Sunday, August 21, 2011

Conan the Barbarian - A quick review SPOILER WARNING


It was OK. There were some really great things about it, but as a whole it seemed a little two dimensional as the characterization was uneven. It's pretty graphic in the ways one would expect from an R rated movie, BUT with almost no bad language to speak of. :-) It's not an accurate take on the character, but the lead actor looks the part and seems pretty barbaric. There is skin, a bit of sexuality and gallons of blood. The action is almost non-stop but I think more dialogue might have made the fights more impactful. I also think the violence became so acceptable by movies end that I began to not care. The transitions from shot to shot are sometimes jarring leaving the viewer with an unclear perception of where the characters ARE and where they are GOING. Something must have been amiss with the storyboards or maybe the edit was the problem. Rachel Nichols was excellent. All in all a B-.

Monday, February 14, 2011

True story...

The woman and her family were obviously out of place as they wandered into the local comics shop led by her adult, but oddly still pubescent son.

"No socialization?" she observed in a mocking tone upon entering.

"I guess we can't talk to anyone in here."

Her incredulity bordered on disgust and they did not linger there long.

I was puzzled by her comments until sometime later, when leaving the shop, my 13 year old son pointed out the sign on the store front entrance.


Saturday, January 08, 2011

FF Death Prediction

Prediction - The Thing will "die" as a human being. A year from now, he will 'resurrect' when it is discovered that the THING imposter from "This Man, This Monster" did not die. He will return and impart his stolen Thing-ness back to the dead Ben Grimm. The imposter will be a hero a second time as he 'gave' his life before to save Reed. Ben will NEVER become human again after this. Just my theory...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope that all my friends have a great Christmas and that this time is a source of joy for you from whichever well you draw.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Third Eye Posters on Facebook

I started a Facebook page for fans of the Third Eye blacklight posters.

Please give it a look...

Third Eye, Inc. on Facebook

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Oh boy... is this great?

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Just in time for Halloween!

Monday, September 20, 2010

This might surprise some people...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

High School Memories

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I am so happy for others to see these!

I know I've shown these before, but it's really an honor for them to be shown on this blog dedicated to the KING of comics - JACK KIRBY!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The kids are always watching "iCarly" and it's a pretty funny show actually. The lead actress (Miranda Cosgrove) always seemed familiar to me, but I never made the connection until tonight. So... I'm watching a documentary online about the old TV series "The Outer Limits" - in particular, the episode "Demon With The Glass Hand" (which I've seen many times). The female lead (Arlene Martel) looked very familiar and suddenly I realized who Miranda Cosgrove of the Nickelodeon show "iCarly" reminded me of. Separated by 57 years, these two actresses could pass for mother and daughter or sisters! Arlene Martel is probably most recognized by fan boy types as Spock's 'wife' in the original Star Trek. Am I nuts? Do YOU see it?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Conner spring 2010: A Yo-Yo vid

That's my boy... *sniff*

Monday, April 05, 2010

1970s GIJOE - Redux

OK... for this to make perfect sense, watch this first - an original TV commercial from the 70s.

Then watch my remake featuring NEW Adventure Team toys done in a smaller scale.

So, there you have it. Verdict?

Friday, March 05, 2010

Why ART... thou?

God shines through His creation and as created beings, we reflect the Creator in our propensity to create. He made US like HIM. Even our fallen state cannot completely block out such great light. When we see the fingerprint of God on even the least of these, in the most common effort to make, we find joy.