Wednesday, June 15, 2011

First Avengers Poster!!!

The first promotional image from Joss Whedon's The Avengers!

Alright, if you've payed any attention to Hollywood these days, you'll notice that superhero movies are all the rage. The two big contenders who seem to take all the glory in both the cinemas and their comic book predecessors are DC and Marvel.

While I'm not nearly as well versed in comics as I am in film or television, there's some pretty simple facts about these companies that most geeks/nerds/fanboys/fangirls/soccer moms who took their 8 year olds to Watchmen know.

DC is behind iconic characters like Superman, Batman, The Green Lantern and Wonder Woman.

Marvel has brought about household names such as Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man.

Both are the heaviest hitters in the superhero industry, both have created a garish amount of movies as of late, and in the near future, both will be putting out movies wherein all their heroes gather together to form a sort of Spandex Key Club

Marvel's upcoming film, The Avengers, will fit the bill by taking take all the heroes already established in their recent films and bringing them together to fight some sort of villain who apparently couldn't just be handled by a monstrous mutant, a genetically enhanced super-human, a technological genius or a god.

Fortunately, we know that the movie is in good hands; Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy, Firefly and Serenity, is  behind the wheel. We here at Memoirs of a Fanboy, (meaning me) are fairly sure that the film should be quite well done just knowing this simple fact.

But enough ranting; lets get onto the poster!

Here it is again for good measure:


So who do we have here? The Hulk? Check. Iron Man? Check. Captain America? Check. Thor? Check.

But here's the deal, we also have two other faces in the poster. One familiar and one not so much. The first, being the woman in the upper right hand side of the poster, is none other than Black Widow, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agent we see sent to keep an eye on Tony Stark in Iron Man 2. While she certainly proved her mettle, she is by no means a superhero, possessing no known super powers besides being able to find a way into increasingly tighter latex. It should be interesting to see how she is involved with the Avengers.

The next face is that of Hawkeye, another member of the Avengers with absolutely no super powers. In the original Marvel comics, Hawkeye is the most accurate archer in the world and joins The Avengers solely on this basis. However in Thor, we get a blink and you'll miss it cameo from Hawkeye who appears to be working for S.H.I.E.L.D.

I'm not quite sure what to make of Hawkeye other than that he looks pretty uninteresting. Or gay. In a Legolas sort of way...

The Avengers hits the big screen on May 4, 2012!

Who would you like to see as the villain in The Avengers? Sound off in the comments below!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Blame Society

BlameSociety is a group of total nerds who use a mix of British humor and geek lingo to create hilarious videos. Blame Society creates spin offs of Chad Vader, (their most popular video series), with various other fictional characters that they've thought up.

As a big fan of these guys, I couldn't help but post about the fact that my question was featured in their latest video! :D

Check it out below, along with some of my other favorites from these guys!





Monday, May 16, 2011

Napoleon Dynamite Heads To The Small Screen!

I don't even know how to react to this one. I'm a fan of the original Napolean Dynamite movie that came out in 2003, but this... I don't know what to make of this.

The movie in itself was idiocy coupled with stupidity all wrapped up with a nice wallop of downright bizarre.But, (and that's a big but) it was very original. I get the feeling that creating a series, an ongoing week-after-week dose of Napolean, will quickly kill off the originality the show's predecessor oozed of.

With that said, I'm looking forward to seeing more of the series. Hopefully it'll prove me wrong and surmount to a few good laughs.

 One interesting tidbit is that all the cast members from the film will be reprising their roles in the series. That should help to bring in viewers and keep to the sense that the show really is a continuation of the film.

Napolean Dynamite will be airing on FOX in the summer of 2012. Check out the trailer below.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Star Wars Easter Eggs!


I've created my first post as co-contributor for Spoiler Whore! 

Go check it out here and don't forget to follow and comment! 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Countdown: Top Ten Memorable Movie Deaths

No, I'm not going to make this an excuse to showcase grotesque scenes of gore that is the staple of oh so many a horror film. Instead, I'll be showcasing the top ten most thought-provoking, emotional, humorous (can death be humorous?) or downright blaze-of-gloryesque deaths.

Spock: Yes, he came back to life one movie later, but that certainly didn't lessen the impact his death had on audiences across the world in that summer of '83.

Spock, like Data a generation later, embodied the human potential to grow and killing him off was like a swift kick to the hearts of Trekkies everywhere.



Wash: The witty pilot of everyone's favorite cowboy spaceship, Hoburn Wash's sudden and unexpected death at the hands of cannibalistic, barbaric Reavers, after just having saved the entire crew through a series of incredibly skillful maneuvers was a shock to many fans of the short-lived Firefly series.

Though his death was upsetting, (especially to me :\) some of the latest Firefly fiction has established an interesting plot line wherein Zoey, Wash's widow is pregnant with their child.



Vinzinni: After being tracked down and having witnessed both his unfortunate allies fall before him to the 'masked man', Vinzinni resorted to simple trickery, hoping to poison his opponent in a so called game of will. To Vinzinni's demise, the masked man, none other than Buttercup's long lost love, Westley (SPOILER!), had trained himself to develop an immunity to the very same poison that Vinzinni had put into his glass.





Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader: The death of Anakin Skywalker, hero, villain and the focal point for the entire Star Wars saga, was nothing short of tragic. Anakin's rise, fall, redemption and ultimately death, remains to this day an epic; one of the greatest cinematic stories ever told.











Boromir: Of all the deaths we witness in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, none is more tragic and depressing than that of Boromir's. His possession by the ring and his desperateness to defend his people sent him into near madness, betraying his oath, his morals and in the end his very life to the power of the One Ring. What makes his demise all the more bitter is his redemptive fight at the end of the first film, sacrificing his life for his childlike Hobbit companions and regaining his honor in postmortem.

Captain Miller: At the climax of Saving Private Ryan, after fighting a grizzly, desperate and downright brutal battle, the good Captain and his squad of soldiers did what they set out to accomplish; they saved Private Ryan. Miller's last words, whispered to Ryan, wrap up the tale perfectly in an emotional atom bomb, "Earn this."

If you haven't already shed a tear during the film (Cylon?) you're sure to do so now.


Maximus: After having fought valiantly as a gladiator in the Roman Colosseum, Maximus was injured before his final encounter with Emperor Commodus. As his final act of vengeance against the cruel Caesar, Maximus slew him in the sand, but not before Commodus mortally wounded Maximus.

Collapsing in the blood-tarnished sand of the arena, Maximus finally reunited with his family.

William Wallace: Having fought the good fight, Wallace gave his life over to the enemy as a testament to his unwavering principle of FREEDOM! Though his death was gruesome, his legacy lives on till this day.












King Leonidas: In the end, after fighting for days on end against the insurmountable might of the Persian army, King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan warriors fell to a shower of enemy arrows, but not without proving one powerful point, gods don't bleed.











Unnamed "Joker's Vanishing Trick" Thug: While it may very well be one of the most iconic moments from Batman's The Dark Knight, I couldn't actually find a good picture of this guy. Oh well, if you've seen the film its likely you won't have forgotten this particular scene.

Suffice to say, the Joker pulled off one of the best magic tricks ever.












Agree? Disagree? Sound off in the comments below!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Getting Back Into the Routine

Red Friday: Maybe you've heard about this new craze of sorts that's sweeping the nation. Okay, so its less of a craze and more of a gigantic patriotic ball that American citizens are trying to get rolling.

Basically, its a group on Facebook, click here if you will ----------> RED FRIDAY

The group's main shtick is that they'd like people to wear red, any sort of red on every Friday in open support of our troops. I liked the idea so much, that I went ahead and created this little montage for the event.

It's nothing special, at all, but I had a good time making it.





Free Star Trek Books:




I get free Star Trek books in the mail. Its by far the coolest perk of being a geeky blogger with a humble 55 followers. Simon and Schuster were very generous and simply asked if I'd like to receive their latest novels. Of course I said yes! I LOVE Star Trek, and I LOVE Star Trek fiction! Wait, isn't all Star Trek basically fiction? Whatever...

It's awesome, I love it and I thought I should at the very least give a big thank you to the folks who author and distribute these fantastic novels. In fact, if you like Star Trek or Sci-Fi for that matter, check out these great Star Trek novels here.

Might I suggest Watching the Clock by Christopher L. Bennett? Very compelling novel. Especially for those hard core Trekkies... Trekkers?

Civilnation:



I'm going to take a guess that if you're reading this, that you're a blogger, or at the very least, versed in the World Wide Web.

Now I'm going to take another guess. How many times have you simply stated your opinion, be it a short comment on Youtube, Twitter or Tumbler and the next thing you know, someone's verbally attacking you for no particular reason. Whether or not those really do intend it or not, their comments can be harmful. Very harmful. Heck, you may even get insults thrown at you by your friends on Facebook.

That's where Civilnation comes in. Civilnation is a non-profit organization who's goal is to make the Internet, and its denizens, a more friendly, accepting and less abussive place. While I am downright against regulating speech, it is a freedom after all, I think it's imperative that we at the very least educate and try to be examples for the online community.

If you're interested in pledging to Civilnation, or would simply like to pass on the link and get the word around, click here.

Alright, so that's all for today. I'll be getting back to my traditional posting style shortly, but in the meantime I might as well ask another reader question!

Who is your all time favorite movie character?  

Friday, April 22, 2011

I'm back; again...


Yes, its been a while. But, it seems like this is a reoccurring trend for me:

1. Post belligerently for a few consecutive weeks.

2. Leave the blogging world entirely for various different 'real world' reasons.

3. Return to blogging to thunderous applause from all in the blogging community.

4. Wash and repeat.


So I may have stretched that second to last one a bit. But nonetheless, I'm back, and excited to be so! I have a lot in mind for 'Memoirs'! Oh, and lest we forget, I've also yet to post on Spoiler W****, so I'm looking forward to that in the near future!

Yeah, so again, I'm really glad to be back. I'm not going to go into the whole description of how the real world took over. Instead I'll use one word that should sum up the past 6-7 months of my life college.

Yes, prep for college has completely overtaken my life, but fortunately it has all payed off and I'll be joining the ranks of lackluster beer chuggers, keg standers and drug abusers come this fall. *Note to self; don't join those ranks*

So yeah, that's about it. I'm back. I'll be posting frequently. I'll try to keep up with everyone's blogs. And I've got some new material in store. Hop along for the ride if you haven't done so already.
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