Friday Round Up: Terminator, Jim Carrey, and Superman (not related)

Movie Stuff

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Terminator: I’m a bigger Terminator fan than most people, that’s why the news that a new Terminator trilogy is in the works is painful. Normally I’d welcome the news of a new Terminator film but when it’s A. a reboot and B. staring Arnold as the Terminator, I feel like I’m justified in being nervous. I love Schwarzenegger, but dude is too old to be playing a killer cyborg unless they use a lot of CGI to tighten him up. And reboots rarely work. Sad face.

Jim Carrey and Kick Ass 2: In an odd move Jim Carrey denounced Kick Ass 2, a movie that he is in, for the violence in it. He said that he can’t support it so he won’t be promoting it at all. A lot of people went crazy on him for it, but the dude had a change of heart. Sometimes it happens.

Man of Steel: Here’s a nifty list of Easter Eggs in Man of Steel!

Site Stuff

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Nowhere Men Contest: Remember last Friday when I begged you all to enter the contest? Well over the weekend I installed a new comment system and… I have no access to my old comments even though it says they are there. So… I’m going to have to call a redo on the contest. I apologize for anyone that already entered.

New Comment System: Speaking of the new comment system, what do you think? I believe it’s enabled to accept comments where you don’t have to sign in if you don’t want to. If you like it, let me know!

I’d really like to upgrade the look of the site too, but in order to do that I think I’d need a custom WordPress theme. I’m not at the stage where I feel comfortable enough doing that, so it will have to sit on the back burner for awhile.

Comic Book Stuff

Superman the Killer: This article by my pal Mat Santori-Griffith explored why it’s cool for Superman to kill sometimes. I totally agree with it. He says that while Superman can kill, Batman can’t because that’s in the core of his origin. Frankly, I’d rather have my superheroes kill people. How many more people has the Joker killed because Batman just captures him? Batman has got to share some of the cupubility in the actions the Joker takes each time he escapes.

A Cool Site: One site that I really enjoy, but don’t get to often feature because it’s not really “newsy”, is Random Happenstance. It features cool breakdowns of comics and some funny action figure comics. Check it out!

  • googum

    And thank you! I hope to continue posting randomly for years to come!