Thursday, May 17, 2012

E-40 "Zombie" feat. Brotha Lynch Hung & Tech N9ne

Those who follow me on Twitter may be aware that I'm a fan of West Coast gangsta rap, but if you are only a reader on this blog that may not be readily evident..., now what I have here is the brand new video from one of my favorite rappers E-40. Why post it on Sideshow you ask, well he did this new track called "Zombie" with Brotha Lynch Hung and the video is done in a old horror movie style, has zombies chasing around girls and it's set on a farm. It has a perfect mix of those things I love, rap music and horror.

The League: Geek Confessions

This is the League of Extraordinary Bloggers topic this week as assigned by the Cool and Collected blog.

"What is something you absolutely hate or love or just don’t get, or maybe it’s something you have never even seen or read. What is your deepest, darkest geek confession?"

Well, it seems most of the stuff I love is generally loved by most, but what I hate... well that's a different story. I'm taking a cue from the Claymation Werewolf and going to go into a rambling rant of sorts. Not to say he was ranting, but it just felt like it had that vibe of someone just going off on something. I'll have a link to his post at the end. Grammar and any kind of clear thought be damned!

1st victim The Simpsons. I can't stand the Simpsons tv show and the fact that people like it really I find annoying. I don't get it. I'll admit there was a time when I did like it, when I was in 8th grade in 1990. I had a couple of Simpsons t-shirts and related merchandise, but by the time 1991 rolled around I thought that show's idea sailed. I didn't find it entertaining or enjoyable to watch and the fact that it's still on in the 21st century baffles me. What more can they do with the story lines, just thinking about that bores me. Also that "Do the Bartman" song, wow that was cheesy then but now it's down right awful. I have to give a quick shout-out to Family Guy, that I thought was crappy the first time they tried to air it and it was canceled. There was a reason for that....

2nd victim is South Park, what the hell is with that show. Again I saw one strange episode/video of Jesus fighting Santa (I think) in 1998 and that had it's moments, but when I saw the show I couldn't believe how awful it was. The art style for one pretty much makes it unwatchable, and the voices, the characters, a little poo guy, ridiculous. Again this is another one I hear people say time and time again "it's soooo funny" and they proceded to tell me about it and it sounds about as fun as watching grass grow, but not quite that fun.

3rd victim. Pixar (and Disney as a whole), but really I stick to the Pixar movies. The CGI animated big budget children's movies make me sick. I can't stand seeing ads for them, trailers, toys, books, chewing tobacco and what have you. The movies look lifeless and sadly I've sat through a few of these movies and been underwhelmed, as I should because they're for kids first off and that is another thing that really annoys me. Why do people my age (35) a little younger and older get excited about this stuff. They're excited about a children's movie?!?!?! What the hell is wrong with you? I can understand watching some animated thing from your childhood, because you can ride that wave of nostalgia, but to be 35 and excited about CARS 3, I just don't get it. I'm name checking Pixar here, but you know as well as I there are more studios doing this type of "work". Speaking of CGI I can't stand full on CGI realized characters or environments for a near entire film or major "living" characters, which is why I'll go to my grave never having seen Avatar.

I think that's it for now... If I think if anything else I'll update this post.

Curious to see what my other fellow bloggers/geeks want to put on Front Street?

Claymation Werewolf pulls no punches and goes after modern horror films, popular television shows and $4 comics!

Michael May's Adventure Blog discusses Heros, Buffy, Tim Burton and  Transformers.

Memories of Toymorrow reveals gaming… meh. And the more astonishing truth "I liked the ending to LOST".

The Surfing Pizza talks Super Mario Bros and never saving the princess.

Monday, May 07, 2012

The League: Ultimate Crossover Event

This is the League of Extraordinary Bloggers topic this week as assigned by the Cool and Collected blog.

"What pop culture heroes or stories would make for the ultimate crossover–think along the lines of Han Solo meeting up with Firefly’s Mal on a smuggling run."

There is an immediate answer to this question when I read it. I know I'm not the first or probably last person to think of this idea, but I would love to see it done and done well...

PREDATOR vs BOBA FETT... if you haven't thought about that meeting let it sink in a minute. Oh to hell with you it's a cool idea!

The thing about this idea, is that I'd like to give it a little twist on the standard Predator story we've come to expect from comics and film. Normally the plots are about a Predator that set his sights on people and things to hunt. For example, Batman, Aliens, Superman, Magnus Robot Fighter, Tarzan, the JLA, and Judge Dredd. My thought is to have the Predator be the prey and have Boba Fett the hunter. Being that they are both characters from outer space, I thought maybe have a Predator that did some work for someone, maybe as a hired bounty hunter himself and failed in the job, stole money, or otherwise double crossed a client. That client decides to call upon Boba Fett one of the best in the hunting business to track down this Predator to make him answer for his "crimes" as it were. What locations the film takes place I haven't given it much thought. Most likely in the Star Wars universe as there are a good number of locations the story can take place that fans would like, but also the Predator doesn't have a distinctive location that would be appealing for the story.

I'd love to see this as a very well done film, but the more likely medium I could see it doing well and be created at all is in comic book form from Dark Horse Comics. The pieces are there... so close to being there. They have access, for now, to the licences of those two films and characters. Both characters are owned by 20th Century Fox. Seems like the powers that be could strike a deal and make this happen. Would it be profitable, I have no idea? It could be fantastic! I think Dark Horse knows there is a group that would go for this. In 2011 they did a VS post on their blog asking fans who would win in a fight. In my additional research on the idea it looks like in 2008 some folks were working on a fan film with a VS idea, it's a bit low budget looking, but it's something.

What are my other fellow bloggers thinking about as a sweet crossover, look no further.

Memories of Toymorrow imagines a crossover of suave men of pop culture future and past competing for the heart of… Penelope Pussycat!?!

Shawn Robare of Branded in the 80s would like to see Matthew Broderick, Christopher Collet and Henry Thomas come together reprising their rolls from "War Games", "The Manhattan Project" and "Cloack & Dagger".

Tupa's Treasures fantasizes about a "A-Team" and "The Fall Guy" crossover.

Dave Low Design has a far better idea than the realized "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" film.

The Man Who Stares at Toys has has an idea that has me chest bursting with excitement.

That Figures would like to see a live action version of "Marvel Team-Up #27: Spider-Man & The Hulk".

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

JAWS 2: Marvel Comics Adaptation

A fellow blogging friend of mine has in recent months stopped posting to his blog, but left up any active links and related info for us all to pull from and share among others. Looking through his archive of great things I found this gem I never knew existed. Marvel comics Super Special "Jaws 2" comic book adaptation.  The comic shortens the original story a bit and changes some things up, but it's still essentially JAWS 2. The opening of the comic even features an interview with director Jeannot Szwarc. Sadly I don't have a PDF version for you guys, but I do have a link to view the comic in your browser. Enjoy!

Click here to view the comic!!!