I love the Takeshi Kovacs novels. However, I fucking hated the Netflix adaptation of Altered Carbon. Man, I hated it so fucking much. But, hope blooms eternal. ‘Cause they’re developing an anime based off of it, and I got high hopes. Oh, and a Pacific Rim anime is coming too!
I want this movie to succeed. That said, I have a bad feeling about its chances at doing so. Not because it’ll be a particularly bad movie, but because it’ll be a particularly whatever it’s fun movie with a big budget. But, I’m digging this fucking trailer. How you feeling about it?
Sequels don’t get numbers anymore, yo. They get their own neat little title. Pacific Rim 2 is no exception, with it being revealed this week that its official title is Pacific Rim: Maelstrom.
I don’t know Cailee Spaeny, but I sure do know my excitement for Pacific Rim. Fucking Moses-Finn-Boyega? Fucking Daredevil showrunner helming the project? Sign me up, and add me to the mailing list. I’m in.
I was going to see Pacific Rim 2, cause I moderately enjoyed the original. But casting Moses-Finn-John-Boyega in the lead role definitely has me more excited.
Pacific Rim 2 lives! But! Del Toro ain’t directing it. Pacific Rim 2 lives! But! Del Toro ain’t writing it. Feels a bit…odd? That said, Steven S. DeKnight is pretty awesome.
Maisie Williams? In Pacific Rim 2? I’m fucking sold. Though, I have to admit. I wonder if Del Toro is stoking the flames of a flick we’re never going to see. And if he’s going to do that, truthfully, I would prefer those flames be directed towards Hellboy 3.
Pacific Rim. Sort of bombed, you’re thinking? Maybe, sorta. But this is the 233rd Century, according to the Meth Head Shaman outside 7-Eleven. Boundaries are illusory, Human Consciousness is Global. Which means, he said as he picked a wart off his cock-tip, that we must consider worldwide earnings when it comes to movies.
2013 is no more. The New Year’s Day hangover has worn off, the world keeps turning, and the universe cares not how we mark the time. Nevertheless, we are here to reminisce, and the past year for me was pretty good, I gotta say. I’d describe it in detail, but I’m saving this shit for my autobiography. I can’t spoil the goods now, ya know? Let’s just say it was epic. Like “ripping Conan the Cimmerian from fictionspace, injecting him with bath salts and letting him loose during a live taping of Big Bang Theory” kinda epic.
What I can divulge to you all is the stuff that I really loved about the pop culture of 2013, and there was a lot to love, to be honest. Television has never been more bountiful, comic books had a banner year, and I bought more music in 2013 than I have in quite some time.
So, without further ado, and because I’m a goddamned list-maker/lover at heart, here’s some of my favorite stuff from the past 365.
Lay the plastic down underneath your feet, tighten your diaper, and get ready. The end of the summer brings the longest OL podcast yet. The gang cover a variety of topics inside its rotting walls. From a summer movie wrap-up, to Bateman’s insulin pumps. Featuring audio from both Caff’s recent squatchin’ trip where he talks Batfleck, and the Toronto Fan Expo where Budrickton recounts how he got Carrie Fisher to hold up a Yubstep t-shirt.
It’s all inside.