Monday, April 27, 2009

Music Video Mondays

This week's selection is one of my favorite bands. Their music is fun and loud, and there videos are awesome.

This week's pick is from...

The Offspring

....the song?

"Why don't you get a Job?"

Saturday, April 25, 2009

It'll be good to be Green in 2011!

This will be old news to some, new news to others....

From Peter Liard's blog:

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™ Come Alive
In Major Motion Picture for 2011

New Theatrical Film to tell Origin Story of the Legendary Characters

Los Angeles, April 23, 2009— The Mirage Group has given the green light for development of a live-action major motion picture focusing on the origins of the iconic Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, targeted for release in 2011.

Announcement of the latest (fifth) big screen version of the crime-fighting “heroes in a half-shell” comes on the day the Turtles kick off their 25th anniversary national “Shell-ebration” in New York City with multiple events that include the honor of lighting the Empire State Building in ‘turtle green’ and a unique outdoor presentation of their beloved first “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” film at the Tribeca Film Festival “Drive-In”.

Mirage is partnering with producers Scott Mednick (“300”, “Superman Returns”, “10,000 BC”, and the upcoming “Where the Wild Things Are”) and Galen Walker (who produced the most recent computer-animated “TMNT” theatrical release) to create this live action film. Peter Laird, Gary Richardson, Frederick Fierst, Eric Crown and Napoleon Smith III will serve as executive producers of the film, which is based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles characters created by Laird and Kevin Eastman. Mednick and Walker will serve as producers. The project is being funded through Lightbox Productions, LLC.

“It was critical to us to find people who both understood the Turtles franchise and were accomplished film makers who appreciated both the action and humor components of the Turtles’ identity ,” said Gary Richardson CEO, The Mirage Group. “With Galen and Scott we know we’ve found great talent with those essential attributes.”

“The original dozen comics created by Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman are some of the best source material one could hope for,” said Mednick. “We’re excited to bring this story to a whole new generation of moviegoers as well as the legions of fans that have made the Turtles - Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael as well as Splinter, April O’Neil, Casey Jones and, of course, the great villain Shredder - a part of their world for 25 years.”

Mednick has begun reaching out to writers and directors and is already in discussion with several high-profile actors interested in portraying Turtles characters they loved as kids.

4Kids Entertainment, master licensing agency for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property, will be handling all of the movie merchandise licensing.

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles made their public premiere in May 1984 in a comic book published and distributed by Mirage Studios. A hugely successful TV series quickly followed, along with a record-setting licensing program and three successful live-action theatrical films. In 2003, the Turtles were re-introduced to a new generation through a fresh TV series, a computer- animated theatrical movie and new merchandising program. The 25th year of TMNT will provide fans of all ages with the opportunity to experience this evergreen property in a ten-city mobile tour highlighted by the TMNT Party Bus, a rolling museum of TMNT memorabilia.

Additional information is available on the and websites.

About Mirage Studios
Mirage Studios, Inc. is part of The Mirage Group, a group of companies located in Northampton, Massachusetts that owns, manages, nurtures and protects the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property."

Monday, April 20, 2009

Music Video Mondays

Add one parts of the classic movie "Highlander", with an equal part of Queen, and what do you get?

The result is one of the coolest songs & videos around:
"Princes of the Universe"

This song became the theme song of Highlander, and is this weeks pick for Music Video Mondays.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Music Video Mondays

This weeks video is by one of the all time great bands of our time: Aerosmith.
I think this was the first Aerosmith song that I had heard, and instanly fell in love with it! It's a very dark & moody song, but yet sends out a very powerful message.

Here is: Janie's Got a Gun

Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Dark Reign is here: Accept it!

Promotional artwork for the "Dark Reign" at Marvel Comics:

and finally....

Monday, April 6, 2009

Music Video Mondays

I almost forgot what day it was!

This week's selection was kinda tough, only because this band has so many great hits. I ended up selecting The Ramones - "I Wanna Be Sedated". I always loved this song. It's got awesome music, and it's just a fun song. The video is kinda out there, but doesn't take away from the song.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Variations # 4

Continuing on with the Variations:

(the original is on top; variant of the original is on the bottom)