Archive | May, 2012

Top 5 Most Improved Superhero Franchises

5 May

Can you imagine David Hasselhoff as Nick Fury? Yes, it really happened. Be happy Samuel L. Jackson replaced him for the Marvel movie francises.

Super hero franchises don’t always get it right the first time. A number of comic book franchises today flopped miserably in their first forays into television and film. Through some trial and error (Captain America with a plastic shield? A Batman suit with nipples?) , various comic-book movies and television shows have gotten their acts together and delivered incarnations that audiences have finally come to embrace.

See the full list published in Yahoo!

 

Here are clips from the Captain America TV movies:

 

Here’s a clip from that awful Justice League live action pilot:

 

And finally, here’s “The Hoff” as Nick Fury:

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RIP Adam “MCA” Yauch: the Grumpyfanboy Tribute

5 May

I read the news this morning that Adam “MCA” Yauch of the Beastie Boys passed away after battling cancer since 2009. He was 47.

In tribute, I present one of the greatest concert films of all time: Awesome; I F**king Shot That! The film was directed by Yauch (under the name Nathaniel Hornblower) back in 2004 and shot by more than 50 Beastie Boys fans who were provided handycams. It is the pinnacle of User-Generated-Content, filmed before “UGC” became an industry buzzword.

RIP Adam Yauch (1964-2012), a true artist and pioneer.

Read more about the life of Adam Yauch here and here.

You can buy the DVD of Awesome; I F**king Shot That! here.