Let’s get something straight: Firefly is the greatest television show ever made.
I can safely say that because it got unjustly aborted a mere thirteen episodes into its pristine debut season. The series may have eventually run off the rails if it had gone on, but never has a show started out as consistently excellent. The only thing that comes close is the first season of The West Wing, which turned into Law & Order: White House when Aaron Sorkin left.
Even though Fox unceremoniously ditched Joss Whedon’s masterpiece, legions of diehard fans make the property plenty valuable and worth protecting. (See, e.g, Serenity.) So it was with some serious skepticism last year that I greeted news that an outfit called DarkCryo Entertainment was planning an unlicensed MMO set in the Firefly universe. Well, according to the Facebook page for Firefly Universe Online (FUO, for short), Fox has bestowed its blessing and the game will begin its Kickstarter campaign in a little over two weeks. I guess you really can’t stop the signal.
The Time magazine on the coffee table in front of you features Richard Pryor on the cover, caption: “Gus Gorman in 2016?” Drop the periodical onto the carpet. If Mr. Pryor grimaces, don’t panic; grab your beep-boop-bop device and hit these trailers:
Natural Selection Doesn’t Tend to Social Decorum; Order Your Eggs Scrambled and Your Clint Eastwood Movies Hard-Boiled. If the waitress brings “City Heat” and “Pink Cadillac”…send ’em back to the kitchen.
The CinemaSins YouTube channel came to my attention three weeks ago when they posted a hilarious take down of The Amazing Spiderman. The general idea is a witty, rapid-fire narration pointing out all the inconsistencies, lazy plot devices and general crappiness of a given movie. At the end each flick is invariably sentenced to eternal filmic damnation for its crimes. Fun, right?
The video above is their most recent effort, titled “Everything Wrong With Prometheus In 4 Minutes Or Less”. I’m surprised it only takes four minutes because that movie was an atrocious piece of shit, at once offensive to Alien enthusiasts and incomprehensible to neophytes. Truth be told, the Prometheus vid is the weakest offering the group has put out so far (Seriously, no one realized the two finger salute is the UK equivalent of the middle finger?) but it has its moments. If you enjoy this one, I definitely recommend checking out the videos for Spider Man, The Dark Knight Rises and (my personal fave) The Avengers. Who knew 2012’s best genre movies were so full of holes?
(Answer: everyone who watched them.)
You can’t really say these are leaked stills from the upcoming season, as one-half of the creative team, Jackson Publick, has been posting a slew of images from the upcoming season of the Venture Bros. (that’s Season 5 for those of you not counting or not reading the headline) on both his Live Journal and Tumblr sites. See some below and then head on over to either site to see more. Venture Bros. Season 5 is slated to start sometime between March and May. So just…block off all that time so you don’t miss anything.