Archive for October, 2010

WILL THE SWEAR ALL YOU LIKE BLOG CONTINUE?

The answer is NOT “Yes”.

The answer is…

HELL YES.

There are simply things that I like and want to say that I may feel are not exactly “right” for the new INVETERATE MEDIA JUNKIES Website.

If that is the case, then you will find that content here…

BET ON IT.

GOOD GOLLY!

The following are just a few of Ray Villafane’s unique Halloween Pumpkins.

As featured on the TODAY SHOW:

Chilling

 

Zipper Face

 

The President

 

Zippy De Doo Dah

 

Truly Nightmare Inducing

Possibly the Coolest Pumpkin Ever

Another Gem from the Emails…

Makes Sense... That's Almost Exactly What They Taste Like...

Admittedly, I am a HUGE Elton John fan. Almost as big as any you’ll ever meet.

But I am also realistic. I know when Elton makes a substandard album and long-time fans will feel my pain when I mention these two works: “Leather Jackets” and ” Victim of Love”. The latter is actually a disco album that thankfully very few people have ever heard (or remember hearing).

Elton’s latest– “The Union”– with Leon Russell is a SUPERB CD.

One of the Best Elton John Albums in 20 Years!

When you review The Union, you have to remember to put Elton’s long time lyricist / professional collaborator Bernie Taupin in the mix– especially since Bernie wrote songs with both Elton and Leon on this CD.

If you listen to this work in full– you will find tons of smart, meaningful and artistic touches. Wonderful moments worth enjoying over and over. Do NOT let the short samples make your buying decision for you. This CD is much more than that.

“If It Wasn’t for Bad”, “Hey Ahab”, “Monkey Suit”, “My Kind of Hell” hold their on with some of the BEST ROCKERS Elton and/or Leon have ever been associated with. Bernie Taupin’s lyrics show a sharp rejuvenation as well.

“When Love is Dying” and “Never To Old (To Hold Somebody)” are two of the best “relationship” songs Elton & Bernie have ever written. “In the Hands of Angels” is a tough, poignant song about Leon’s own trials, tribulations and close calls with death.

This is an album for every Elton and Leon fan ever made… And hopefully a whole slew of younger people who have never really paid attention to either of these masters.

Producer T Bone Burnett has captured magic here and we are all the better for it.

Please note the “Deluxe” Edition has 2 extra songs and a DVD directed by Cameron Crowe. The 2 songs are also top notch.

MAD RUGBY SKILLS!

Posted: October 20, 2010 in Cool Video
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Looks like some NFL Quarterbacks could stand a few lessons with these guys!

And frankly, it looks like a

PIECE OF SHIT

From The Daily Blam!

What a clusterfuck!

You can half-way understand when a Powerless Comic Book Company has no say in how their characters will be interpreted on film. But Warner Bros owns DC Comics for chrissakes… So who didn’t care enough or have the balls to simply say, “Uh folks… You know this film would be a lot more more fan friendly if you could, at least, leave the damn battery alone.”

First the suit, now the battery.

Hopefully  the story will make up for it.

I think the sight of a dozen– or 144– GLOWING Green Lanterns whizzing around in space with day glo costumes is going to epilepsy inducing– if not downright damaging to my corneas.

Just remember, these are the same people who gave the OK for Catwoman and Superman Returns!

(Thanks to CCW*TV Blog’s Jose Melendez for the link!)

You may want to use this list to remind yourself what is on or to find something new you may want to watch. Get some benefit out of it!

LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU ARE WATCHING!

The TEN shows I am looking forward to watching or sampling this week?

BOARDWALK EMPIRE, WEEDS, HAWAII 5-0, NO ORDINARY FAMILY, COMMUNITY, OUTSOURCED, DETROIT 1-8-7, BLUE BLOODS and IRT Deadliest Roads!

Quick Programming Note: 90210, Gossip Girl, Glee, Raising Hope and Hellcats are ALL REPEAT EPISODES this week!

Jimmy Smit’s OUTLAW has been canceled!

