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by K. M. Kirby
Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:32 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: As "The Red Skull" -- Hugo Weaving?
Replies: 3
Views: 645

As "The Red Skull" -- Hugo Weaving?

As it appears that the leading man for a newer, hopefully of "Iron Man" quality, Captain America film seems to be locked in, it bears noting that, in the role of the Red Skull, the current top contender, purportedly, is none other than the player of Elrond and, from the various Matrices, A...
by K. M. Kirby
Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: The Technicolor Yawn
Replies: 4
Views: 632

Re: The Technicolor Yawn

I've not yet watched last year's Oscar for best picture, Hurt Locker, but it looks like another shaky-cam extravaganza.
by K. M. Kirby
Wed Mar 10, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: The Technicolor Yawn
Replies: 4
Views: 632

The Technicolor Yawn

After watching the interminable Speed Racer film last night, the only comment which presents itself to me -- here in this August company -- is..."WTF??" How many people in theaters were able to watch those countless commentator-heads sweeping left-to right, right-to-left, etc., without sho...
by K. M. Kirby
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Starship Troopers 2
Replies: 0
Views: 576

Starship Troopers 2

Starship Troopers 2 could have been better. Still, nice to watch.
by K. M. Kirby
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 15371

A Great Director Could Make a Masterpiece out of any Script?

Name: K. M. Kirby Source: unca20100401.htm It may sound like a bit of a challenge, yet still the possibility exists that great movies can be extracted from the most meaningless of scribbled drivel. That's not to deny that, by and large, the typical well-received end product rests on something which...
by K. M. Kirby
Mon Jan 04, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 15371

A Great Director Could Make a Masterpiece out of any Script?

Name: K. M. Kirby Source: unca20100219.htm It may sound like a bit of a challenge, yet still the possibility exists that great movies can be extracted from the most meaningless of scribbled drivel. That's not to deny that, by and large, the typical well-received end product rests on something which...
by K. M. Kirby
Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: January 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 15371

They'll Always Always Blame a Flop on the Writer

Name: K. M. Kirby Source: unca20100401.htm The truth of the matter, in terms of film production, looms large here. A good movie director can take a good cast through any sort of screenplay, and with a bit of cinematography, pull a plum out of the blueberry pie. As a result, everybody involved gets ...
by K. M. Kirby
Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 31978

Happy New Year

Name: K. M. Kirby
Source: unca20100401.htm
A happy new year again, though not yet enumerating a new decade. Just as 1960 is really the final year of The Fifties, so it is that the Aughts can't truly be judged until the end of year ten.
by K. M. Kirby
Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: I'm Getting the Vaccine
Replies: 0
Views: 858

I'm Getting the Vaccine

Okay, any vaccine is going to have the possibility of dangerous side effects, so I can't just give a blanket recommendation for them. However, in the case of something as notorious (look up "The Spanish Flu") as H1N1, the choice seems clear. In light of the fact that, if one passes this bu...
by K. M. Kirby
Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2009
Replies: 0
Views: 31978

Speculative Fiction Bookstore Opens Coffee Shop Next Door...

Name: K. M. Kirby Source: unca20100401.htm It sounds like a fantasy, and yet... A Science Fiction book shop in San Francisco managed somehow to open an annex next door; sort of a restaurant place, with wall-to-wall paperbacks selling for nickels. Have a look, here: http://www.flikr.com/photos/42449...
by K. M. Kirby
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Of Star Trek Pictures and Daffodils
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Of Star Trek Pictures and Daffodils

I'm not entirely certain that thing even had, per se, a gender, per se.
by K. M. Kirby
Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Of Star Trek Pictures and Daffodils
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Of Star Trek Pictures and Daffodils

What will this new crew look like, after two or three years of true exploratory fervor? The answer is obvious. Spock will grow a goatee, Kirk will have a live-in mistress with a talent for using the captain's private disciplinary device, and the Federation will turn into a cut-throat empire where ev...
by K. M. Kirby
Sun Dec 06, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Ron Perlman as Bilbo Baggins?
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Ron Perlman as Bilbo Baggins?

It's possible, this casting choice. Difficult to believe, though. Not impossible due to size, since anybody can be filmed in any size now. It just seems like he may not be the correct age. What was Bilbo's age in the time of Smaug?
by K. M. Kirby
Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Golden Army: Smooth as Glass
Replies: 1
Views: 398

Golden Army: Smooth as Glass

I went through five library dvd's last night in a big hurry, so that they could be returned today before a ten-day trip out-of-town. Once again, my ps2 ran into the usual problem of being "unable to read disc" at random points in the story. "Perfume" got cut off right after the p...
by K. M. Kirby
Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Of Star Trek Pictures and Daffodils
Replies: 11
Views: 1270

Re: Of Star Trek Pictures and Daffodils

I'm willing to bet that this new script will avoid any and all references to things encountered in the original series. If they wanted to keep the original structure intact, the next encounter would be a salt vampire.

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