Archive for the ‘cartoons’ Category

‘Any word that embiggens the vocabulary is cromulent with me’

August 13, 2007

I’ve had to tell people for a long time now: if I say something that sounds like a quote, but you don’t immediately recognize it, it’s probably from The Simpsons.  Or Douglas Adams, but we’ve already covered that.

Turns out I’m not the only one.  And it may not be physically possible, but this article neither sucks nor blows.

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DC: Delicious Crack

August 6, 2007

The bad news is that, with the 2006 cancellation of Justice League Unlimited, the DC Animated Universe that began in 1992 with Batman The Animated Series seems to be dead.

The good news, at least, is that that frees up much of the talent behind the DCAU to work on the series of direct-to-DVD animated movies that will begin dropping later this year. We’ve already seen the trailer for Superman:Doomsday, an adaptation of the ‘Death Of Superman’ storyline, and now, here comes the first trailer (that I’ve seen, at least) for the one I’m most excited about, the adaptation of Darwyn Cooke’s “The New Frontier.”

Check it out behind the cut:

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What is Junque?

May 22, 2007

Well, that’s a good question. The easy answer would be to say, “it’s my site, so Junque is whatever I say it is.” So let’s start with that.

In the late 90s, I hosted The Movie Geek Show on Seattle Public Access TV. During one early episode, we were discussing what we considered the most essential movies of the last 20 years, and soliciting viewers opinions on same. This being 1996, our choices included such decidedly lowbrow faire as Highlander, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and the Star Wars trilogy. One caller cheekily noted our addiction to what she called “J-U-N-Q-U-E.”

So what is Junque? The easy answer would be to say, “it’s my site, so Junque is whatever I say it is.” So let’s start with that. Junque is lowbrow with a high IQ. Or it’s smart made stupid. It’s a bad monster movie, made with exquisite talent and skill. Or it’s something great, turned face-meltingly bad. Or it’s something boring and mediocre, that’s given that cracky twist to make it a total WTF experience.  Happy Days is not Junque, but this is:

And that’s Junque. The best of the worst, the worst of the best. And best of all, it’s my site, so Junque is whatever I say it is.

– King Zilch