Actress Katie Findlay (known for playing Rosie Larson in AMC’s The Killing) to star in Walking Dead Season 3…..as Zombie

In my humble opinion:  This would be an awesome (granted unlikely) tie in between the two shows.  Let me be clear though, this is just from my own mind, I haven’t read anywhere or heard anything about this actually happening, but how cool would it be if Rosie popped up as one of the undead?  I really do think the people at AMC incorporate little nods or subtle references to other shows on their network.  Case in point:  I was watching Breaking Bad Season 4 the other day (awesome show), trying to get ready for the upcoming season.  There is a scene where Walter is being ordered by his wife Skyler to return the car Walter had just bought for his son to the dealership.  The car is a brand new, red Dodge Challenger and Skyler insists that when Walter returns the car he asks for the manager Glenn.  “Glenn?” Walter asks…then pauses.  This was obviously a nod to the character Glenn from the Walking Dead and the car he fell in love with in season 1 (you remember Glenn speeding out of the city in his new red Challenger right?)  Anyway, whether Rosie Larson’s Zombie shows up on The Walking Dead or Don Draper finds a time portal and agrees to head up the marketing campaign for Walter White’s new miracle drug, AMC’s shows are worth a look.


The Dark Knight Rises…Batman Will Not Die!!!!!

In my humble opinion:  To all those people who have jumped on the bandwagon and keep saying, “Batman will surely die in the third movie” you’re drinking a little too much of the kool-aid.  1. It’s already the most anticipated movie of the year….maybe ever, so you’re not going to kill off the main hero in case sequels can be made (it’s Hollywood, they are all about money). 2. What better way to hype up the most anticipated movie ever made even more?….make it look like Bane kills Batman in the trailers. 3.  What other movie series decides to kill of the main character (hero) for dramatic effect?  None spring to mind? Yeah that’s because it’s never happened… and as much credit as I give to Christopher Nolan (he is awesome!!!) I don’t think he’ll be the one to start the trend.  So rest assured people…Batman will not die.  Here’s how it will go down: Bane will have beaten Batman in a fight.  Bane, thinking he has killed Batman and tossed him down a deep dark waterfall inside the Batcave will then take Batman’s cracked mask and toss it aside thinking he has won…..then…. later on….when all hope is lost…Batman will show up and save the day, in true Hollywood style….all that said I will still be going to see it…no doubt 🙂

 


The Expendables 2 – Actually has 80’s action stars this time around

In my humble opinion:  I remember watching The Expendables when it came out…it was alright.  The main beef I had to pick with it was that it was being marketed as bringing all the 80’s muscle man heroes into one film.  I will admit, there were a good number in the film but….only for about 2 minutes.  I mean the scene with Stallone, Willis and Ah-nald in the church was  cool, but come on…we wanted to see the boys in action not in cameo roles.  At least with the second one we have them all getting their hands dirty.  Stallone, Arnold, Willis, Lundgren, Van-Damme…and Norris even shows up (props to him for being in his 70’s) although I would have liked to see Carl Weathers, Jesse Ventura, Michael Dudikoff, and Mr. T in there somehow.  And of course, with the guys that are in it, I just hope they aren’t too old and brittle to make the action look cartoonish.  I mean in the preview Arnold says, “I’m back”….but are you really Arnold?  Here’s to hoping that he (or any of them for that matter) aren’t in a Cialis commercial by the time the movie comes out.

The Expendables 2

Expendables 2 / Grumpy Old Men


The Killing Season Finale


The original Legend was far from Legendary, but the cult film deserves a remake!

In my humble opinion:  Ridley Scott seems to be on a nostalgia kick as of late; the Alien prequel Prometheus and the rumors that he is planning either a prequel or sequel to Blade Runner.  I would like to request that Mr. Scott also take a look at another one of his films (one of my favorite…but more on that in a minute).  The movie Legend was not one of his more successful films by any means, but over the years has developed a cult following and warrants some updating.

If you haven’t seen it, the plot follows a young forest dweller named Jack (played by a Peter Pan dressed Tom Cruise) who is madly in love with a beautiful girl named Lilly (played by Mia Sara).  One day, in order to impress Lilly, Jack takes her to see the majestic Unicorns (which are the guardians of light).  Unfortunately, Lilly can’t help but approach and touch one of the Unicorns…a big no no.  This is all happening while the Lord of Darkness (masterfully played by Tim Curry) is plotting to kill the unicorns which would result in the land being cast into eternal darkness….adventure ensues.

I won’t give away the ending to those that haven’t seen it…The movie itself was, I will admit, a little corny (I still don’t understand the random bubbles in the forest) but still had entertainment value.  As I said earlier it’s one of my favorite movies for reasons I can’t really explain (believe me I get shit all the time for it too)  Ridley Scott relied more on make-up and actual set design than special effects in order to move the story forward which is something that’s rarely seen nowadays.  The plot was simple yet compelling; good vs. evil, light vs. dark, love vs. hate.  Personally, if Ridley Scott is re-visiting his old stomping ground…he needs to mosey on over and remake Legend.  Casting should be as follows:

Josh Hutcherson  = Jack

Sarah Hyland (Modern Family)  = Lilly

Michael Sheen = Lord of Darkness


Hurry Up and get on the “Silly Bus”

In my humble opinion:  I feel honored that I am “in the know” when it comes to Silly Bus.  I feel I will be able to look back in a few years and say, “I knew Silly Bus before it was a household name, before it became bigger than The Wiggles or Imagination Movers.”  Silly Bus is a children’s band that doesn’t just entertain kids and their parents, but places a special emphasis on educating children as well.  This can most readily be seen through the band name itself…Silly Bus after all being a play on the word Syllabus.  The new video, which I have included below for your viewing pleasure taps into an oldie but a goodie, The Itsy Bitsy Spider.  Frankly, if you’re not a fan of it and can somehow avoid being sucked in by the band’s cover of Itsy Bitsy Spider than you’re an Itsy Bitsy crazy.  The nice melodies are catchy and pleasant enough to be enjoyable to not only children but their parents as well.  The video itself shows the band’s dedication to the entertainment of their fans…they don’t make it about themselves or try to be “in the spotlight” throughout the video like so many other children’s bands tend to do.  Instead they produce a very elegant, pleasantly paced video that’s in sync with the band’s easy-going and entertaining musical style….BRAVO!!!!!!!


Nerds Cereal…..Bring It Back

In my humble opinion:  They need to bring back Nerds Cereal.  I had an idea for a new cereal and after googling it, it was confirmed that it was attempted at least once before already.  Nerds Cereal came out in the 80’s and featured a split box of two different flavored cereals…obviously it didn’t take or catch on as well as the candy has.  But why not bring it back, a few little tweaks and you’d have yourself a helluva product.  Basically…it would be Trix.  Just model the Nerds Cereal box after the big candy boxes you can get from Wal-Mart or the Movie Theatre…..you know the big Rainbow box with all sorts of different flavors inside.  Turn that into a cereal box and there you go….Nerds Cereal has made its comeback.  Well Mr. Wonka….here’s to hoping.