Higlander is Getting a Reboot.. But…..



The idea of Highlander being rebooted/reimagined has been kicking around Hollywood for some time now. The powers that be, in this case Lionsgate, have now officially green lit the project. They have signed on Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, Intruders) to sit in the director’s chair. They have tasked Art Marcum, Matt Holloway (Iron Man) and Melissa Rosenberg (Twilight: Breaking Dawn) to pen the new venture. But the big question is: Who will don the kilt and be Connor MacLeod of the Clan MacLeod? The powers answer to this question….


Ryan Reynolds…. SCHWAAAA?


Don’t get me wrong. I like Ryan. He seems like a loveable guy. He is charming, witty and undeniably a good looking dude… but for this role… I am skeptical. And the last time I was this skeptical about him being cast in something, Green Lantern happened. He was ok, but he was not the right choice for Hal Jordan and I really question him as the choice for Connor MacLeod.


Kevin McKidd would make a fantastic Highlander… mostly because he is one… Not a mythical human who fights for ‘The Prize’ but no, an actual Scotsman. I would love to see him play that role. But it doesn’t look like that will happen. It should… but it won’t.


Now what does this mean for Deadpool, the role that Ryan is actually right for? From what I have read, it doesn’t look good for the snarky superhero. Not good at all. This is sad; because when I heard they were making that movie I was excited. Now the likelihood of Deadpool seeing the light of day is slim to none and I think I see slim buying a train ticket for a different destination.



Avengers (fans) Assembled!



Apparently I was the only one who didn’t go out and see The Avengers this weekend. It started out with a strong midnight showing and then it was like the Juggernaut bitch, gaining momentum until it shattered Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2’s previous record of $169.2 million. When the dust settled, The Avengers had set the new three day opening record; $200.3 million! Now the top ten in that category, according to Box Office Mojo, looks like this:

The Avengers, $200.3 million
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, $169.2 million
The Dark Knight, $158.4 million
The Hunger Games, $152.5 million
Spider-Man 3, $151.1 million
The Twilight Saga: New Moon, $142.8 million
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1, $138.1 million
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, $135.6 million
Iron Man 2, $128.1 million
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, $125 million

And even better, after just over a week in worldwide release, it has grossed a smashing $641.8 million. With that said, dear friends, let up push this to the ultimate top. Let’s make this the highest grossing film of all time. Let us put Joss at the top of that list!! I will be doing my part this week sometime and you should too!



Today is a Special Day…



On this day, many moons ago, my sinister looking cohort sprung forth from his biological prison that had held him for as long as it could.


In celebration of that auspicious day, we raise our glasses of Ireland’s finest, sing a joyous Gaelic ditty and toast the man, the myth, the legend that is Scuzz.


Happy Birthday my friend. Know that you are and will always be loved.



It’s A Bouncing Baby……



Adding to the diversity of TAMN web world, I am happy to announce the creation of ”The Rec Room’. In this section of The Average Movie Nerd ‘verse, you will be able to find trailers, reviews and other assorted information about different video games that are out there or will be out there. To add to the fun, there will also be some analog input into ‘The Rec Room’ with looks at different board games that we enjoy.

I will post the first video game review later today. Thanks to my partner in crime, Scuzz, for being the video game guy and contributing to the creation of ‘The Rec Room’!!!



Music Monday



When I say all things media I mean it. I want to be able to share my thoughts on all I see and hear. Thus Music Mondays is born. Every Monday I am going to try to post a video of a new song I heard and like or an old favorite that may be stuck in my head. There may be music posts thrown up on the site on days other than Monday too. So keep an eye and ear out!!



Big News!!!



The first ever “The Average Movie Nerd: The Podcast” is in the can! Look for it in the near future!!! I am so excited!!!! (you can tell my excitement from all the exclamation marks!!!!!)

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