Thursday, January 27, 2005

Quills and links

From, yet another award show: The Quills. Actually the cynicism is undeserved. NBC and Reed Business (the people who publish Publisher's Weekly) are organizing this thing for October. Being the booky person I am, I'm mildly looking forward to this. It will be interesting to see how these book awards work out. There are 16 categories including Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, Book of the Year, Graphic Novel of the Year, Desgin, and Children’s Book of the Year. The rest of the nominees and information is available at I guess they are sort of like the Peoples’ Choice Awards for books.

War! The Republic is crumbling
under attacks by the ruthless
Sith Lord, Count Dooku.
There are heroes on both sides.
Evil is everywhere.
Go read the rest of the intro text from Revenge of the Sith at Star

Some may ask, will there be a video game based on the forthcoming Batman Begins? Of course. It is being made by EA Games, one of the best game companies out there (LOTR, Madden NFL, NHL 2005, MVP Baseball). Chances are I will eventually get it, but before that I need to get Prince of Persia 2 and MVP Baseball.

Overall I think its safe to say the trend of making video games based on movies is much better than making movies based on video games. Anybody remember Super Mario Brothers with Bob Hoskins, or Double Dragon with Scott Wolf (of Party of Five fame), or Mortal Kombat with Christopher Lambert [as an Asian!!!] or even the dreadful looking forthcoming game-to movies Bloodrayne and Alone in the Dark? Hell at one point The Rock was rumored to star in a movie based on Spy Hunter. Fucking Spy Hunter!1

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