Friday, March 12, 2010

Movies, Tech, and Stuff

The Apple iPad is available for pre-order this Monday.

Now, the more I hear about it, the more tempting it becomes. However, there's still that pesky Flash issue. I've got to wait until they fix that!

My friend John wrote a song about this issue - about the 'blue Lego.' It's hilarious - go check out the lyrics at Sci-Fi Songs

Sony announced the Move, a motion-sensitive controller designed to compete with the Wii's controller. Available this fall for $100, it will work with games that involve guns, swords, bows and arrows, and more. It's supposed to work with current games as well as new releases designed specifically to use the device. We shall see...

The new poster for Tron: Legacy is out, courtesy of Slashfilm:
Hoping the movie is as cool as the posters and trailers!

Also saw that Charles B. Pierce died this past weekend at the age of 71. He did The Legend of Boggy Creek and The Town That Dreaded Sundown.

Still bummed about the Oscars. However, as you can see from the running total in my sidebar, James Cameron is laughing all the way to the bank...

And two people passed along awards to me this week.

Michele at Southern City Mysteries gave me the Writers Know Award for my completed manuscript.

Yay! Thanks a bunch, Michele!

And Helen at Straight From Hel thinks I am a Sugar Doll.

Don't think she knows me very well...

Thanks, Helen!


L. Diane Wolfe said...

Tron poster is pretty!

DEZMOND said...

Congrats on the awards, it seems you're more successful at those award ceremonies that Cameron :PPP

I was also amazed by the new TRON poster when I saw it yesterday. I wish your book could have illustrations like those in every chapter to illustrate the plot :)

Helen Ginger said...

I didn't even know a new Tron movie was in the works! Will be there for that. If you get the iPad, I want to hear your review and thoughts about it. I'm still not ready to jump up to the checkout counter.

As always, a fun post, Sugar Doll.

Straight From Hel

Nigel G Mitchell said...

The iPad, to me, seems completely useless. So maybe I'm missing something. Or maybe it's more Apple frenzy.

I'm personally glad "Avatar" lost the Oscar. In 20 years, I have doubts about what impact "Avatar" will have beyond the special effects.

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the awards. I like the Tron poster too!

The Old Silly said...

Kudos on yet even more awards, and WOW - that IS a pretty impressive poster!

Marvin D Wilson

Summer Frey said...

Hmm...Tron. Guess we'll see about that. I'm not sold on the iPad; I'd be too terrified of imminent droppage to ever use it to its full potential. :-)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dez, too funny!
I'm still waiting on the cover art for my book. I think that will be the only artwork, but perhaps if you read it someday you'll be inspired to create a piece.

Helen, if I bow to the pressure, I will give a review!

Monkey, the iPad is just a large iTouch, but with features such as a Word type program and an eReader. I like gagets, so still mulling over the idea.

Thanks Jemi and Marvin.

Summer, as in dropping it on the ground? Won't tell you how many times I've dropped my iTouch...

DEZMOND said...

I'll reserve my seat as the costume designer in CASSASTAR when some big Hollywood studio buys the rights for the adaptation :)) Your only condition would be for them to hire me as the costume genius :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dez, you have a deal!