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But who will sue the Watchmen?

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“I hear always the admonishment of my friends:
‘Bolt her in, and constrain her!’
But who will watch the watchmen?
The wife arranges accordingly, and begins with them.”

Okay, so maybe the watching (as in when you’ll see the movie) will take a little longer than expected (cue the cries and whines of comic fanboys/girls),because FOX has its lawyers working double time.

The short of it?

Watchmen movie was scheduled for release March of next year, but with the lawsuit, that date might be later.

Why?

Well, from my total and poor understanding of the law, the legal battle between FOX and Warner Bros. kicked off because:

Between 1986-1990, Fox acquired exclusive movie rights to the DC comic series and screenplays. Then in 1991, Fox assigned some rights to Largo Entertainment with the understanding that FOX had exclusive rights to distribute the first motion picture version of Watchmen. Then, when Largo dismantled, and the rights went to a producer named Gordon, that producer was supposed to pay a buy out from FOX if he entered into any agreement with another studio to produce Watchmen (among other things.)

Well, Fox claims that neither Gordon or Warner Bros. paied the buy out price and well here we are…

Does that make sense?

If it doesn’t I’m sure you can find many an other website reporting about it in further detail right now. You can read where I got the scoop by clicking HERE.

Or you can watch a rerun of The Simpsons which featured watchmen author Alan Moore.

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How they managed to get him on the show, I’ll never know. I guess he has a good sense of humor, let’s hope the lawyers do too…eh

If for some reason you can’t view the complete episodes on the FOX site (Link on Milhouse photo), someone was nice enough to upload a clip on the YouTube. See it HERE.

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Movies are Moving yours and Mind

Sally Y Harry

It’s interesting that I’d find something like THIS considering that I was talking about something like that already.

The internet! Acck, it’s like got powers or something right?!!

Sure, the article mentioned up there reads more like a snippet. A quickie about how Americans are more comfortable assessing judgments on objects vs. East Asians and how they better judges of relationships.

I think that’s what they were going for…Not so much about bad movies making for bad daters, right?

Well MY idea was less about judging objects/judging films or East Asians and more about how there are a good number of movies that probably shaped the person I am today.

Film in the head

I was an impressionable youth. I still am.

Just right off the bat, the movies that come to mind are (in no particular oder)

Annie Hall

Urban Cowboy

The Goonies

Logan’s Run

Gremlins

The Last Star Fighter

Shampoo

So let’s get this. Just looking at this list, you’re thinking I’m a neurotic Texan set on finding treasure all the while avoiding eating after midnight in case I have to save the planet via my joystick all the while maintaining a number of hair appointments. Close?

No.

Not entirely, but we’re getting there.

Alright, let’s get this show started shall we?

The Goonies:

Ah, My feel good movie. My dream scenario (And yes, it does include “The Truffle Shuffle”)

What’s not to enjoy about this straight out of the 80’s classic.

Corey wasn’t crying over vegatables and Josh Brolin was sizzlin’ (We’ll refer to this boy hotness in another segment, I promise.)

To this day I can’t pass an empty cabin, or box of Rocky Road without some brief Goonie imagery. “That’s what I said!”

I remember wishing, shoot, I still wish I could go on an adventure that results in me making friends with a guy named “Sloth” and a bag full of treasure. Most of all, I want a group of friends that’ll go on that said adventure to save my house from being torn down.

How many of your friends will take up with a goon, fight off ex cons, find pirate booty and then let you use it?

Uh huh.

The Goonies were also the “uncool” kids(Hello Blog title plug!), and they were a good bunch of kids.

I can only hope to be a Goonie some day…

Huddled below the surface calling out through a well for a bucket and still making wishes…

Makes me think of a really good saying that goes:

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Goonies R’ Good Enough for EVERYTHING!

Logan’s Run:

Yeah pretty self explanatory, no? I feel safe in saying that anyone who’s viewed the film blows their birthday candles and wonders when their palm will light up.

I remember catching this little gem on the television at a very young age. An age when you still think everything your parents say is true and 30 is light light years away.

You watch it for kicks again in your teens (Again, probably on cable) and mostly you wonder why the guy from Austin Powers (Basil) would have been considered a leading man.

Lately I see it in the bargin bin at Best Buy and keep walking.

I’m not a “Runner” yet!

Actually we’ll get to it on our next installment.

Yeah this one is going to be continued ya’ll.

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