Hello, everybody. It’s Saturday morning, and that means… I’m a day late with the Weekly Weblinks. Sorry. Those of you who follow me on Twitter knew of the delay in advance, of course, but for those who don’t (or missed it, or just want an explanation), there are a few simple reasons that came together to hold it back by a day. First, because I lost track of how fast October was going by, I wound up with a bit more Halloween Haunters content than I had days for in October. This meant that it wound up going on through November 2nd, which left Friday being a little bit busy between a large post and the round-up. Adding a third post for the Weekly Weblinks would have seemed a bit of a disservice to it. Plus, the fact that my posts for November 1 and 2 were fairly lengthy meant I had less time to spend reading other peoples’ blogs, and had to have the extra day to catch up.
The extra day would have been necessary anyway though thanks to a glitch in my email server. I follow most of the blogs I read by having the post notifications emailed to me — I can and do keep track on Twitter and Facebook, of course, but email is most helpful to me in keeping them organized. And for some nutty reason, the virus scanner on my mail server decided to hold on to absolutely everything and not let me see it for a few days. I’m still not entirely sure it’s released everything at this point. The end result is that I had quite a rush job on catching up on everything once I finally had it available. But things are finally straightened out, and I’ve selected some choice reviews from other bloggers — four of them for new films. There’s also some interesting news on the upcoming film front. Click through to find out what’s going on. Continue reading →
It’s Friday morning, time for the Weekly Weblinks. Around the blogging network this week, there are a couple reviews of new films and a couple reviews of older horror films, ranging from 1931 to 2010. Plus, a roundtable interview with the cast of one of this week’s new movies.
In the news, there’s a bit of television series news, the next next film from the Wachowskis, the resurrection of a long-dead film, and one nutty intellectual property lawsuit. To find out what it’s all about, read on. Continue reading →
I’m a big fan of the superhero genre. I had nearly the entire Super Powers Collection of action figures when I was a kid. I watched all the different incarnations of Super Friends in the 80s, then the animated series of Batman and Spider-Man in the 90s. I read comics when I could find them as a kid, and for a few years again as an adult (had to quit that; too low of a quality-to-dollar ratio.) And if I have an opportunity to watch a superhero movie, even if I think it’s probably bad, I’ll usually take a chance on it. So when I had such a chance to watch Mosaic online, I took it.
Mosaic, more fully titled as Stan Lee Presents: Mosaic, is a straight-to-video animated film from POW Entertainment and Anchor Bay Entertainment. Scott Lobdell, who wrote the Uncanny X-Men comics for a period in the 90s, adapted a screenplay from Stan Lee’s story of a new superhero. It’s one of a handful of direct-to-video superhero films “presented” by Stan Lee around 2006-2007, and of the three I’m aware of (the others being The Condor and Lightspeed) it seems to have gotten the best reception on IMDb. It’s still not setting the world on fire there, it’s just falling on the right side of the good/bad line.