Saturday, August 18, 2012

"Man of Steel" I the only one watching the teaser everyday?!

I've always loved Superman...what self-respecting American male doesn't?

I loved Christopher Reeve and Dean Cain (noticed I left someone's not that he was terrible, but just too short-lived). I even loved most of the comics...when Superman wasn't being overly self-righteous. So naturally when it was announced that Zach Snyder was doing this new re-imagining with Henry Cavill I got pretty pumped. And that excitement simmered down (mainly being over-run with TDKR and "The Hobbit" squeeing) only being perked up by one or two screenshots in the last year. However, when I heard Comic-Con was having a "Man of Steel" panel, I started to get a little excited. THEN! When the teaser went online and premiered with TDKR...

I started tearing up!

First off, LOTR soundtrack choice! Bridge of Khazad Dum couldn't be more perfect! Second, Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner voice-overs as the two dad (Jor-El and Jon Kent)...holy shit! Then the footage! So classic. So emotion filled. So American. So...different! And I'm not even talking about the last 5 seconds!

In short, I think it's everything a teaser for one of the greatest and most iconic superheros of all time should be. And because of this, I have easily watched it on iTunes trailers 20 times. Let me clarify that I've watched the Jon Kent version 2 times and the Jor-El version the 20 times:

"You will give the people an ideal to strive towards. They will race behind you. They will stumble. They will fall. But in time, they will join you in the sun. In time, you will help them accomplish wonders." - Jor-El

I have very high hopes for this movie...and I feel everyone else should too!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures Movie Marathon

What I learned today...dreams really do come true...fortune and glory, kid!

AMC Theaters has announced today that they will be offering one of their now famous movie marathon events that will feature the COMPLETE Indiana Jones saga on September 15. Yes, for a mere $25 you can see all four Indy movies on the silver screen. Also, attendees will receive a limited edition poster and a lanyard. Plus, AMC Stubs members get $5 AMC Stubs Bucks for the event. Yes this is happening. Yes it's only in select theaters. Yes it might have already sold out so click the link and get your tickets ahora!

Okay, so now you have your tickets to the marathon on 9/15? Good. Keep your credit card and Stubs number out because you're going to want to go back to that page and look to the right. Yes! You are reading it correctly. RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK in IMAX for one week only! Breath...breath...I know I about passed out.

Yes, you can see Raiders anytime from September 7-13 in freakin' IMAX res at most AMC and Regal theaters and then catch it again in the full marathon on September 15.

This is all too much for me. So I just bought my tickets, wrote this post, and decided to let the reality settle in over the next few days. I've been dreaming of this very new ever since a somewhat vague and oddly populated poll that AMC Theaters posted on their Facebook a few months ago asking what movie franchises fans would love to see as a marathon event. While Indy was high on the list, the last time I checked it was losing to the Pirates franchise (which I love, but come on...are the two sagas even in the same dimension of awesomeness?...negatory!).

Anyway, when this is all over Dr. Jones won't be gone long. Let me remind you that the complete Indy blu-ray set is being released for the first time September 18. But you already have that pre-ordered, right? Double check here:  Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures [Blu-ray]

and remember...

Fortune and glory, kid. Fortune and glory!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Back to the Future...of Awesome Blogging

Excuse the corny reference, but I needed one in the title. So this is my attempt to get back with writing and posting on here. As you can tell, from the gap in post dates, I have let med school and life consume me and have neglected my attempts at being a nerdy blogger. So in order to attempt a re-entry into this world (hopefully being as successful as the recent "Curiosity" landing on our 4th rock from the sun).

What's up-and-coming in the world of nerdom:

 1. Star Wars Celebration VI (8/23 - 8/26)