I’m a huge fan of super heroes in comics, movies and TV, but there are those who aren’t content to live the caped lifestyle vicariously. Like Dave “Kick-Ass” Lizewski, the members of the Real Life Super Hero Project have decided to take matters into their own hands to make the world a better place. Calling their cause Creative Altruism, most of them have the good sense to save the day through activism and volunteer works, though MSNBC reports that there are a few whose good intentions are less than welcome.
Masked people at crime scenes is a recipe for disaster, Seattle police Detective Jeff Kappel said, noting that officers often arrive at chaotic scenes where they must quickly sort out suspects from victims and bystanders.
“Put yourself in our shoes,” he said. “… We don’t know who we’re dealing with when we show up.”
Personally, I think the cause is crazy awesome when it doesn’t interfere with actual law enforcement or needlessly endanger innocent bystanders, so check them out. Also keep an eye out for the documentary Superheroes, which premiered last month at the Slamdance film festival and may see wider distribution this summer.
The dinner table needs more galactic peace and prosperity so you can boldly season your favorite foods. StarTrek.com reports that these Enterprise and shuttlecraft salt and pepper shakers will be available early next year for $15.
La-La Land Records has announced that a limited number of special edition soundtracks will be available starting today for Batman Returns, Home Alone, Jade and Star Trek V: The Final Frontier. The limited edition sets will go on sale and start shipping at 1PM Pacific.
BATMAN RETURNS: LIMITED EDITION (2CD-SET)
La-La Land’s Expanded Archival Collection returns to Gotham for this 2CD remastered and expanded presentation of Danny Elfman’s magnificent score to the 1992 Warner Bros. motion picture blockbuster BATMAN RETURNS, starring Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer and Danny DeVito, directed by Tim Burton. Composer Elfman (BATMAN, MARS ATTACKS, WANTED, ALICE IN WONDERLAND) revisits his iconic theme and expertly weaves it into a sumptuous musical experience, bringing to life the film’s breathtaking action and rich emotional and psychological underpinnings. Produced by Neil S. Bulk, Dan Goldwasser and MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson from Shawn Murphy’s first generation three-track digital mixes, this limited edition release features more than 30 minutes of previously unreleased music, including alternate cues. The in-depth, exclusive liner notes are by John Takis and the art direction is by David C. Fein. This release is limited to 3500 Units.
STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER: LIMITED EDITION (2CD-SET)
La-La Land Records, in association with Sony Music and Paramount Pictures, presents the expanded 2CD-SET of Jerry Goldsmith’s (PATTON, THE OMEN, FIRST KNIGHT, THE EDGE) rousing orchestral score to the 1989 Paramount Pictures motion picture STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER, starring William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and DeForest Kelly, directed by William Shatner. Produced for La-La Land Records by Lukas Kendall, Mike Matessino, and Didier C. Deutsch, supervised by Bruce Botnick and Ken Hall, and mastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios, this comprehensive presentation of Goldsmith’s score features more than 45 minutes of previously unreleased music, including alternate cues. The original 1989 soundtrack release is also included here. In-depth, exclusive liner notes by Jeff Bond and Lukas Kendall take you behind the movie and its music. Bruce Botnick also contributes exclusive comments. Art direction is by Mark Banning. This is a limited edition of 5000 Units.
Via Film Score Monthly
Let’s face it: Marty McFly was stylish. In his Calvin Klein underwear, stonedwashed jeans and life-preserver vest, he’s lightly dated, but still looks good. Head to the far off 2015, and his son shows us how we’ll be dressing when we finally get there. You can get ready for future fashions with the Back to the Future Marty McFly Hat Prop Replica from Entertainment Earth.
My favorite comic series of 2010 has been Nick Spencer’s Morning Glories:
Morning Glory Academy is one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country. But behind its hallowed doors, something sinister and deadly lurks. When six brilliant but troubled new students arrive, they find themselves trapped and desperately seeking answers in a place where nothing is what it seems to be!
Shadowline and Image have announced a double dip discount for the series. The trade paperback, collecting the first six issues will be released on February 16, 2011 at the affordable introductory price of $9.99. A week later, Morning Glories #7 will ship and drops the cover price from $3.50 to $2.99. According to Spencer, “Issue 7 starts a new story arc, making it the perfect jumping-on point for new fans.”