Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"Smallville" going beyond season 8?

Now I know people hate on all the time but say what you will they do get some good scoops from time to time.

Looks like season 8 being the final season was nothing more then a Singerman fans wet dream!
But after a season 9 could a 10th be also on the table? Could this be the WB's way of making up to the fans who are still upset that Welling was over looked for Teh Routh from the South?

Maybe I'm reading to much into this I mean Smallville IS the top rated show on the network, and losing a cash cow like Smallville hurts deeply!

Anyway here is what they reported over on

On the back of yesterday's announcement that The CW has renewed "Smallville" for a 9th season, the Superman Homepage did some digging to find out just who will be returning in Season 9.

A source well positioned to know about these things told the Superman Homepage that at this point in a TV series Warner Bros. requires main cast members to sign a 2 year contract. Therefore Allison Mack (Chloe Sullivan), Aaron Ashmore (Jimmy Olsen) and Erica Durance (Lois Lane) were all signed on for a possible 9th season when they negotiated their contracts at the beginning of Season 8.

So, with Tom Welling's original contract having been for 8 seasons, his new contract (signed for season 9) would most likely also be a 2 year deal, meaning there could potentially be a season 10!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Heath Ledger Wins the Oscar!!

Now I know this blog is a SUPERMAN blog but I couldn't help but post this amazing news!

Tonight the world of geek got a bittersweet gift, Heath Ledger's Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.  Though Dark Knight only won one other award,(Best Sound Editing), It is still a triumph, Geek movies can win substantial awards, and even WOW the mundanes.  In a sweet moment, Heath's family accepted his Oscar on behalf of his daughter Matilda, who will receive the statue on her 18th birthday.

Danny Boyle's Slum dog Millionaire virtually swept the awards winning 8 of the 10 nominations.  Mumbai was in the house!  You could feel the joy and true appriciation coming from everyone involved with the film.  The Curious Case of Benjamin Button won 3 statues.  The wonderful Wall-E took home the Best Animated Feature.  Special props to Best Actor winner Sean Penn and Best Screenplay winner Dustin Lance Black both for the film Milk, each took a moment to stand up equal marriage rights for all.

Overall a well done show,  Hollwood seemed to show it's heart tonight.  If you have'nt seen any of these wonderful films please go out and have a Oscar movie day and enjoy"

The 28-year-old star, who died from an accidental drugs overdose a year ago, is only the second actor to receive a posthumous Oscar after British-born Australian Peter Finch won for Network in 1976.

Ledger had already won a clutch of industry honours, including a Bafta, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award, for his lauded performance in the Christopher Nolan-director comic book film and an Oscar win was considered almost a given ahead of Sunday's ceremony.

The award was accepted by Ledger's parents and his sister. Kim Ledger, the actor's father, thanked the Academy and British filmmaker Nolan for "allowing Heath the creative licence to develop and explore this crazy joker character".
"This award tonight would have humbly validated Heath's quiet determination to be truly accepted by you all here, his peers, within an industry he so loved," Mr Ledger said.

Presenter Kevin Kilne, a former best supporting Oscar winner, described Ledger's portrayal of the villainous character made famous by Jack Nicholson as "menacing, mercurial, droll and diabolical".
As his name was announced, cameras cut away to show fellow stars Anne Hathaway, who starred in Brokeback Mountain with Ledger, and Angelina Jolie, battling back tears.
Ledger's sister, Kate, dedicated the golden statuette to his young daughter with actress Michelle Williams, saying, "we proudly accept this award on behalf of your beautiful Matilda." The Perth-born star, who was previously nominated for a best actor Oscar in 2006 for Brokeback Mountain, was found dead in his New York apartment in January 2008.

His death was attributed to an accidental overdose of prescription drugs including sleeping pills, anti-anxiety medication and painkillers.
Ledger, also known for his roles in films including Monster's Ball, Ten Things I hate about You, A Knight's Tale and the Bob Dylan-inspired I'm Not There, beat fellow nominees Josh Brolin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert Downey Jr and Michael Shannon.

Since its release last summer, The Dark Knight has made more than one billion dollars at the global box office.

Earlier, Penelope Cruz won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in the Woody Allen comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Now this is amazing it's the first time a role like The Joker has been honored by winning this award! Normally Comic book movies are over looked come Oscar time while this was a special case since Ledger passed away I think it's only fair to say that regardless of his passing he deserved this award because he turned in a truly amazing performance, and this award was EARNED not given.

The saddest thing is that he is not with us anymore, and won't be able to be in future BATMAN movies, and or any movies for that matter.

Heath Ledger was really one of the best actors of our day, and he will be missed forever.
Like past screen legends who have left us to soon... (Brandon Lee, James Dean)

I was touched watching his family accent his award... At least they get to have this day to remember their son.

God bless you Heath, and Rest in Peace...

For Full list of 2009 Oscar Winners click here!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

IS Singer is finally out of the picture??? WAIT! There is more!

Well folks the day is finally here! Or atleast this is what is being reported over at "Aint it cool news" and other Superman related news sources like "SSS" which have helped to fight the good fight vs the evil Singerman franchise which did nothing but tarnish the Superman legacy on screen.

