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Superman, Batman and… SmuttyCat?

SmuttyCat-Batman
I’m Batman

The long awaited Superman and Batman team up movie has been announced, but fans are now in an uproar over casting.  As expected, Henry Cavill will reprise his role from Man of Steel.  With Christian Bale bowing out of the Batman role after Dark Knight Rises, a new Batman was needed.  And in walks controversy in the form of Ben Affleck.

Who is Batman

Now, SmuttyCat has nothing against Ben and thought his performance in Armageddon was excellent. But the fans have a point, if he killed off one superhero franchise (Daredevil), maybe he shouldn’t be trusted with another.  After all, Michael Keaton left an indelible impression of what Batman/Bruce Wayne should be. Tightly contained, a little demented and quietly brillant.  A cool combination of genius and the type of insanity not easily recognized that can be channeled into a weapon.

SmuttyCat for one has never seen these qualities depicted by Ben Affleck in his roles.  So, while not saying Ben can’t pull it off, the fans have reason to be wary.  But SmuttyCat has the answer to the fans’ concerns.

SmuttyCat as Batman

SmuttyCat is a genius, he loves gadgets wants to be a billionaire playboy and everyone knows he is insane! What more purrfect combination could you want? As an added bonus, SmuttyCat resides in the Metro Detroit area and the movie will be filmed here, so money will be saved on travel expenses.

So, fans, get on Twitter and Facebook and let the producers and director know: You want SmuttyCat as Batman! Tweet to the world and let’s get this movie on track.

Saturday SmuttyCat Smiles

Happy Caturday

Here’s a smile from SmuttyCat to keep you going through the week.

Cats Hugging

The Dark World is Comming

ThorThe Marvel hits keep on coming with Thor: The Dark World arriving November 8 and the official trailer being released for Geek Week.

While Thor tries to fix all the problems created by Loki from the first Thor for the nine realms, along comes more trouble from before recorded history.  Just what a hero needs, ultimate trouble.  While Marvel has kept the exact nature of the threat under wraps, comic fans everywhere are speculating that it will be Malekith or Surtur, or possibly a combo.  All we know is that the threat is “a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself” (Marvel press release).

No matter the villian, Thor: The Dark World has plenty of action, beautiful Asgard scenery and of course, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman).  Jane lets Loki know her feelings on his attack of earth pretty clearly.  Go Jane!  In addition, Thor (Chris Helmsworth) has longer hair giving him more of the Norse god look than before.  As if all those muscles needed accenting.

If you need more reasons to watch when it comes out, the video below says it all.

With Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014 and The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015, SmuttyCat may not get any sleep until 2016.  Yawn, nap time right after another peek at The Wolverine.
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Wolverine is Coming!

The Wolverine Movie
Smutty Cat is in the middle of a summer glut of great movies. There are so many, Smutty Cat is falling behind on his naps.
Now along comes The Wolverine movie, another Marvel spectacular.

Spoiler Alert!

This adventure finds Logan, aka Wolverine wandering and dealing with the aftermath of having to kill his teammate and love interest, Jean Grey after she nearly destroyed the world.  He does not seem to be taking it well.

As usual, when Logan is trying to be left alone, trouble comes knocking.  Can’t a guy just drink whiskey and smoke a stoogie in peace?  Apparently not.  While debating the merits of an offer to make him mortal, trouble from the past tries to make the offer moot.

Logan responds Wolverine style.

From Smutty Cat’s perspective, Wolverine is the most complex and interesting of the X-Men characters.  Maybe it’s the claws, but Smutty Cat really identifies with this character.

Let Smutty Cat know if you’ll be clawing into theaters to see The Wolverine.

Summer Movie Mania

Credit: DKemp Animations
Credit: DKemp Animations

Here in the great Midwest the weather has warmed just enough to give SmuttyCat and friends dreams of summer fun.  SmuttyCat has been busy working on his animation debut and missed keeping humans updated with the latest movie and entertainment news.

2013 is shaping up to be another super hero extravaganza.  While Iron Man 3 is the most anticipated and sure to be a blockbuster, there are several other action adventures waiting for the summer 2013 kickoff.

First up, Man of Steel on June 14, where we find out that the “S” on Superman’s chest means hope.  Hmmm, SmuttyCat thought it stood for the House of El as a family crest from Smallville. Well, S drama aside, the trailers all seem to point to another hit movie for Warner.

Check with Techsnoop’s Helper on Friday for a look at After Earth, another great looking summer hit-to-be.

