The schedule for next months ISIL conference/retreat in Phoenix is gloriously online. Im doing an equality dance and a Rand/class-conflict dance.
Archive | December 23, 2009
I dont know about you, but the Dejah Thoris I remember would have had no difficulty escaping from this incredibly flimsy-looking cage:
Did I mention that this is going to be very bad?
While Disney and Pixar have been putting together a big-budget version of Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter of Mars, due out in 2012, apparently the folks at the Asylum who have churned out a number of low-budget direct-to-dvd Burroughs and Verne adapatations, as well as such cleverly-titled films as Transmorphers, Snakes on a Train, and AVH: Alien vs. Hunter have been working their magic on the same source material with Princess of Mars, another direct-to-dvd extravaganza that I hadnt even heard about until a passing reference on AICN this morning. (Here the main goal seems to be to hitch a ride on Avatars coattails; when the main Barsoom movie comes out, I imagine the Asylum will emit a sequel.)
You can see a trailer and some stills at this site. Yes, thats Traci Lords as a blonde, white-skinned Dejah Thoris; and yes, those are two-armed tharks. Yes, this looks very bad. Yes, Ill have to get it.
Check out Kevin Carson on Rachel Carson, DDT, and global warming. (And dont miss ex-agorist J. Neil Schulmans creative interpretive stylings in the comments section.)