Thanks to everyone who took the time to support guest reviewer Cookie Monster by
subjecting themselves to watching Superman III as part of this blog’s Supermovie of the Week Club. Lots of great commentary from some of you and Cookie Monster truly appreciates the input. I know, I know. You’re no doubt thinking: “Well, at least it can’t get any worse.” No? Feast your eyes on this trailer for next week’s supermovie club selection: Supergirl!
Console yourselves in Helen Slater’s cuteness and press on.
Picking up (and concluding) our sneak peek at Dark Matter #3…(Spoiler abound!):
More previews here: http://www.comicbookresources.com/previews. Swamp Thing #7! Hulk #50! Fatale #3! Ragemoor #1!
Today’s entry is dedicated to Woody.
jys writes: “going to E by jose andres on wednesday”
Answer: As Akemi would say: “Luckeeeeeeeeeeeee!”. Take pics and report back. Let me know if they serve the uni sandwich!
Randomness writes: “I think the worst thing about having a pet put to sleep, besides the grief that follows is no doubt the helplessness that you can’t do anything to make someone you regard as part of the family well again. The realisation of that if anything is the most heartbreaking though.”
Answer: So true. Even though the doctors said the radiation therapy had helped extend Maximus’s life (another six months after the initial diagnosis which was three months more than the mid-treatment prognosis), there was much sadness and frustration at the end. There’s no worse feeling than the hopelessness that comes when you’ve run out of options.
gforce writes: “How does taking a screw out of the super computer shut it down? It just doesn’t make sense! Also, where did that canister of acid come from?”
Answer: All very good points. Clearly there was too much atrociousness in this movie to cover in a single review.
DP writes: “40 minutes in and rich people recognize that pilfering money through computers makes Gus ideal material to help them drown people with weather and be okay morally with it.”
Answer: Yeah, I wonder how many people Gus killed or seriously injured with his manufactured storm? Yet the dizzy blond goes to prison while he gets to walk!
DP also writes: “100 minutes in and it’s so completely pointless that the tourist couple berates the editor for not predicting an aberration of all known weather science.”
Answer: Yes, this sequence was hilarious for all the wrong reasons.
Thornyrose writes: “A picnic where Lana’s cooking is brought into question(Clark eats dog food, yuk yuk) and a picnic where there is a thunderstorm in the distance.”
Answer: At first I wondered why the hell would these idiots choose to picnic with a storm approaching. I assumed it was just laziness on the part of the writers and that the storm would figure into some sort of action sequence. And then, when it didn’t, I was left wondering why the hell introduce the looming storm in the first place?
woody writes: “We had to put our cat to sleep. She was a part of our family for almost 20 years. My oldest son of 30 is taking it the hardest. He’s mentally handicapped and Garfield slept on his bed almost every night. We’re gonna miss her. Thank you for just taking the time to read this.”
Answer: Condolences, Woody. I truly do empathize having gone through it in January with my boy Max. Reflect back on the happy memories.
glowyzoey writes: “Can’t comment on Top Chef or Top Chef Canada, but I must get my Drive-ins, Diners and Dives fix every day and Eat St. whenever possible. Maybe my tastes are a little low brow, but you gotta love the creativity of the cooks. Still not sure how to take Iron Chef America. Is it serious or goofy or something in between? Have you watched Triple D and what do you think of it?”
Answer: Love all three of the shows you mentioned. Just last week, I did my version of a Vietnamese sandwich recipe I saw on Triple D. Eat St. is great, but it always leaves me frustrated because it’s unlikely I’ll get the opportunity to sample most of the amazing food trucks profiled. As for Iron Chef America – it takes its cue from the original Iron Chef, a Japanese production that was part culinary samurai duel, part over-the-top showmanship, and part spectacular culinary creations. The American version is produced along the same lines with the added bonus of being hosted by the terrific (Stargate alum) Mark Dacascos.
Sue Rann writes: “BTW, I see you’re currently reading about Renaissance Italy – have you read Niccolo Macchiavelli? “Before all else, be armed.” My youngest daughter has been enjoying herself lately working for him as a cold-blooded killer while playing ‘Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood’.”
Answer: Machiavelli is a character in a video game? Interesting.
Nate writes: “Have you been to Siena on 12th and Granville yet? It’s owned by the same person who owns CRU. My wife and I went last Saturday evening and it was very good and priced well.”
Answer: Hadn’t even heard of it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
Mike from Victoria writes: “Should I start watching SGA now as well, or just run through all of SG1 then watch Atlantis?”
Answer: I’d finish with SG-1 and the movies first before proceeding onto Atlantis.
Deni writes: “I’m in for The Fifth Element, as well. You in, Joecito?”
Answer: Alas, no. Not a superhero movie.
kathode writes: “I think the difference between this one and Superman II is that I was expecting so much more from #2 and didn’t get it: no interesting or sufficiently motivated villains; no heart-wrenching drama; no sensible plot. And with #3, I wasn’t expecting any of that…”
Answer: In other words, you accepted the fact that these people who produced the first two were incapable of making a good movie, so you were expecting atrocious and were pleasantly surprised by something that was just awful? Skiing off a building in a pink tablecloth? If actually liked the original 1966 Batman because it was silly and over-the-top. Superman III just felt sad and tired.
Kathode also writes: “But aside from that misstep, a lot of the humor bits in Superman III worked for me.”
Answer: I have to admit, I did laugh at the line: “I ask you to kill the Superman and you’re telling me you couldn’t do that one simple thing?”.
Kathode also writes: “Of course the worst things Superman can think of to do are all about playing pranks and impressing a hot girl!”
Answer: Uh, I think he did more than “impress” her.