I saw Spiderman 2 this week… In short? It was a good comic book movie but I really wanted to slap Peter Parker around. The non-action parts (and Kirsten Dunst) completely failed to pull me in. But the Spidey fans seem to like it.
Some comic-book news has surfaced: The first picture from Electra, featuring Jennifer Garner’s character from the flop Daredevil. There are also new pictures from Halle Berry’s Catwoman and Batman Begins – Christian Bale! Liam Neeson! Gary Oldman!.
And apparently Hayden Christensen is being considered for Daredevil 2. Run, Hayden – run FAR away. This is one used leather suit you don’t want to fill.
I totally forgot it’s Free Comic Book Day! Find a shop near you to pick up Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures and many other fine comics. Because it’s free.
I have no love lost for Charmed, but do they really deserve six episodes of Mr. Jessica Simpson?
William Shatner might guest on Enterprise next year. Heavy on the might.
This is a tad old, but worth mentioning to round out our guest star trio: Smallville is looking for a Lois Lane.
VH1 is looking for people with large collections of pop-culture stuff. I think we may know a few individuals who fit the bill.
Would you spend $800 dollars to own (almost) every Japanese Godzilla movie ever made?
And hey, if nothing else, you can use the box to destroy Tokyo.
In what is fast becoming a tradition, the 2004 Star Wars Fan Film Awards are coming up again. This year’s finalists have been announced.
You can help to pick the Audience Choice Award by watching and voting on Atom Films.
As with every year so far, there are some really clever entries. So remember to vote early and vote often!
C-3PO is one of the new inductees to the Robot Hall of Fame. He joins his counterpart R2-D2 and several other famous robots.
Last year, popular journaler Pamie (also an author and TWOP Recapper) learned that the Oakland Public Library, short on budget, put up an Amazion Wish List so that friends and patrons could purchase new books for them. She wrote an entry about it, and the news spread – and more than 600 books found their way to Oakland.
This year, Pamie is sponsoring the San Diego County Public Library – they’ve already past the hundred mark in a matter of days. Spread the word!
J.K. Rowling claims the previous title leak for the next Harry Potter was placed by a hacker, and reveals the ‘real’ title. The fandom jury is out on whether it’s a fake or not, as it was apparently a working title for one of the earlier volumes.
ETA: And it’s true. I’ll keep my eye out for some good Livejournal speculation.
James Berardinelli puts in a few good reasons why the Phantom Menace didn’t suck, (but he gives no excuses for Jar-Jar).
The Phantom Defense