I've had next to no sleep in the past two days and have the attention span of a goldfish, making any real thought impossible. Fortunately, random thoughts on various bits of pop culture news are much more entertaining. Above is a picture that has absolutely nothing to do with anything in this post, but is indisputable photographic evidence of the coming robot apocalypse. This is even more chilling than that chimp riding a segway.
Evangeline Lilly has signed on to costar in "Real Steel," Hugh Jackman's upcoming robot boxing movie. Now, I've really been looking forward to this movie. Sure it's not the Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots movie we've all been dying to see, and the father/son drama aspect kind of makes me think of "Over the Top," but it's still about robots boxing and the director has promised Hugh Jackman will be shirtless. Those two things are pretty much guaranteed to get me in a theater, and I don't need Evangeline Lilly getting her Kate-cooties all over this thing. I friggin' hate Kate.
I can understand why phonagnosia would be a problem, but if I absolutely had to choose only one voice to recognize in my whole life, it would, without a doubt, be the voice of Sean Connery.
Rejoice! "Heroes" is dead!. NBC seems to be replacing it with another superhero show called "The Cape." I'm a bit confused though. I know Summer Glau is in the show, and io9 has all these clips from the pilot, but none of them feature Summer Glau kicking the shit out of a bunch of dudes using an impressive mixture of martial arts and ballet moves. However, I am in favor of Keith David and carnies.
I still don't think Daniel Craig will make a convincing cowboy, and I've never read the comic (despite the fact that it was written by Fred Van Lente, one of my favorite comic writers), but I have decided that "Cowboys vs. Aliens" will be completely awesome. After all, cowboys are cool, aliens are cool, and Clancy Brown is completely awesome.
In non-movie related comic book news, Neal Adams still draws a fucking awesome Batman, and a whale
"Universal Soldier 4" is going to be filmed in 3D. This is shocking because I had not realized that "Universal Soldier 3" had come out yet, so I immediate checked Netflix so I could watch it right away. The problem? It was not streaming instantly. This is so completely wrong. I have had this conversation (in my head) with Netflix many times, but certain films just need to be streaming instantly. When Jean Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren make a movie together, it needs to be watched at the moment of discovery. One cannot be expected to wait for a DVD to be mailed, largely because one will forget about its existence again.
Finally, this link is about a month old, but it's new to me. I have finally found a religion I can really believe in, and it is "Robocop."