Does hearing the “Wilhelm Scream” pull you out of your movie-watching experience? One blogger’s reaction to hearing the famous sound-effect included in “The Avengers”: Could’ve been worse — could’ve been the “Youraagh.”
Zach Galifianakis is the latest in a long string of actors tied to a movie version of “A Confederacy of Dunces.” Apparently it’s just the sort of film that we want to imagine our heavy-hitting comic actors attempting, but not the sort that we actually produce or release. At this point, the tale of the would-be adaptation should be included as an appendix to the novel itself.
One of Vladimir Nabokov‘s previously unpublished works is now available online: “The University Poem” was written in 1926 — almost thirty-five years before Lolita – but has never seen daylight till just now.
Here’s a video game-to-film adaptation whose time has definitely come: “Shadow of the Colossus” is on its way to theaters, and “Chronicle” director Josh Trank will be the one who delivers it. The 2005 game follows a young warrior who must slay sixteen terrifying giants in order to resurrect his lost love — but are the giants truly evil, or merely pawns in a larger game? Can’t wait to see this one!