Who's laughing now!!!

You know what I love? I love this new fangled marketing, that viral marketing that keeps everyone so busy. And that's just the point isn't, geeks have been growing in power and influence over the last few years and its got everyone scared, especially the movie people. Lets face it, it is a terrifying prospect. So they came up with viral marketing, keeps the geeks busy while they can get on with their jobs.

The Dark Knight is the latest to blow smoke up their collective asses and has a website were you can view the new teaser for the film, amongst other things.


You ever dance with the devil by the pale moonlight?

Casting Rumours - Genius or madness??

There is currently more comic book films in some stage of development than there are sweaty palmed geeks looking at Internet pictures of Hayden Panettiere. Some of these are good ideas, some of these are certainly bad but its the same for any movie, you get a bunch of idiots behind the scenes who don't know the first thing about movies but lots about money then your screwed. Strangely however there seems to be some interesting developments surrounding a lot of these films that could mean alot of them are going to rock, brains seems to be winning over brawn.

The latest buzz is possible casting for the Watchmen film, this ones been in development since film was invented, its an enigma, the grail of comic book movies. Does it matter that Heroes already covered its storyline in a rather competent way so everyone who hasn't read it will think its old news? Who can say.

The casting rumors for this film have been churning away for some time now and heres the latest: Ozymandias is to be played by Matthew Goode, Laurie Juspeczyk (hope i got that right) aka Silk Spectre is to be played by Malin Akerman. The last two have been around for a little longer with Billy Crudup as Mr Manhattan and the finally the biggest character in the whole thing, the man whose special ability is being a bit wrong in the headbox, Rorshach is to be played by Jackie Earle Haley.

Now other than Crudup I haven't really experienced the acting ability of most of this cast, though thats not always a bad thing. One good thing however is Goode is a Brit and he's playing the bad guy and you know we rule at playing bad guys.

The other casting rumor to hit is an odd one, from an odd development, its the Punisher sequel and this ones had some big ups and downs. I personally loved the first film, I don't think it was perfect but it had a certain violent charm that just made me smile. The role of Punisher was in the hands of Thomas Jane originally and he'd been behind the sequel 100% right after the last film. Intrigue ensued however and he has now dropped out stating that he could not be involved in a film that would be in no way faithful to either the source material or the action movie genre.

So who have the got to replace him, Ray Stevenson of course, don't recognize the name, me either but if I mention Titus Pullo you may know who I'm talking about. Its our friendly neighbourhood killing machine of Rome fame. But just cause he can rip a room full of guys apart in a few seconds leaving nothing but blood stained walls and an ichy pool to wade through, does that make him a good choice for The Punisher? erm...actually when you put it that way.

Before I go can I just point out these films change more than public opinion, you fickle bunch, so expect more updates.

The Devil Wears...fold away shoes???

When my friend and yours the legend in his own bedroom that is Geeky Tom, asked me to join him on his blog my first thought was "right, lets mix things up". So you've got Games, know a bit about those, there's Films and I love those in a way only a man can in those long lonely nights, same goes for TV. Finally Pirates, occasionally I like to take on the appearance of a pirate and who doesn't.

Lots to work with there, of course I decided to completely ignore all that and in my typical geeky ADD style I'm going to talk about shoes. But not just any shoes, oh no, high heel shoes, yup you heard me, on blog headlined by someone called Geeky Tom I'm going to talk about high heel shoes. Come...enjoy my madness.

The most unusual thing about these particular shoes (and these are some wierd ass shoes) is their creator, it's Sheilas' Wheels. I'm sorry for speaking the name, I know now that you're hearing that same ear bleeding whine in your head as you try with all power to forget that song. Here's the cool bit though, these bad boys aint just high heels, oh no, the very special heel folds away allowing the wearer a more comfortable flat shoe.

Just so we're clear, yes i'am a bit wierd but I just love crazy little inventions like this, it in no way effects my life but its just kinda cool. Bet it's japanese, love the way they think.

And why might you ask has Sheila taken it upon her self to create a shoe of all things? Something to do with women putting themselves at risk driving while wearing the wrong foot wear. Now I've spoke to a few women in my time and women wearing the wrong footwear is a problem which stretches far beyond driving.

Wait I've had an idea what about shoes with airbags so that when girls fall over they can land softly! I see a theme here. Oh yes and here's a picture of those shoes.