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Trailer Watch: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Fueling my disappointment with Indy 4 was the lack of any big trailer debuts….Indy isn’t tracking as high as I thought it would box-office wise, but it is a very big debut and millions are heading to theaters over the holiday weekend, so any studio wanting people to know about their movie would be dumb not to take advantage.

Instead, I was stuck watching a trailer for something called Benjamin Button (something to that effect, anyway) that looked really weird, a trailer for a heavy-drama Australia, and a bunch of really old trailers I’ve been watching for months.

Where’s the Potter trailer, The Mummy 3 trailer, Star Trek, or something else that would have been unexpected….Quantum of Solace, anyone? 

Hopefully in the coming weeks, trailers will start to improve as even more summer blockbusters are released.  I hear the Potter teaser will be in Get Smart, which doesn’t quite make sense, but I’ll still be seeing it anyway because Carell looks hilarious in the role.

Look for updates later this week…I’ll be out of town, but will still be on the prowl for movie news.

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May 24, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Indy 4 Reviews Piling Up

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You know, the one thing I hate about getting all my movie news from blogs is that all the big ones, which is most of them, manage to get press passes to the premieres that happen before it’s officially released.

Then, all the reviews, or even teases of the reviews get posted online….most of the time revealing spoilers, either inadvertenaly or not.

In particular, Movies.com posted a snippet about a news item I’d already read regarding an Indiana Jones 5, but then they casually mention how something might be a spoiler WHEN IT’S NOT a spoiler until they say that.

Here’s a tip…put a spoiler warning BEFORE you’re about to say something about a movie you’ve seen that hasn’t released to the public yet.  It’s just stupid not to.

I’m really embracing my role as a spoiler shield for everyone seeing this movie…aren’t I?

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May 19, 2008 at 11:22 am

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Trailer Musings: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

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Finally….FINALLY there’s a Mummy 3 trailer up to see. It’s considered a teaser, so there may still be more awaiting in the coming weeks. Considering it comes out in just under 3 months, it is really odd to just start promoting this one now.

The trailer has a good preview of Alex O’Connell, the grown up son from the second film. The humor seems right up my alley, and comparable to the first two. Hopefully, this one doesn’t disappoint. I’m keeping expectations as low as possible, because it’s getting absolutely blasted by everyone…..

Check it out HERE

Via Rob Cohen’s Blog and MSN

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May 16, 2008 at 11:33 am

The Office – “Goodbye, Toby” Musings

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SPOILER ALERT…If you haven’t watched The Office, READ NO FURTHER!




I’ll fill this in at some point after Lost, but how could the writers even dare leave out a proposal from Jim?!?

I guess they had everyone gunning for it, so it is a curveball, but I can imagine many people, myself included, are absolutely livid that they didn’t have Jim propose to Pam.

Lots of unexpected twists made up for this omission, but the wait through the summer is going to be torture.


-Tobey hitting on Pam comes off as creepy….EVERY TIME

-If Pam is going to school in New York, is she going to leave her job?

-Ryan’s gone! Ryan’s GONE!

-Holly thinking Kevin was “special” was hilarious….HILARIOUS

-Oscar’s line about the beard…..priceless

Many more to come after a second viewing later….For now…..Lost !!

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May 15, 2008 at 9:13 pm

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More The Office Season Finale Rumblings

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This post over a Watch with Kristin teases tonights Office finale in an evil, although satisfying way, saying:

  • There are 4 or 5 “no-way” moments
  • Prior episodes have subtly established big twists and spinoff possibilities
  • It’s insane!

I’m a huge fan of twists and turns (as evidenced by my discussions about Lost twist endings with friends)…so, this is very good news.

Also excited to see where the spinoff talk leads, because it’s potentially another great show that I’ll be glad to watch from the beginning.

Let the speculation begin…you can guarantee I’ll be glued to my TV tonight during the 1-hour Office season 4 finale!

Via Watch With Kristin

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May 15, 2008 at 4:34 pm

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Wii Musings: Boom Blox Review

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I’ve long been a fan of Nintendo through the years, but in all the time that has passed since the N64 and even SNES glory days, my Nintendo Wii is just now beginning to experience some heavy play time.

