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MY POOR WALLET: Dr. Horrible Animated Maquette

Way back in the Summer of 2008, Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog took the hearts of many a nerd across the internet (including myself).  An original program just for the internet, it took off like wildfire.

Since then, the popularity of the 3-part mini series has grown and grown, including the merchandising opportunities.  There was the DVD. Then the soundtrack (it was a musical after all). Then T-Shirts. And tie-in comics from Dark Horse!

But there has yet to be figures of any type.

Until now.

The fine folks at Quantum Mechanix have decided to continued their line of super stylish animated style maquettes, now with their interpretation of Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible.  It looks pretty amazing, and is due for release in February, but I must warn…at $70, it’s not your standard figurine.

Source: Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Animated Maquette – Quantum Mechanix – Dr. Horribles Sing-Along Blog – Statues at Entertainment Earth.

Rich Sommer & Paul F. Tompkins present SKETCH OF THE DEAD!

Sketch Of The Dead

What happens when you mix one of my favorite actors from one of my favorite TV shows along with one of my favorite standup comedians, along with one of my favorite horror themes?

You get Rich Sommer (Mad Men) and Paul F. Tompkins as they attempt to make their way through a zombie apocalypse in the above fantastic video called Sketch of the Dead!

Like Shaun of the Dead, Sketch of the Dead explores what to do when your own friend becomes a zombie – but to hilarious consequences.

Click play, and enjoy.

Source: Shooting Your Best Friend’s Zombie: The Ultimate Dilemma (VIDEO).

Dream Casting Becomes a Nightmare: Nic Cage AS EVERYONE

As brought to my attention by my internet brother from another mother, Ross Nover, this may be the most bizarre, surreal and downright hilarious website I’ve ever seen.

The name is the concept, and the concept is golden.

People of the web, I give you – Nic Cage as Everyone.

Seriously, the image of Nicolas Cage as…well…everyone ever may be scarring, but I’ll be damned if it isn’t funny. I hope this makes your day.

Source: Nic Cage as Everyone.

The $300 Million Question ANSWERED: AVATAR Hits $1 Billion

Holy Christ.

I’m not really one to typically pontificate on the financial response of films, and I certainly not one to continue to report on this type of thing, but given that I wondered the entire time if the $300 Million risk of Avatar would be worthwhile, it’s surprising to be able to say this…

Just over two weeks since it’s release on December 18th, Avatar has officially made $1 Billion Worldwide.

There have been only FIVE films to reach this plateau, and director Jim Cameron already holds claim to one of them, with his 1997 film Titanic.

On a positive level, this may open up studios to being more friendly to working with visionary directors.  While I do not necessary feel as if all movies should get budgets so high, I think it says something when a studio backs a creative person completely, and allows their vision to come to life, as Fox did with Cameron’s Avatar.

The next question – for whatever his next project is…does Cameron just get a blank check?

Source: ‘Avatar’ reaches $1 billion worldwide – Movies- msnbc.com.

Best of 2009: The Films

Just as with music, this list of movies is not ranked, but instead represents my 10 favorite films of the year.

And what a great year in film it was. There are literally dozens of films which I had to cut off the list, and there might be movies that I thought were “better”, but these are my favorites.  Since I went at length about some of these movies in reviews on the site, I’m not going to “re-review” them…but here goes.

(500) Days of Summer


Adventureland


Avatar


District 9


Inglourious Basterds

Moon


Star Trek


Up


Up in the Air


Zombieland

So do yourself a favor…if there are any of these you haven’t seen yet…get on the ball. Check them out.