I’m bored and have no long rants, so here are a few short ones that I’ve encountered this weekend.

1) Vin Diesel has just signed on to make a third XXX movie, XXX: The Return of Xander Cage.  With flops like Babylon A.D. no wonder he has decided to try and re-ignite his careers with franchise movies that he help start.  He has also decided to star in the fourth Fast and Furious movie with Paul Walker and Michelle Rodgriguez.  On a side not, apparently there is a short movie on the second XXX movie’s DVD where Xander is killed off to make room for Ice Cubes character.  Vin Diesel is the worst actor I’ve ever seen on the big screen.

2) Any body watch the Emmy’s.  Yeah, neither did I and neither did a lot more people.  The primetime show had the smallest audience ever.  How ironic is it, that the two biggest winners of the night, Mad Men and 30 Rocks, both have lousy ratings.  But it had some tough competition, they went up against Packers/Cowboys and 60 Minutes which had interviews with John McCain and Barack Obama.  It also didn’t help that it was hosted by five reality TV host.  Oh yeah, I almost forgot, last game at Yankee Stadium.

3) Talking about Baseball.  I flipped between the Cowboys/Packers game and the Yankees/Orioles game, and watched the end of the Yankee game.  I got to tell you, not a big baseball fan, and even less of a Yankee fan, but it was hard to not appreciate history being made.

4) After the spanking that the Dolphins gave The Patriots.  Patriot safety, Rodney Harrison, called Ricky Williams a dirty player.  That’s like saying the Dalai Lama is a war monger.  Ok, a bit over exaggerated, but you get the point.  Harrison has been named the dirtiest player by his peers in 2004 and 2006, and by NFL head coaches in 2008.  I guess this is what happens when the shoe is on the other foot.  And I don’t want to hear anything about who else would know better than a dirty players

5) Ok the movie hasn’t even come out yet, but Warner Bros are considering making a sequel to Watchmen.  ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???  Did they read the book???  There can’t be a sequel, not unless Alan Moore write the sequel himself, and we all know that’s not going to happen.  For those of you who don’t know, Moore hates book adaptation, especially his books.

6) Stephen Chow will direct and play Kato in the upcoming The Green Hornet movie.  Big fan of Chow and I can’t wait to see what he can do in his American directorial debut.  I just hope that the guys at Original Film let him do what he does.  Still unsure of Seth Rogen as The Green Hornet though.

7) A few weeks ago, rumors that the new Dragonball live-action movie trailer was out.  So I searched for it only to find that it was a hoax and that it was just a few clips of the movie blended in with Forbidden Kingdom, the Jackie Chan Jet Li movie.  Disappointed, I started doing some research only to find release pictures of the movie.  Point is, This looks HORRIBLE!!!

8) Avi Arad, former head of Marvel’s movie business, has optioned the rights to Mass Effect.  Turns out that this game was a no-brainer to adapt into a movie and have been in talks since it’s release.  Arad has started his own production company since leaving Marvel, and instead of making comic-book adaptation, he’s moving toward making game adaptation.  He is currently working on Lost Planet with David Hayter, who pen Watchmen.  Can’t be worse than Uwe Boll.

9) Ryder Cup.  How fun was it watching all these golfer pump up the crowd and ride their club rodeo style, ala Happy Gilmore.  Only if this much emotion was shown more often, outside of the majors, especially on the LPGA, then their would be more viewers.  Gitty up.  Congrats US for winning the cup in a very long time.

10) Last week the WPS, Women’s professional Soccer, allocated the US national players to their 7 team as they get ready to start the new league in 2009 and this week they will divide up international players who have committed to playing in the league.  I really hope that this league doesn’t fold.  The problem with WUSA was that they tried to get to big.  As long as the WPS knows how big they can get, then I think that it will be successful.  Soccer is becoming more popular in the U.S., thanks to the MLS, but woman sports in general still struggle to make ends meat.  It would be nice for U.S. player to have a place to play at a high level, as oppose to trying to play overseas or in semi-pro league that shares field with recreational teams.  NBA star, Steve Nash, is part owner of the league.

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