Sunday, July 25, 2010

Deadpool Cast

Well Hello again,
Having talked to the All Mighty (the wife) and the Brother (my brother, better nickname coming soon), I decided to go with the Deadpool remember budget is not a concern of mine (not my money). Please enjoy and someone answer where the hell is Bob?
Deadpool = Ryan Reyonlds. Any questions?? Good moving on...
Cable = Micheal Biehn. I've always been a fan of the guy. I recently watched the first Terminator and just liked watching the guy say some of things he says and the looks he gives cops. (The Brother said Stephen Lang so we could go with that too, but my first choice is the guy that keeps a shotgun for close encounters).
Bob = Anton Yelchin. This character is a long way off but it would be a nice little role.
Weasel = Justin BarthaI. I liked the guy in the first National Treasure and i felt he was under used in The Hangover, but that was the point. Having him play off of Ryan would be a sight.
Domino = Nia Peeples. If there was one good thing about Half Past Dead it was Nia. She is the only reason why you should watch that movie.
Blind Al = Jane Fonda. A short cameo is all. No real need for the character, just to have her yelling at Deadpool.
Bea Authur = CGI a la Marlon Brando in Superman Returns, or just have the Golden Girls on the tv in the background.
Outlaw = Dina Meyer.
Siryn = Lesile Bibb. She was the reporter in Iron Man. This would allow her to interact more with the action by putting her in direct conflict with Deadpool's mission: to find Killbrew, who is guarded by her uncle.
Agent X = Bradley Cooper. Bradley would be my fall back pick for Deadpool, so let him be someone who is also looking for Killbrew but always one step behind.
Oh the villians you ask...
Bullseye = Colin Farrell. Saw lots of bad things in Daredevil, but the casting of the bad guys was awesome. Colin was indeed magic.
Black Tom cassidy = Gerard Bulter or Kevin Mcckid; flip a coin. Gerard has a hero look but really needs to go all out as a comic villian. Of course Kevin is an unkown to most, but he is well known in the geek world.
Juggernaut = Nathan Jones. With a real uniform, not that S&M outfit from XMen 3.
Typhoid = Ashley Scott. She needs to be able to look like she loves Deadpool but hates him too, although he is the only man that can touch her.
Dr. Killbrew = Donald Sutherland. I love Sutherland. I love his apatheic attitude as a teacher in Animal House, but he also has the look of the kindly old man who could be running an illegal genetics lab.
T-ray = Edge. With T-Ray you have someone that is without regard for anything but his own. He is his most important object. I like the look Edge has been using on WWE lately.
Coming next a review of The Ultimates

Friday, July 16, 2010

Well Hello So where were we? Oh yeah. Next summer...THOR. Got new new pictures of Odin, Loki, and Thor this week. I love the look of the armor. Just right I say. Loki may not have his green spandex but with the armor. Odin when I thought that Sir. Lecter himself was going to be in this movie i thought...well i thought it works. I wasnt expecting the eye patch but it fits. Now to Thor. I am not the biggest Thor fan on the planet. My real exposure up to The Ultimates was in Adventures in Babysiting and in the Hulk tv movies. After The Ultimates I didn't read the main marvel universe until JMS came on. The first 12 issues in that series are really good. Not great, but really good. But back to the Ultimates. i love how Millar and Hitch went with the character. Taking a real-world thought to what would happen if someone showed up and said" I am Thor, son of Odin, God of Gaint Hammers and Kicking your ass." Some believe most don't. But with that hammer no one really wants to pick a fight. Oh the hammer. If the one thing I'm not happy about but ok with is the hammer. I prefer the Ultimates hammer, I understand that the other one is better known to everyone. Just one more step to The Avengers. Comic-con is in one week i will have my computer on search the entire weekend for the trailers from Thor and

Green Lantern
How can the studio that made the dark knight be in trouble with DC comics fans ? Although Warner Bros owns Dc comics, Since the dark knight, Watchman, Losers, and Jonah Hex have not had the impact that the studio wanted. Watchmen which did the best it could was kind of boring it became a punch line because of the blue penis jokes. I thought the movie had its moments but they are few. The Losers. I will be honest i loved the movie. I thought Chris "Cpt.american" Evans really was the star of movie. The jokes were there but the plot was standard. Some twists were large "hey this is going to happen" signs. Now as for Jonah Hex when im told to get a root canal instead of seeing the movie, Dammit i see the movie. But thats later. Green Lantern is the movie that will be setting the Dc movie universe. As many know I like Ryan Reyonlds mostly for his love of a certain Merc with a Mouth that he is trying to get to the big screen also seems like a generally funny guy by the roles he chooses( Chaos Theory). But again later on that. The Suit looks different, something we havent seen before. Again we need to see it in action. If this movie works and it will we get The Flash (I thought ryan would make a great Flash but maybe Bradley Cooper ), Maybe Wonder Woman (Kate Beckinsale Please) and somewhere down the line a Justice League movie. There is a lot riding on the green power ring. Anyway thats it for now. So next time we talk will be about either The Ultimates or a dream cast for a deadpool movie.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Anime School: Where an otaku can be an otaku!

Anime School
(Where an otaku can be an otaku)

I know many of you love anime but have you ever thought about working in the anime industry? Many people get into the industry though their work and then there are some who get in after attending an anime college.

One of the schools is Nihon Kogakuin College. From looking at their site, you can see that they offer courses that teach you the full production cycle of anime production from planning, plotting, drafting, post recording and editing.

Many of whom work in the anime industry scout for talent at such animation colleges. These schools are a great way to get hands on experience and create something to help further ones career.

Many folks go on about how salaries are dead cheap in the anime industry - it may be true for some but in many cases salaries are cheap for folks who just left college who want a chance to work on something big. And if they are still on a low salary after working for many years - well that's no different from any other job where salary is usually performance based.Experienced illustrators in the anime industry are paid quite a bit for their achievements on past projects and would have likely started off being paid with peanuts and raisins.

Far too many on an occasion have I seen folks who don't have past achievements demanding high salaries. Think long term instead of short term - peanuts for now to help you get by and then golden nuggets after you have been through hell - you deserve it. If you believe in yourself then don't focus on the money right now because you know you will make it in the end.

There are a load of colleges in Japan where you can where you can take courses that cover game, anime and manga creation. The following sites have info in English so I'm guessing that they have facilities to cater for non Japanese speaking folks.

And how about the lessons? At the Tokyo Animation College site lists the curriculum for three years where you will learn things like Anime Production, Sketching, Digital Work, Background Basics, Short Movie Production and so on.

So how about fees? Well the cost of the courses are not listed on many of the sites . A "Manga and Animation" course at the Nihon Kogakuin costs 2,555,170 yen for two years. Quite a bit of change. How much has education been costing you so far in your neck of the woods? Do you pay for everything or does your government help pay most of it?

So, how many of you want to work in the anime production industry?
(Ahhaaa. First post for July!)