View at your own peril!
WHAT I’M WATCHING THIS WEEK

(BLUE = SAME WEEK REPEATS)

Sunday 10/17
Boardwalk Empire (REPEATS)
Dexter (REPEATS)
Amazing Race
Undercover Boss
Rubicon
IRT: Deadliest Roads
Mad Men
Desperate Housewives

Monday 10/18
Chuck
House
Weeds
The Event
Lie To Me
Hawaii 5-0
Chase
Castle

Tuesday 10/19
No Ordinary Family (REPEATS)
The Good Wife
Detroit 1-8-7
Sons of Anarchy (REPEATS)

Wednesday 10/20
Survivor: Nicaragua
Modern Family
Cougar Town
Defenders
The Whole Truth
Law & Order: Los Angeles (REPEATS)
Terriers (REPEATS)

Thursday 10/21
Community
30 Rock
CSI
The Office
Outsourced
Vampire Diaries
Nikita
Project Runway (REPEATS)
The Apprentice

Friday 10/22
Medium
No Ordinary Family (REPEAT)
The Good Guys
Blue Bloods

Saturday 10/23
Law & Order: LA (REPEAT)
Project Runway (REPEAT)

(This list does not include my daily Countdown, AOTS and Craig Ferguson addictions + FOOTBALL!)

PRICELESS.

 

Mario to the Rescue!

 

(Thanks to CCW*TV Blog’s Jose Melendez for the link!)

I have had almost this exact conversation 4,334 times:

Stage Mothers… Emphasis on Mothers

WELCOME KING BAD ASS

ON THE PROWL

Many readers may remember that when I first heard about the Black Panther taking over for Daredevil, I had what I thought were some very legitimate concerns.

Here’s some of what I had to say (the whole post, brilliant in its own right, can be found HERE):

“As the Black Panther, T’Challa has spent his entire life either preparing to be– or being– the KING of WAKANDA. His interactions with regular “average” American citizens have been few– with Christopher Priest’s short run on Black Panther Volume 2 being about the only concerted effort to have the man interact with “regular”people on the mean streets. Otherwise, the ruler has spent vast amounts of his time hanging with SUPERHEROES and SUPER VILLAINS– and being KING. Hardly a conduit to understanding the “every man”.

So all my good thoughts for Marvel’s “Who Will Be the Next Man Without Fear?’ promotion were instantly blown to hell– dashed to bits on the harsh shores of reality. (Purple prose? Love it!) The book’s new creative team may play T’Challa as “streetwise” (hopefully they won’t) but just because the former King has been in some hairy situations in the past– chasing after Dr. Doom while perched on top of the Fantasticar does not make for beaucoup street smarts.”

It seems (emphasis on seems) that the Marvel creatives in charge of this switch have actually anticipated the questions that I raised... And that is a great thing. I love it when conscientious comic professionals actually get together and work through an idea. It’s amazing what happens when a writer or writer/artist isn’t arbitrarily given the Keys to the Kingdom and allowed to childishly run rampant through a character’s past, present and future like it was some huge toy box.

Black Panther, Man without Fear writer David Liss definitely seems to be hitting all the right character moments in the Newsarama Preview. T’Challa is unfamiliar with his surroundings but no idiot either… He’s determined to learn his territory and the people and dangers living within. The sequences between the former King of Wakanda and the Devil Diner’s janitor and the interviewing Serbian waitress are excellent CHARACTER touchstones– and hopefully what we can expect for the future of this new series.

ONE WORD OF WARNING

Just remember his is essentially a 5 Page Preview of the first issue. It is not an entire comic– let alone a full story arc. Let’s all wish it gets even better and promise to check back in a few months to see how things are going, OK?

GO FORTH AND READ!

CLICK HERE FOR THE PREVIEW

25 YEARS?

WOW.

I wish I could go back to the…

 

SHOOT DOWN THE MOON


LIVE

Another Fantastic Promo for the Scream Awards on Spike TV

October 19, 2010

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FRIENDLY REMINDER

To mark the film’s 25th anniversary, AMC theaters will show 2 screenings of Back to the Future across the country on October 23rd and October 25th in the US!

WHATCHU TALKIN’ ‘BOUT, WILLIS?