Friday, September 15, 2006

gooey media fun...


A few gooey bits of media goodness for you.

Check out this sweet trailer for Eragon. It's like Dragonheart all over again, only hopefully cooler. Not that I didn't really enjoy Dragonheart, but I definitely think it could've been better. Then again, at least it was better than that god awful Dungeons & Dragons film. Hopefully Jeremy Irons will finally be in a dragon movie that has so quality to it. I still have to see the sequel to D&D which I believe was direct to dvd, but I suspect it isn't really very great. Honestly I'm not sure we've ever seen a really great dragon film... except maybe Reign of Fire, which is totally a guilty pleasure of mine :)

So I watched the premiere for the new Survivor last night and I'll say I liked it for the most part. Just like I thought once it started the race thing really wasn't as big a deal, at least to the contestants. I also heard today that starting literally with the next show they will be integrating the different tribes. Which makes sense I mean 5 people per tribe is just too small. If you missed the episode don't worry, it, and actually the entire season are going to be available for free on CBS Innertube. This is a smart move on the part of CBS if you ask me. I know that I used their site a fair bit when I kept missing episodes of this past season of Big Brother. Anyhow, the show itself looks to be good.

In terms of the racial divisions I had an inkling that it would really matter most to the african american tribe. Meaning it could've made them the strongest team, or been really bad for them. In such a short time to get to know each other I think it was a problem. I think it was Sundra who said that really they're all there trying to represent. That kind of pride maybe doesn't lend itself as well to the kind of teamwork necessary for the first challenges. Sekou was definitely the right person to go last night. He was too pushy too early, and he didn't actually deliver on the fire he kept talking so big about. So as it stands now I think I'm rooting for the Asian team on the whole, definitely the most likeable group, or maybe Cody as a single player, cause he was pretty impressive climbing that palm tree for the coconuts. We'll have to see where the show goes though, it's really only just begun.

Somehow I feel like a bit of a corporate sellout for this but I've totally been reading this USA Today blog called Pop Candy a lot. I mean its really good. Not as trashy as TMZ, but still chock full of good celebrity stories, and fun media/net stuff. Frankly I'd like my blog to be as cool as that. Only I'm glad I do have a place to talk about personal thing too. Maybe I'm just jealous. Net-envy... not a good thing. bah, whatever. Forget I even mentioned this...

I mentioned this on my podcast, but the Brilliant But Cancelled website has a contest running for their DeathWatch - Fall 06 where if you place your bets on which shows will get the ax and when you can win one of 9 video ipods, drawn weekly, or the grand prize of a 37" Aquos Flatscreen HDTV. Pretty cool contest, and its fun to watch shows get cancelled... unless they're cool new sci-fi shows like Threshold, Invasion, Surface, or Nightstalker... cause those always get cancelled and it makes me sad.

Metacritic has a good listing of all the Fall shows and their start dates right here.

I'm pretty happy that Hot Buttered Pop Culture is back on the air. It's a really great fun podcast. I also want to see if they were telling the truth that they track referring sites. If you guys read this, drop me a comment :)

Oh hey! How come no one told me about this spinach thing?! That's crazy, I love spinach and I totally could've died. Damnit. Now I have to stop eating it...

ok, I'm outta here. Going to have a BBQ at my parents house tonight. Peace out.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

We can't watch innertube in Canada. What a rip off. I hate you Americans!

(haha!)

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Mark said...

Yes, I'm lurking about...

(And BTW, I was reading about that crazy spinach thing, about halfway through a big ol' spinach salad. Luckily, I'm still here, but if there was ever a reason to go feel good about a great big rare burger, it's that one.)

Chappy said...

Good to see you here Mark :)