Further Proof ‘The LEGO Movie’ is Going to be Awesome

Posted 4 years ago by Movies, Toys

The LEGO Movie

Man, I am so ridiculously pumped for The LEGO Movie. It looks hilarious and I love the design of the film and how the characters move like real LEGOs instead of the bendy style of the LEGO video games and TV shows. The cast is amazing, and now I’m excited about all the upcoming tie-in LEGO sets.

The entire next series of collectible minifigures are from the movie and they’re all great. Abraham Lincoln? Panda Suit guy? Crazy hillbilly robot thingy? Awesome.

Besides the minifigures, there are going to be 17 sets based on the movie, and they look like so much fun. You can see them all over at Euro Bricks, but here are a couple of my favorites.
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Marvel Takes the MCU to Another Level with ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Posted 4 years ago by Movies

Thor 2

Disclaimer: I’ve had a few drinks and I just finished rebuilding the site, so this post may ramble on a lot longer than it should. Feel free to make fun of me in the comments.

This past Thursday night the wife and I saw Thor: The Dark World after months of anticipation. Unlike a lot (seemingly) of my fellow Marvel movie buffs, I really really like the first Thor. Compared to an Iron Man or a Captain America, Thor and the concept of the nine realms was the trickiest thing Marvel had to try and introduce to the general movie-going crowd, and I feel like they handled it very well. Fast forward a couple years, and in my opinion, the sequel takes the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe to another level. I loved it, and it just makes me more excited for the expansion of the MCU.

The Slow Build

When you look at the MCU starting form Iron Man in 2008, you can start to realize the genius behind their whole strategy. They started with concepts that weren’t that hard to buy into. Tony Stark is a brilliant dude, he builds a suit that lets him become a superhero. I can buy that. Then they threw in that post-credits scene with Nick Fury and set this years-long expansion in motion.

Unlike Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk, Thor had to work in order to set up The Avengers. Whether or not you like the first Thor film as much as I do, you have to admit that they succeeded in selling the concept. People love Loki. People get that there are different realms, that Thor and his Asgardian bros aren’t gods, but more like aliens. This let us believe in the power of the Cosmic Cube that the Red Skull harnesses in Captain America, and the madness that Loki unleashes in The Avengers. Smart guy in metal suit to full-scale alien invasion in just four years. That’s impressive.
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It Came from Netflix! The Frighteners (1996)

Posted 4 years ago by Movies


We live in an age of remakes, one where seemingly anything can and will be remade, rebooted or reimagined. Even films that were thought to be “classic” are being remade; Disney reimagined their animated version of Alice in Wonderland into a Tim Burton driven gothic fantasy, the hit 80’s action flick Robocop is being brought into the modern age in a new version coming out this winter, and in 2007, Rob Zombie gave us his version of the horror classic Halloween. One can argue that Hollywood has run out of ideas. I, however, argue that remakes aren’t a terrible idea, rather, the films that they’re choosing to remake have been so great originally that the remake feels tired, and unfulfilling.
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PSA: The ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Trailer Hits Today

Posted 4 years ago by Movies


Hey there! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but you know, life and busy and blah blah. Anyway, I wanted to let you know to keep an eye out for the first trailer for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which drops today at 9am PST on Apple’s Trailer site. I’m super excited about this movie and can’t wait to see the trailer. I’m sure it will play in front of Thor 2 next week (which I’m also super pumped about) but if you’re like me you’ll want to see it as soon as possible.

It will be interesting to see how they handle Falcon and how the general public reacts to Cap’s more stealthy costume this time around. I’ll update this post later today with my thoughts on the trailer, so come back and we can get a nice geeky discussion going!

5 Reasons Why Disney Should Make a New ‘Ducktales’ Movie

Posted 4 years ago by Movies, Television

Scrooge's Money Bin

I’ve been thinking about Ducktales a lot lately. Besides the fact I just found out I won an awesome Ducktales Remastered promo kit from Capcom (more on that later), I’ve been thinking about how it is the perfect time for Disney to make a CG Ducktales movie. I know technically there has been a Ducktales movie, but The Treasure of the Lost Lamp was hardly the Ducktales movie we deserve.

Why do I think this should happen?

1. Ducktales is Timeless

Because Ducktales was based on the classic Carl Barks duck universe and wasn’t based completely in our world, it has a timeless quality that a lot of 80s/90s cartoons just don’t have. You can pop in a DVD of Ducktales and watch it without a whole lot of cringe-worthy moments. I can’t even say that about the original TMNT cartoon, and I’m a huge Turtle nut.

Kids (and adults) still relate to the adventure and globe-trotting aspects of the series, and the villains and secondary characters are still a lot of fun. Ducktales wouldn’t need a lot of updating to work as a feature film. Give it an awesome script and it could be great.
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