Heroes Season 1 DVD

In case you missed our show on Saturday we spent a bunch of time talking about the DVD’s for Heroes Season 1. They are jam packed with special features including deleted scenes, commentaries, various featurettes, etc… If you’ve been watching the show you will certainly want the DVD’s for the special features and to rewatch the episodes. If you haven’t seen Heroes yet then what’s wrong with you? But seriously you really should check it out and this DVD set will have you all ready for when season 2 premiers. The DVD’s come out tomorrow (Tuesday, August 28) and Geek World gives them a seal of approval. They are also available on HDDVD.

–AnnaMay

Focus on SPEED RACER Focus!!!

Hey, Steve from Collider.com (who we’ve meet a few times, nice guy) just broke an interview with Susan Sarandon talking about the new camera the Wachowski Brothers are using in Speed Racer.

Hocus, Pocus, Focus…HERE

or this collection of quotes I grabbed from the sight from Susan:

“They’re using some high def thing that comes with guards and it’s beyond anything I’ve ever….They’re doing something where they’re layering film so that the front and the back are in focus like a cartoon and they’re also doing two dimensional and three dimensional stuff and mixing and everything is very, very saturated with some new kind of film, so they actually have to treat the actors in some way so we can hold our own with the background.”

Sweet! Everything in the frame in focus? This sounds like really awesome new technology and the perfect example of a film maker(s) trying to pay aesthetic homage to the original movie (or in this case anime, or cartoon depending on how you look at it). I was already excited for the movie but now I’m over the moon. I know some people have been grumbling about this project, primarily because of the Wachowski’s, but I think people aren’t giving the Wachowski’s the benefit of the doubt because of the Matrix sequels (particulary “Revolutions”), but heh, remember how amazing The Matrix was when it first came out? Also I don’t think I’ve ever seen a technology or scene more ripped off, spoofed and homaged than the bullet time sequence in the first Matrix, so I have complete confidence that Speed Racer will at least look amazing. Whether or not the script is any good I have no idea, I know there’s reviews of it online but I think I’ll wait to see the final product, I still think it’s more fun like that.

Thanks to Steve “Frosty” Weintraub from Collider.Com, and Moriarty from AintitCoolNews.Com for all of the info

Heroes Season 1 DVD

In case you missed our show on Saturday we spent a bunch of time talking about the DVD’s for Heroes Season 1. They are jam packed with special features including deleted scenes, commentaries, various featurettes, etc… If you’ve been watching the show you will certainly want the DVD’s for the special features and to rewatch the episodes. If you haven’t seen Heroes yet then what’s wrong with you? But seriously you really should check it out and this DVD set will have you all ready for when season 2 premiers. The DVD’s come out tomorrow (Tuesday, August 28) and Geek World gives them a seal of approval. They are also available on HDDVD.

–AnnaMay

Focus on SPEED RACER Focus!!!

Hey, Steve from Collider.com (who we’ve meet a few times, nice guy) just broke an interview with Susan Sarandon talking about the new camera the Wachowski Brothers are using in Speed Racer.

Hocus, Pocus, Focus…HERE

or this collection of quotes I grabbed from the sight from Susan:

“They’re using some high def thing that comes with guards and it’s beyond anything I’ve ever….They’re doing something where they’re layering film so that the front and the back are in focus like a cartoon and they’re also doing two dimensional and three dimensional stuff and mixing and everything is very, very saturated with some new kind of film, so they actually have to treat the actors in some way so we can hold our own with the background.”

Sweet! Everything in the frame in focus? This sounds like really awesome new technology and the perfect example of a film maker(s) trying to pay aesthetic homage to the original movie (or in this case anime, or cartoon depending on how you look at it). I was already excited for the movie but now I’m over the moon. I know some people have been grumbling about this project, primarily because of the Wachowski’s, but I think people aren’t giving the Wachowski’s the benefit of the doubt because of the Matrix sequels (particulary “Revolutions”), but heh, remember how amazing The Matrix was when it first came out? Also I don’t think I’ve ever seen a technology or scene more ripped off, spoofed and homaged than the bullet time sequence in the first Matrix, so I have complete confidence that Speed Racer will at least look amazing. Whether or not the script is any good I have no idea, I know there’s reviews of it online but I think I’ll wait to see the final product, I still think it’s more fun like that.

Thanks to Steve “Frosty” Weintraub from Collider.Com, and Moriarty from AintitCoolNews.Com for all of the info

Super Mars

In case you haven’t heard yet the beautiful Kristen Bell will be joining the cast of Heroes. We have enjoyed her work in Veronica Mars, and Reefer Madness: The Musical and as huge Heroes fans we couldn’t be happier. She has been tapped to play a mysterious could be good could be bad new character attached closely to H.R.G. and Claire. All we know so far is that she will be introduced committing a serious crime and her character will progress from there. So far it’s only certain that she will be in a few episods but come on this is friggin Kristen Bell you can’t cancel Kristen Bell. Veronica Mars may be gone but the sleuthing blonde will go on! I really don’t have much more than that to say other than that. Kristen is always a great choice!!

