Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Man of Steel Update

Today was my first day in New York City.  I came here with my sister for Comic Con but like last year we got here early to see a little of the city and see a show.  This year we picked GRACE starring Paul Rudd, Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, and Ed Asner.

We were fortunate enough to meet the cast after the show and get their autographs.  I told them how much I loved it (I really did and I highly recommend the show to you!) while my sister took some pictures.

The best moment was when Michael Shannon came over and I told him I was over the moon excited for MAN OF STEEL.  This is what followed:

MS - Oh yeah? So do you think I'll be a good Zod? (he said very innocently, probably thinking I might give a sarcastic answer [I had just told him we were in town for Comic Con])

JJ - Yeah I think you'll be like Heath Ledger ya know?  No one's gonna expect what you're gonna do with it.

MS - The film is really incredible.  These kinda films though tend to have a lot of computer effects and all that (that seemed to bother him a bit, after seeing this show it's clear he's all about practicality and true performance)

JJ - Well the director (Zack Snyder) is kinda like that tho

MS - Yeah but nobody has a visual style like him.  No one makes movies the way he does.  It's really incredible.  (Without meaning to, I felt like I had talked trash about Snyder.  Mihael immediately stood up for him.)

JJ - Yeah that's true.

MS - Honestly I'm scared to follow Terrence Stamp as Zod.  Ya know?  He scared the shit outta me when I was a kid and watched Superman.

(everyone laughs and he continued talking to other members of the audience)

There ya have it folks.  A candid, impromptu interview with Michael Shannon about MAN OF STEEL.  Tune in the rest of the week for more NYC updates!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sorry for the lack of reviews last week Most comics I got were good but did not strike me as noteworthy