Sunday, May 31, 2009

A-Team Movie Dream Team

So - the latest on the A-Team movie as of a few months ago is that they postponed it for at least a year or two, don't have a completed script, and lost their director. Because of the way the world works, I'm sure there will eventually be an A-Team movie. I don't expect it to be great cinema or anything, but I do expect it to be a fun, sometimes silly, action movie staying mostly true to the spirit of the original while rebooting it for modern times. Instead of being Vietnam vets, they'll be gulf war vets, etc... Who knows - maybe the van will be a suburban or something...

That said - I've heard many many things about who will be cast in this movie over the years - some good and some not so good.... Just as a fun speculation, I thought I would list who I thought would be best for the roles (and work well together,) and then invite others to suggest other names that might be good. With that out of the way - here goes:
(Note - Some of these have been suggested by others - I'm mostly putting together a list of the best I've seen suggested so far. A couple of them I thought of without having someone else suggest it first.)

Colonel John "Hannibal" Smith - Bruce Willis
Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck - Brad Pitt
Master Sergeant Bosco Albert ("B.A.") Baracus - Ice Cube
Captain H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdock - Woody Harrelson

Input? What do you guys think?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Attention Internet -

Ok look, if I were to devote my life to correcting the misuse of the English language that I found on the internet, I would never be able to leave my computer. It would be more futile than visiting each and every individual in the galaxy and personally insulting every one of them.

However, there is a particularly disturbing abuse that I have seen three times in the last week and I feel compelled to mention it.

If you type "John could of done it differently" in some forum or blog thread you will make everyone who reads it think that you are an idiot. The people who assume this will probably be assuming correctly.

What you meant to type was "...could have..." or perhaps if you really wanted to emulate spoken English, you could stretch it and type "...could've...," which even my spell checker insists is wrong, but is still worlds better than "... could of..."

Which brings me to another point... I'm not going to try to squeeze too much in here but, if you can not spell words correctly, the least you could do is switch to a browser like Firefox that has a built in spellchecker.

Ok - I'm done now.
Please people - post to the internet responsibly.

Thank you.