Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-14-08

Here’s another Soupy Trumpet daily-dose of internet finds to enjoy:

Harry Pooter (I mean Potter) movie split into two parts, and a prediction.

Final “Harry Potter” movie split into two parts

Part one of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” will debut in late 2010 and be followed months later by part two.

Look, I don’t read Harry Potter. Once I tried to watch the first movie and fell asleep.

I can recognize marketing genius, however. JK Rowling is certainly one.

By dividing the movie into two parts, Warner Bros. will probably double their profits. But that’s obvious.

But I’m betting that so many Harry Pooter fans are so teary eyed to see the lil’ Pooter bite the dust.

Be not afraid. I’m going on record now to predict that ol’ JK will find a way to bring Harry back. I don’t know how she’ll do it, but she will.

The cash cow is too fat, and you can’t just kill her off to make one, glorious, final steak.

As George Lucas knows, you have to milk it.

As for me, I’ll have no part of it. I’ll be waiting for what the Coen bros. are going to do next.

-MC Spanky McGee

Cookie Monster is upset about Dave Grohl’s (supposed) death


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Cookie Monster Vlog #2 – Dave Grohl is dead? on

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 3-6-08

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Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 2-26-08

Here’s another Soupy Trumpet daily-dose of internet finds to enjoy:

2008 Oscar Predictions Collected

Grown Pumpkin at the Oscars

The red carpet is already in full swing as tonight February 24, 2008 in less than one hour, ABC will be broadcasting the Jon Stewart hosted 80th annual Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars.  This year the juggernaut movies are Atonement, Michael Clayton (I liked this one), No Country For Old Men, and There Will Be Blood, each of which got seven or eight nominations.  Juno, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and Ratatouille each got four or five.

Of the movies nominated that I liked – American Gangster, 3:10 to Yuma, Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Transformers, Eastern Promises, Gone Baby Gone, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford – none gathered more than three nominations.  Additionally the AWFUL Eddie Murphy stinker Norbit got more nominations (1) than Sean Penn’s Into the Wild, Hairspray, The Simpsons Movie, Tim Burton, Helena Bonham Carter, Denzel Washington, or Christian Bale.

There are always a good number of snubs and there is never a shortage of Oscar predictions.  We have prepared a collection of some of those predictions in one spot.  This way we can make a scorecard of all the wrong picks the “experts” made prior to tonight.  Originally we were going to prepare our own, but we do not care enough about this particular collection of nominations as it is configured to warrant writing a “Soupy Trumpet Picks” article.  After Kanye West got hosed at the Grammys, we have been having a hard time with award shows in general.

Predictions (sampling):

* contrary to the photoshopped image above, Grown Pumpkin will NOT be attending the Oscars… let alone watching them

Soupy Trumpet Blasts from the Web 2-22-08

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Life after Ledger: The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and Depp, Law, Farrell

Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Colin Farrell will appear as Heath Ledger’s character in unfinished film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the BBC has learned….
The fantasy film follows a travelling theatre troupe which offers audience members the chance to pass through a magical mirror to alternate dimensions….
Depp, Law, and Farrell are each expected to “become” Ledger’s character in one of these new worlds.

It must be difficult for a director to complete a movie when you lose such a talented actor in the middle of making it–not only emotionally, but professionally. It sounds like the plot of this movie is conducive to this creative move involving Depp, Law, and Farrell as incarnations of Ledger’s character. I imagine this will also serve as the trio’s tribute. I’m betting you’ll get a top-notch performance out of them, whatever the quality of the script.

-MC Spanky McGee

New Indiana Jones Movie Trailer Online – Lucas and Spielberg Strike Again

Indiana Jones and Short Round Getting Old, George Lucas Goes to the Well

It has been 24 years since Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was released in theaters. Now in 2008, in the same way George Lucas brings things back again and again, Harrison Ford is set to throw on his leather jacket and become Indiana Jones once again. This re-incarnation is known as “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” and stars Ford, Cate Blanchett, and Shia LaBeouf. Notably absent from the cast is the retired Sean Connery…and I would assume we will not see Jonathan Ke Quan reliving his role as the lovable sidekick Short Round. Steven Spielberg, who is also not afraid to bring franchises back time after time (Transformers 2, Men In Black 2, and recently announced Jurassic Park 4), is set to direct “Indy 4.” Enjoy the brand new Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull trailer, courtesy of

Spanky is sick of Lucas’s bullshit.

cash cow star wars george lucas

Goddamnit. I grew up on Star Wars, and yes, I can still drop some quotes. But I don’t totally dork it out. I have my XBOX 360 and my computer for dorkin’ it. I hate Star Wars now. I’m soooooooo fucking sick of Lucas just driving it into the ground. Sometimes we’re just so much better off without a sequel: The Matrix, Clerks, etc. and so on. We coulda used our imaginations–if we have any left in our collective consciousness–to figure out what could/should happen next. But noooooooooooo. We get stuck with your shitty dialogue–which I won’t rehash here. (We’ve all been over that.)….

“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” a new stylized, computer-animated feature film, will open Aug. 15 in theaters and set the stage for a tie-in television series with the same name and mode of artwork that will begin airing as a 30-minute weekly series in the fall on the Cartoon Network and TNT.

I think I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. Goddamnit, George. Milk that cow, you ass. But I, for one, am not buying your skim. I’ve got whole milk with Call of Duty 4, and I’m feeling like a strapping young lad.

It’s called quality, not quantity, and you gave up on quality “a long time ago.” Shoulda called it quits with the Ewoks playing paradiddles on the storm trooper helmets.

-MC Spanky McGee

Spanky is gettin’ too old for this shit. He rocked out to “Songs for the Deaf” while cranking out this bitch-fest, and it was awesome.