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Karate Against Vampires to Christian Against Robots: A day in the life of…(5/21)

Posted by goldwriting on May 21, 2008

1 – Do two acquired tastes taste great together? Let’s try out this idea with Steven Seagal and Vampires. A little dash of ridiculous bone-snapping sound effects and I think we have ourselves a nice little dish. [via FilmDrunk]

2 – You don’t often get a Double KO ending in MMA fights, but even rarer is getting it pretty much off the bat. Guess that’s one way to start off your fighting career. [via With Leather]

3 – This is the morning of your first day back at work after a vacation, something I have just recently had to deal with. Blarg! [via Garfield Minus Garfield]

4 – You thought our money was starting to lok funny now? Get ready for it to feel funny as well. There has been a long standing battle in the courts about the US monetary system being unfair to the blind since there is no way for them to differentiate between the bills, constantly depending on the honesty of tellers and cashiers for their correct change and payment. In that regard I am totally in favor of shifting the bills into a fashion that allows them to tell the difference, but I’m starting to think I should just save a couple of each denomination in a book somewhere since in twenty years they will be almost unrecognizable. [via CNN]

5 – The jurors in the R. Kelly sex tape trial have just been told that they are going to have to watch the tape in question, which might mean beyond convicting R. Kelly you might just find a couple over-excited jurors going to jail as well for enjoying it too much. His defense is saying that since the tape is most likely a copy of a copy at best, there is no way to tell who’s on the tape, but seriously, this is R. Kelly we’re talking about here. I’m going to be terribly surprised if he doesn’t start singing in the middle and chanting, “It’s good to be me. It’s good to R. Kelly!”. [via CNN]

6 – This is the most brilliant thing to come to the world of movie rentals in a long time. Mail order giant, Netflix, is unleashing a box that will set on top of your set and allow you streaming access to their entire catalog. For the same price as your normal Netflix membership, you will now be able to rent any movie at any time in their library (the section that is loaded up, that is, which will increase as time goes on). The only hindrance will be your connection speed to the network, but other than that, this is pure entertainment genius. [via Uncrate]

7 – Mr. Donnie Darko, Jake Gyllenhaal, has just signed on to play the lead in the live action adaptation of the video game, Prince of Persia. I’m not sure I ever really thought of Jake as video game hero status and I feel this is a risky move for him, but it’s in the capable hands of Disney Studios and recently they have proven they know how to pull through the big, big bucks. Look for this to possibly restart the marketing and production engine that ended with the last Pirates movie. [via The Hollywood Reporter]

8 – The phrase “There can be only one!” obviously applies only to the characters in the movie and not to the movie itself. Highlander is back once again, this time in the form of a remake of the first film, which admittedly brought a great story to life, but was very poorly done. My only issue with another remake is Highlander 3 was basically a remake of the first already, on top of the fact the last chapter of this story went straight to SciFi, skipping DVD. This might not be a franchise worth going back to, but I will be the first one to cheer for being proven wrong, as long as they incorporate the original Queen music. If not, heads are going to roll (get it? another Highlander reference! god I am witty.). [via The Hollywood Reporter]

9 – Chuck Palanhuik is back with a new book, Snuff, which deals with the story of three guys waiting in line at the world’s biggest gangbang. What could possibly get disturbing about that? [via The Cult]

10 – Christian Bale has reportedly signed on for three more Terminator films in the role of John Connor. I’m not sure there needs to be three more films, but this is interesting for a couple reasons. One, Bale is already playing Batman in the restart of that franchise and it seems to be going quite well, so how will that be impacted? Also, having him as John for three movies must mean the idea for the continuing story is not going to be jumping by years and years as we have seen previously. This feels a lot like the Batman move, restarting in a way the franchise from a new perspective, but can this be handled correctly in the poppy/glitzy hands of McG? I’m holding my judgment until I see some trailers. [via ComingSoon]

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