Steelehouse Productions Presents: Pac-Man The Movie (Fan Film)


Where do I begin to describe everything that is right about this fan film trailer by Writer/Director James Farr and Steelehouse Productions’ for Pac-Man the Movie? I suppose I can’t do the trailer justice so just go ahead and watch it…make sure to read the ticker at the bottom of the news broadcast!

[Via] Machinima’s YouTube Channel

After the trailer ended I felt an overwhelming sense of despair. This is a fan film trailer. Never will I be able to step up to the box office and ask for a ticket to Pac-Man the Movie. I’ll never learn if Pac-Man and his handlers help to make the world a better place.

I’m thinking that James Farr needs to sit down with Namco and throw this trailer up on Kickstarter so they can get the necessary funds to make this film a reality!

You can find out a bit more on the creation of this trailer over at Project Yellow Sphere. Here is an excerpt from their page:

“THE GREATEST 80S MOVIE NEVER MADE

In the 80s, it was all about Pac-Man.

PAC-MAN was the very first arcade game we ever played. It was the first Atari 2600 cartridge we ever owned. It was the first Saturday morning cartoon we watched religiously, and to this day, our favorite (yet sadly discontinued) brand of pasta. We grew up with this character. Spent countless hours with him. But in all that time, the one thing we wanted the most … the one thing we fully expected … never happened. Why, we wondered, did they never make a PAC-MAN MOVIE?

The answer to that, of course, is breathtakingly simple. PAC-MAN made no sense.”

I would like to give a big thanks to Chris Sims over at Comics Alliance for the heads up on the trailer!

Wizzard’s “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday” Music Video (1973)


Sadly I never knew of this awesome music video by Wizzard, when the song originally was released I was a little too young to be listening to LP’s on my own. But now that I’ve been made aware of it, thanks to Chris Sims over at his Invincible Super-Blog…a quick jump to Itunes has made sure this will be one of the Holiday songs I play in heavy rotation!

A big thanks to the EMI music channel over on YouTube for uploading this festive video.

Comics Alliance: The 25 Most Awesome ‘Action Comics’ Covers Of All Time

Though Chris Sims is known to the world at large as the penultimate Batmanologist, his comic knowledge reaches far beyond that of Gotham City and its Dark Knight. Yesterday over at Comics Alliance he shared the 25 most awesome Action Comics covers of all time, I’ve included a few below with Chris’s own views on the cover, but make sure to follow the link above to see the wonderful insanity that was Action Comics!

Action Comics #243 “The Lady and the Lion”

“The best covers are the ones that tell a story beyond just what’s on the page, and this one — one of the most perfect examples of the kookiness of the Silver Age, by Swan and Kaye — does exactly that. Not only is superman rocking a lion’s head and paws, but Swan manages to make him look really sad about it, as he soliloquizes about how Lois will have to accept his new, monstrous form.
Lois, meanwhile, looks like she wants nothing more than to get the hell out of there until Superman’s back to his handsome, mane-less state. That is not the posture of a woman who wants to act out Beauty and the Beast. That is a woman wondering if she can afford to move to another state and legally change her name.”

Action Comics #311 “Superman, King of Earth!”

“There is nothing I can add to this one that would even come close to describing what is unquestionably the most amazing hat in comics history. Bless you, Curt Swan and Shelly Moldoff.”

Action Comics #441

“Another one from Cardy that just cracks me right up every time I see it. Flash going for a handshake and getting punched across the street by an extremely casual Superman just seems like an awesomely jerky reminder that he didn’t really need to hang out with the rest of the Justice League, and how next time, maybe you shouldn’t run your mouth about how the Central City Picture News is better than the Daily Planet.