Boom Blox, a collaboration between EA and Steven Spielberg, is by far one of the best investments I’ve made into a game for any console in the past 10 years.

Click after the jump for my review.

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May 15, 2008 at 1:32 am

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Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites Winner Declared!

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I know this is about two days too late, but I just wanted to mention that Parvati ended up winning Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites on Sunday.

Honestly, I’m not quite sure how she pulled it off, because during the final tribal council she essentially seemed to be acting nonchalant, like she didn’t care whether she won or not….apparently it worked better than Amanda’s responses.

I didn’t ever notice any acting or extreme lies that she tried to pull in her comments, but after watching her cry when she had to vote either Cirie or Parvati out was pretty ridiculous, as evidenced by her grin and comment the following morning.

“I wouldn’t want to be here with any other person right now.”

Oh, what about Cirie?  That woman you had the so difficult time voting out last night?

That was annoying, but in the end I was rooting for her anyway.  I guess I didn’t realize she was the 2nd place finisher in Survivor: China also….

I’m already looking forward to picking up an HDTV to catch the next installment, Survivor: Gabon.  I still say they should have made the logo a little more colorful, though.

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May 13, 2008 at 10:19 am

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Weekend Musing: Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites Finale

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Survivor: Fans vs. Favorites has been another great season, but going into this finale on Sunday, I’m honestly not that excited to see any of the final 4 survivors win.

Natalie turned into an evil and conniving player during the final four episodes or so, after going the whole season without even speaking to the camera…..

Amanda has turned evil too, after pretending to be nice to Erik when he took her on the reward challenge, then returning to tribal council and basically tearing him apart for the second week in a row….

Cirie has been a mastermind from the beginning, somehow always managing to get her way….I think of the 4, she’s got the best shot at winning…but I won’t exactly jump for joy if it does happen…..
And Parvati, who thinks she apparently knows the game in and out, and was at one point called out for thinking she was in charge when she really wasn’t. And since when was she ever an all-star. I think she got voted out pretty early in her game, and even if she didn’t, she wasn’t playing the game like she is now…which is better, I suppose.

Either way, I think the main thing I’ll enjoy after seeing this Sunday’s finale is the preview for Survivor’s next installment, which, if sources are correct should be Survivor: Gabon. (Basically, Survivor: Africa 2)

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May 10, 2008 at 11:49 am

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Indy IV Rumblings….

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Reviews are trickling through for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and for the most part seem to skew to the negative side.

What good could come from this news, you say?  Well, after skimming them to avoid spoilers, I’ve noticed that all the people who went to see this one wanted it to be the next “Raiders”….like it’s the holy grail (no pun intended) of all the Indy films….

The pecking order they have say that Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the worst, when I easily rank that one as my favorite, with Raiders a close second, and Temple of Doom a very close third.  By that account, I think I may enjoy this more, because if they hate “Last Crusade”, then they clearly have a different Indy movie taste.

Number 2….they say in at least one review that this could be the “Die Hard 4” of the franchise…Well, considering Die Hard 4 was my favorite of the Die Hards…despite it being taken to a PG-13 rating, which was still not the best idea….I think that I could be in for a treat. I had A LOT of fun at Die Hard 4, and now I’m itching to see Indy 4 and see if this trend continues.

So I say bring on even more negative, whiny reviews…..They just make me realize how much I’ll actually enjoy this one…..

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May 9, 2008 at 1:15 am

First Look at Two-Face

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I didn’t even pick this up on first notice, but in the latest Dark Knight trailer, we actually do get a glimpse at Two-Face.

Now, it’s a straight shot on the unscarred half of his face, but you can see around the edges at parts where his scarring is taking over as you look to the back half of his face.

Could Aaron Eckhart’s get-up as Two-Face actually one up Heath Ledger’s Joker?  Guess we’ll see, once the final look is revealed when The Dark Knight hits theaters in July.

Via Cinema Blend

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May 5, 2008 at 12:41 am