Friday, May 30, 2008

STAR TREK SLOT MACHINE

This past most-recent Vegas visit, I discovered the new STAR TREK slot machine! Here's some footage of the play (no, I didn't record it):


Man, watching those clips really makes me want to go back to Vegas again!

CELL PHONES ARE EVIL


*thanks, James!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

ALIEN TATTOO OF THE DAY

From one of the AVP movie posters.

Click HERE for the other JimSmash "Alien Tattoo of the Day" posts!
*(always posted to the right)

REST IN PEACE: HARVEY KORMAN

I just found out the heart-wrenching news that our beloved HARVEY KORMAN has passed away. Here is a clip from the Carol Burnett Show with Tim Conway. Korman cracking up during any Tim Conway scene always had me in tears with laughter. Still does. Rest in peace, Harvey. We will miss you. And thank you for all the laughs!



Some personal favorite Harvey Korman:
Blazing Saddles
History of the World Pt 1
Carol Burnett Show
and he was the voice of the Great Gazoo!

HUGE NOSE ! ! ! ! GAH ! ! !

IRON MAN & BATMAN 2


*Iron Man & Batman 1

GOT CRAZY BODY ARMOR?

The Batsuit is beginning to move into dangerous territory....

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

ALIEN TATTOO OF THE DAY

While I commend the person for getting an Alien tattoo, I'm perplexed as to why they chose the Alien from the crappy AVP movie? (the source is from the AVP promo posters). The AVP Alien is the worst design of the series and lacking almost every element of Giger that makes the Alien awesome in the first place. It's like deciding to go get a Star Wars tattoo and getting Jar Jar.

Click HERE for the other JimSmash "Alien Tattoo of the Day" posts!
*(always posted to the right)

"LOL ALIEN CAT FOR JIM"

Hahaha! Awesome!
Thanks, Angela!

JUSTICE LEAGUE ANIMATED POSTER

Which ones do you have? (if any). I have DOOMSDAY, WONDER WOMAN and BIZARRO. I had the main JLA figs, but just sold them on ebay to clean up the collection. I'd like to have the AZTEK, though. Anyone have an extra?!

DOUCHEBAG OF THE DAY: SHARON STONE


In case you don't want to watch the clip, she says the earthquake in China, that has killed more than 65,00 people and destroyed 7,000 occupied school classrooms, was karma. Let's see if karma comes back to her.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

HOW GEORGE LUCAS MIGHT F@#% UP INDY4


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*thanks, Jason!

TRANSFORMERS/GIJOE STATUES ARE ROCKIN

Holy fook. First there was the Storm Shadow/Optimus Prime statue... then the awesome Ravage/Baroness statue.... now there's Optimus Prime holding Snake-Eyes Version II!!!!

Now I want....nay, NEED... all three statues.

Again, my birthday is June 9th.
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T-SHIRT OF THE DAY: SHARKTICONS ATTACK!


SHOULD I GO SEE INDY IV?

I've had about a dozen friends, who's movie opinions I trust wholeheartidly, tell me NOT to see the new Indiana Jones movie because it sucks so hard. "It's a made-for-TV movie" said one. Another said, "I hated it so much, it made me sad." And another said he tried to fall asleep to escape it while his wife continued to watch. Yet 2 friends said it was enjoyable, the weakest of the 4, but fun. And finally, one said it was better than Crusade... but Crusade is his own personal "Episode 1", heh.

So I thought it might be fun to have you JimSmash Readers decide if I go see it! This is mainly for those of you who HAVE seen it, but I suppose you can vote if you haven't.

SHOULD JIMMY GO SEE INDY IV?
YES!
NEVER EVER EVER SEE IT
eh, WAIT FOR DVD

WATCHMEN: CLASSIC MINUTEMEN PHOTO

SILK SPECTRE, NITE OWL, CAPTAIN METROPOLIS, MOTHMAN, SILHOUETTE, COMEDIAN, DOLLAR BILL and HOODED JUSTICE.

Monday, May 26, 2008

GIVE THIS PIC A CAPTION

ACTION COMICS #868 IS ORIGINAL

T-SHIRT OF THE DAY: FATTY UNICORN

Hahaha, cracks me up!

COMICS THAT ENDED TOO SOON

These comics ended ABRUPTLY with no closure:* PITT: Dale Keown's "Biker Hulk From Space... with claws!'
* BATTLE CHASERS: Joe Madureira, hot off his killer X-Men run, did this not-so-original Sword N Sorcery book. Story was for shite, but the art sure was perty.
* X-MEN THE HIDDEN YEARS: John Byrne's "untold stories" that would have filled in the gap between X-Men #67 and X-Men #93, which were actually reprint issues back in the day. Marvel cancelled the series with just 4-freaking issues to go!
* WILDCATS 3.0: Man, kickass stories by Joe Casey with kickass art by Dustin Nguyen. And they canceled it without any closure at issue #24 - it was planned to be finish at issue 40.
* SOUL SAGA: Total guilty pleasure book, by Stephen Platt (who vanished off the face of the earth, apparently)
* ASH: Joe Quesada & Jimmy Palmiotti's superhero fireman. They started "their own Image Comics" with EVENT COMICS. I think Ash was the only title when they stopped at issue 6 to go back to save Marvel with their Marvel Knights imprint. What was I saying?.... oh yeah, I miss Ash.
* YOUNGBLOOD: Alan Moore and Steve "Matrix" Skroce relaunched Liefeld's Youngblood (was this version 4? 5?). It had promise, especially with those two creators on the book, but stopped after the 2nd issue. Jeezus, really?
* NEW MEN: Another Liefeld "created" book. I never liked this title, but near its end, CHRIS SPROUSE came onboard as penciller. Suddenly, me like. But then it stopped coming out after like 4 issues.

