21
Jun 15

the Punisher on Netflix

If you are wondering why people are excited to see the Punisher on Netflix’s Daredevil (starring the Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal), check this comic excerpt.  Also check out #dirtylaundry on YouTube, a short with Thomas Jane, star of the 2004 movie.


30
Oct 13

A Very Special Halloween on YouTube

Grant land has prepared a list of Halloween-themed broadcast TV episodes on YouTube.


03
Dec 12

Unusual Christmas Movies

Machine Gun Ho Ho Ho

So, if you ask people for their favorite Christmas movies, almost all of them would say White Christmas, Elf, Christmas Vacation, or A Christmas Story [previously].

Here’s a list of movies from IMDB which mention Christmas in the film’s descriptions, ranked by the number of votes the movie received from the IMDB community.

Films you might not have considered include the Godfather, 1941, Gremlins, Lethal Weapon, and both the first Rocky and Rambo!

The results might surprise you.


03
Apr 12

Topher Grace’s Star Wars III.5: The Editor Strikes Back

I’m not quite sure how I missed this being as it was everywhere circa early-March on plenty of sites I frequent like BoingBoing, AVClub, and WaPo.

Darth Vader

It appears that Topher Grace [IMDB] took the three Star Wars prequels, a smattering of content from other sources like the Clone Wars animated series, an audio book, and the original trilogy, and ruthlessly excised superfluous content, distilling the 7-hour opus into a concise 85-minutes.

SlashFilm’s Peter Sciretta details the edits.  The explanation leads one to believe that Grace trimmed the fat while leaving the meat on the bone, whereas Lucas continually packed both trilogies with increasing amounts of ‘pink slime’, to the extent that the original theater releases of the original trilogy cannot be purchased.


01
Jan 12

Can you watch the 2012 Mummers Parade Online?

This year, the answer is YES.  Also, read what I wrote in 2005 on the origins of mummering.