June 30, 2012

Moving On

As a friend of mine has taken to saying, "PACK YOUR PLAYSTATION AND GET OUT!"

Yes, the time has come. Films From the Supermassive Black Hole has enjoyed a good run in its current home. Truth be told, I'm absolutely thrilled with the time I spent here. The site went from this unknown entity with barely any content to a fairly thriving institution with a decent reader base.

I also made some great friends along the way.

But now, it's time a for a change of scenery. I'm been wrestling with this notion for a health portion of this, the year of our lord 2012. A guy at Sundance who I got to talking with recommended that I make the jump, as it gives me more credibility.

Alright. That's a brand of juju I can jive with. I've been working at this for a couple of weeks now, and, with some help from a few buds, I think it turned out all right.

Make sure you update your blogrolls, links, and what have you. Thanks all for making this experiment worthwhile. And don't worry, there's more to come.

As a compatriot of mine once so eloquently put, OUT WITH THE OLD...

June 20, 2012

Big Things On The Horizon

The Black Hole will be closed for the next few days.

Some of you are privy to this information already, but for the rest of you...

There's something I need to work on in the meantime.

Here's some Muse to hold you over!

June 19, 2012

Trailer Trash: Resident Evil: Retribution

It's time root through some trailers. What sorts of wonderful things will be alluded to today?


GOD DAMN IT!!! WHY??? Five of these? Really?

June 14, 2012

Screaming, and Loving It

Ridley Scott, for some strange reason, has gotten into the habit of switching gears completely during the production of his films. Recall that Robin Hood was initially supposed to be told from the perspective of the Sheriff of Nottingham, rather the the green bedazzled outlaw. That final product didn't turn out to be all that, so you'd be forgiven for being worried about Prometheus. Prometheus started life as a basic prequel to Scott's legendary sci-fi/horror masterpiece Alien. Somewhere along the way though, Scott's ambition got bigger. Rather than simply tell where the xenomorphs come from and how that ship ended up on LV-426, Scott is going for something much bigger, and more cerebral. In a film that is equal parts philosophical character study, horror movie, and effects vehicle, Prometheus asks tough questions. Questions about life, human nature, God, etc. And while it runs into some bumps, the ambition and scope of the project cannot be overlooked, and Prometheus delivers the goods and turns in a thought provoking, engrossing, and chilling sci-fi epic.

June 8, 2012

Trailer Trash: Django Unchained

It's time to root through some trailers. What sorts of wonderful things will be alluded to today?



June 6, 2012

What A Wicked Game To Play: Part 2

Sweet lion of Lannister!!! Has it been a year all ready? It seems like only yesterday since Ned Stark lost his head, Daenerys hatched her dragons, and Tyrion stole our hearts. My how the time flies. And now a second round with the denizens of the Seven Kingdoms has come to an end. We saw horrors beyond our comprehension. We saw warfare of untold magnitude and destruction. We saw savagery that would make the hardest person squirm. And there was some nudity as well. Wouldn't be Game of Thrones if there wasn't. 

This season was one of many triumphs and a parse few set backs that nevertheless lived up the standard of quality that the brilliant first season laid out. In many cases, it ever surpassed it. 


June 4, 2012

Black As Raven, Dumb As Bricks

I don't know what the whole Snow White craze in Hollywood is all about. Between this and Mirror Mirror, we're getting more than our fair share of the "fairest of them all". Maybe the gods of showbiz are aware of some growing trend, but whatever. I have no stomach for speculation. All I know is that if this trend continues, we are in for some dire circumstances. Though it has good ideas, boasts spiffy visuals, and has one hell of a villain, Snow White and the Huntsman is a pretty terrible movie, with an awful screenplay, undeveloped heroes and predictable plotting. It's all dirt and grime and loud noises, and while I think it's a great move taking something as kiddy as Snow White and making it hyper dark, this is not the way to do it.

I'm the God of Thunder. You love vampires. This will never work!