The Space Between
Monday, May 31, 2004

Happy June, everybody.

Summer movie season is upon us, as this first weekend, the Entirety of Movie Studios are TERRIFIED of a little arty-house movie called "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."

I'm still learnin' how these blogs work-- is it a place for conversation, or just venting?-- but I'll try the former.

What movies shall tide us over until the mightiness of 'Serenity?' I mean, Harry Potter is all shiny and everything, but.... this bein' a place for space monkeys, is anyone out there jonesin' for, say, "The Chronicles of Riddick?" "I, Robot?" "Alien vs. Predator?"

Not exactly Whedon-esque, but.... thoughts?


Tuesday, June 1, 2004 7:01 PM


Not in the winter, but don't they have "The Incredibles" due out sometime soon?

And then there's this Dreamworks thing called "Shark Tale." (also CGI)

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 6:55 PM


Well, since Punisher has left and i just saw shrek 2, the only things I'm waiting for now are Dodgeball (looks hi-larious) and I, Robot.

then, from what i can tell....long wait till serenity unless pixar puts something out this winter

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 12:40 PM


Now that's some sense-talkin', Sikkukut! ;) I agree, every time I see a trailer for "Chronicles," it just looks so... so... OPULENT. Y'know, grandiose. Yeah, epic. Betrayal of the character? Maybe-- 'Pitch Black' was a simple little story and the first time David Twohy (the w/d) really held my attention.

But I trust the writer/director. Not many people saw "Below," but I stand by it... a great, SCARY film, that was difficult to fit into a genre, but still pretty clever.

"Sky Captain" got pushed back 'til September, I believe.... a bad sign.

I went and read "I, Robot" and indeed, it resembled the trailer in exactly Zero ways. The name of Will Smith's character isn't even in the book, though "I, Robot" the book was the first in a trilogy... we'll see. This movie deserves a blog if its own.

Mmm, yyyess.... "The Village" will be here soon, but it's not really sci-fi... What sci-fi can hold us? Maybe I'll just stick with the FF DVD's... maybe peek at "Titan A.E." again. Heh-heh.

Carry on.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 12:33 PM


Skycaptain had better be amazing. It deserves to be.

As for "I, Robot," I absolutely wouldn't have a problem with it if they had entitled it "Will Smith vs. the Killer Death Robots From Hell" and not pretended that it had anything to do with Asimov's work. As it is, I plan to see it just to see if I can hear him spinning in his grave.

I'm really excited about Chronicles of Riddick, because Pitch Black was very good and the character is incredible, but I'm getting very wary because Chronicles is looking a little too... epic. Which strikes me as a betrayal of the character and the world. Oh, well. It'll still be awesome.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 5:32 AM


Just saw The Day After Tomorrow yesterday and would highly recommend it.

Riddick looks horrible to me, but then again I'm not a big Vin Disle fan and the previews haven't been helping.

I saw a really good preview for I, Robot, which I must say IS growing on me... so I'm looking forward to that.

Also looking forward to The Villiage, as anything by M. Night is excellent viewing... on a side note, am I the only one who liked Unbreakable?

Also, my sleeper pick for this summer, The Door in the Floor! Jeff Bridges and Michelle Phifer in what looks to be an EXCELLENT movie!

And maybe I'll see that Serenity movie next year... ;-)

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 4:25 AM


Well, I liked "Pitch Black", so I'm looking forward to Riddick. And Sky Captain has Angelina Jolie in it as well as looking interesting in an odd/quirky way. For some reason it reminds me of the earlier Wild Card books.

Can't say that I'm all that enthused about either the "I, Robot" or "Alien vs Predator" things. I really like Asimov's robot books, but from what I've seen "I, Robot" is not going to be anything like any of his books.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 3:15 AM


I am counting the days until Riddick comes out. The Village also looks like it might not suck. Oh yeah and dodge ball because it has Wash in it besides the fact that it looks funny.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 2:14 AM


It just looks like a good hard-core scifi flick to me. Definately on my to watch list!

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 1:45 AM


Well, I want to see the last two definately, as well as Skycaptain (dont ask why, Im not sure). Riddick has been growing on me as I see more preveiws but I just cant get past the fact that its a spinoff of Pitch Black.


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