I'm part of a generation of Miamians who grew up watching Speed Racer cartoons every school morning over breakfast on the old WCIX Channel 6 (followed, of course, by Star Blazers, the greatest cartoon series of all time).
A live-action film adaptation of Speed Racer has been kicking around Hollywood since 2001 - at one point, Johnny Depp was supposedly all set to star - but it took the Matrix brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski to finally push through and get the thing made.
The movie - which stars Emile Hirsch as Speed, Christina Ricci as Trixie, Matthew Fox as Racer X and John Goodman as Pops (how perfect is that?) - won't be out until next summer, but here's a sneak peek of what the toy spin-off of the Mach 5 will look like (it remains to be seen whether the Wachowskis use any real cars in the movie or create them all on their fancy computers).
Tuesday June 5
Ocean's 13 (2007)
Monday June 4
Sunday June 3
El Topo (1970): Still trippy and hypnotic, all these years later. Not my thing, exactly, but I finally understand why it made such a fuss back then. The transfer on the new DVD is so clean, it looks like the movie was shot yesterday.
Saturday June 2
The Verdict (1982)
Thursday May 31
Evening (2007): Or, The Hours For Dummies.