I’ll admit that I really didn’t know much about this upcoming film “I, Frankenstein” which opens today but when I saw the trailers felt that it reminded me enough of the “Underworld” trilogy of films that it would be up my alley. I am a big fan of the Horror and Science-Fiction genres of film and this had a little bit of superhero action to its premise. At least this is what I thought when I saw the trailer.
Premise: Frankenstein’s monster, named Adam and having taken the surname of his creator, becomes involved in a war between two immortal clans in an ancient city; written and directed by Stuart Beattie, based on the graphic novel and original screenplay by Kevin Grevioux (taken from the film’s Wikipedia entry).
Aaron Eckhart as Adam Frankenstein
Bill Nighy as Naberius
Yvonne Strahovski as Terra
Miranda Otto as Leonore, Queen of the Gargoyles
Socratis Otto as Zuriel
Jai Courtney as Gideon, Leader of the Gargoyle Army
Kevin Grevioux as Dekar
Steve Mouzakis as Helek
Aden Young as Dr. Victor Frankenstein, Adam’s Creator
Deniz Akdeniz as Barachel
Virginie Le Brun as Elizabeth Frankenstein
Goran D. Kleut as Rekem
Another part that appealed to me was the idea of Frankenstein as an action here. We saw that not too long ago in DC Comics “The New 52” title “Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.” so I feel this would be a fun film to see. Will you be checking out this film when it opens today or perhaps wait until on Netflix or HBO.
It’s been awhile since fans of Eddie Trunk’s “That Metal Show” have been able to enjoy new episodes of the program, which ended Season 12 in the middle of July 2012. They are also back in the New York Groove and taping the episodes in the Big Apple which is something that the East Coast Rockers have been hoping for as well. The premiere episode of the season airs tonight on VH1 Classic.
I’ve said it time and time again here on the blog as much as the website about my diehard appreciation for that which is KISS and since the teaser poster for their upcoming documentary film was just released and shared across the Interwebs via the mighty Facebook I had to make sure to toss my coins into the fountain, or is that the best use of my two cents? Anyway, here is the poster. Looks sweet yes?
Caught the trailer for this while watching television a few days ago and felt that it was right up the alley of our readers who find these kind of heroic action films of interest. Today “The Legend Of Hercules” opens in theaters near you. It is directed by Renny Harlin and co-written with Daniel Giat, Giulio Steve and Sean Hood.
No you weren’t imagining things. You did indeed see a cameo by the legendary Judas Priest on last nights episode of “The Simpsons”.
I figured that with all of our comic book and animated feature postings here on the blog in addition to all that there Metal stuff I opine about on a daily basis that I should be acknowledging this little tidbit even if only for a moment. Did you see the episode at all? I don’t want to spoil too much about it but they appear for a hot minute and are referred to as a “Death Metal” band. That much surprised me since they are one of the founding forces of the Traditional Metal form and not a Death Metal band at all but I guess putting Cannibal Corpse or Behemoth on the show would have scared off viewers as much as it would leave many saying “who is this anyway”. The episode was a fun one and about piracy. Check it out on your On Demand capabilities when time allows. I’ve been a fan of The Simpsons for decades now and even longer for the mighty Judas Priest so it was a lot of fun seeing them presented on the show in any fashion.
Over the course of the series, Metal and Rock have been given some fun support and while I might be missing more than a few, the notable ones to our readers would be Metallica, Aerosmith, The Ramones, Smashing Pumpkins, Green Day, The Who, The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Spinal Tap. Whew. That is quite a list and I only hope we see KISS on their someday as well.