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How to identify this Nintendo VS. Game Board

There are two websites that are really great for identifying an unknown arcade game board (PCB), PCB photos at Xmission and the good old Crazy Kong website. I have a number of websites bookmarked as PCB identification resources, but these two are the best. (more…)

New Watchmen Movie Poster

Now that The Dark Knight movie came and conquered this last summer it’s time to bank on the next big comic book movie. I personally am really geeked about The Watchmen. Directed by Zack Snyder who took the helm to bring Frank Miller’s 300 to life I feel like The Watchmen will get the treatment it deserves. Here is a new teaser poster for the movie that is coming out March 6th, 2009. (more…)

It’s Aaron Eckhart as Two Face! (Image)

Warner Brothers is frantically sending C&D’s to websites over a certain image of Aaron Eckhart’s damaged face as Two Face. If you search ‘Two Face Concept Art’, you’ll be able to get more of the story. Typically I don’t like to repost content, but I had such a hard time finding photos / images of Two Face from The Dark Knight that I wanted everyone to be able to find and see Two-Face, even those who aren’t searching for ‘concept art’ from the Batman movie. (more…)

Heath Ledger Passes Away

Heath Ledger Photo
I was shocked to hear about this tragic death. Heath Ledger passed away yesterday….I am just, in disbelief. Of course the jackyl media is all over the story, trying to pin drugs and other fame tortured causes to Ledger’s passing. But you know it has to just be an accident.

What does this mean for The Dark Knight? I won’t add any new ideas to this news story, but you have to believe that Warner will still release the movie, it is too big of a money maker (sad, but true) to not. Too much investment.

And Ledger will be awesome as the Joker. This will be his crowning achievement, or at least I hope it will be regarded as the best role he ever took on over any movie. (edit – content removed)

10 Things I Hate was a fun movie, he was good in Patriot, and as a whole, he was a very talented actor. The media is make these claims that he was “poised” to be the “New Hollywood”, but how can they make a call like that? One thing is for sure, his success would have grown, and Heath is yet another example of “only the good die young”.

Heath Ledger’s death, probably due to an incorrect dosage of medication, reminds me somehow of Brandon Lee, even though the circumstances are wildly different.

This may be great publicity for The Dark Knight. I just hope Warner doesn’t take advantage of the situation and add some sort of label to the movie as a marketing ploy, that it was Ledger’s last film. Especially since we know how much respect Christopher Nolan had for Ledger. Nolan would never allow that, and this whole situation could be even more devastating if not handled correctly.

As a entertainment consumer, I will miss you Ledger.

Dark Knight IMAX Prologue Leaked

Short and sweet, I am about 14 hours late to the punch, but I thought I would post the Dark Knight IMAX Prologue here if you have seen it yet.

Seeing the prologue like this took a lot out of it for me. It was hard to follow what was going on with the Joker’s henchmen and the action, or really get a sense for how sinister Joker really is when he takes off the mask.

Dark Knight Trailer Capture Joker's Burning Cards

I hope we get the prologue online in high quality like the regular Dark Knight trailers that went online last night or at the very least another individual who is daring enough to tape the prologue in the theater with better quality.

The one thing that worries me when watching The Dark Knight trailer is the harkening back to a recent superhero movie with two or more villains, Spiderman 3. Spiderman was so convoluted, trying to jam too much story into one movie that it faltered. Sure, it made a lot of money, but not as much as the other ones, and I think fan reaction wasn’t nearly as strong. Christopher Nolan has always put the story and character development first, so I have to trust his judgement. Momento, The Following, Batman Begins, and The Prestige all demonstrated those tireless efforts. The Joker appears to be the leading focus in this movie, I hope introducing any of the story about Two-Face and Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) doesn’t muddle things up.

The proverbial “Bat” is out of the bag. There will be small things to look forward to in the coming months for the The Dark Knight movie, but now the countdown starts for the major motion picture release. Hopefully the amazing viral campaign continues to deliver new bits of information to keep the Batman fanbase foaming at the mouth.

Three New Dark Knight Posters!

Wow. I keep saying that “this” is the best image of the Joker to date, but truly, this first poster with the Joker and the city just speaks to my design sensibilities. Seriously, the color, the mood, everything, how perfect is this poster? I don’t know if this is fake or not, all of these images were reported on “rated-m.com”, but even if this is fake, I know I have to have a copy of this poster.

The Dark Knight Joker Poster 1

~Edit – Just Added! This Batman Poster is the perfect companion to the Joker poster. How awesome would these looked framed side by side in the movie / entertainment / game room of your house. A must have!

The Dark Knight Joker Poster 3

This is an awesome poster of the Joker also, very fitting and scary.

The Dark Knight Joker Poster 2

With some much press on Ledger’s Joker I am still kind of hoping to be surprised in regards to Two-Face. But with over 7 months to go, I am not going to be naive. If the story does set things up that this movie is about the Joker and Heath Ledger, and act 3 is about Two-Face and Harvey Dent, let’s just hope that Nolan sticks with the Batman and doesn’t get the “3 movie burnout” which seems to be so common with these franchises.

Oh yeah, and some footage and the Dark Knight trailer was leaked today. Is it what we will seen in front of I Am Legend? I am not sure.

~Edit Here is more information about that Dark Knight footage, and this is a good explanation of the two different “trailers”. Here is what John Bierly had to say ;

If you go see Will Smith’s I Am Legend at a regular theater this weekend, you’ll get to see the first trailer for the July 18 Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight.

If you go see I Am Legend on IMAX, you won’t get the trailer but you will get to see the first few minutes of The Dark Knight in glorious IMAX. It’s a prologue of sorts, featuring a bank robbery executed by The Joker (Heath Ledger) and his goons.

And though the IMAX Joker prologue won’t arrive online, it looks like the trailer will be popping up on “A Taste For The Theatrical.com” on Sunday.

What to do! The desire to see it now on IMAX is stronger than ever! But at what cost? $25 for 6 minutes of joy?

On a related note, here are two fake Two-Face images that I am seeing for the first time. The original of the first image can be seen on IMDB. (Thanks John) I am told the second Two Face image is of Eckhart from Black Dahlia.

The Dark Knight Two-Face Photo 2The Dark Knight Two-Face Photo 1

Cloverfield Commercial – Slusho!

When I saw the trailer for Cloverfield a number of months back, I was pretty excited about the movie. I knew that it was the brainchild of J. J. Abrams, who created Lost and was involved with Mission Impossible 3.

I don’t have time to research this a lot right now, but I couldn’t help but laugh when I saw this video for “Slusho – Happy Expressions”. It’s this Japanese drink company and somehow it relates to the Cloverfield movie debuting on the 18th of January next year. It’s some sort of viral campaign for the movie, I think I read somewhere that there is a contest to make the best Slusho Commercial. Check it out. If you don’t say to yourself, “What the Hell?” then you may need to check yourself into a rehab program, you my friend are too far gone and things like this seem like everyday life. But I love random stuff, and this made me laugh out loud.