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You’ll Get Yours, Black Bart!

You'll Get Yours, Black Bart!Ten points if you can identify the gentlemen in the photo (click to enlarge)…

Hint: The weapon on the left is an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.

That’s right! The guy on the left is none other than Peter Billingsley, a.k.a. Ralphie from A Christmas Story. Actor/director Jon Favreau is on the right. Jon is directing the Iron Man movie, currently scheduled for a May 2008 release. Ralphie, uh, Peter is co-producing the movie with Jon. The hardware are props for the movie (I hope ;-)).

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Superman Returns!

Superman ReturnsI caught the sneak preview of Superman Returns last night. Very good movie, but you have to have a Bladder of SteelTM to make it through the whole 2 1/2+ hours.

My first impression is that Batman Begins was a better movie, but this one really conveys the sense of having both godlike power and human sensibilities. I need to see it a few more times and let it soak in. I thought that the flying special effects were AMAZING! I remember one of the taglines of the original movie was “You’ll believe a man can fly” and that’s never been more true.

Contrary to what some might expect, this is not a retelling or remake of the classic Christpher Reeve movies (the first couple anyway). This should be looked at as a sequel to those movies, and as an homage to Christopher Reeve himself. I highly recommend it if you are any kind of fan of truth, justice, and the American way.

Seeing this movie brought back to mind an extremely interesting forum posting entitled “Superman V: The Whole Sordid Saga” that made the rounds via e-mail a year or two ago. I’ll let it speak for itself…

I found this online: the stange and evil tale of the production of Superman V. It spans decades, $50,000,000 is spent before they even have even settled on a writer or director. It’s so horrible. It’s out of date as it stops in the middle of 2004, but it’s so horrible, you have to read it.

Disclaimer: I have no idea how much of the information in the forum posting is true. As the saying goes, “Disinformation wants to be free.” And as far as I’m concerned, the Internet has become its natural habitat.

Since the original posting is so long, I’ve decided to be kind and summarize the highlights (and lowlights) in the extended body of this entry…
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Things that make you go huh?

According to, Jack Black is supposedly in the running for the starring role in a Green Lantern movie?!? Don’t get me wrong, I like Jack Black and think that he’s a funny guy and a fine actor. But Jack never ever struck me as superheroic.

So, in the attempt to illustrate my point, I super-imposed (Photoshop rules!) a photo of Jack next to an Alex Ross painting of GL….

Jack Black and Green Lantern

And now I’m having second thoughts… It almost looks like Alex had a younger buffer Jack Black in mind when he did this painting. What do you think?

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