–AnnaMay

Update: Word has it that she will be on for at least 13 episodes. Booya!

Super Mars

In case you haven’t heard yet the beautiful Kristen Bell will be joining the cast of Heroes. We have enjoyed her work in Veronica Mars, and Reefer Madness: The Musical and as huge Heroes fans we couldn’t be happier. She has been tapped to play a mysterious could be good could be bad new character attached closely to H.R.G. and Claire. All we know so far is that she will be introduced committing a serious crime and her character will progress from there. So far it’s only certain that she will be in a few episods but come on this is friggin Kristen Bell you can’t cancel Kristen Bell. Veronica Mars may be gone but the sleuthing blonde will go on! I really don’t have much more than that to say other than that. Kristen is always a great choice!!

–AnnaMay

Update: Word has it that she will be on for at least 13 episodes. Booya!

Wonder Woman, Woooo-Man!

Alright so this Wonder Woman movie will probably never get made. Joss Whedon wasted 2 years of his life writing the script he was supposed to direct only to have WB give him the thumbs down. Who even knows if the charecter can bring in an audience at this point, Lynda Carter’s version stopped airing almost 18 years ago, and unlike Batman, Superman or Spiderman that also had tv versions in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s respectively, Wonder Woman just doesn’t have the same mass appeal. I could be wrong and I hope I am if the movie does get made because I’m a big fan of the DC cannon, and Wonder Woman is a cool charecter.
But even if this movie is in a stand still, there’s always going to be casting rumors. Lot’s of names have been rumored for the part, I remember years ago Sandra Bullock’s name being mentioned, and supposedly Joss had Cobie Smulders from How I Met Your Mother in mind (but who knows maybe he was kidding?), even American Idol’r Katherine Mcphee (jeez, I mean she’s hot, but I can only imagine her as like a Bond Girl or something). But the new casting rumor is down right horrible, like “Oh darn, your baby’s a mutant freak horrible”. Who could possibly be this bad of a choice?

KATIE HOLMES!!!!!

What the Hell? Seriously? I mean it’s just a rumor, and it seems like one she’s propagating, but seriously? I mean let’s not even get into the fact she might have bore the Anti-Christ, or if nothing else that weird ghost spirit from Ghost Busters II, but she’s just a terrible, terrible actress. Listen, I know it’s Wonder Woman, we don’t need like Dame Judy Dench or Cate Blanchett or a “real actress” per-say, but freaking Katie Holmes? It’s not bad enough she nearly ruined the amazing Batman Begins with her dinner theater acting? Now she needs to soil Wonder Woman? Does she own stock in Marvel? Did some one wearing a Green Lantern shirt hurt her when she was a child? The only thing I ever liked her in was Sam Raimi’s The Gift and it was because of (Hey if you like under 18, don’t click the link, NSFW) THIS heart warming scene. According to the article she wants to get back into acting and thinks this is a great role, please, please do not hire her WB.
Now on to who I think should play Wonder Woman. There was a time that I thought Jessica Biel would be perfect. She’s beautiful, athletic and a pretty muscular, but not so much that she’s unfeminite. I mean look at this.
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Apparently she can kinda act, according to some people who saw the Illusionist. I liked her abs alot in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and she was hot in Blade Trinity (easily one of the worst movies ever made), and she was really slutty in Rules Of Attraction, though I can’t really tell if she can act. Either way Jessica Biel has taken a back seat to my new nominee who would be perfect for Wonder Woman, and that young lady is…
Michelle Ryan
I liked her in the Bionic Woman pilot, she’s gorgeous, athletic, and kinda tall for a girl at 5’7, not exactly an amazon but that’s pretty tall, though Lynda Carter is 5’9. She does action really well and got an american accent down really quickly, but it wasen’t until we started watching the BBC show Jekyll that I knew she was perfect.
For one she can actually act, which made me happy because I wasen’t so sure with the short BW pilot we saw at Comic-Con, but mostly she reminded me alot of Lynda Carter in the show. She has pulled back brown hair, she’s in ridiculously tight clothes, and she’s got a broader frame (only in that she’s not some freaky meth stick, there’s nothing un-feminite about this chick) that makes you believe she could put up a goodfight, and that she is more of an amazon.
So that’s it, hell no on Katie, love ya Cobie, love ya Jessica, but the new British import Michelle Ryan gets my pick for WW, and Michelle you can totally lasso me with your Lasso Of Truth, I ain’t going to lie to you baby.

Thanks to I’mNotObsessed.com, DarkHorizons.com, Imdb.com, Imagetoob.com, MrSkin.com and Google.com for all the stuff

–DAVE