Monday, September 14, 2009

A smattering of movies, misc

I've managed to squeeze in a few movies over the past weeks.

The Last Legion - sword-n-sorcery crammed into a "fall of Rome" tale with ties to Arthurian legend. Yeah, it not only sounds like a mess, it plays like one, too. Might have been better without the Arthurian shoehorning. At least Aishwarya Rai was easy on the eyes.

Last of the Mississippi Jukes - Documentary on the Subway, one of the last original juke joints in Jackson, MS. Good take for a blues fan. Enjoyable performances, though personally I preferred Alvin Youngblood Hart and Chris Thomas King over the smoother electric stuff that dominates the movie. But that's really just personal taste.

The dilapidated hotel that housed the Subway was ultimately demolished after the movie was released, though. :(

Hellboy II: The Golden Army - enjoyable sequel to Hellboy. If anything, the character of Prince Nuada might be an early run of what Elric of Melnibone could look like in a live action movie.

Finally, the direct-to-DVD feature from DC,Green Lantern: First Flight. Don't cringe when you read "direct-to-DVD". These DC Universe animated movies have been enjoyable to outstanding, and this was a solid entry in the series, and a good Green Lantern tale.

On the reading front, still working Rage of the Behemoth. Also checking out the latest Ray Gun Revival (incredible cover!)

And reading some old Jonah Hex (collected Volume 1) for some quick-n-dirty Western fixes.


  1. Did you hear they're doing a Jonah Hex movie?

    That does make me think of Elric

  2. Charles - yes, with Josh Brolin as Hex (yay!) and Megan Fox as .. well, whoever (not-so-yay)

    Actually, I haven't seen anything she's been in so I really can't comment on her acting, though I've not read much positive.