And now, a bunch of links to videos you’ve either already watched or will never watch.

§ December 12th, 2010 § Filed under sir-links-a-lot § 10 Comments

So former employee Jeff helped me out the other day in going through a bunch of boxes trying to find a comic book that came out during a specific month and year, for a customer seeking the “birth month” comic for a friend’s birthday. (I didn’t bother explaining that the comic actually came out a couple of months prior to the date on the cover, since I didn’t want to be “that guy” at the shop. I reserve my “that guy”-ness for this site.) Anyway, Jeff said that, in return for his help, he’d like me to say something nice about him here, since I never seem to do so. And I agreed. Therefore:

Former employee Jeff probably isn’t an axe murderer.

There you go, Jeff. Hope you enjoyed it!

In other news:

  • Just became aware of this webcomic: Mystery Solved – “the webcomic of skepticism and adventure,” it says. Well, that sounds right up my alley…especially this story which takes on ghost “investigators.” Man, those dudes annoy me.
  • I suspect you already know that the Thor movie trailer is officially released, as opposed to the “leaked” trailer that was out a few months ago. In fact, at first I thought this new trailer was going to be the same, but no, there are some new shots of swell Thor action in there. Not that I ever saw that original leaked trailer, because that would have been wrong.

    Anyway, this is yet another movie that’s going to be presented in “3-D” (i.e. higher ticket prices for a crappier movie-going experience). Does anyone actually like these 3-D effects? I only hear complaints about how it muddies up the picture, and the glasses suck, etc. etc. Oh, and it says “2-D in select theatres” — I have yet to see a movie offered in 3-D at a theatre that didn’t also have it in 2-D. But I’ve hardly been going from venue to venue doing surveys, so maybe I missed something.

    Here’s the official site, which is mostly just a portal to the trailer, and also has some neat animation and sound and doesn’t resize itself properly to my browser window, and one of those things probably isn’t an intended feature.

  • Speaking of trailers, here’s one for the Batman: Arkham City video game, featuring one of Batman’s oldest villains.
  • And then there was this Conan O’Brien segment where Conan calls Bat Lash, Ultra the Multi-Alien, Captain Boomerang, and Space Ranger “lame,” and there was no forgiveness, not ever again. Well, okay, he might have a point about Ultra. And maybe Captain Boomerang. And, oh, fine, Space Ranger, too. But not Bat Lash! Not Bat Lash. Bite your tongue, Mr. Fancy-Pants TV Guy!

10 Responses to “And now, a bunch of links to videos you’ve either already watched or will never watch.”

  • Loren says:

    Strangely, both Conan and the DC rep seem to treat Captain Boomerang as a hero, rather than a villain. I wonder if that was a genuine mistake, or done just for comedic value (not that the latter would add much; you’d think they could get just as much mileage out of joking about the Flash being stymied by boomerangs).

  • He only mocked Batlash because in him, Conan saw a life he desperately yearned to live, but never could.

  • Wayne Allen Sallee says:

    Mike, re: 3-D. I can’t watch a 3-D film, even if I close my right eye. I have no depth perception. Here in Chicago, the 2-D versions usually hit theaters the second week. On the plus side, there has yet to be a 3-D film I wanted to see the day it came out.

  • Ron Hogan says:

    If you mock Bat Lash, you’re pretty much mocking Maverick, and that’s tantamount to mocking James Garner — and that is just patently, obviously wrong.

  • CW says:

    I haven’t seen a film in 3D since the 1980s, and I’m in no hurry to start again.

  • Siskoid says:

    I have no interest in the 3D movie experience either. If I can’t see Thor in 2D in theaters, I’ll be waiting for it to come out on DVD. Simple as that.

    I’m not encouraging that particular fad. (Please be a fad!)

  • Martin Wisse says:

    You know what really sucks? Watching a 3-d movie stoned out of your skull — or so I’m told.

  • Kurt Onstad says:

    The only movies I’ve seen in 3-D are computer animated ones, and I’ve really enjoyed those. I’ll probably be checking out Tron in 3-D, though, so we’ll see if live action makes any difference.

    From what I’ve heard, the “muddies up the picture” complaint is mostly about those movies filmed in 2-D then translated to 3-D. If it was originally filmed with 3-D cameras, then the picture should still be clean.

  • Casie says:

    I’m with you Mike on this whole 3-D thing. It’s such a scam. It’s pretty much telling your audience this movie is going to suck. Two words…Captain EO…..Oh well, back to my view-master.

  • Evan Waters says:

    It also makes a difference, I think, if you know that 3-D makes the image darker (each eye is getting a polarized picture so it’s receiving less light, I think is the deal), you can compensate by making the source material brighter. I think that was one of the key things about AVATAR. (Not sure about TRON LEGACY- it sort of has to be monochromatic and dark because that’s the look of the original, but maybe they can make it work.)