Posts Tagged ‘hollywood’

Steampunk-ing the Musketeers, really?

Monday, April 8th, 2013

I’m avoiding the rain outside, yesterday, and looking through the channels, I see the name Milla Jovovich on some movie dated 2011, yet another Three Musketeers remake.  I’ve got a soft spot for Milla, and turn to the channel, just in time to see here character be abducted by an ‘airship’ in the steampunk tradition of a heavy wooden sailing vessel with a bag overhead.  As I’m watching, I can’t help but be amused by the whole silliness of trying to squeeze modern steampunk bits, into an old story, set in a realistic environment.  In the end, they just ignore anything that gets in the way of having the spectacle  of naval battle, done above sea level, complete with the “why don’t they just fire at the airbag, instead of the wooden ship” silliness.  Nothing at all about hanging a massive wooden warship off the top spire of Notre Dame, that requires exceptional belief suspension.

In the end, even having only seen the last 45 mins of the film, I am not surprised I’d never heard of this one before.

Mess Me Up, Hollywood!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Between Dan Akroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka and Danny Devito’s Limoncello, I think one could have an enjoyable evening of inebriation. Too bad neither one will ever show up in the state run liquor stores we have to pick from up here in the Northwest.

UPDATE:  After making a special trip to the liquor store, while in Vegas for other business, and picking up bottles of both, I stop in the state liquor store this weekend, and find out that we’ve started carrying the limoncello.  Still no Crystal Skull.

The limoncello is quite nice, and better than the other brand that the store carries.

UPDATE2:  Washington State liquor stores stopped carrying Danny’s limoncello (boo), but they did start carrying Dan’s skull vodka, and he did come out for a signing.