Two More Reasons to Read

Of all the Websites I’ve discovered while attending the regular monthly meetings of New Hampshire Media Makers, the one I’m most addicted to at the moment is Cinema Suicide. The site is billed as “a celebration of cheap thrills,” and while it’s #1 contributor Bryan White spends most of time writing about the horror genre (understandably so, given the site’s name), it’s also a great place for little tidbits like the two I’ve chosen to highlight today. If you’re in the market for daily nuggets of genre-ey goodness, Cinema Suicide is a must-bookmark, its RSS feed a must-subscribe.

Here are the two articles that excited me most over the past couple of days:

  • The vastly underappreciated 1986 film masterpiece Howard the Duck is finally coming to DVD. Somewhere online, I once wrote of my love for Howard—I think it was my friend Beth’s site, but I’m not sure, and I can’t find it—and begged for a DVD. This was a few years ago. And boy, oh boy, am I stoked that my prayers have finally been answered. As Bryan points out, the DVD will include a slew of extras too, including “A Look Back at Howard the Duck,” “Releasing the Duck,” and more. But man, all I really care about is Lea Thompson. As long as Lucasfilm hasn’t digitally replaced her with, like, Miley Cyrus, or Lindsay Lohan, it’s all good in my book.
  • The comic book series Fables is being developed as a pilot for ABC. Bryan makes a slew of good points about how this could be very cool—Fables is one of my favorite series—but could also be very shitty. Comic series are better suited for TV than film, says Bryan (I couldn’t agree more), but the fact that the pilot is in the hands of people associated with Lost and Heroes is troublesome. Both of those series are favorites of mine, but Fables is a series that could drown in continuity-hell pretty easily, and that’s not what you want in a pilot. You want to get people interested in the story, and the story of Fables is an interesting one—fairy tale characters exiled from their homelands are living in modern-day New York City. Here’s hoping it turns out well.

And those are just two of the great little stories that Cinema Suicide is putting out every day. Please do give them a visit, and tell ‘em Geek Force Five sent ya.