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So, Clinton and I decided last night that we should do weekly recommendations on Fridays. Every Friday, the authors of this blog will pimp five random things we’re digging this week. Or, at least, Clinton and I will. I can’t really ever say what Joe and Justin will do. They march to the beat of their own drum[s]. Anyways, without further ado, hit the jump for: CAITIE WEEKLY RECOMMENDATIONS! (more…)

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Thanks to Laurie for this one!

"He's totally wearing glowing jean cutoffs. You just can't see them." -Laurie, original poster. Postess? Either way she rules.

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I would like to begin this review with a statement about reviews as a whole. The inherent problem with movie reviews is that they are so deeply rooted in the personal preferences and opinions of the reviewer themself that a review becomes less of an unbiased look at the movie, and more an exercise in deciding whether or not you trust the person reviewing the movie and their opinion enough to believe what they have to say. For example, there was a woman who reviewed the movies in Knoxville who I inherently did not trust. It always seemed like whatever she gave a bad review to would end up being a movie I enjoy, Hellboy for example. While she may have been basically right a lot of the times, because Lord knows I like some bad movies, her opinion was not enough to sway me one way or another on a movie, and many times I would go because she didn’t like a film. We were strange adversaries, she and I, and she didn’t even know it. Anyway, the point I’ve been trying to make for most of this is that I’m not writing a review of Watchmen because I feel Clinton did a bad job. Far from it. You should read his review. I’m writing it because I had a different take on the film, and I’d like to offer it up to the Nobody who reads this blog. Why? Because I can. (more…)

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Since everyone is in full blown Watchmen mode, I think it’s time to enjoy a slightly different interpretation of the Alan Moore classic.  Peep the sweetness here.  Why have a straight adaptataion when you can go for more of a reimagination?  As sacriligious as it’d be, I would totally watch this show.

Source:  The Hollis Mason to my Dan Dreiberg, Brian Retchless

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It’s finally here.  After years of development hell and countless attempts by many great people to make Watchmen into a movie, Zack Snyder (300) accepted the challenge because if he didn’t, “somebody else would.”  The idea of cramming such a deep and complex story into a two and a half-hour movie seems improbable at best.  Terry Gilliam (attached to direct the movie adaptaion in the early 90s) claimed that Watchmen is unfilmable and would only work as a miniseries.  While I agree with this notion, I was willing to give Snyder a chance.  I knew he was passionate about the source material, and I enjoyed 300.  The trailers were awesome, and the buzz was fairly good, but did Snyder succeed in making a satisfying Watchmen movie?

To put it plainly, not quite.  Zack Snyder gave it his all, and did a commendable job, but he fell short overall.  There was a lot of really cool stuff that was done very well, but the issues I had were too many and too significant to overlook. (more…)

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The Ombudsmen

Click here for PVP‘s hilarious take on the Watchmen featuring Popeye and Jon from Garfield. Thanks to Brian for posting the link on Facebook!

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Collider recently talked to Zack and Debbie Snyder and got the lowdown on the three different cuts to the film.  The theatrical cut runs 2 hrs 36 min.  The director’s cut is 3 hrs 10 min.  Finally, the ultimate cut, which is the director’s cut with The Black Freighter interspersed runs 3 hrs 25 min.  The director’s cut should be out by Comic-Con and the ultimate should be out by fall.  Soooooooo stoked.  Watchmen opens March 6, 2009.

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