Monday, March 30, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Spot on...

Wow, what is happening here?  This image comes from Amazing Spider-Man 589.  While it is a really neat shot of Spidey fighting the Spot, it definitely isn't the neatest thing in the issue.

Uh-oh, Peter's running late (again).  See the look of shock on his face?  And the look of...something...on Aunt May's face?  That's the weirdest expression I've seen a character have in a while.  But that's still not the neatest thing in this issue.  Look to the right.  Who is that?

It's none other than Egon Spengler of Ghostbusters fame.  Those sly devils over at Marvel, what a riot!  Obviously, the version of Egon depicted here is from the animated series, but it's still really cool.

With a new GB game and Blu-Ray DVD due this summer and persistent rumors swirling of a third feature film, it's neat to see how much spark the Ghostbusters franchise still has 25 years later.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Let's All Go to the Lobby!

It has been a very long time since I have written any sort of movie review. I've recently been to a couple of screenings in the past week or so, and I'd like to share my thoughts with you.

Last Thursday, Kara and I (along with Dave and Tracie) took in a screening of "I Love You, Man." Since this film is already out, I'll refrain from reviewing it. I thought it was funny and it was nice to laugh during a movie for the right reasons. Go see it, you can thank me later.
Painfully, I've recently taken in a double dose of Emily Blunt and her "acting" skill. First up, I saw "Sunshine Cleaning." This was painfully drool. Also starring Amy Adams (barf), the story centers on two sisters who clean up crime scenes. Obviously, the film is banking on the "cute-as-a-button" marketing quality of the two stars and the "Little Miss Sunshine" charm of Alan Arkin. This movie totally misses the mark. It's overwrought and annoying. Skip it.
The second helping of Blunt came in "The Great Buck Howard." While John Malkovich gives a great, crazy performance as the title character, the rest of the film falls flat. Haven't I seen Colin Hanks in this role before? The disenfranchised youth of privilege uncertain about his future or how his parents will react to his aspirations? Colin, I wish your career died when you did on "Roswell." The film flounders and even Malkovich's stick gets old after a while. Skip it.
Do yourself a favor and wash away the bad taste of these reviews by going here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Golden treasures of the Internet...

The man in the front row, furthest to the left, is my grandpa.
Earlier today I was sending a "thank you" note to my grandma and aunt for the birthday gift they gave me. I couldn't remember their address so I turned to the trusty old Internet for help. I searched under my grandpa's name, as I assumed, like most little old ladies, my grandma had not changed the listing in the phone book from my grandpa's name. A quick web search turned up this picture. The photo features the crew of "Lady Be Good." Check out the link for more details.

Monday, March 23, 2009

I hate you, Aunt May.

Boring bag of dirt, May Parker:
Just die already!
A moment of absurdity:
Possibly her only moment of relevance.
She's already died once. Look how moving this scene is:

Make it happen, Marvel. No more wet blanket Aunt May!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

In Blackest Night...

Another look at the next wave of Green Lantern figures. It has great diversity, but I don't think either wave quite tops Series 3.

Monday, March 16, 2009

He shoots, he scores!

Cool Covers

Hot diggity! Can you imagine the puerile thoughts traveling through my ten-year-old mind because of this cover? Well, don't because I didn't understand why the woman looked like that. Little did I know what puberty had instore for me. I mostly recall loving this issue because Batman flexes his detective skill in this story moreso than most I remember reading as a kid.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Liefeld does it again!

If you can't revive the economy, then why not kill? Check out Star Clipper's recent blog for more horrible Liefeld action.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Jazz Casual

That is some sexy sax.

Friday, March 6, 2009

What Shapes A Young Brian Spath?

It took me a long time to find out what this cartoon was. I could picture it in my mind but I couldn't quite remember the name. After watching the opening again, I can see why it only lasted one season. I remember watching it on KNLC, which was never really known for its strong animated lineup (Bruno the Kid, SuperBook), but its powerful commercials.

Olde Londone Towne

Kara and I are finalizing plans for our trip to London today. I've already got my passport in hand and my eyes towards the sky. We'll be gone for 10 days and we'll take lots of pictures. Since London doesn't have the internet (much like all of Europe) I won't be able to post any blogs. I'll give everybody a full rundown once we return, so fret not.

In other wedding banter, things are going smoothly on the planning front. We're a little under 90 days away from the big event. It should be pretty rocking. I'll share more details as the event draws closer. Toodles!