Iron Man 3 New Trailer

Credit: Marvel
Credit: Marvel

SmuttyCat has just watched the newest trailer for Iron Man 3 and can only say; MWOW!!!

The action, drama and effects are all just what we have come to expect from the great Marvel Movie Machine and more.

The glimpse of Tony and Rhodey reaffirms the snappy banter of previous IM movies.  But the best yet is (spoiler alert!); an army of remote controlled armor for back up!

Whoo hoo!  SmuttyCat is dancing on his hind paws in anticipation.  CGI doesn’t get any better than this, and everyone knows SmuttyCat has a thing for robots.

So now, when can SmuttyCat get his hands on an army of remote Iron Man armors?  Anyone have a hook up, cause this would really be helpful in SmuttyCat’s plan to take over the world.

Just sayin’.

Animation Giants Come in All Colors

(Credit:Facebook fan page)
(Credit:Facebook fan page)

Dwayne McDuffie: Comic Giant

Smutty has long been interested in animation, comics and superheroes.  However, the inspiration for creating a feature animation came from following the career of Dwayne McDuffie.  Smutty believes in giving credit where it’s due, so this post is dedicated to the great animation talent, Dwayne McDuffie.

First and foremost, Dwayne was a native Detroiter, born, raised and educated here.  His education included a master’s degree in physics.  No silly fanboy here.  McDuffie has worked at Marvel, DC and co-founded Milestone Media, the first minority-owned comic publishing company.  His work includes printed comics and screen animation.

Even if you are unfamiliar with Mr. McDuffie, you have probably seen his work.  Justice League Crisis on Two Earths and Justice League Doom were both written by McDuffie.

He created Static Shock!, wrote and produced Justice League Unlimited and wrote for many other titles including Ben 10: Alien Force and Teen Titans.

Sadly, McDuffie died on February 21, 2011 the day after his 49th birthday.  He leaves behind a legacy of pioneering work for other minority comic fans and creatives to follow and enjoy.  Smutty gives him the 4 paw up salute.

Thank you Dwayne, you are loved and missed still.

McDuffie on being Black in the Animation Field

Thank you to the following resources; Wikipedia, IMDb, Dwayne McDuffie.com

Sorry Darth Disney, There’ll Be No Death Star

DeathStar-DarthThe petition to officially allocate resources  to build a Death Star has been classily declined by the Whitehouse.  Great reasons were outlined such as cost, current space programs, and feasibility, but  Smutty is quite suspicious of the timing of this petition.

After all, Disney recently acquired the Star Wars franchise, and now there is a request for a Death Star???  Smutty thinks there is something funny going on.  Perhaps we need some recent photos of the Disney CEO.  Has there been a hostile takeover?  Hmm…

Well, at least the Whitehouse has shown their openness to alternative and gentler weapons with this video of the President launching the dreaded Marshmallow Cannon.

 

Black Friday Morphs into Black Thursday

Smutty loves turkey and naps.  A day that celebrates both is Smutty’s idea of a perfect holiday.  So, the idea of giving up any part of a day of food, family and napping leaves Smutty baffled.

Why, oh why, would anyone get up from a feast and leave to go shopping?  For stuff no one needs?

What about leftovers?  What about seconds? What about the naps during the Christmas movies?

black Thursday

Smutty says it is time to put an end to the madness.  Keep Thanksgiving sacred.  Don’t shop unless it’s from your couch.  Use your laptop or tablet to browse.  Don’t leave your family to go shopping.

If you do go, don’t complain when you return to no pie or dark meat from the turkey.  Thanksgiving shopping for anything other than gravy and cranberry sauce is just wrong.

Finally a New Take on Zombies

SmuttySmutty likes a good zombie movie as well as the next feline, but lately the whole zombie thing has been a little flat.  Too much sameness, not enough surprises.

But now, Brad Pitt of all humans, has saved us from the dreariness of repetition.  World War Z, the zombie movie you have been waiting for.  Again, the zombies come to us in the form of a virus (what’s up with that, are they cooking some virus that might create zombies), it tracks Gerry Lane (Pitt) as he tries to find the start of the epidemic and end it.  Hey, isn’t this usually Bruce Willis’ job?

If the entire movie lives up to the trailer, Smutty will be a happy feline.  The trailer enlists viewer interest in what happens to the central character and has you rooting for him to win.  This is a critical plot point many action movies ignore.  Smutty actually wants Lane to win.  Some zombie movies are so poorly done Smutty roots for the zombies.

Smutty will bank up some naps so he can catch the scheduled release date in June, 2013.