Saturday, March 29, 2008

Grindhouse: The Complete Starz Experience!

I just have to say a big Thank You to Starz! for bringing back the original three-plus-hour-long Grindhouse feature film to On Demand. It's currently unavailable on DVD after Planet Terror and Death Proof were split up for release on home video in the States. Here's hoping that there is a special edition DVD release in the future for the complete film as it originally appeared in theaters.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

2.4 and Me

The newest WoW patch is upon us: 2.4 (and perhaps the last one before the Wrath of the Lich King expansion later this year). I'm liking several things about it: the new daily fishing quests, the friends list notes feature, the new Sunwell Isle zone. Updating to this patch went better for me than any other yet. Most of my favorite add-ons were even updated upon release. Cartographer, Auctioneer, Pawn and Outfitter all had 2.4 compatible versions available on Tuesday. The success of 2.4 just goes to prove what an entertainment value World of Warcraft is. Some 3.5 years after release, it is still being rigorously updated with new material and has the largest player base ever. So, here's to my favorite virtual home; may you live on. At least until World of Diablo.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sci-Fi Channel in HD?

I was super excited to hear the rumor that Comcast will start to carry The Sci-Fi Channel in HD this week. I mean, how disappointing was it to watch Tin Man shoved into a box with bars around the sides and top?

Saturday, March 15, 2008

At Last, Jesus of Cool.

I have been a fan of Nick Lowe for a long time. I remember the days of his first solo recordings, but not Brinsley Schwarz. I loved his production of Elvis Costello. His music with Rockpile was legendary. I like his current music too, and thought that "The Beast in Me" was a great addition to the soundtrack of The Sopranos. There have been two CDs of his that I have been after for a long time, his first one Pure Pop for Now People and Labour of Lust. Well, PPfNP is now back in print, bearing the title of its UK incarnation, Jesus of Cool. Painstakingly remastered and with a whole host of bonus cuts, the album is a great package. Yep Roc Records did a great job with this. Thank you Yep Roc and please bring Labour of Lust back into print next!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Watchmen Movie Progressing Nicely

Recently I have been directing readers from my main site (in mysteriously placed links, 'natch) to the Watchmen movie site, for the sole reason that I am excited about the film's energy and potential at the box office (Easter Egg: There is also another hidden but shamelessly blatant plug link on the page). In just the last couple days, costumes were revealed for most all of the major characters. There will be lots more information to come as the film is in post-production and counts down the year to release. Also, check out this MTV interview with Jackie Earle Haley, who portrays the legendary anti-hero Rorschach.