Wednesday, May 16, 2012

‘The Boondocks’ Returns!


Some people love it.  Some people hate it.  Some people believe that it has no place on the airwaves.  Whatever one may think of The Boondocks, one thing is for sure: There was nothing else on TV like it.  The show’s third season (Its best by any measurable standard) was widely believed to be its last.  Not so, sayeth the suits at Cartoon Network.  A new banner over at the Adult Swim website for the show has announced the inevitable.

New ‘Prometheus’ Viral Video Gives A Whole New Meaning to the Term “Call Screening”


Once upon a time, “Calling Line Identification” and “Last Call Return” were the very height of telephone technology.  Cell phones have long since rendered such things obsolete, as they allow one to instantly see who is calling (unless it’s from a “restricted” or blocked number).  Of course, plenty of films about the future have people conferring via video phones and holograms.  While humanity hasn’t yet made it to the point where such technology is widely available (or affordable), Prometheus has already taken things many steps further.  A new viral video entitled “Quiet Eye” allows one to do amazingly thorough and efficient background checks on any and all callers as the call is taking place.  How’s that for call screening?

The Yakuza Will Get a Heroic Bloodshed Makeover in John Woo’s ‘Day of the Beast’


Director John Woo is no stranger to the world of eastern gangsters.  His seminal heroic bloodshed classics were considered by the authorities in Hong Kong to be moving recruitment posters for the Triads, whose membership swelled greatly during the 1980’s.  Despite their romanticism, or perhaps because of it, Woo’s collaborations with actor Chow Yun Fat became perennial favorites.  Their influence can still be felt today.  Now, Woo will be lending his distinct touch to a different kind of eastern crime film.  He is slated to produce and direct Day of the Beast, a remake of the 1963 “yakuza eiga” classic Youth of the Beast.