These comics were suddenly cancelled, but given enough advance notice for the writer to QUICKLY and hastily wrap it up:* AZTEK: Grant Morrisson's creation within the DCU. Just when it was starting to find itself and get interesting, it gets cancelled.
* MR MAJESTIC: Jim Lee's Wildstorm Universe's answer to Superman. Joe Casey was writing some killer stories here. The first 6 issues had art by Ed McGuinness, followed by Eric Canete. Issue 12 was the last issue and the character hasn't been interesting since. Bah!
* MYSTIQUE: I loved this book! And I loved where writer Ted McKeever was going to take the character. But then Marvel cancelled the book and x-writer Peter Milligan grabbed her and single-handedly ruined the character within the pages of then-unreadable X-MEN.
* SPIDER-MAN 2099: Peter David & Rick Leonardi's future tale of "Spider-Man". It was awesome and fun. Plus I love the costume! I think David left during some weird Marvel editor/manager shakeups... right around the time Marvel went bankrupt, rotten from within.
* MAJOR BUMMER: Hilarious!!!!
* SUPERGIRL: Never could get into the book, but when Ed Benes came onto the book for art chores, it got better. That and David busting out the scripts cause the book was going to get cancelled. The book sales went up, but DC had made its decision and cancelled it.
* DOOM PATROL: I really dug this new series. But I guess the market wasn't strong enough to support it. A real shame.
* NEW X-MEN: Ok, this makes sense..... cancel the best X-Book on the stands, then relaunch it as "Young X-Men" but with a different, crappy writer and art team.

These poor souls perished because the comic company, CrossGen, went belly up:Poor CrossGen. They changed the look and feel of Today's comics, but then went under. Marvel and DC snagged up all the artists and changed their books to look like CrossGen (Marve especially). Too bad some fantastic titles were lost, like RUSE, ROUTE 666 and EL CAZADOR.

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL POSTERS

RUSSIAN R-RATED 'WANTED' TRAILER


1) At first I didn't want to see this because they had strayed so much from the comic sourse material.
2) I didn't realize this was being directed by Timur Bekmambetov, who did the Night/Day Watch movies.
3) Now I want to see this!
4) I think I'd prefer to see the RUSSIAN dubbed version of this film!

SOME HULK CLIPS



Crap, didn't realize Liv Tyler was Betty. Ugh.


Wow, Hulk really likes using objects as weapons in both hands.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ALIEN ! ! !

May 25, 1979 - ALIEN debuts theatrically.

Friday, May 23, 2008

GROOM'S CAKE: KIRKALICIOUS

Awesome!
This Groom's cake was made by the brother of AliensCollection.com

RAGE AGAINST EVIL: BATMAN GOTHAM KNIGHT

Batman Gotham Knight - Official Trailer

"X" COVERS

by Dark Horse Comics, 1994 -1996
X Omnibus Vol 1 is now available.

INDY: TEMPLE OF DOOM STATUE

from ARTFX

Thursday, May 22, 2008

ITALIAN SPIDER-MAN MOVIE

Italian Spiderman Movie - Episode 1

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*thanks, Mr. Legs!

METALOCALYPSE DETHKLOK FIGURES

Exclusive figures at this year's San Diego Comic Con

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

NECA ALIEN.....IN BOX ! ! !

oooooooooooooooooh!!!

EDIBLE ANUS (wait, whuh?)

That's right! - little chocolate a-holes!
Click HERE to order yours!

BRECK EISNER HATES YOU

Oh dear God.... in addition to the HIGHLANDER remake news, we get this bullshit: Breck Eisner ("Sahara") is going to remake not only THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON but also FLASH GORDON. I really don't think I need to explain my rage here, do I?

How come those lucky few who are able to make movies in Hollywood are those who lack any kind of original thought? Why not make NEW stuff instead of remaking films by other creators who actually have talent and imagination?

Also, much like Clancy Brown being irreplaceable, you cannot have MING without MAX VON SYDOW!!!!

GUESS WHAT THEY'RE REMAKING (sigh)

The Iron Man scribes are writing it.
You simply cannot replace Clancy Brown.

Here's a vid:


(you can mute it at 1:28, heh)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

FAN MAIL: BARONESS LOVES JIMSMASH

Ha! Thanks "Sascha21"!

CURRENT TOP 10 COMICS

The top of this month's reading pile has been.....Hmmm, only 2 DC to Marvel's 8.
I just haven't liked the DCU post-Infinite Crisis.
However, Detective and Geof Johns' Action are aces.
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*#11 would have been Green Lantern, but it hasn't been superb since Sinestro Corps War.

SCOTT CAMPBELL: "FRIENDS WITH E.T."

My favs are GIJoe/Cobra, Soundwave and Star Trek Connect Four! .... and Dukes of Hazzard.

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