Monday, March 8, 2010

BitterNews for Monday, March 8th, 2010

• Okay, last week was maybe the most boring week since I’ve lived on Planet Earth. Maybe this one will be better.
• Religious folks, it appears there may be a God, as Avatar won little at the Oscars, although it did bewilderingly capture Best Cinematography. Great job filming all that stuff that wasn’t there, Avatar Cinematographers!
• It was nice to see Cameron get his ass beat by his ex, although I would have rather seen District 9 or Inglorious Basterds win the Best Picture.
• There’s a new (amazing) Iron Man 2 trailer online.
• Amazon had a weird GN meltdown yesterday – with Marvel Omnibuses going for under $10 - some folks are getting their orders, others are getting cancellation notices.
• The last couple of JLU 6 packs are on Target online for $19.99 each. Great news for those who couldn’t find them at retail.
• The new JLU single figures are $8.99 at Target – bad news for people who find them.
• Max Brooks (WWZ and son of Mel) is writing a new GI Joe mini-series. Maybe GI Joe comics will be good for the first time since the early 90’s.
• Alice in Wonderland had a $116 million weekend – further proof that 3-D will stay in our lives for the foreseeable future.
• Ashley Wood is selling an amazing painted skateboard deck on his blog - $3K.
• The Sideshow Cobra Commander throne environment is shipping at last.
• Some decent DVD/Blu Ray releases Tuesday: Up In The Air, Capitalism: A love Story, Boondock Saints 2, Precious.
• Peter Hook (bass player of Joy Division and New Order) is going to play a Joy division set and read Unknown Pleasures on an upcoming spoken word tour. How’s desperate?
• A new Social Distortion album is coming soon – their first album in six years.
• iTampon is coming out on April 3rd, later than originally announced. 3G still a month later?
• Mark Linkous, the architect of Sparklehorse committed suicide over the weekend.
• The UK Royal Mail is issuing a Pink Floyd stamp.
• Iron Maiden’s new album is called “The Final Frontier” and Eddie’s head now appears to be a planet.
• Looks like there will be a sequel to Midnight Run. Word is DeNiro is on board if the script comes together.
• Straczynski is going to write both Wonder Woman and Superman starting this summer. Looks like the new DC team has realized that there are writers other than Grant Morrison and Keith Giffen.
• Brooke Burke is going to co-host Dancing With The Stars.
• How can there be an earthquake every week now? Publicity for 2012?

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