Hate to toot my own horn and insert a seemingly-shameless plug, but I’m so proud of myself right now that I have to post this: The Shark Byte, my website that hosts several of my video projects (including a short animation of The Flash), is now viewable in all Java-enabled browsers! I’ve spent months trying …
Monthly Archive: December 2005
Did you miss out when Best Brains auctioned off all of their Mystery Science Theater 3000 props on eBay? Don’t despair! Now you can buy Mike Nelson’s used amps! You’re welcome.
Based on the results of the “How big should our archives be?” poll, I’m setting the forum archives to 12 months as of January 1, 2006. If you want to preserve some old favorite threads or conversations, you should head over to the forum and give them a bump now! (For the uninitiated, “bump” means …
I’m a bit behind on my movie-watching for the holidays. I’ve got a free ticket to see King Kong, which I will allow myself to do next week if I get enough of my comic writing done, and Melinda wants to see The Producers for New Year’s. But after reading Jason Apuzzo’s review of Munich, …
Just perusing the DC releases in upcoming months and spotted this: Teen Titans Annual #1 by Geoff Johns and Marv Wolfman! Holy cow! An honest and for-true boney fido annual! An annual just like my mother’s comic book company used to make. The kind of epic extra-long story that needed extra pages but didn’t cost …
When the temperatures are in the upper thirties, don’t park your SUV on the ice!
It is with much sadness that I must bring this obituary to your attention. Actor Vincent Schiavelli, 57, Dies in Italy. If the name doesn’t strike you as familiar, check out the picture. You may not have memorized the name like I did, but he’s one of those “Hey, it’s that guy!” character actors that …
I’ve never seen the original version of The Hills Have Eyes, but I understand it’s already one of the all-time great horror classics that did everything right. Why a remake? Are they going to have anyone as good and weird as that Michael Berryman fellow in the first one?
NORAD Tracks Santa
Remember what I said the other day about Christ figures? Remember how some people were annoyed about the obvious Christian symbolism in the new Superman Returns trailer? Well, just in time for Christmas, Dial B For Blog puts together quite an interesting presentation.
In an interview at Newsarama Dan Didio has revealed that in addition to the year-long maxi-series 52 there will be 2 mini-series spinning out of Infinite Crisis: the 3 part Spectre: Dead Again (written by Will Pfifer) and the 6 part Infinite Crisis Aftermath: The Battle For Bludhaven (written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Grey). …
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Grinch … on ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ Chris Rock’s TV show (he has a TV show?) on UPN (UPN is still on the air?) featured a plotline in which a young child is told “the truth about Santa.” Parents are upset that their little children saw this. What kind of parent …
Fake cripple fight!!!! In 2004, South Park did an episode called “Up The Down Steroid” about the Special Olympics. One of the two plotlines involved Cartman faking a mental handicap so that he could compete in the Special Olympics and win $1000 since he easily beat the retarded kids. However, he learns that the Special …
If you remember the Aquaman swimming naked post from the other day, you’ll love to read more of Peter’s Problems on his honeymoon Disney cruise. It involves honeymoon costumed fantasies and a guy in a bear costume. This guy either has the start of a very interesting life or his honeymoon will be so interesting …
Ghost Rider movie site is up. It requires Quicktime 8. The movie’s release has been pushed back to 2007. Thanks to Brianiac for the tip.
Beau Smith caves in faces with a fistful of Christmas in Beau Ho! HO! 2005
Merry Christmas, Badger-style. It’s a couple days early, but when I saw it I couldn’t resist.
There are characters who don’t reach the level of Superman or Batman, but who are none the less easily recognized by most non-comic readers as well. Characters who, when you mention their name, the non-comic reading guy on the street will have a vague idea of the guy’s powers and what his costume looks like. …
Mark Steyn reviews The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. I saw the movie myself last week, and enjoyed it, though it’s a bit too tame for my tastes. I don’t want LOTR-style head-lopping, necessarily, but the battle of 1000s of creatures has fewer injuries than a battle with Cobra on the G.I. Joe cartoon. …
iowahawk: The Reel World has a list of 2006 films. Love this: “If we’ve learned anything this year, it’s that the market is really hungry for more good, slow, imponderable stories and dim lighting,” and industry analyst Tim Jarrard of the trade journal Hollywood Reporter. “The industry has listened, and I think the public will …