First up, have you seen the first trailer for The Avengers? Have you seen the fan-made shot-by-shot spoof of it? Labor of love, I'm telling you. (And thanks to Nikki Stafford for sending this our way)
The all-official trailer
Fans with too much time on their hands, but with some lovely dialogue: "Gentlemen - and that one hot chick over there."
Time will tell if the film is anything other than a summer popcorn flick with pretty explosions, but to hear Whedon dialogue being said by Robert Downey, Jr. gives me hope. And a happy.
Then this hit the world a couple of days ago - seems that when Whedon reached a break on Avengers, he gathered a few friends to put on a show in the barn. The difference is that these are vertigo-inducingly talented friends, he's got a big barn, and the source material is the frothy comedy Much Ado about Nothing.
Over at the Rewatch, Season Six hits a couple of episodes that sharply divided fans. Is anything we've been watching for nearly six years real? And "Seeing Red" - oh, my. I'm telling you, when things go bad on this show, they REALLY go bad. Let Alyson Buckman and Cynthea Masson explain it to you.
In class, we also were dealing with the question of "What is real?" with Alex Proyas' Dark City. How can you run out of time if you can control it? Who are you if your memories are switched around like so many
paper plates? And how does film noir mix with science fiction?
As I said, big week.