I for one saw this day coming the day that Singer explained his movie idea for the script, and showed just how un original, and unloyal to the source material that he is.

Bryan Singer is a cancer to the Superman franchise, and Mr Singer don't let the door hit your ass on the way out fast enough please! Thank you for stopping by, and never return!

Now the news goes as follows:
Bryan Singer has refused to undertake a re-boot of the Superman franchise and has left the Executives at WB with no choice but to take a fresh creative direction.
He "refused"? HAHAHA More like was thrown out by the FANS!
He stated the Wachowski Brothers had been approached to re-boot the franchise as a trilogy and they are currently reviewing their options as its like being asked to take the final play in a superbowl final. Says if they do agree, he will likely either succumb to providing second unit support on the movie or will champion the directorship of Plastic Man - He started to giggle as he stated its like a young child for the Brothers and they wont give that up easily.

- Says, the very thought of the brothers making a superman movie is unbelievable as they have grown up in the world of comic books and they would be ideal for the project.
I want to be happy right now but this news comes a bit bitter sweet as for with one gay director leaving the project to bring on a duo of directors which one is a cross dresser who has a fetish for homo erotic looking imagry in his film I worry that they won't be any better.

The Wachowski Siblings (Since Larry is reported to have had a sex change!) are all wrong for this project!

While yes they did show how cool it would look to have someone flying on film they have made no good movies since 1999, and that was THE MATRIX which had two sequels that probably blew as many cocks as Bryan Singer, and the Transexual Larry Wacko! Now I'm not homophobic for I'm not afraid of gay people, and I don't hate or bash gay people in public I have gay family memebers, and I am even all for them being in the Army out, and open.

Hell I will go as far as to say that I believe all gay people should have the right to get married.
But I believe it's a bad idea to have another GAY director involved in a project which got some very negative buzz over the whole "Gay Superman" agenda of Bryan Singers.

Let's stop the Bullshit already, and let's listen to what the fans want! I think it's been made clear who the fans want as Superman, and now I don't think it's far fetched that the WB actually for once listened to the fans, and did the right thing!

This Generation already has a face to the role of SUPERMAN, and that's Tom Welling.
What should happen is the creators of Smallville should take the task to bring Superman to life on the big screen just how they did on tv but on a much bigger scale, and with an improved budget, and since we havent seen him even fly yet you can still explore so much that hasn't been seen on the show!

Plus best part, and this is a bonus part! NO NEED TO RE-DO the origins!
We would have had 8 or 9 seasons worth of backstory told on tv for that! People who have never seen the show could pick up the entire series watch them after they see the movie, and find out the back story.

This is the modern day look to SUPERMAN... Period! To cast anyone else in the next decade would result in another actor taking the bashing Brandon Routh took from the fans, and after the turnout that Superman Returns was I doubt the WB wants another flop on their heads!

They want a hit, and they want it badly!!! I think that having Tom's Superman wear the suit for the first time, and fly, and fight using all of Supermans powers on the big screen would be a dream come true for MILLIONS!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Review: Smallville Power

Smallville Episode 8x14

Official CW description:
An explosion at LuthorCorp kills all the Board members and injures Oliver (Justin Hartley), who was there to announce the merger of his company with LuthorCorp. Oliver believes that Lex is responsible for the blast, but Clark (Tom Welling) and Lana (Kristin Kreuk) learn that the bomber is Winslow Schott (Chris Gauthier), a toymaker and former Queen Industries employee with a grudge against Oliver.

Note: This is the last episode with Kristin Kreuk as Lana Lang.

I thought the show was excellent, and while what happens to Lex isn't what I wanted to see happen the show's producers have to give the character some closure incase this is the last season, and with Michael not wanting to do the show anymore this is a fine way to leave it as is for now.

If the show continues on, and if Michael wants to return or they want to return the character they could always say that he didn't blow up, and it was a clone or a dummy or a rig job or some crap, and bring LEX back.

I think this show could have all new life for a few more seasons if they do more episodes about Lois & Clark next season! I think that could be nice for a change so I for one am happy to see Lana, and Lex leave for now.

They both left with cliff hangers really because who is to say that Lana or Clark don't find a cure for what she got!? Could happen! And like I said Lex could always be brought back.

But that's if they want to return, and the show is still on if they end it without ever bringing them back this serves as a nice send off.

After all in the big picture who is to say they don't come back like I said but those years are far in the futures storyline, and nothing we will see on tv since the show would be off the air so it doesn't matter.

This episode leaves the question always there with Lana & Lex.
.. But it also removes them from the shows core group which now could be replaced with new people that could add more depth to the show.

For example they still haven't finished with Doomsday, and maybe more characters from the DCU will make a cameo if there is more seasons.

I personally have my fingers crossed with getting Hal Jordan to show up on the show...
Other then that in closing it was a terrific episode, and Tom Welling's acting is getting amazing in this role! He was excellent!

Till next time!

Review by: [The Man From Krypton]