Monday, June 01, 2009

But I did direct The Rock.

I've been wanting to do a write-up on the awesome play Diane and I saw on Friday, but I haven't been feeling well all weekend. I'm on the mend, but I'm too distracted to give it the thought I want.

That also means that I'm going to ease into blogging this week. Here are some odds and ends to start with.

Robert Zemeckis' Christmas Carol might not suck

Oh, it certainly won't be amongst my favorite versions. Not with Jim Carrey as Ebenezer. But Zemeckis makes a good point about the motion-capture technique being well-suited to accurately represent the ghosts. Especially Christmas Past. That one seems to baffle everyone who tries it.

We'll see. Though I'm a huge fan of the story, there have been enough great adaptations of it that I'm in no way invested in the success or failure of this one.

Lemony Snicket sequel?

Speaking of Jim Carrey... I wasn't nearly as annoyed with him in A Series of Unfortunate Events as I thought I'd be. But I still sort of thought it was too bad we couldn't get a whole movie in the style of those end credits.

Turns out, we may be getting something similar to that in the form of a stop-motion animated sequel. I'm still mad at Brad Silbering for Land of the Lost, but if he pulls this off and it's good I'll be willing to pretend that never happened.

I'm not really directing Transformers 2.

In spite of what this article says:
The Autobots that appeared in the Transformers are also going to be the part of the sequel, but with some exclusions and also some additions. In the case of the sequel, director Michael May has said that the focus on the individuality of each robot, rather than focusing on the number of robots, is kept in mind.
I know. With grammar like that, how could you not trust it? But honestly, I'm not. Sorry for the confusion.


Siskoid said...

Too bad. It might have been a Transformers movie I was interested in.

Darius Whiteplume said...

Those end credits to ASoUE were really outstanding. They do that for the DVD menus too, and it loops nicely.


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