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Another trailer has come out for the mysterious J.J. Abrams movie, code-named “Cloverfield”, and we have several (fuzzy) shots of what could be the monster in the movie. Click here for screenshots and comments!

Hot Fuzzy Star Trek News!!!
There is a rumor going around the Internet that Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott has been chosen ... and it’s none other than Simon Pegg of “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun of the Dead”! More on this inspired bit of casting (if true) later. Also, in case you hadn’t heard, Eric Bana of Hulk fame is going to be playing a villain named “Nero”, which leads back to the whole other rumor that the the plot of this movie involves the Romulans going back in time to kill Kirk. You know, if you’re going to go back in time to kill someone, why not kill their ancestors and not run into the person you’re trying to kill, whose reputation as someone who can probably stop you precedes them?

More JLA news!
Alas, the dreams of fanboys everywhere have been dashed ... Jessica Biel is NOT going to be Wonder Woman. The actress has decided to pass on the role of the Amazonian princess. The movie is written up in this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, and numerous sites have already begun to cast the roles of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman and Martian Manhunter. Jessica Biel would have been “ok” for the role I guess, but she looks a little bit young for the part, and it really needs someone a little older that can lend some maturity to the role. And no, I don’t mean Sandra Bullock or, god forbid, Sarah Michelle Gellar. Though someone from Buffy that could do it ... Charisma Carpenter.

More GI Joe news!
More bad news for GI Joe fans. “GI Joe” will actually stand for something? What, you ask? Well, I’ll tell you. It’s going to stand for “Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity”. What the h#ll??? For one thing, GI Joe is AMERICAN. It’s not “joint” anything, other than the Air Force/Army/Navy/Marines working together sort of “joint”. So not only do they want to make the Joes fight against “Action Man”, they want to further neuter them by making them team with the French or something. And to top it off, the stupid idiot producer went on to say that they have to do this because the president (the real one) put us in a position internationally where it would be difficult to market a movie called “GI Joe”. So the war on terror is supposed to stop because of a movie? Give me a break. I’ll give this guy a few more chances to redeem himself because he did produce “Transformers” and that was a great movie, but he’d better get started soon. Yo Joe!!!

Iron Man Trailer!!!
Apple has made the first teaser trailer for Iron Man available at their website at The trailer is awesome, with Robert Downey Jr. fitting into the role of Tony Stark perfectly. There did seem to be a few clichés in the movie (like the terrorists being Arabs), but otherwise it was an awesome teaser, with lots of shots of all of the Iron Man suit iterations, the “Iron Man” song made famous by Black Sabbath, and even some footage of Iron Man flying against some F-22s!!!  I can hardly wait for this to come out, early May 2008.