I just wet myself a little with excitement

Dont know if its genuine or not but……

The poster shows the cast of the New Avengers film as a group….


  • Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
  • Chris Hemsworth as Thor
  • Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
  • Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
  • Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
  • Tom Hiddleston as Loki

The movie will be shown in May 2012

Via ComicBookMovie.com

A Japanese film/TV lovers dream

or wet dream if you may!!

I will admit that I love Japanese TV/film (as if you didnt already know) and all that goes along with that aspect of Japanese pop culture. Because of this slight addiction, I regularly visit Matt Alts blog (he is one of three people whose jobs in Japan Im insanely jealous of ( Danny Choo and Syd Sked being the other two) ).

Anyway, imagine my (almost embarassingly girly) surprise to to see this on Matt's site.

From Matt's site


When we walk into special effects master and director Tomoo Haraguchi's office, "Mighty Jack" is playing on the TV. Perhaps it never stopped playing here. Surrounded by the props from a hundred classic movies, it's easy to imagine Haraguchi simply willed time to stop in the Showa era. It's one of those moments that makes me happy I live in Japan.

While there are other collectors of vintage movie props in Japan, what sets Haraguchi apart is his skill at restoring them. He, as a rapper might say, "lives this shit." He grew up on Toho soundstages as a child, spent his teens working part-time as the bad guy monsters who the heroes trounce in every episode, and directs his own films today. He is a living repository of wisdom from the "golden age" of Japanese special effects — called tokusatsu — that made Godzilla and Ultraman and their countless rivals great.

Everything in his collection was essentially junk before he restored it to mint condition, damaged both in the original shooting process and by decades of neglect. If Haraguchi didn't study and and practice these techniques on his props, both the objects AND the knowledge would most certainly disappear. One of the most interesting pieces we encountered wasn't even a prop at all, but rather a test, a sheet of strangely mottled material that looked like a carpet sample from a death-metal singer's house. Haraguchi explained that it was a re-creation of Godzilla's skin, created by ripping up sponges by hand, gluing them to a special backing, and then coating the entire surface in liquid latex to create supple yet durable kaiju-epidermis. The technique is all but forgotten today, as its innovators have long since retired or passed away. He'd asked one of the original creators of the first Godzilla suits to make it for him so he could confirm how it was done.

I'd been in what I call "the vault" once before, when Hiroko and I interviewed Haraguchi-san for CNNGo, but Patrick took the experience full-on like a blast from a giant monster's radioactive breath. For his part Haraguchi obviously enjoyed watching our otaku meltdown immensely, pulling out ever-more-obscure props in a largely unsuccessful attempt to stump Patrick. And in a demented twist, he actually let us try on the a vintage Ultraman Ace TAC ("Terrible Monster Attacking Crew") jacket. The real deal. This wasn't cosplay. It was like take-your-kid-to-work day, and your dad just happened to be a Science Patrol member.

We concluded the evening in Haraguchi's home theater room, getting a running commentary from the man himself as we queued up scene after scene from the films the props had appeared in. Accompanied by his two Japanese bobtails who — I am not making this up — actually sat and watched right along with us. I don't mean sitting in the same room passed out cold, like normal cats. I mean like sitting there, watching the screen, transfixed.

Anywhere else but the Studio Where Time Stopped, this would have seemed really, seriously weird. But it quickly started to make perfect sense. Surrounded by alien rayguns and spacecraft and titanic monsters, is it any wonder cats turn otaku too?



MMMM…..maybe, maybe not

Lee Sensai informed me on Friday that she is aiming for an October 2012 tour. Fingers crossed the environment/weather goes our way this time round!

Worlds Most Delicious Food- a top 50

A very curious list coming off the net at the moment ranks the top 50 'most delicious foods' in the world.

Curious as in:

1) it lists ice cream, popcorn, chocolate and donuts as food!

2) apparently the best Australia can offer is Chicken Parm(a) (at 37)

If it was the most beautiful list, surely #4 (Sushi) would be at the top of the list!! 🙂

the list from http://www.cnngo.com/explorations/eat/worlds-50-most-delicious-foods-067535

1. Massaman curry, Thailand

2. Neapolitan pizza, Italy

3. Chocolate, Mexico

4. Sushi, Japan

5. Peking duck, China

6. Hamburger, Germany

7. Penang assam laksa, Malaysia

8. Tom yum goong, Thailand

9. Ice cream, United States

10. Chicken muamba, Gabon

11. Rendang, Indonesia

12. Shepherd’s pie, Britain

13. Corn on the cob, global

14. Donuts, United States

15. Kalua pig, United States

16. Egg tart, Hong Kong

17. Lobster, global

18. Kebab, Iran

19. Nam tok moo, Thailand

20. Arepas, Venezuela

21. Croissant, France

22. Brownie and vanilla ice cream, global

23. Lasagna, Italy

24. Champ, Ireland

25. Butter garlic crab, India

26. Fajitas, Mexico

27. Montreal-style smoked meat, Canada

28. Pho, Vietnam

29. Ohmi-gyu beef steak, Japan

30. Goi cuon (summer roll), Vietnam

31. Parma ham, Italy

32. Ankimo, Japan

33. Fish ‘n’ chips, Britain

34. Maple syrup, Canada

35. Chili crab, Singapore

36. Texas barbecue pork, United States

37. Chicken parm, Australia

38. French toast, Hong Kong

39. Ketchup, United States

40. Marzipan, Germany

41. Stinky tofu, Southeast Asia

43. Tacos, Mexico

44. Poutine, Canada

45. Chicken rice, Singapore

46. Som tam, Thailand

47. Seafood paella, Spain

48. Potato chips, United States

49. Masala dosa, India

50. Buttered popcorn, United States