Well, I finally found one of my collecting Holy Grails: the Sideshow Indiana Jones figure from Raiders of the Lost Ark. There have been higher end Indy figures and statues released since this figure was available in 2008, but this … Continue reading Action Figure/Toy Collecting: Holy Grails
He’s pretty good, eh? I mean, I know some people hate his sentimentality, his earnestness, and his (perceived) on the nose emotional manipulation, but there is no other director, living or dead, that has had the success this guy has, … Continue reading Steven Spielberg Appreciation Thread
I had grand plans for this thread. Yesterday morning, I had about 45 minutes to myself. I, a grown man and father of three, was faced with the daunting task of choosing how to spend this treasure of time in … Continue reading Toy Collecting: The Lego Thread!
In 2012, the world was treated to a return to Middle-Earth via Peter Jackson’s sensibilities with the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. I remember at the time being strangely muted in my excitement upon its release. This was … Continue reading The Best Version of a Worst Case Scenario: The Hobbit Trilogy
So, let’s just say you are one of those well adjusted adults that collects action figures. You have a world of choice as to what has been merchandised so that you can spend your hard earned cash on little plastic … Continue reading Action Figure Collecting: Fantasy Toy Lines
Okay, so I did a general collecting thread a while back, but this one is going to be a little more focused on ACTION FIGURES this time around. Some questions to ponder: Which lines do you collect Which lines did … Continue reading Action Figure Collecting Thread
So, we have that SOLO movie recasting Han Solo witg Alden Ehrenreich. That guy is a good actor (at least…I liked him in Hail, Caesar just fine), but Han Solo is pretty much one of the most high profile, career … Continue reading Re-Cast Iconic Roles
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/joss-whedon-exits-batgirl-movie-1087384 Warner Brothers continues to be terrible at leveraging their valuable comic book properties, and Joss Whedon couldn’t find a story to tell for a Batgirl movie (I assume this is all bullshit, but whatever). So, it is up to … Continue reading Joss Whedon Has Exited Batgirl… So Now You Have to Make It.
https://www.gq.com/story/what-ever-happened-to-brendan-fraser The linked interview showcases how being a Big Star may pay you lots of money for a time, but the toll is high. Be it destroying your body, exposure to sexual predators, or sacrificing your marriage and those you … Continue reading Brendan Fraser, the GQ Interview, and the Toxic Stew of Hollywood Stardom
Hi there, ‘Cados. I wanted to give this a whirl. I know some of us collect things, be they Lego sets, Funkos, Movies, Books, or whatever. At first, I thought about making this a TOY thread, but then I figured … Continue reading Collecting Thread
http://www.starwars.com/news/game-of-thrones-creators-david-benioff-and-d-b-weiss-to-write-and-produce-a-new-series-of-star-wars-films So, I have never watched Game of Thrones, but you nerds seem to like it a lot. All I know about it is that everyone dies, there’s lots of boobs, and sometimes a dragon and a wedding or … Continue reading More Star Wars movies… But This Time by the Game of Thrones Guys
Let’s get our Star Wars chit-chat on… Continue reading Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer
I had a very rare treat. Where I live, on the east coast of Canada, we have no repertory cinema. There is no art house movie place, no AFI, no BFI, no FI of any kind that showcases classic and … Continue reading A Matter of Life and Death
You have recently made a hit movie, or have won a massive lottery jackpot. You have the keys to the kingdom, and can make any movie you want, no matter how elaborate or insane the idea may be. WHAT WOULD … Continue reading Your Vanity Project
When you’re a kid and you watch movies, you aren’t sitting there thinking about how you will remember certain scenes, or characters, or whatever. You just watch the movie you like (or kind of like) 30 times and move on … Continue reading Future Legendary Performances
Someone in the Night Thread posted 15 minutes of Jean-Luc Picard speechifying and essentially laying out my own ideal set of ethics by which to govern my life. I realized (like others) that watching The Next Generation as a kid … Continue reading Pop Culture and Personal Morality
All right Nerds, what chunk of plastic, metal, wood, or fuzz was nearest and dearest to your heart as a child? What toy unlocked the greatest corners of your imagination? What coveted item did you get (or not get) for … Continue reading Favourite Childhood Toy
I have often heard complaints about how villainous plots make no sense, and this is attributed to plot holes or the shortsightedness of the writers of a book, comic book, or screenplay. Star Wars in particular gets some (possibly well … Continue reading The Incompetence of Evil
You read the question, folks: What movie (or movies) are comfortable and reliable enough that you can just throw it on and enjoy, no matter what? Last night, amidst the insanity of my home life, my wife and I watched … Continue reading Comfort Movies: What Movie Could You Watch at Any Time, in Any Order?
You are an executive at Warner Brothers and you have been tasked with re-working the highly valuable but troubled film division of DC Entertainment. Justice League is doing well, but under-performing, and you need to figure out what the way … Continue reading Rebooting the DC Cinematic Universe of Your Dreams
In Yojimbo, our hero survived Kurosawa’s relentless judgment for the greedy, evil, and cruel by acting out of kindness when it really mattered. Along the way, we were treated to an amusing and violent film that was equal parts morality … Continue reading Sanjuro: A Reckoning for a Hero