We’re Moving! Visit ScrambleNetwork.com!

June 22, 2007

That’s right… Scramble Network is moving off to its own domain, with loads of new features on the way. Really, this wordpress site was sort of a soft beta to work on my blogging skills, and it ended up doing better than I ever dreamed.

There’s no automatic re-direct yet, but all you gotta do is visit the new site here!

The feeds have already been adjusted, and I won’t be taking this site down for a while. So please enjoy the much better-looking and considerably more functional new Scramble Network!

Big News

June 21, 2007

Taking the day off regular blogging to get us set up at our new domain. I’ll update shortly!

Simpsons Movie Poster!!!

June 20, 2007

Click the thumb to see it in all its glory!


The Office: The Videogame?

June 20, 2007


The Annual Licensing show out on the West Coast always brings word of interesting tie-ins, some of which are pretty unexpected. This years No-way-in-hell-did-I-see-that-coming award goes to Mumbo Jumbo’s THE OFFICE VIDEOGAME.

No, seriously.

Do work, play pranks, and more as an employee of Dunder Mifflin Scranton.

The irony of people in cubicles playing a video game about people in cublicles should not be lost here.

The game will be developed for the DS and PSP, as well for PC and online play. Its a bit low-tech to aim for the next-gen consoles.

And while we’re on the subject, in case you missed it, here’s that OTHER great last minute of a season finale that took us by surprise.

A history of Phillip Marlowe on Screen

June 20, 2007


Sometimes you see a headline that just puts a smile on your face, and you know that sometimes, yes, Hollywood gets it right, and truly great films get made.

Frank Miller will adapt and direct the classic Raymond Chandler novella, TROUBLE IS MY BUSINESS, with Clive Owen set to star as Phillip Marlowe… I’m hard pressed to think of any team better suited to tackle this material. Miller eats, sleeps, and breathes noir, and Owen proved he can deliver an old school monologue better than anyone with his role in Sin City. Even more exciting, this could be the beginning of a franchise, with more Chandler adaptations on the way!

This actually something Owen has been fighting for, he convinced Universal to get the rights to these books, and word is he had a big hand in getting Miller in the Director’s Chair. I’ll go on record as saying I think this is the part Clive Owen was born for.

For those who haven’t read Chandler, Marlowe is the James Bond of private eyes… he’s the protype for most of the great heroes in noir fiction. As Bond is to Secret Agents, or Indiana Jones is to adventurers, that’s Marlowe for detectives. Every one of those “beautiful, dangerous woman walks into a Detective’s office” scenes you’ve ever watched… yeah, that’s Marlowe.

Phillip Marlowe’s got a brilliant and storied history on the screen… the most notable potrayal being Humphrey Bogart’s classic turn in one of the greatest films ever made, THE BIG SLEEP… here’s that trailer:

A litte more, huh? Watch Bogie sweet talk the ladies, including the stunning and brilliant Martha Vickers…

The next person to take on Marlowe was Phillip Montgomery in LADY IN THE LAKE… the gimmick: this film was shot entirely from Marlowe’s perspective; we see what he sees. It gets a bit tiring after a while, but I hope Miller gives a nod to it at some point:

Twenty years later, James Garner breathed fresh life into the role with MARLOWE… I love this film, Garner does a great job… and it has BRUCE LEE… as a villain! Here’s a couple scenes:

A true classic here: the greatest director of all time, ROBERT ALTMAN, with ELLIOT GOULD playing a very different Marlowe. The result was unconventional, controversial, and a complete masterwork… enjoy one of the finest trailers ever made, for THE LONG GOODBYE–

There have been plenty of other takes on Marlowe, but those are your highlights. Revisiting this character is long overdue… Owen has a big task in front of him, but with Miller’s help, I think he’ll do an exceptional job. This could be the beginning of something great.

The new HEROES are here!

June 20, 2007


Loads of new official casting announcements for fans of NBC’s HEROES! Here’s the rundown:

DAVID ANDERS– so he IS joining the cast! The former Alias star will play… get this… TAKEZO KENSEI!!! That’s right, of the much sought-after Kensei Sword! Like you, I figured Kensei was… ummm… Japanese! This one looks to be VERY interesting, can’t wait to see how it plays out.

ERIKO TAMURA– Pictured above (whoa), will play Hiro’s new love interest, Princess Keriyama!

BARRY SHABAKA HENLEY– plays Detective Fuller, an NYPD cop.

HOLT MCALLANY– will play Ricky, an Irish thug.

LYNDSY FONSECA and DIANNA AGRON– will play cheerleaders in the town Claire moves to. You might remember Agron as Jenny Budosh on Season 3 of Veronica Mars!

So it looks like the cast is set… Can’t wait for the new season to start!

Watch KING OF KONG Trailers here NOW!!!

June 20, 2007

So, there’s a new KING OF KONG trailer up today. AICN is going so far as to call this movie the next ROCKY. I will say it does look like a great story… and exactly what the documentary form was made for. And the “It’s sort of like the abortion issue” line is classic.

But you know, I still prefer the previous trailer, if only for great use of THE WHO… goosebumps!  It really makes these guys sound like the gladiators of their time that they were: