Thanks to my buddy, Matt, for linking me to The Gunfighter a few months ago. This hilarious short film should have gone up on TTAG then. Nine minutes of quality programming here, and a bit of levity in what feels like a rough couple months of serious news at home and abroad.
I’ve never understood Hollywood. Case in point: The flick from which the clip above is drawn. Now your garden variety 6-year-old yard ape would be more likely to come up with a better title for this flick than Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. I mean, the flippin’ pulp series upon which this movie is based was called The Destroyer, for pity’s sake. What – too macho-sounding? Too obtuse? I don’t know “Remo Williams” doesn’t exactly tell me “this guy’s gonna kick some ass” like “The Punisher” or “Matt Helm” or even my personal fave “Derek Flint.” “Remo Williams” sounds like some guy that sells musical instrument accessories for a living . . .
Again, apologies for our site outage. Talk about frustrating – our site went down not because of anything we did or our hosting company. Nope, we were caught in the collateral damage between two warring companies upstream for us in the big, wide, less-than-wonderful world of routers, DNS and OC3s. Turns out, you can’t really make anything foolproof, because fools are so bloody ingenious. Having said that…
Just got back from the local movieplex, from an outing with the fam. We saw Despicable Me in Real 3D. Of interest to TTAGencia, the flick is rife with wall-to-wall weaponry, from a shrink ray gun, a freeze ray gun, and a squid gun (don’t ask) to some perimeter home defense missiles that would make Nikita Kruschev blush. All weapons are of the cartoon variety made popular by the practically omnipresent Acme Brand – i.e.: they temporarily inconvenience the victim, but leave not a mark, five minutes later. (Whatever happened to the ‘neutron bombs’ we heard so much about back in the 80s? Inquiring minds wanna know.)
Coming later this year, the long-awaited version of the classic show The Green Hornet. Sort of. From the trailer, this looks like another one of those “reimagined” things where Hollywood just can’t be bothered to do what everybody wants to see, and decided to turn it into a vanity project for some semi-talented actor, an overly-indulged director, and a nod to “modern tastes and sensibilities” (read: “fart jokes”). I loved the Green Hornet TV show, back in the 60’s. It was a little campy, but who really cared? It had Bruce Lee playing Kato. This new version seems to be a tailor-made vehicle for Seth Rogen. That’s not good . . .