Trailer-rama: The Buster craft of Zorn



In today’s Trailer-rama we see a trailer that tries to suck less this time around, another trailer that might prove an extra long MMO cut scene can be a movie, and the final trailer that reminds me why I’m in this business in the first place.













Flicks of 2014 – X-Men: Days of Future Past


Ok people the current X-Men movies range from OK to surprising good, but that stuff stops now because ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ should (I say again should) be the movie that brings the vigilante mutant group to full prominence in the eyes of move goers everywhere. Set in a time where the mutant/human war will end up destroying them both, the two most powerful mutant leaders (and long time rivals) must send everyone favorite antihero (the Wolverine) back into the past and stop what is to come. This tale has been told many times in X-Men lore before, but never on the big screen. This will be epic people, and the only thing that could top it is Avengers vs. X-Men. but that will never happen in the theaters (thanks Fox…).




This Just In (Or not): R.I.P. one Simpsons character



I know it’s October (aka Halloween Time) & they just did their Tree House of Horror episode of the year so these factors don’t count in the statement that’s coming now: the show’s creators are planning to kill off a long time major Simpsons’ character. This hasn’t happen since Maude Flanders (I don’t count Fat Tony or Mona, Homer Simpsons’ Mom, because Mona wasn’t a major character and they just replace Fat Tony with another Fat Tony (same voice actor and everything)), and I’m a little conflicted about that. I mean don’t mind characters dying in fiction especially if they help the overall story (a la the Avengers) but once Maude Flanders bit the dust Ned was never the same. Ned at first was a perfect man with a perfect family, went to church, never swore, the whole nine yards. This severed the purpose of A) fueling Homer’s unjustifiable hate of a perfect neighbor which led to comedy most cases and B) having the audience relate to the Simpsons because we’ve all had our Ned Flanders in our time. Now he’s a judgmental, republican Christian stereo-type that is just a shell of his former self. Ah, but maybe I’m overreacting here, after all they have a lot of characters they could ‘retire’ without destroying what’s left of the Simpsons. Many people have their opinions but for me I think its Old Abe Simpson. He’s close enough to the main cast to have an impact, he’s been showing up in a lot of episodes lately, and the most obvious reason why: he’s old. Seriously he was old in the 1988 on the Tracey Ullman Show when he first appeared; I think it might be time. But hey, I’ve been wrong before so we’ll only know who bought the farm on the day of a very special episode of The Simpsons – til then stay tuned.





Play Jazzman in the sky, play.

This just in (Or not): “Gotham” show on Fox in the near future




The cold war rivalry of Marvel and DC continues on; Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” premiered last week and has done very well. So how will DC counter?  By putting out an extended universe show too, on Fox no less. This one featuring the hometown of Batman titled “Gotham”. The show’s premise is that it follows the adventures & cases of then James Gordon before he becomes the Commish and before the Dark Knight. While the show is still in pre pre pre-creation, it might be both a police procedural and drama. I’ll admit, even though it a prequel, which I hate, I’ll still watch this because it should provide context on the city and characters pre bat (why they can’t do the job once he shows up). Keep your browser on Armada for more “Gotham” news.