Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Life/Art

As a die-hard West Wing aficionado, I've long marveled at the eerie similarities between the real life candidacy of Senator Barack Obama and the Wing candidacy of Congressman Matthew Santos (played by Jimmy Smits on the show). As it turns out, I'm not the only one who's noticed this, and as it turns out, it's not entirely coincidental.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Be Like Boy!

What a week for Team Boy! First, we posted the trailer for our newest project, Suckerpunch & Leroy, which you can watch in beautiful streaming Quicktime here.

Then, Variety picked the 24 parody from last Winter as one of the top five viral videos to emerge from the writers' strike. Click here and bask in our reflected glory!

Lastly, jump on over here and read an interview with our erstwhile founder Sean Coyle as he goes off about something or other.

Mr. Boy -- we're everywhere! Be afraid.

Sharpening the Claws

Anyone who follows this blog knows that I hated, hated, hated the last X-Men film, The Last Stand, back in '06. I haven't even bothered to re-watch it since, so there's no way of telling whether time has softened that view, but I'm guessing it hasn't. What really irks me is that the movie was the highest grossing of all three X-flicks, so the folks in charge (I'm looking at you, Fox honcho Tom Rothman) have no reason to adjust their course for future X-outings.

Because of that, I've been more than a little skeptical of the progress on the upcoming "Wolverine" solo movie, saddled with the unwieldy title X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Hugh Jackman is back as the ol' Canucklehead, with Liev Schreiber as baddie Sabretooth, and just for that I'm willing to give it a shot, but they've got a long way to come back from after the fiasco of the last one. The flick is due out May of '09, so we'll see what news trickles out between now and then, but for now check out this article at USA Today.

Keeping up with Jones

Here it is, the first trailer for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls.

Wow.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Roy Scheider, RIP

Over the past four decades or so, Roy Scheider, with his chiseled jaw and distinctive profile, had remained one of the most enduring and recognizable faces in cinema. While he'd appeared in a veritable catalog of some of the most influential movies of all time, including, but not limited to, The French Connection and Marathon Man, his definitive role was surely that of hydrophobic police chief Martin Brody in Steven Spielberg's Jaws, one of my all-time favorite movies, as well as its first sequel, not one of my all-time favorite movies. Scheider remained prolific into the 1990s, starring in the Spielberg-produced TV series SeaQuest DSV from '93 to '95. I guess he'd been sick for a while, but news of his passing earlier today at the age of 75 was nevertheless a big shock to me. Although he had mostly been out of the public eye in the years following SeaQuest's cancellation, save for a brief appearance in 2004's The Punisher, his earlier work had long since cemented his place as an icon of movie history.