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The Simpsons Stamps

Woohoo! On May 7th, 2009 the US Postal service will start selling Simpsons Stamps.

“This is the biggest and most adhesive honor The Simpsons has ever received,” said Matt Groening, creator and executive producer of The Simpsons.

You can actually pre-order the stamps now, but I just tried and the online store seems to be having some technical difficulties at the moment. I’m sure they’ll have it back up and running soon.

USPS Press Release | via Neatorama

Excellent Sprint Now Commercial

Lets face it, most TV commercials pretty much suck. But, once in a while, one comes out that’s a real gem. This commercial for the Sprint Now Network is a perfect example. It’s extremely well done, and it actually made me laugh out loud when I saw it on TV tonight.

The commercial was produced by Goodby, Silverstein & Partners, here in San Francisco. They’ve also built a pretty interesting website to go with the campaign.

The Watchmen – 3 hours I’ll never get back

Dr. Manhattan, The Watchmen

2 Stars

I finally went to see The Watchmen tonight, and I have to say I’m sorry I did. I was very disappointed.

The film had some nice visuals, and it had a couple concepts that could have been really interesting to explore, but the story (if you can call it that) dragged on and on, and never really went anywhere. I was ready to leave about halfway though.

I did like the idea of the Dr. Manhattan character… becoming so disconnected from humanity when he’s altered in such an extreme way. I also liked the idea of what may happen to masked heros as they age, or what their personal lives might be like, but although the film touched on these story lines it just didn’t go far enough.

I was also a little confused by the fact that, with exception to Dr. Manhattan, none of these masked heroes appeared to be anything other than normal humans, yet they still exhibited super-human abilities… like punching though concrete walls and catching bullets with their bare hands. I also had no idea what caused Warshak’s mask to move, or what was up with that strange, horned, egyptian cat that just came out of nowhere (and why was no one surprised to see it)?

I’m giving The Watchmen 2 stars, and I should clarify my scale by saying I give one star simply for making a movie. The other star is for the few points in the film that I did like, but they weren’t enough to make this an enjoyable experience.

Save your money and wait for The Watchmen to come on TV… late at night when you don’t mind falling asleep while watching.

Star Trek Movie Marathon at The Castro, March 6-8

Star Trek The Motion Picture

Woohoo! The Castro Theatre here in San Francisco is having a Star Trek Marathon, March 6th through the 8th (2009). They will be showing Star Trek 1-6, starring the original cast.

Of course I’ve seen all the movies, but it will be great to see them on the big screen, again. Here’s the show times currently listed from the site:

Friday, March 6th (double feature):
Star Trek The Motion Picture – 2:15pm, 7:00pm
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – 4:45pm, 9:30pm

Saturday, March 7th (double feature):
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock – 2:30pm, 7:00pm
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home – 4:35pm, 9:05pm

Sunday, March 8th (double feature):
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier – 2:45pm, 7:00pm
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country – 4:50pm, 9:05pm