Harvey Korman dead?

According to the NBC Nightly News, Harvey Korman is dead. However, I haven’t been find any confirmation online, but I don’t see why they would make up a fake death for him of all people.

Like most people, I remember him best from The Carol Burnett Show and Blazing Saddles, but I want to say that he also did the rounds in shows like Love Boat, Fantasy Island and such. If is indeed dead, he was 81.

Sienna Miller as The Baroness from GI Joe

Although I liked the original Marvel GI Joe series, I was never a fan of the cartoon and I wasn’t looking forward to the upcoming movie.  However, with each new detail that comes out, the more I want to actually see it in the theatre.  The latest is an image of Sienna Miller as The Baroness.

She looks very Kate Beckensale-ish to me, but that might be because I’m not really familiar with the actress. 

Sex and The City Trailer

Sex and The City is a new release this week.

This week’s new releases 5/27/2008

According to the MPAA, there will be 4 new releases on 5/27/2008.

BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER*. Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving drugs, language, some sexual content and violent images.

THE FOOT FIST WAY. Rated R for strong language and some sexual content.

SEX AND THE CITY. Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity and language.

THE STRANGERS. Rated R for violence/terror and language.

This week’s new releases 5/20/2008

According to the MPAA, there will be 4 new releases.

INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL. Rated PG-13 for adventure violence and scary images.

THE CHILDREN OF HUANG SHI. Rated R for some disturbing and violent content.

POSTAL. Rated R for strong sexuality, graphic nudity, violence, and for pervasive language and some drug use.

WAR, INC. Rated R for violence, language and brief sexual material.

Raiders of The Lost Podcast

Barry aka Nebraska Nuge of Geek Syndicate and Heath aka Montana Holland of Geek Brunch joins forces for this Indiana Jones two hour special. Together they dissect all three movies, chatting about their likes and dislikes. They also look at the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles as well as Indy in video games, books and comics. Finally they look forward to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of Crystal Skull.

So sit down, get your fedora and pack your whip cause we’re going on the Adventure of a lifetime.

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Another bomb at the box office?

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that for the second week in a row, a major Hollywood film has fallen short of expectations at the box office. The first was Speed Racer, which cost an estimated 160 million but only brought in 18.6 in its opening weekend. The second appears to be Prince Caspian, which did slightly better at 56.6 million over its first three days, while costing ‘only’ 100 million.

The reason for this “wobbly start for the lucrative summer moviegoing season in North America” is being placed on the fact that Prince Caspian is getting less than stellar reviews (although they made sure to point out that the title character is being played by a newcomer).

To me, the reason is a little simpler than bad (or not glowing) reviews. It’s one of simple economics. Ticket prices are high, concession prices are high, gas prices to get to the theaters are high and quite frankly, I think that if people are going to spend their hard earned money on a trip to the movie theater, they are going to spend it on known properties like Indiana Jones (out next week) or which had really cool trailers like Iron Man (which has made over 200 million dollars and is in line for not one but two sequels).

I was saving my money for Iron Man, Indiana Jones, The Dark Knight and The Hulk. Anything else would just be lost in the shuffle, relegated to ‘Get on DVD‘ status. I’m pretty sure that I’m not the only one and when the final tally is done after Labor Day, those four films will be at the top of the list for box office gross for the summer.

Cine-Rama Podcast Episode 7: We Are Iron Men

Join us for our nerdiest episode yet! Heath Holland stops by once again to discuss Iron Man the film and the comics. Will it surprise anyone that we liked this movie? Cause, it shouldn’t. In the challenge portion of the episode Christian reviews Joyeux Noel and Keith reviews Elevator to the Gallows.

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Iron Sky Trailer

Iron Sky Trailer

My friend Martha pointed me in the direction of this trailer.  It looks very intriguing.  I’m curious to see what the story is going to be like.  The music for the trailer is haunting beautiful.  I thought that it was either Madeleine Peyroux or Eva Cassidy at first, but it turns out that it is someone called Kaiti Kink.  The names on the credits look to be Swedish or Iceland or something from that region of the world.  We will probably never see it in the US, but it looks pretty cool.

Cine-Rama Podcast Episode 6: Top Ten Animated Films

After a long battle of technical issues and vacations and some laziness we finally got episode 6 done and bring to you a special show featuring our Top Ten Animated Films with special guest star Brad Pattullo, a real life professor of animation at Edinboro University.

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