Thursday, May 21, 2009


My work computer has been fussy and impudent lately. Thus I haven't been inclined to posting much. However, these past few weeks have brought about some news of toys and movies to get excited about, thus it's time to post and link.

Today is the release of Kidrobot's new Endangered Dunny series. I can't swing a case, but I definitely need a few of these cute little suckers.

June 4 is the release of Junko Mizuno's Pure Trance mini series, also from Kidrobot. This definitely warrants the purchase of a case. These buggers are the most excellent things I've seen since Kathie Olivas' Scavengers series.

I still want to see Lars Von Trier's Antichrist, despite news of terrible reviews and a nasty reception at the Cannes film festival. On the other hand, Park Chan-Wook's vampire tale Thirst is getting raves and I'm chomping at the bit to see it.

Sam Raimi's Drag Me To Hell is out next Friday and it looks rather promising. Plus it's got the best movie title since The Midnight Meat Train.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Crowe's movie music moments

I have a big gooshy soft spot for Cameron Crowe. I'm not much for romantic films, let alone romantic comedies. However, Crowe makes 'em like no other, smart yet sweet and usually a killer soundtrack. I loved Say Anything..., Singles, heck, even Jerry Maguire was darn good. Plus, as many of you know, Almost Famous is hands-down my favorite movie of all time. The music is terrific, every actor is perfectly cast (even Kate Hudson who now makes a tad nauseous in every other movie I've seen her in), and there's not a false moment despite its inherent sentimentality. I love generally love the music in Crowe's films. Here's Crowe's list of his favorite musical cues in film. Although I have to disagree with a few (in particular the choice of the movie Once which I still think was trite and twatty), there are some excellent picks. I would definitely and wholeheartedly agree with #10, #2 and #1. The honorable mentions are good, too. My list would be slightly different. God knows every other list in the world including my own would have Lloyd Dobler outside Ione Skye's bedroom window blasting Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" in Crowe's Say Anything... or even Ryan Adams' "Come Pick Me Up" from the scene in which Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst are talking on the phone in Elizabethtown. I could come up with endless music moments in film, but I won't bore you kind readers. Instead check out Crowe's and maybe give me a comment holler about your faves.

Friday, May 1, 2009

My new friends

On Monday my case of Tara McPherson's new Gamma Mutant Space Friends by Kidrobot arrived in the mail. Yup, I bit the bullet and splurged hard on a case of these suckers. I'm rather glad that I did because they are sold out on Kidrobot as well as on several other sites in a week's time. It was a nutty purchase as I've been spending too much scratch on plastic lately. However, these adorable critters melt my heart. The case was quite a lucky one, too. There are potentially 14 different babies that you could pull from the blind boxes. Some are common, some are rare. Out of 14, I found 12 different ones in my case. I'm only missing the Zombirella doll and the skull flower figure. I picked up the Zombirella at a reasonable price on ebay, so now I'm only one figure short of a complete set.

The photo above is a stock photo from Kidrobot. I'll try to snap some pics of these tiny pieces of plastic happiness.