manchise

Posted in Comics news, Movie News with tags , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2010 by xymarla

boxing match

Everything about this interview confuses me. Jon Favreau is leaving the Iron Man franchise in order to make a Magic Kingdom family film. And that sounds TERRIBLE. But he has such big ideas and so much passion for the project! Usually when someone uses the phrase “family fare,” I flee in terror, but now Favreau’s making Magic Kingdom, Fincher’s making 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and Guillermo’s making Haunted Mansion. And I LIKE these directors. I also adore Favreau’s earlier foray into family flicks, Elf, but I’m depressed at the prospect of Iron Man 3 now, when I had such high hopes after Iron Man 2 (reviewed here) for its becoming the trilogy for our generation. Well, at least we have Toy Story.

So…I dunno. I’m all aflutter. Will someone please tell me how to feel about this?

Is Black Swan the Perfect Blue Remake We’ve Been Waiting For?

Posted in Film Review, Horror Movie Review with tags , , , , on December 14, 2010 by xymarla

Guys, I have a new column over at Badass Digest! I AM SO EXCITED! My first post is about the similarities of Aronofsky’s Black Swan and the 1998 anime Perfect Blue. CHECK IT OUT and leave a sister a comment, yo!

It’s News Day Tuesday!

Posted in Movie News, News Day Tuesday, Television News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 14, 2010 by xymarla

golden globes

The Golden Globe nominations have been announced, and they’re all tedious and wrong and stupid, as per yuuzh.

Click here for the ‘splodey and slo-mo heavy Thor trailer. I know this is probably not the intended reaction, but all I got out of this trailer was “Yay! Agent Coulson!!”

why helloooo

Boo. My favorite champion of personal assistants everywhere, Pepper Potts, will not be in The Avengers. There probably wasn’t room for her fabulous wardrobe on set. Continue reading